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Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington Presents Nurse Excellence Award

Friday, May 01, 2009

Carolyn DickmannBurlington, Wis. -- Caring, compassion, and a willingness to go beyond the call of duty are cherished attributes in anyone. To help recognize those who embody the spirit of nursing, Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington recently presented its sixth annual Nurse Excellence Award. The 2009 Nurse Excellence Award recipients this year are Carolyn Dickmann, registered nurse, emergency department, Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington and Deb Jacobs, licensed practical nurse, Aurora Burlington Clinic.

Nomination criteria included any registered nurse that demonstrates leadership, competency, ethical integrity, and patient advocacy skills. Candidates must also be active in professional associations or organizations.

Deb JacobsIn addition to Dickmann and Jacobs, this year's nominees included Ann Bachand, registered nurse, recovery, Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington; Lori Benstead, registered nurse, outpatient services, Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington; Nancy Fisher, licensed practical nurse, Aurora Burlington Clinic; Mary Haynes, registered nurse, women's health department, Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington; Joanne Kumprey, registered nurse, medical/ surgical department, Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington; Maureen Redmer, registered nurse, breast care coordinator, Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington; Kris Richveis, registered nurse, medical/ surgical department, Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington; Lynn Robers, registered nurse, orthopedics, Aurora Burlington Clinic, Suzanne Slack, licensed practical nurse, occupational health, Aurora Burlington Clinic, Mary Torgerson, licensed practical nurse, Aurora Burlington Clinic, and Beth Vrchota, registered nurse, care management.

Susan Luedtke, director, nursing services, Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, said the award recognizes those who truly embody the spirit of nursing.

"Achieving clinical excellence, improving patient outcomes, and providing patient-centered care is our mission,'' said Luedtke. "Both Carolyn and Deb, along with their nursing caregivers, live this mission every day, whether in the hospital setting or the clinic. They care about their patients and the families they serve.''

The nurses were nominated by their nursing peers. This year's award included nominees from both hospital and clinic settings.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

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Contact: Andy Johnson
262-767-6267
andy.johnson@aurora.org

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