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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 6, 2004

Nurses Hold Annual Recognition Event At UI Hospitals And Clinics

The recent annual Department of Nursing Services and Patient Care's Recognition Day event honored nurses at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for their contributions to the field.

The event on the eighth floor solarium in September was titled, "Nursing Excellence in Practice, Research, Quality Management and Education." Numerous nursing staff and colleagues were recognized for their contributions to the department in areas such as improving practice conduct or research, quality management projects, process improvement projects, and new innovations or practice change. Organizers displayed more than 50 posters.

The award-winning posters included:

-- 1st place poster - Polyps on Parade, Margaret Young, Mary Bartley, Barb Behr, Lori Shebetka, Mary Greenleaf, Michelle Jackson, Amy Johnson, Andrea Merritt and Crystal Youngs

-- 2nd place poster - From Paper to Electronic: Learning to Tell Your Patients' Education Story, Michele Wagner, Linda Abbott, Martha Blondin, Karla Earnest, Rhonda Tack

-- 3rd place poster - It Takes Two, BJ Hannon and the PNP Committee

The five winners of the $100 Professional Development Certificates are Mishelle Paullus, Margaret Wick, Beverly Folkedahl, Gail Crowe and Shyrl Gerhardt.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.