St. Francis Health Center presented awards to several nurses and nurse aides during a ceremony today.The awards are a part of Nurses Week activities at St. Francis. This year’s honorees are:
Nursing Excellence Awards
Expert Nurse Leader - Brenda Deters
Expert Nurse Mentor - Lavonne Good
Expert Clinical Nurse (in a unit open 24/7) - Carolyn Hojnacki
Expert Clinical Nurse in a non-traditional role - Marla Flanagan
Outstanding New Graduate - Calvin Wright
Friend of Nursing - System and Services Technology
Erica Hill, RN Gerald Hutfles, CNA
Kurtis Klecan, CNA Marsha Martin, RN
Joanie Ives, RN Damien Mauck, CNA
Ana Ratcliff, LDT Tiffany Badger , CNA
Kristy Simon, CNA
Pusitz Awards were established at the bequest of Dr. Manuel Pusitz to honor nurses and nurse aides who distinguish themselves through compassionate nurse-patient relationships.
About St. Francis Health Center St. Francis Health Center, located in Topeka, Kansas, is a nonprofit Catholic health care network in the SCL Health System. Since 1909, our multispecialty care community has worked together to pioneer inspired, innovative care in our mission to improve not only the health of those we serve, but to improve their lives. From our 378-bed Health Center in Topeka to more than 20 clinics throughout the region, St. Francis Health employs more than 90 primary and specialty care providers, all focused on delivering the region’s most advanced technology and compassionate care. For more information, visit us at www.stfrancistopeka.org.