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Publish Date: 04/02/01
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Recipients of Ninth Annual Nightingale Awards Announced

Cincinnati--Sixteen tristate nurses will be recognized for their contribution to nursing at the Ninth Annual Florence Nightingale Excellence in Nursing Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 25.

"UC College of Nursing and the Board of Advisors would like to publicly thank all the nominees and award recipients for their dedication to nursing," said Lois Doyle, chairwoman of the Selection Committee of the Board of Advisors. "We also appreciate the support of the Greater Cincinnati community who nominated nurses on behalf of their extraordinary service to health care."

This year, the Florence Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing comprise six nurses chosen as recipients of the Board of Advisors Award, receiving a bronze bust of Florence Nightingale and a $1,000 monetary award. An additional 10 nurses were chosen as finalists, receiving the Dean's Award plaque and a $400 award.

2001 Nightingale Board of Advisors Award Recipients

$1,000 and a bronze bust of Florence Nightingale

  • Judy Duffie, Pediatric Association of Fairfield
  • Mary Haverbusch, Mayfield Clinic
  • Gail Jackson, Mercy Franciscan-West Park
  • Judy Reitenbach, Mercy Hospital-Anderson
  • Barbara Wiley-Kroner, Cincinnati Health Department
  • Rebecca Woolums, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital

2001 Nightingale Dean's Award Recipients (Finalists)

$400 and a commemorative plaque

  • Judy Bartels, Mercy Hospital-Hamilton
  • Mary Beth Basch, TriHealth Parish Nurse
  • Sandra Brodbeck, Hamilton County Juvenile Court/ Hillcrest Training School
  • Choe Daniel, Mercy Hospital-Anderson
  • Linda Dempsey, University Hospital/ Health Alliance
  • Debbie Flerlage, St. Elizabeth Medical Center
  • Pamela Greenberg, Cincinnati Health Department
  • Belinda Kay Hanson, Christ Hospital/ Health Alliance
  • Linda Irvin, Christ Hospital/ Health Alliance
  • Michele Neat, Children's Hospital Medical Center

The UC College of Nursing Board of Advisors Selection Committee chose six winners and ten finalists from more than 400 nominations to be considered for the Nightingale Awards. The board consists of civic and business leaders in the Greater Cincinnati community who are interested in recognizing the outstanding contributions of nurses and the UC College of Nursing programs.

"We were impressed with the great variety of agencies and organizations represented by the award recipients this year," Doyle said. "The award recipients reflect more than just kind, compassionate nurses, but the true essence of nurses who provide direct patient care."Nominees had to meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate excellence in direct patient care
  • Be a currently licensed Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Reside and work in the Greater Cincinnati region

The UC College of Nursing Nightingale Awards are the only awards in the Tristate area that honor bedside nurses.

The award ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel beginning at 6 p.m. Dayna Eubanks, WKRC-TV news anchor, will serve as the keynote speaker and mistress of ceremonies. For event information, call the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development at (513) 558-4138.

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