This is the 17th year that Wright State University's College of Nursing and Health has recognized outstanding bedside Registered Nurses in the Miami Valley for their contributions to health care delivery. When we began the awards gala tradition in 2001, 12 health care agencies participated in this special program; we had our highest participation in 2007 with 19 agencies joining us. We are proud to host an event that spotlights Registered Nurses who have made a difference in our community. We are also proud to announce that since we began our awards gala in 2001, we have raised over $450,000 in scholarship funds for Wright State University nursing students.
Jeff Ayres has been at Mercy Health Urbana for five years now, and he exudes, “I love my job; I love the pe
Erin Black has been with the Emergency Department at Dayton Children’s Hospital “for a very long time,” and
Vickie Clark serves as the Clinical Care Coordinator on Unit Two at Sycamore Medical Center.
Elizabeth Clark, orthopedic case manager at Fidelity Health Care, says, “Nursing has taught me many lessons
Sandy Crow is an advocate for the patient, at the bedside and with physicians; everything she does is with
“I have always known that I was going to be a nurse,” Kandi Diamond says matter-of-factly.
Brandon Farler, a clinical nurse in Atrium Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit, strives to make every day
Lori Fenty is described as a “high performer” who consistently pushes herself to achieve excellence in both
Cheryl Harmon is respected by her peers and praised for being very positive regardless of the circumstances
Diana Hollen is cited by colleagues as “the epitome of caring and compassion.” She makes time to listen to
Pamela Hoskins brings a wealth of experience to her practice from her 37 years as a bedside nurse, and she
Kelley Jordison is described with words like “knowledgeable,” “outstanding,” and “caring” and phrases like
Nevia “Via” Lennon is seen as the “go-to” person for fellow clinical nurses who have a question in Good Sam
Jeanne McAleer has been a hospice nurse with Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton for 10 years, and her contact with he
Karen Muth exemplifies exceptional caring and patient advocacy, especially through the acute pain program t
Shannon Sears is a role model for the nursing profession.
Lisa Stangle has served in a leadership position at Southwest Ohio School Nurses Association for four years
Kim Straszheim’s incredible acts of caring and compassion in nursing were exemplified in an October 2016 in