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At this yearís event, 7 nurses received the Florence Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, which includes a bronze bust of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, and a $1,000 monetary award. Ten other finalists received the Dean's Award, comprising a plaque and a $400 award.
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At this yearís event, 7 nurses received the Florence Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, which includes a bronze bust of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, and a $1,000 monetary award. Ten other finalists received the Dean's Award, comprising a plaque and a $400 award.
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Publish Date: 04/26/13
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UC Nightingale Winners Named at 21st Annual Event

Seventeen Greater Cincinnati nurses were recognized for delivering exceptional patient care during the University of Cincinnatiís 21st annual Florence Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing.

The event was held Thursday, April 25, at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. A reception at the retailer Saks Fifth Avenue kicked off the awards ceremony.  

The Florence Nightingale Awards recognizes nurses throughout the region for delivering exceptional patient care. At this yearís event, seven nurses received the Florence Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, which includes a bronze bust of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, and a $1,000 monetary award. Ten other finalists received the Dean's Award, comprising a plaque and a $400 award.

"When I was 6 years old sitting on my grandmotherís porch wearing my auntís brand new nurseís cap, I told her I wanted to be a nurse just like her. Somehow I knew this was the career that God wanted me to have; and to this day, I will tell you, I donít know what I would do if I was not a nurse,Ē said Jennifer Lemmink, RN, University of Cincinnati Medical Center trauma told an audience of over 500 attendees upon receipt of her Nightingale Award.    

A total of 240 nominations were submitted into this yearís competition. Winners were selected by the College of Nursingís Board of Advisors. The Nightingale eventís three major sponsors for 2013 were University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati Childrenís Hospital Medical Center and Mercy Health Partners.

The collegeís Dean Greer Glazer, PhD, served as master of ceremonies.

"After seeing the quality of these award recipients, I realize how fortunate we are to be a part of health care in Cincinnati,Ē said Glazer. "The level of commitment and competency that these nurses exemplify is exactly what is needed to transform health care both locally and globally.Ē

The 2013 Nightingale winners are:

Nightingale Award Recipients

 

         John Bendele, VA Medical Center

 

         Jennifer Lemmink, University of Cincinnati Medical Center

 

         Jamie Meyer, The Christ Hospital

 

         Stacie Nance, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

 

         Rommel Padillo, Mercy Health Fairfield

 

         Jane Swaim, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

 

         Sr. Carole Temming, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish

 

Dean's Award Recipients

 

         Peggy Brooks, Oncology Hematology Care

 

         Lynn Brown, Northern Kentucky University

 

         Michelle Daniels, Elm Street Health Center

 

         Christina Davenport, Drake Center

 

         Maria Koegel, VA Medical Center

 

         Sr. Kay Kramer, St. Elizabeth Healthcare

 

         Jonathan Ramos, VA Medical Center

 

         Anne Wainio, VA Medical Center

 

         Jessica Wiles, University of Cincinnati Medical Center

 

         Sheree Young, Atrium Medical Center



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