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255 Nominated For Colorado Nursing's Highest Honor.

A total of 255 nominations were submitted between Oct. 8, 2018, and Jan. 15, 2019, to the Colorado Nurses Foundation. The foundation, as in past years, was aided in the nomination effort by local Area Health Education Centers and independent Nightingale Committees.

Thank you to all of Colorado's Nightingale-nominated nurses. On behalf of your communities, your co-workers and your employers, we pay tribute to your persistence and your effort in caring for patients and for each day elevating the nursing profession!

Nightingale Luminaries are listed in bold face type, and Nightingale Award recipients are underlined.


Elisabeth Abel, St. Mary's Medical Center/SCL Health

Carolyn Ackerman, Regis University

Krista Adamson, Sky Ridge Medical Center

Bobbie Jo Alexander, SCL Health--Lutheran Medical Center

Brooke Alire, Community Hospital

Sarah Almquist, SCL Health--Lutheran Medical Center

Diana Ames, The Medical Center of Aurora

Kelli Andersen, Denver Health Hospital Felix Appai Antwi, SCL Health

Camille Applegate, Lutheran Medical Center

Susan Arato, Children's Hospital of Colorado

Sky Arce, SCL Health--Lutheran Medical Center

Mary Ashby, Lutheran Medical Center

Robyn Atadero, McKee Medical Center

Miranda Ayala, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center


Megan Baird, Rose Medical Center

Velda Baker, Penrose St. Francis Health Services/Centura Health

Lydia Baldwin, UCHealth

Alexis Barrere, Sheridan Health Services/University of Colorado College of Nursing

Stephanie Barry, SCL Health--Lutheran Medical Center

Jennifer Bates, Sky Ridge Medical Center

Melissa Bebee, St. Anthony Hospital

Jean Beckel, Porter Adventist Hospital

Deborah Bedard, Children's Hospital Colorado

James Bennett, SCL Health

Amy Bliven, Rose Medical Center

Kristen Boettcher, UCHealth-Poudre Valley Hospital

Amy Bolen, Banner Fort Collins Medical Center

Susan Bonini, University of CO, College of Nursing

Jessica Bousselaire, Lutheran Medical Center

Stephanie Boyd, UCHealth Kathy Boyle, Denver Health

Sharon Branham, UCHealth

Heather Brown, CSU Pueblo School of Nursing

Shirley Brown, National Jewish Health

Peggy Budai, University of Colorado Health

Paulette Bugbee, Denver Health and Hospital Authority

Caitlin Burch, HCA, The Medical Center of Aurora


Gloria Callahan, Lutheran Medical Center

Peggy Camp, HCA/Retired January 2019

Bridget Carbiener, Porter Adventist Hospital Cheryl Carlson, The Medical Center of Aurora Jennifer Carroll, SCLHS

Kim Carroll, Denver Health Medical Center

Kelli Cheatham, Poudre Valley Hospital

Kimberly Coca, Denver Health Megan Coles, St. Anthony Hospital

Sarah Cope, Denver Health

Darcy Copeland, Centura Health

Mary Cothren, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children

Jeremy Couch, Parkview Medical Center

Karen Courtney, Valley View Hospital

Laurale Cross, Valley View Hospital

Loree Cutts, St. Mary's Medical Center/SCL Health


Angela Davis, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at PSL

Anna DeCoite, UCHealth

Graham deGunst, Littleton Adventist Hospital

Victoria del Valle, Children's Hospital Colorado

Gretchen Dinges, Rose Medical Center

Lillian Donnelly, Saint Joseph Hospital Seth Dunn, Banner Health NCMC

Renee Ebel, SCL Health Saint Joseph Hospital

Jennifer Engel, Children's Hospital Colorado

Carrie Eskew, Poudre Valley Hospital Lori Ferguson, St. Mary's Medical Center/SCL Health

Sarah Fetzer, UCHealth-Poudre Valley Hospital

Rebecca Fiedler, Lutheran Medical Center/SCL Health

Heather Fitzgerald, Children's Hospital Colorado

Tera Flahart, Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital Deborah Fleming, Memorial Hospital Gilda Flores, SCL Health-Lutheran Medical Center

Vanessa Formby, Longmont United Hospital/Centura Health

Kristi Forsmark, University of Colorado Hospital-UCHealth

Natalie France, Children's Hospital Colorado James Franke, St. Anthony Hospital Britany Frary, Lutheran Medical Center

Julianne Fritz, Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center

Sarah Fritz, UCHealth


Jody Gabaldon, Banner Health Sara Gandora, Denver Health Medical Center Lori Ganzer, Community Hospital

