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St. Francis Honors Nurses With Award Ceremony

May 08, 2013

 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

 Pusitz Awards

  • 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.