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Three University of Minnesota Health nurses recognized by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine

This week, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine announced its 2017 “Outstanding Nurses” award winners. Three University of Minnesota Health nurses were recognized for their dedicated patient care and leadership.
(From left) University of Minnesota Health Nurses Michelle James, Anne Kogler and Elizabeth Von Der Marwitz all received Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Outstanding Nurses Awards" this year. Each year, the magazine collects nominations for exceptional nurses. Winners are selected by a panel of veteran nurses working in the field.
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We’re proud to announce that three University of Minnesota Health nurses were recently recognized as “Outstanding Nurses” in 2017 by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine.

Each year, the magazine collects Outstanding Nurses Awards nominations from the medical community and public across the Twin Cities region. The nominations are then vetted and evaluated by a team of veteran nurses working in the profession. A total of 11 University of Minnesota Health staff nurses were identified as finalists this year. The awards ceremony took place on Aug. 8.

This year, the University of Minnesota Health Outstanding Nurses Award recipients and their award categories are:

"I am proud of all our nominees and winners recognized as part of the 2017 Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's Outstanding Nurses Awards," said Deb Cathcart, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, the chief nurse executive for University of Minnesota Health. "We are incredibly fortunate that our staff includes such talented, dedicated and innovative nurses."

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.

"Our nurses come to work every day ready to provide the highest-caliber care for the patients we serve. I am proud to see so many of our staff recognized among an elite group of nominees and recipients this year," said Marlene Pechan, RN, MS, who is the vice president of clinical operations for University of Minnesota Physicians.

A full list of 2017 nominees can be found here. The magazine will feature the winners in its December issue.

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