Rebecca Garber, Banner Health NCMC

Brandi Gately, SCL Health-Lutheran Medical Center

Jessica Geoffroy, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center

Amanda Gilliland, Vista Mesa Assisted Living

Michelle Giorgio, Lutheran Medical Center Jordan Glassberg, Rose Medical Center Johnna Greeley, Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center

Jennifer Hahn-Farris, The Medical Center of Aurora

Sharon Halla, Penrose Cancer Center, Penrose St. Francis Hospital

Keith Harmon, Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center

Deborah Hedrick, Lutheran Medical Center Sarah Hehemann, Denver Health Medical Center

Sparrow Helland, Children's Hospital Colorado

Jolie Hiestand, Lutheran Medical Center Amy Hill, Children's Colorado Hospital

Erin Holden, University of Colorado Hospital

Jena Humer, Centura Health-Porter Adventist Hospital

Angie Hutcherson, Lutheran Medical Center

Sheila Huynh,


Ann Jeffries, St. Mary's Medical Center/SCL Health

Mary Jensen, Swedish Medical Center

Ingrid Johnson, Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence

Heidi Joyner, Lutheran Hospice Charis Kee, UCHealth North

Lynette Kelley, VA Health Care System

Trisha Kerr, Penrose St. Francis Health Services Centura Health

Caitlin Kessel, UCHealth-Metro Terri Kiernan, Centura Health Faith Kinsinger, SCL Health-Lutheran Medical Center

Paula Kirchner, Pueblo Community College

Jannice Knapp, St. Mary's Medical Center/SCL Health

Melissa Knopper, Porter Adventist Hospital

Elena Kuchler, Rose Medical Center

Teresa Labovich, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Janine LaFrankcis, The Medical Center of Aurora

Raelyn Langreck, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at PSL

Mijoo Lemaster, University of Colorado Hospital

Stefanie Leonard, Children's Hospital Colorado

Amy Lewis, Children's Hospital Colorado Lynn Leyba, Pueblo Community Health Center

Jasmine Liddington, University of Colorado Hospital

Lindsey Lohrenz, Sky Ridge Medical Center Kristin Loker, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Sara Lombardo, Swedish Medical Center

Rachel Longseth, Longmont United Hospital

Julie Lopez, St. Mary's Medical Center/SCL Health

Deb Lowery, Lutheran Medical Center/St. Joseph's Hospital

Lee Ludwigson, Porter Adventist Hospital Sharon Lundy, SCL Health Lutheran


Jamila Mallory, University of Colorado Hospital

Abby Mann, Valley View Hospital

Elizabeth Manthey, University of Colorado Hospital

Kate Maples-Andrade, Rose Medical Center

Rachel Marko, Lutheran Medical Center

Patricia Marshall, UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital

Rae Marshall, Porter Adventist Hospital

Darci Martinez, National Jewish Health

Emelin Martinez, Valley-Wide Health Systems Gail Martinez, Lutheran Medical Center

Heather Martinez, North Colorado Medical Center

Tanya Marvin, Mesa County District 51 Schools

Melinda McAndrews, Parkview Medical Center

Sean McConnell, Swedish Medical Center

Rachael McEnrue, Swedish Medical Center

Mary Ann McEntee, Denver Health

Emily McGough, Telluride Regional Medical Center

Kathleen McInnis, Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center

Mary McNelis, SCLHS Lutheran Medical Center

Lauren Meehan, Rose Medical Center

Nataly Meraz, Mountain Family Health Centers Basalt

Rachel Miles, The Medical Center of Aurora

Leigh Milhorn, Porter Adventist Hospital Julie Misiaszek, UCHealth

Talitha Dawn Montesi, St. Anthony Hospital (Centura Health)

Lucy Montoya, UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central Rehab Patient Care Unit

Jamie Mora, University of Colorado Hospital (UCHealth)

Donelle Morse, St. Anthony North Health Campus

Pamela Mosbey, St. Mary's Medical Center/SCL Health

Michelle Mueller, Children's Hospital Colorado

Meghan Munoz, HopeWest Angela Myhr, SCL Health--Lutheran Medical Center


Stephanie Nelson, UCHealth, University of Colorado Hospital

Sarita Nestelroad, Centura, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Casandra Newth, UCHealth PVH

Colleen Nielsen, Lake County Public Health Agency

Christina Nocito, St Anthony Hospital

Gloria Nussbaum, Retired as of 11.30.18, formerly with Central Colorado Area Health Education Center

