The Colorado "Academy Awards" of Nursing--2009 Nightingale.
Kim Christiansen, 9NEWS, returned as master of ceremonies and introduced each of the 15 finalists as they received their crystal award. Of the fifteen 2009 Finalists, six practice in direct patient care provider roles, six in managerial or administrative roles and three in educator roles. They have a combined total of 453 years in nursing practice! Kate McCord, RN, Chief Nursing Officer at Penrose St. Francis Health Systems in Colorado Springs gave a special presentation "Nightingale--Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow".
The grand finale of the evening was the announcement of the six recipients of the Nightingale Award: Jane Foster, Clinical Director, Quality Health Network, Grand Junction; Kiska May, Nursing Education and Training Instructor-Retired, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver; Mary McMahon, Director of Perinatal Services, Memorial Health System, Colorado Springs; Sharon Pappas, Chief Nursing Officer, Porter Adventist Hospital, Denver; Editha A. Pasion, Staff Nurse, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver; Susan M. west, Assistant Vice Chancellor, University of Colorado Self-Insurance and Risk Management Trust & Director University of Colorado Hospital Clinical Excellence and Patient Safety, Medical Staff and Infection Control, Aurora.
In addition to the six recipients, the 2009 Nightingale Finalists include Kathy Bunzli, Clinical Nurse Educator, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora; Susan Fagerlund, Patient Navigator, North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley; Cindy McCauley, Staff Nurse/Clinical Educator, Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins; Jeanne Nicholson, County Commissioner, Gilpin County, Black Hawk; Amiee Orf, Staff Nurse, University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora; Marylou V. Robinson, Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Colorado at Denver College of Nursing, Aurora; Dawn Sculco, Clinical Nurse Specialist, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Frisco; Leona Tiffany, Volunteer/Retired, Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo, Pueblo and Carla Cooper weeks, Director of Home Care, Jewish Family Services of Colorado, Denver.
Dr. Jean watson attended and presented the Finalist and Recipient Awards.
The Nightingale Event was established in 1985 as a tribute to the professional excellence of Colorado's registered nurses. The Nightingale Award was conceived to honor nurses whose contributions to human caring have gone beyond the cutting edge of the nursing profession.
Nominations of nurses for the Nightingale Award are solicited throughout the state in the fall of each year through the Colorado Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) System and the Colorado Springs and Western Slope Committees. After the nominations have closed, the finalist selection process begins. The AHECs select their own finalists based on the number of nominations from their area of the state. This insures fair representation of finalists across the state. The State Selection Committee, consisting of delegates from each area, selects the six recipients from the fifteen finalists.
Two-hundred eighty four nurses throughout the state of Colorado were nominated for the 2009 award. Each AHEC and Colorado Springs hosted a regional event where nominees were recognized prior to the May 9 event.
As the primary fundraiser for the Colorado Nurses Foundation, the goal of the event is two-fold: 1) to recognize outstanding Colorado nurses for their excellence in human caring, and 2) to raise funds for scholarships for nursing education in a time when there is a critical shortage of nurses. Including proceeds from last year's event, the Colorado Nurses Foundation awarded 34 scholarships totaling $53,250 in December 2008.
Members of the Steering Committee were: David kearns, 2009 Event Chair, Rita Beam, Mirian Bildner, Pam Boehm, Alison Bowers, Judith Burke, Vickie Carroll, JoAnn Deselms, Tonie Galiz, Sara Jarrett, Pam kearns, Ann Kelly, Suze Ketchum, Corinne Koehler, Charlotte LeDonne, Shelly Limon, Joyce Vernon, Kris Wenzel, and Jo ZumBrunnen. Linda Schuyler serves as Nightingale Event Coordinator and Vicki Carroll serves as Silent Auction Coordinator.
Banner Health North Colorado Medical Center
"Central Colorado AHEC/Denver Metro
Regional Nightingale Committee"
Colorado Nurses Association
Donor Alliance Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Lola & Red Fehr
PVHS-Medical Center of the Rockies
PVHS-Poudre Valley Hospital
St. Anthony Hospital Central--Centura (2 Silver Tables)
Arthur L. Davis Publishing Agency, Inc.
Avista Adventist Hospital--Centura
Colorado AHEC System
Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence
Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital
Lola & Red Fehr
"Health One-Rose Medical Center &
The Medical Center of Aurora"
Sara & Howard Jarrett
Corinne & Ken Koehler
"Drs. Richard & Mary Krugman and
Dr. Joel & Frieda Levine"
Littleton Adventist Hospital--Centura
Memorial Health System--Centura
Metro Denver Oncology Nursing Society
National Jewish Health
Peer Assistance Services, Inc.
Porter Adventist Hospital-Centura
PVHS-Poudre Valley Hospital
"Regis University, Rueckert-Hartman
College for Health Professions"
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center--Centura
The Childrens Hospital (2 Bronze Tables)
"Univerity of Northern Colorado
School of Nursing & Zeta
Omicron Chapter STTI"
University of Colorado Hospital (4 Bronze Tables)
VA-Eastern Colorado Healthcare System
"Jean Watson & Watson Caring Science Institute"
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|Title Annotation:||Colorado Nurses Foundation's 24th Annual Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Human Caring|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2009|
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