Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Familiar faces honored at 2013 Salute to Nurses

Nine people affiliated with CoxHealth were honored recently during the annual Salute to Nurses event sponsored by the Springfield News-Leader.

Fifteen people in total were recognized at the event that salutes nurses and nurse educators for their service and dedication to the community. Nursing students are also recognized. 

Several people from CoxHealth attended along with several senior leaders, including: Steve Edwards, CoxHealth president and CEO; Karen Kramer, VP, Chief Nursing Officer; William Mahoney, Cox Branson CEO; and Genny Maroc, VP, president of Cox Monett. 

Congratulations to the following winners: 

Student Award: 

Cheryl Mefferd, Cox College 

Honorable Mentions: 

Dawn Allen, CoxHealth Regional Perinatal Center 

Pam Drake, Diabetes Services 

Adene Smith, SNSI 


Cozi Bagley, Cox College – Nurse Educator of the Year 

Patty Fielding, CoxHealth Women’s Center – Lifetime of Compassion Award 

Shawna Harmon, 500 West Oncology – Inspiration Award 

Glenda Miller, Cardiovascular Services – Community Outreach Award 

Suni Shaefer, Oxford HealthCare – Advancement of Nursing Award

Images courtesy of the Springfield News-Leader