Megan O'Toole, Memorial Regional Health

David Ornelas, University of Colorado Hospital

Misty Palacios, San Luis Valley Health

Laura Parrott, St. Anthony Hospital (Centura Health)

Brenda Pearson, Rose Medical Center

Julie Pearson, SCL Health Saint Joseph Hospital

Todd Pedretti, Porter Adventist Hospital

Tanya Petry, Rose Medical Center

Stacy Pettorino, Penrose--St. Francis Health Services

Hannah Pfeifer, UCHealth Sara Pickard, Swedish Medical Center

Melony Prince, Centura--Littleton Adventist Hospital


Shelbie Radom, Banner Health Megan Raison, VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System

Cindy Ramberg, UCHealth-Memorial Hospital

Bonnie Rathke, Medical Center of the Rockies Brianna Rauzi, SCL Health-Lutheran Medical Center

Sheryl Reichenbach, The Medical Center of Aurora

Leslie Reisig, CHPG Urogynecology Meridian

Megan Roach, SCL Health-Lutheran Medical Center

Greta Roberts, Valley-Wide Health Systems

Julia Robinson, UCHealth

Cheryl Robson, Rose Medical Center

Tenley Roeder, Happy Daisy Ltd, PMHNP Julie Rojas, Banner Health

Christopher Rollins, St. Mary's Medical Center/SCL Health

Jenny Romero, University of Colorado Hospital

Jessica Rose, Melissa Memorial Hospital

Diane Rossi-MacKay, Colorado Hospital Association

Kimberly Roth, Parker Adventist Hospital

Jenna Rushin, UCHealth, University of Colorado Hospital

Tara Rynders, Rose Medical Center


Dominic Saiz, HealthONE-Sky Ridge Medical Center

Elizabeth (Faye) Salas, VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System

James Sandoval, Centura Health-Porter Adventist Hospital

Mary Beth Savory, Centura Health

Logan Scarbeary, UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

Laura Schmidt, Parker Adventist Hospital

Sarah Schumacher, UCHealth

Ann Schumann, Denver Health Medical Center

Jacque Scott, University of Colorado Hospital

Maureen Scott, Parker Adventist Hospital

Deborah Senseney, SCL Health

Katheryn Shadeed, Health One-Sky Ridge Medical Center

Kathy Shoemaker, St. Mary's Medical Center/SCL Health

Leanne Sigward, Swedish Medical Center

Jessica Skomp, Family Practice of Holyoke

Adrienne Snyder, Lutheran Memorial Hospital

Slade Sowle, VA Western Colorado Health Care System

Samantha Spoto, The Medical Center of Aurora

Toni Marie Standley, Porter Adventist Hospital

Kristine Staszak, Banner Health Systems

Heather Stevens, Swedish Medical Center

Dorothy Stoner, VA Western Colorado Health Care System

Sara Sweetser, Centura Health-Parker Adventist Hospital


Krystal Tenure, University of Colorado Hospital

Brady Thompson, St. Joseph's Hospital

Elaina Thompson, University of Colorado Hospital

Jill Thompson, UCHealth

Carla Thorson, UCHealth

Rachael Tombleson, VA Western Colorado Health Care System

Karen Torres, Mountain Family Health Centers

Mona Pearl Treyball, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus College of Nursing

John Valentino, SCL Health-Lutheran Medical Center

Karin VanMeter, St. Mary's Medical Center/SCL Health

Margie Vaughan, SCL Health

Jordan Venteicher, Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center

Cathy Vigil, Porter Adventist Hospital

Mary Volenec, Lutheran Medical Center

Mikkala Vosmera, SCL Health


Cristi Wayne, Children's Hospital Colorado

Melissa Webb, Banner Health

Susan Bailey Webb, Evans Army Community Hospital--US ARMY

Col. Brian Keith Weisgram, US ARMY

Laura Welsh, University of Colorado Hospital-Surgical Specialties Unit

Christina West, The Medical Center of Aurora

Tracie White, Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical

Noelle Wilcox, Banner Health

Adrienne Wilk, Pikes Peak Community College

Robert Wilson III, Penrose St. Francis Hospital

Nicole Wolf, UCHealth-Poudre Valley Hospital

Robyn Wolverton, UCH University of Colorado Hospital

Kim Wood, Lutheran Medical Center

Carolyn (Carrie) Zeh, Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center

Shawn Zembles, St Anthony Hospital

Lisa Zenoni, Regis University

Beth Ziebarth, SCL Health-Lutheran Medical Center

Lauren Zobec, SCL Health Saint Joseph Hospital
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