May 24, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rebecca Sylvester, Communications Manager
Spirit of Nursing Showcase Honors 27 University Nurses
Augusta, GA—The 2011 Spirit of Nursing Showcase, an event sponsored by the CSRA Chapter of the Georgia Nurses Association, honored 27 University Hospital nurses for their reflection of nursing spirit as well as their excellence in several nursing categories.
Winners of the Reflection of Nursing Spirit Award were Ann Badke, Kathleen Bosdell, Deb Broske, Cheryl Hutto Bunn, Leigh Burt, Janet Carlton, Donna Carter, Carol Corcoran, Marie Davis, Mark Keesling, Lynette Moseley, Candy Russell, Sherri Simmons, Heather Thorton, Lorraine Thomas and Melissa Warren.
Nominees for 2011 Nurse of the Year in the category of Staff Nurse were Ron Elizon, Faye Froelich, Myra Pinson, Denise Shedrick, Barbara Wammack and Maribeth Weikle; in the Nurse Educator category, Kimberly Burnett; in the Nurse Manager category, Keith Albert and Reyne Kelton; and in the Nurse Administrator category, Renee Butcher and Lynda Jones.
Ms. Jones, RN, Director of Cardiovascular, Renal and Respiratory Services, was honored as a finalist in the Nurse Administrator category and was also named CSRA Nurse of the Year.
Every year during Nurses Week, the Spirit of Nursing Showcase celebrates the contributions of registered nurses in the CSRA through the Reflection of Nursing Spirit Awards. Area nurses are also nominated in the categories of Staff Nurse, Nurse Educator, Home Health, Nurse Manager, Administrator and Advanced Practice. The CSRA Nurse of the Year is chosen from the finalists in each of these categories.