Blessing Health recognizes 11 nurses, one department during National Nurses Week

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QUINCY — Eleven Blessing Health nurses and one department received awards on May 4 for their contributions to patient care during the health system’s observance of National Nurses Week. Blessing Health employs 1,430 nurses.

Blessing nurses nominate their peers and other fellow caregivers each year during Nurses Week for “Excellence Awards.” The following nurses are the 2022 winners:

Distinguished Registered Nurse Awards

  • Tea Cameron, Blessing Hospital Intensive Care Unit
  • Ashley Cawthon, Illini Community Hospital Outpatient Services/Surgery
  • Beverly Armstrong, Blessing Health Keokuk

LPN Clinical Excellence Awards

  • Brittany Dodds and Nicole Woods, Hannibal Clinic Cardiology
  • Kali Whitaker, Blessing Physician Services Be Well at Work 

Year One Wonder Award (new registered nurse)

  • Andrew Hardy, Blessing Hospital GI-Surgery Center

DAISY Transformational Leader Award

  • Amber Terwelp, Blessing Hospital GI-SurgeryCenter

DAISY Team Award

  • Women and Children unit, Blessing Hospital

Partner in Caring Awards (non-nursing caregiver)

  • Ronald Dietrich, Blessing Hospital 5th Floor
  • Betsy Newbill, Blessing Health Keokuk Environmental Services & Central Supply
  • Christina Hagan, Hannibal Clinic Laboratory

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