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Celebrating Excellence

This year, the Professional Excellence in Nursing Awards, Professional Nurse Development Program recertifications and promotions, and recognition of Certified Nurses were all recognized during National Nurses Week, which included a luau-themed celebration on May 4, 2016.

The event included a special keynote presentation by award-winning filmmaker and photographer Carolyn Jones, “The American Nurse: Healing America.” In 2012, Jones began capturing the personal stories and images of nurses at work. The American Nurse project includes a book and a documentary film. Jones’ presentation was made possible with support from Boone Hospital Foundation

Thank you to everyone who joined us and to everyone who helped make this a fun celebration for our nurses. And thank you to all of our nurses who uphold our commitment to our patients every day!

2016 Professional Excellence
in Nursing Awards Winners

Year One Wonder
Lauryn Salts, Emergency Department
Andrew Wiseman, Oncology

Excellence in Nursing Education
Jen Ballard, Emergency Department
Sharilyn Reedy, Training & Development

Nursing Spirit
Carly Slack, Oncology
Martin Parks, Emergency Department

Transformational Leader in Nursing
Brenda Rippeto, Infusion & Treatment Center

Excellence in Professional Nursing
Mika Schrimpf, Medical Specialties
Becca McGuire, Oncology
Martin Parks, Emergency Department

Employee of the Month

Six nurses were recognized as Boone Hospital Center Employee of the Month in 2015. Our Employees of the Month are selected from over 1,800 employees and nominated by peers or community members for their exemplary fulfillment of our Standards of Excellence.


Mung Chin

Nurse Navigator, Stewart Cancer Center

January 2015 Employee of the Month


Jennifer Bronson

Outcomes Coordinator, Cardiology, Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

February 2015 Employee of the Month


Gayle Hoelscher

Staff Nurse, Stewart Cancer Center

March 2015 Employee of the Month


Nicole Lauer

Wound Healing Center

June 2015 Employee of the Month


Mary Wright

Staff Nurse, ICU

July 2015 Employee of the Month


Kathy Reller

Staff Nurse, GI Lab

November 2015 Employee of the Month


Beth Eidson

Manager, Emergency Department

2015 Leader of the Year



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