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ST. JOHN'S HOSPITAL SPRINGFIELD ILLINOIS: HSHS Central Illinois Division Hospitals Celebrate National Nurses Week with Nursing Exemplar Awards


By Press release submission | May 15, 2019


St. John's Hospital Springfield Illinois issued the following announcement on May 10.

In honor of National Nurses Week, HSHS St. John’s Hospital hosted a Nursing Exemplar Awards Ceremony for the HSHS Central Illinois Division Hospitals (CID). The CID hospitals include HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield and HSHS Good Shepherd Hospital in Shelbyville. Below is the full list of winners from today’s ceremony.

Excellence in Nursing

Luke Becker, Ivette Cortes, Amber Harmon, AmyJo McDermott and Josephine Quinn, St. John’s

Michelle Bovyn, Julia Cox, Mollee Decesaro, Amy Kirk and Lisa Price, St. Mary’s

Lisa Fouts, Shari Grandidier, Heather Senaldi, Janice Thomack and Vonna Wessell, St. Francis

Kerri Hayes and Tina Shutts, Good Shepherd

Charge Nurses of the Year

Amber Eller, Heather Lind and Jodi Wood, St. John’s

Tedi Blazier, St. Mary’s

Anessa Emmons, St. Francis

Educators of the Year

Brenda Yale, St. John’s

Heather Grimes, St. Mary’s

Rookies of the Year

Molly Cooper, Taylor Monke and Ashlynn Raynor, St. John’s

Jonathan Medler, St. Mary’s

Lindsay Allen, St. Francis

Preceptors of the Year

Teri Heuer and Betty Ring, St. John’s

Cinda Pringle, St. Mary’s

Vicki Durbin, St. Francis

Kerri Hayes, Good Shepherd

Partners in Nursing

Sondra Barber, Isaac Okbamichael, Ashley Reed and Jodi Zak, St. John’s

Jared Kennedy, St. Mary’s

Shari Birkenkamp, St. Francis

Cassidy Bolin, Good Shepherd

Nurse Leaders of the Year

Hillary Wernsing, St. John’s

Crystal Catherwood, St. Mary’s

Marilyn Pastrovich, St. Francis Hospital

Julie Schinzler, Good Shepherd

Additionally, Nicole Ball, general medical nurse manager; Diedra Stewart, NICU nurse manager; and James Radcliffe, environmental services colleague, all from St. John’s, received recognition from Dr. Subhash and Rambha Chaudhary for infection prevention initiatives.

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for photos from the ceremony.

Original source can be found here.

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