Friday, October 31, 2014

Recognizing our Nurse of the Year nominees

Leaders Ron Prenger and Karen Kramer were up early Friday morning serving pancakes to nursing staffers who were recently nominated for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award.

Twenty-seven CoxHealth nurses were among the nominees and Springfield's only Nurse of the Year award winner is our own Rhonda Donnelly, a nurse manager with Cox Medical Center South’s Family Beginnings.

Nurse of the Year winners are recognized for their extraordinary level of patient care, compassion, professionalism, integrity and leadership in the nursing profession. The winning nurses each received a crystal award and a gift certificate to Scrubs and Beyond.

Congratulations to all of the CoxHealth nominees:

Jo Ellen Branstetter Cox College: Education
Erica Engle 3W: Charge Nurse
Marti Peterson ED: Emergency
Corinne Werner 7W: Pediatrics
Autumn Freiburger Monett: Medical
Cindy Dawson Oncology: Medical
Bob Robertson F2: Behavioral Health
Caitlin Ressel NTICU: Rising Star
Katey Stafford F3: Rising Star
April Henson F1: Behavioral Health
Ruth Velasquesz 9W: Medical
Colleen Keeter Branson: Women’s Health
Billy Hancock CDU: Charge Nurse
Cheryl Webb Monett: Charge Nurse
Cheri Colton F1: Behavioral Health
Kristi Elliot 7E: Medical
Daniel Brumbaugh C2: Behavioral Health
Damion Ellison NAO: Nursing Administration
Brittany Thompson L&D: Women’s Health
Mary Yocum WHC: Case Management/Public Health
Cathy Spargo Nursing Education: Education
Leisa Lower Cox College: Education
Kim Cash Pt Safety: Quality/Risk Management
Jane Thomas Cox College: Education
Ruth Ann Moore Accreditation: Quality/Risk Management
Patsy Crawford F1 (retired): Behavioral Health