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Publish Date: 04/25/00
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Winners of 2000 Florence Nightengale Awards

Cincinnati--Six area nurses who epitomize the best qualities in personal patient care were selected as the recipients of the seventh annual Florence Nightingale Excellence in Nursing Awards, given by the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Nursing and its board of advisors. A $1,000 cash award and bust of Florence Nightingale will be presented to each winner in front of a crowd of 800 people attending a dinner on April 25 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. Ten finalists will receive a $200 cash award. The reception begins at 6:00 p.m. The dinner is at 7:00 p.m., and the awards program begins during dinner, approximately 6:45 p.m. 8:45 p.m. Keynote speaker and mistress of ceremonies Carol Williams will present the awards. Williams is a news anchor for the WCPO-TV News.

2000 Florence Nightingale Award Winners

Award winners receive a $1,000 cash prize and a bronze bust of Florence Nightingale.
Carolyn Bloomfield
Cinti Public Health Department/Aiken High School
Marilyn Kaucher
St. Elizabeth Medical Center
Mark Luers
Good Samaritan Hospital/TriHealth
Victoria Busse McKee
Shriners Hospitals for Children/Cincinnati Burns Institute
Michele Rodgers
Children's Hospital Medical Center
Judith A. Schofield
The Christ Hospital/Health Alliance


Finalists receive a $200 cash award and commemorative plaque.
Pat Cook
The University Hospital/Health Alliance
Charlina Copeland
Veterans Hospital
Natalie Elsbrock
Mercy Franciscan/Mercy Health Partners
Cheryl Herrle
MiniMed Inc.
Michele Huber
Alois Alzheimer's Unit
Patricia Muhleman
Llanfair Retirement
Debbie Soldano
Barrett Cancer Center/Health Alliance
Patricia Weiskittel
The University Hospital/Health Alliance
Chris Winebrenner
The University Hospital/Health Alliance
Patty Ellison Younkin
Mercy Health Partners

Nearly 400 nominations were received this year with many nurses receiving multiple nominations. Andrea Lindell, DNSc, dean of the UC College of Nursing, says "Through these awards, the Cincinnati community shows how much it values the special care received from nurses who exemplify the Nightingale spirit." The presenting sponsor for the 2000 Nightingale Awards is Firstar. Award sponsors include: Cincinnati Bell, Health Alliance, Hill Rom, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mercy Health Partners, Omicare, Inc., Procter & Gamble, and TriHealth.

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