Mpls.St.Paul Magazine is proud to announce the 2016 finalists for the Outstanding Nurses Awards.
This year marks the fifth year of Outstanding Nurses Awards. Once again, we received a truly outstanding number of nurse nominations from colleagues and supervisors, and from more patients and families of patients than ever before. Like last year, this list also includes several dual-category finalists, as well as a selection of exceptional nurses in the category of Lifetime Achievement. The result is the large, diverse, and truly outstanding pool of professionals below.
Many thanks to this year’s expert judges who have a combined 65 years of experience: Linda Lindeke, University of Minnesota School of Nursing; Beckie Hines, Summit Orthopedics Surgery Centers; and Amy Erlandson, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Their commitment and integrity as they completed the task of selecting these finalists and winners was inspiring.
Nominations were read and assessed by contributing editor Stephanie Wilbur Ash and these three nurse judges. Nominations were assessed on a seven-point rubric that included: professionalism, bedside manner, patient interaction, credentials and experience, impact on an organization, leadership, and an "it" factor exemplifying kindness, compassion, and empathy. Additional weight was given to those who received multiple nominations from a variety of sources, and to those nominated by their patients or their patients’ families.
As in years past, it was a pleasure to receive the stories of professional exceptionalism celebrating such a wide variety of nurses working within and across systems, disciplines, patient populations, and healthcare sectors. We are delighted to share with you these finalists—the top nurses in the Twin Cities.
Save the Date! Outstanding Nurse Award winners will be announced on Thursday, July 14, 6 p.m., at Minneapolis Event Center. Invites to finalists and nominators will be sent soon.
For any questions or comments regarding this list, please contact OutstandingNurses@mspmag.com.
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