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Outstanding Nurses Awards Finalists

Congratulations to our 2014 finalists!

Congratulations to our 2014 Outstanding Nurses Awards Finalists! They represent the top 20 percent of nominations received from the Twin Cities public. 
 
Winners of the title "Outstanding Nurse", as judged by a panel of nursing professionals, will be revealed at an awards ceremony and dinner on June 25 at the Golden Valley Country Club. 
 
Winners also will be featured in September's issue of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

RISING STAR
Megan Marie Case, Regions Hospital
Elizabeth Ann Jones, Retrace Health and Southside Medical Clinic
Sarah Lovern, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Candance Luedemann, Pediatric Home Service
 
CANCER TREATMENT
Margaret Bohman, Fairview Southdale Breast Center
Michele O’Brien, MN Oncology
 
WOMEN’S HEALTH
Jaimi Anderson, Diamond Women’s Center
Anna Hepso , Regions Hospital
Rita O’Reilly, Hennepin County Medical Center
 
NURSE EDUCATOR
Rozina Bhimani, St. Catherine University
Penny Rae Peterson, Normandale Community College
Anne Weber, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Teri Wisdorf, Century College
 
ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP
Linda Peterson, Hennepin County Medical Center
Jodi Lavin Tompkins, HealthPartners
Gwen Verchota, HealthPartners

LONG-TERM CARE
Margaret Kokkila, Walker Methodist Health Center
Melissa Plachecki, Care Home Partners, Thrifty White
Heather Raboin, Accurate Home Care
 
EMERGENCY CARE
Kathy Curtis, Allina Health
Marie Koldborg, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
 
INTENSIVE CARE
Faith Broman, VA Medical Center
Amy Jo Erlandson, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Melissa Steger, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Anne Weber, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
 
NURSE PRACTITIONER
Martha Dugan, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Mary Anne Elder, Allergy and Asthma Specialists, PA  
Mary Erickson, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Sarah Gutknecht, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
Elizabeth Ann Jones, Retrace Health and Southside Medical Clinic
   
CLINIC SETTING
Shannon Beasley, University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital
Kathy Boerboom, Southdale Pediatrics  
Cathy Bowlin, U of M Physicians
Deborah Lillibridge Frank, Park Nicollet
Mary Messer, University of Minnesota, Fairview
Michele Myslicki, MN Oncology
Nicole Olson, Midwest Plastic Surgery
Yvonne Michele Zent, U of M Physicians
 
HOSPITAL SETTING
Becky Bogan, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Dominic Ehman, Regions Hospital
Sally Harlow, Unity/Allina Health
Anna Hepso, Regions Hospital 
Lani Hollenbeck, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Adam David Pardo, University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital
Margaret Mary Ploog, Hennepin County Medical Center
Kim Schneider, Hennepin County Medical Center
Mary Amanda Seymour, Fairview Health Services
Leah C. Weiler, Phillips Eye Institute
 
CHILDREN’S HEALTH
Becky Bogan, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Lynn Buchholz, Pediatric Home Services
Martha Dugan, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Mary Erickson, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Tim Hoeft, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Lani Hollenbeck, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Carol Hoskin, MN Epilepsy Center
Laura Kim Kane, Gillette
Marie Koldborg, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Adam David Pardo, University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital
Stacey Wilkins, Pediatric Home Service
  
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Betty Bishop, University of Minnesota, Pediatric Rheumatology
Evelyn Couture, Midwest Infectious Disease Consultants
Be Ho, Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

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