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UK HealthCare Recognizes Nurses

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 14, 2009) − UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital and Kentucky Children's Hospital presented awards to several nurses during a reception held in their honor during National Nurses' Day, May 6. Overall, more than 1,393 nurses work at the two hospitals.

"It is always a privilege to honor our wonderful Magnet Nurses during National Nurses Week," said Kathleen Kopser, senior nursing administrator. "Each award recipient who was nominated and selected by peers is an outstanding example of the quality nurses at UK HealthCare. I am proud of each and every one of these award winners as well as all Chandler Hospital and Kentucky Children's Hospital nurses who spend their days caring for and serving their patients."

Award Recipients

-- M.J. Dickson Quality Nursing,Mary Trivette, 7th floor

-- Diana Weaver Leadership/Management Award, Penne Allison, service director, Emergency/Trauma Services

-- AI/UK Quilt of Teamwork Award for Nursing Support, Kathy Bellfield and Sandra Burton, Nurse Recruitment

-- Nightingale Preceptor Lamp Award, Lee Terry,  Emergency Department

-- Nursing Professional Advancement Award, Rebecca Charles, Trauma Intensive Care

Clinical Nurse Excellence Award winners for 2009-10

-- Kevin Melton, Per Diem Staffing Pool (June 2009)

-- Kelli Patterson, 6 South (June 2009)

-- Karen Howard, Pediatrics – 4 East (July 2009)

-- Della Washington, Obstetrics (August 2009)

-- Cheryl Mitchell, 6 West (August 2009)

-- Angela Crutcher, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (September 2009)

-- Marcia Wade, 8th floor (October 2009)

-- Jill Cloyd, 7 Main (October 2009)

-- Tina McCoy, Emergency Department Transport (November 2009)

-- Lisa Cantwell, Emergency Department (November 2009)

-- Jenny Dawson, Operating Room (December 2009)

-- Desha Pierce, Post Anesthesia Care Unit (December 2009)

-- Susan Glenn, 8 East (January 2010)

-- Katie Niebuhr, Radiology (January 2010)

-- Laura Richardson, 5th floor (February 2010)

-- Ron Simpson, Critical Care (March 2010

-- Roger Yankey, Markey Cancer Center Outpatient (April 2010)

-- Sara Comley, Markey Cancer Center 2 (May 2010)

-- Stephanie Gadd, Markey Cancer Center 3 (May 2010)

Nursing Care Tech Excellence Award winners for 2009-10

-- Shannon Turbeville, 5 West (July 2009)

-- Corrie Poterjoy, Markey Cancer Center 2 (September 2009)

-- Amie Mayes, 5th floor (November 2009)

-- Lorena Robinson, Cancer Services (February 2010)

National Nurses Day, also known as National RN Recognition Day, is always celebrated on May 6 and opens National Nurses Week. The week ends on May 12, the birth date of Florence Nightingale.