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Mercy Announces Fall 2016 Nursing and Staff Scholarships and Awards

September 26, 2016/Iowa City, IA

Mercy Iowa City

Pictured left to right at the September 16 Fall Nursing Awards Ceremony are April Roe, Director of Nursing Professional Practice; Susan Manuel, Radiology, Legacy Award for Outstanding Nursing Care Recipient; Karen Fults, Environmental Services, Dr. George S. and Kathryn B. Anderson Friend of Nursing Award Recipient; and Margaret N. Reese, President Mercy Hospital Foundation and Interim Director Marketing and Community Relations.

Mercy Iowa City presented awards and honored fall scholarship recipients during a September 15 ceremony. The annual Legacy Award for Outstanding Nursing Care was awarded to Susan Manuel, a staff nurse in Radiology. The award was initiated in 2004 with a gift to the Mercy Hospital Foundation to honor the legacy of the founding Sisters of Mercy. The award is given to a nurse who exemplifies their tradition of extraordinary care in healing and comforting the sick with skill, compassion and respect for human dignity.

The Dr. George S. and Kathryn B. Anderson Friend of Nursing Award was awarded to Karen Fults, Environmental Services. This award was created in 2005 by the family of Dr. Anderson, a long-time member of the Mercy medical staff. It is given to an employee who is not a nurse but supports the nursing care of patients and their families.

Recipients of 26 nursing scholarships were also recognized. The named scholarship recipients were: Abby Flanigan, Maternal Child, Erusha Family Nursing Education Scholarship; Kendra Walsh, Intensive Care Unit, Sister Mary Josephus Scholarship; Laura Budde, Intensive Care Unit, and Courtney Curtis, Telemetry, Margaret G. Fox, Ph.D. Scholarships; Mary Koedam, Intensive Care Unit and Jessica Smith, 3 West Medical, Bill Cory Scholarships; and Sara Anderson, Telemetry, the first recipient of the Bunny Morrison Scholarship.

Additional scholarships were awarded to: Brady Abby, Rachel Stitt and Ian Ellickson, 3 West Medical; Andrew Behounek, Katie Slusarczyk and Margaret Timm, Nursing Administration; Brenda Bell, Megan Gilmere, Kaitlynn Hunt, and Jeremy Ovington, Intensive Care Unit; Deb Garringer and Cathy Nelson, Endoscopy; Hillari Jacoby, Mercy Cardiology; Jennifer Nissley, Ikami Sasa and Jinhong Sargent, 4 Center Orthopedics; Ashley Sullivan and Penny Yenter, Emergency Care Unit; and Saadat Taghiyeva, Telemetry.

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