100 Great Iowa Nurse Award 

Great Iowa NursesEach year the Iowa Nurses Association, Iowa Nurses Foundation and the University of Iowa College of Nursing, honor and celebrate 100 great nurses from across the state. 

The 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award recognizes nurses who have made a meaningful and lasting contribution to humanity, their profession, and stand out as mentors to others. Colleagues, patients, doctors, friends and family members submit nominations.

Since inception of the award in 2005, 100 Genesis nurses have received this honor. Their names and work areas are listed below.

2015

  • Mindy Becker, RN, Orthopedics Unit, GMC-West Central Park
  • Petra Chase, MSN, RN, Cardiovascular Stepdown Unit, GMC-East Rusholme Street
  • Linda Fish, MSN, RN, Cardiovascular Stepdown Unit, GMC-East Rusholme Street
  • Barbara Hanrahan, RN (retired), Genesis Hospice
  • Adam Haut, BSN, RN, Emergency Room, GMC-East Rusholme Street
  • Faith McCleary, MSN, RN, Regional Referral Center, GMC-Davenport
  • Amanda McLaughlin, BSN, RN, Emergency Room, GMC-West Central Park
  • Colleen Mulholland, MSN, RN, Emergency Room, GMC-West Central Park
  • Amy Nahnybida, BSN, RN, Emergency Room, GMC-West Central Park
  • Brandon Nickerson, RN, Oncology Unit, GMC-West Central Park
  • Nancy Ritter, MSN, RN, Medical/Pulmonary Unit, GMC-West Central Park
  • Laurie Rogenski, BS, RN, MHSA, Quality, Genesis Health System
  • Cindy Skipton, MSN, RN, Pediatrics/Adult Surgical/NICU, GMC-East Rusholme Street
  • Cheryl Curl of Jackson County Regional Health Center, a facility managed by Genesis. 

2014

  • Andrae Eldredge-McMillan, BSN, RN-BC, PCCN, CHFN, Cardiovascular Stepdown Unit, GMC-East Rusholme Street/Instructor, Community Training Center, Genesis Health System
  • Penny Jagers, MSN, RN, CEN, TNS, Administrative Level III RN-Charge, Emergency Room, GMC-East Rusholme Street
  • Virginia Koontz, RN, MSHA, NE-BC, Manager, Rehab Nursing Unit, GMC-West Central Park
  • Joan McCann, MSN, BA, RNC-MNN, Magnet Program Supervisor, Patient Care Services, GMC-Davenport
  • Kim Nimrick, BSN, RNC-OB, Clinical Level IV RN, BirthCenter, GMC-East Rusholme Street
  • Anne Pauly, MS, RN-BC, Staff Development Specialist, Learning & Development, Genesis Health System
  • Nancy Pribyl, RN, Cardiac Rehab, GMC-East Rusholme Street
  • Susan Schuck, RN-Charge, Neuro/Oncology Unit, GMC-West Central Park
  • Debra Ward, BSN, RN, FCN, Cardiographics, GMC-East Rusholme Street/Instructor, Community Training Center, GMC-Silvis
  • John Williams, RN-Charge, Emergency Room, GMC-DeWitt
  • Karen Phillips, RN, TNCC, Emergency Room, Jackson County Regional Health Center (affiliated with Genesis since July 2010).

2013

  • Kim Bush, BSN, RN, Emergency Room, GMC-DeWitt
  • Michael Curry, BSN, RN, OR, GMC-West Central Park
  • Charlette Evans, MSN, RN, Administration, GMC-East Rusholme Street
  • Angela Guhin, RN, Surgical Administration, GMC-West Central Park
  • Chelsey Hawthorne, BSN, RN, Westwing Place, GMC-DeWitt
  • Annette Holst, MSN, RN, Learning and Development, Genesis Health System
  • Julie Leonard, BSN, RN, Emergency Room, GMC-East Rusholme Street
  • Patti Said, BSN, RN, Quality, Genesis Health System
  • Brenda Youngs, BS, RN, Cardiac Rehab, GMC-East Rusholme Street

2012

  • Tosha Allen
  • Heidi Bradley
  • Melissa Braddock
  • Lynn Colberg
  • Hoi Dinh
  • Deborah Edgeworth
  • Diane Gehrke
  • Kristin MacDonald
  • Lori Palzkill
  • Paula River
  • Carla Roman
  • Deb Stockdale
  • Peggie Warren

2011

  • Cara Boswell
  • Mary Chilberg
  • Julie Dolan
  • Maggie Dubin
  • Deb Fox
  • Ann Garton
  • Gary Gonner
  • Sunyim Kim
  • Elaine Martin
  • Peggie Schaefer
  • Denise Westendorf

2010

  • Linda Fennelly
  • Marji Franzen
  • Sue Goddard-Gerrald
  • Kathy Luallen
  • Christine Lynn
  • Angie Overton
  • Deshawn Schmidt
  • Sally Werner

2009

  • Judy Chapman
  • Julie Cutler
  • Lucia Dryanski
  • Kathleen Lenaghan
  • Kelly Schmidt
  • Jennifer Stender
  • Jill Weber

2008

  • Debbie Byrnes
  • Betty Carter
  • Renee Fay
  • Jane Fonteyne
  • Teresa Fraker
  • Julie Frost
  • Wanda Haack
  • Tereze Jeffrey
  • Mary Kerofsky
  • Jan King
  • Sue Knapp
  • Louise Olvera
  • Dianna Paustian
  • Linda Rathje
  • Deborah Schmidt
  • Jennifer Stender

2007

  • Jackie Anhalt
  • Lisa Caffery
  • Debra Elmer
  • Marsha Menke

2006

  • Maureen Carty
  • Karen LeMaster
  • Anne Lewis

2005

  • Denise Antle
  • Terrie Becker
  • Pat Christy
  • Mary Clarke
  • Judy Pranger
  • Marilyn Willits

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