26 UnityPoint Health Nurses Honored as 100 Great Iowa Nurses

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26 UnityPoint Health Nurses Honored as 100 Great Iowa Nurses

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26 UnityPoint Health nurses have been selected as part of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2018. The honorees selected work every day, across various care settings, to care for their patients, teams and communities and show them how much they matter. Recipients included:

UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids

Diane Handler and Ann Overto

Unity Point Health – Des Moines

Larie Barker, Ann Benetti, Jenny Cataldo, Karen Lutter and Shannon Mart

UnityPoint Health – Dubuque

Jill Herrig

UnityPoint Health – Fort Dodge

Julie Barkema

UnityPoint Health – Quad Cities/Muscatine

Linda Anders

UnityPoint Health – Waterloo

Heather Hemann

UnityPoint at Home

Penni Blackman, Vikki Bridgford and Melissa Bruch

UnityPoint Health – Jones Regional Medical Center

Deanna Cook

Cherokee Regional Medical Center

Rita Comstock, Lynn Ivarson, JoAnne Tapper and Luann Wittrock

Community Memorial Hospital

Lynne Niemann and Michael Tiedt

Green County Medical Center

Jessica Brown

Grinnell Regional Medical Center

Katie Neleman

Lucas County Health Center

Elizabeth Graves and Joselle Beth Lawless

Loring Hospital

Kay Martin

In all, over 500 Iowa nurses were nominated for this honor. Those nominations came in from patients, colleagues and friends. Reviewers looked for those nominees who made meaningful, lasting contributions to their patients, colleagues and the nursing profession, and are viewed as mentors to other nursing professionals. Those selected are known for their courage, competence and commitment to the field of nursing.

The nurses will be honored at the 14th annual celebration of Iowa’s Great Nurses on May 6 at the Iowa Events Center’s Community Choice Credit Union, Des Moines, Iowa. The event is a prelude to National Nurses Week, May 6-12. 

This statewide program is made possible through the support of sponsors. The Iowa Nurses Association, Iowa Nurses Foundation and the University of Iowa College of Nursing collaborate on this project each year. To see the entire list, visit www.greatnurses.org

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