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Salute to Nurses

Winners and nominees for 2014 Salute to Nurses

Congratulations to the Community Health Network Indy Star Salute to Nurses winners and nominees for 2014! It is such a rare honor to have any winners, but to have two is amazing! To Evelyn and Diane and the nominees who were able to join us for the banquet in April, we thank you for the opportunity to acknowledge your exceptional contribution to the nursing profession. For those of you who submitted nominations, a heartfelt thank you for your selfless commitment and support!

Diane Doty, MS, BSN, CCRN, Community Heart and Vascular Hospital
Advancement in Nursing Award

Evelyn Bertram, RN, MSN, Community Hospital Anderson
Inspiration in Nursing Award

Here are all the Community nurses who were nominated:

  • Evelyn Bertram
  • Dennis Biele
  • Janel Borkes
  • Elsie Broda
  • Micky Craney
  • Diane Doty
  • Vicky Fiorenza
  • Jo Flinn
  • Tracey Fonacier
  • Carol Huntley
  • Kelly Jenkins
  • Barbara Kirk
  • David McRoberts
  • Pamela Price
  • Matthew Reed
  • Tony Reynolds
  • Joni Schneider
  • Marianna Schneider
  • Rachel Sendelbach
  • Beth Staley-Bakemeyer
  • Rayta Trumble
  • Cindi Weeden
  • Evette Williams
  • Heather Wyatt

Congratulations to the 102 Community Health Network Indy Star Salute to Nurses nominees! We were thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize so many of our outstanding nurses, and were very proud that we had nominees not only from our Indianapolis locations, but also from Westview, Howard and Anderson. Twenty-seven of our nominees attend the Salute to Nurses banquet in April, and as always, it was a wonderful celebration and an opportunity thank and recognize not only our nominees, but all nurses.

Vicky Aldrich
Authurine Alexander
Dana Ames
Nicole Anderson
Maryann Anthis
Margaret Bailey
Kristi Beatty
Melody Benson
Sharon Bronnenberg
Roz Brown
Keri Brunnemer
Melissa Burk
Powell Caprini
Czarina Castillo
Angela Clayton
Celia Conlu
Kathy Cook
Shannon Cooper
Anna Cooper
Kim Cordray
Judy Cornett
Pamela Cox
Cheryl Crist
Danielle Dalton
Megan Davidson
Candice Davis

Beth Della Rocco
Sarah Diak
April Dombrow
Remco Dronkers
Janet Dunn
James Elliott
Margaret Faulkner
Lori Gill
Betty Grady
Bridgette Griffin
Gary Haston
Stephanie Head
Leanna Hendricks
Jill Hensley
Jennifer Hogan-Wagoner
Amy Howard
Celia Hudson
Amy Hughbanks
LaShauna James
Lorraine Johnson
Deborah Kidwell
Darla Kille
Carma Kipfer
Barbara Kirk
Kristen Kirk

Courtney Kostka
Marilyn LaMar
Jan Laughter
Ann Loureiro
Christi Lowe
Jeanne Majors
Lesa Manning
Yalonde Martin
Gina McAree
Amy McDonald
Susan Meskis
Teressa Miller
Adam Moore
Sharon Moore
Saundra Mullins
Toni Neal
Nancy Odongo
Briana Paige
Jane Patz
Brooke Perigo
Lindsay Persohn
Brooke Polivka
Sherri Preston
Heidi Prewitt
Pamela Price
Pamela Rich

Judy Rigney
Linda Robinson
Stefanie Rumsey
Christina Schloss
Jean Schmidt
Anne Schneider
Pamela Scroghan
Beverly Shaw
Brandy Shelt
Connie Shults
Kendra Smith
Teresa Smith
Sonia Smythe
Donna Solberg
Jacqueline Stone
Jolanda Swann
Stacey VanWinkle
Chris Velikan
Joan Walker
Cindi Weeden
Missy White
Carrie Wiley
Jessie Wolf
Heather Young
Sandy Zike

Beth Tharp, RN, 2012 Salute to Nurses winnerAt Community Health Network, we are blessed with many, many exceptional nurses who enrich the lives of our patients and families every day. We have the opportunity to recognize them for their compassion and service through the Indy Star’s Salute to Nurses, honoring nurses and nurse educators across the state who provide selfless service with tireless dedication.

Beth Tharp, R.N., a nurse at Community Hospital Anderson, was named a 2012 Salute to Nurses winner.

What can one individual do to advance the practice of nursing? Astonishing things, if that one individual is a nurse like Beth Tharp, R.N. As vice president of patient care services, Beth’s impact can be seen throughout Community Hospital Anderson. To name just a few examples: maternity services honored by the World Health Organization and the CDC, a research center that gives Madison County residents access to the nation’s most cutting-edge clinical trials, a wound healing center that has changed countless lives, a program to build and recognize nursing excellence. We’re proud that Beth is being honored for "Advancement in Nursing"—but the real winners are the patients and families whose lives she has touched.

2012 nominees

Close to 100 nurses were nominated across Community Health Network, Community Westview Hospital and Community Hospital Anderson. All nominees >>

Community Health Network nurses were nominated by patients, family members, friends and coworkers in the The Indianapolis Star’s eighth annual Salute to Nurses contest. In fact, the 151 nominations that were sent in meant that, for another year in a row, Community Health Network was recognized for receiving the most nominations of any health care organization in the contest. The network received a plaque at the Salute to Nurses luncheon on April 28 honoring this recognition. A full listing of names and locations of Community’s nominated nurses is included below.

“Congratulations to all the nurses nominated for the Salute to Nurses awards sponsored by The Indianapolis Star,” shares Jan Bingle, network chief nursing officer. “We are proud to have received, once again, the most nominations turned in for this recognition event. The nominations submitted make evident the professional excellence of all 3,000 Community nurses wherever nursing is practiced.”

Community Home Health Services
Ginger McCardia

Community Hospital Anderson
Terri Girt
Lori Keith
Sarah Lewis
Judith Overby
Linda Robinson
Stanna Roland
Wendi Shaffmaster
Erica Smith
Natalie Stewart
Elizabeth Tharp

Community Hospital East
Jonell Allen
Leslie Allison
Beverly Bennett
Christina Bentley
Barbara Bobrowksa
Janel Borkes
Jamie Britton
Valeri Brock Jones
Sharon Bronnenberg
Kathryn Bruce
Rhonda Cates
Jeanna Cline
Judy Cornett
Sherri Crawford
Cheryl Crist
Margaret Dailey
Beth DellaRocco
Amy Dippel
Paige Dooley
Roberta Michelle Dragoo
Susan Dreaden
Maria Echols
Julie Ertel
Linda Erwin
Adrienne Gallaher
Stephen Garber
Lori Gillaspie
Marcia Grandstaff
Amy Hughbanks
Angela Hurd
Raquel Johnson
Deborah Kidwell
Barbara Kirk
Cyndie Kopie
Lury Kutruff
Stephanie Lemke
Jackie Loper
Deborah Lyons
Lesa Manning
Lindsay Manning
Jayne McGuinness
Kimberly Melton
Elizabeth Mislan
Julie Mortonson
Saundra Mullins
Amanda Parker
Leslie Potts
Donna Raker
Moriah Scher
Nancy Shelbourne
Elizabeth Sims
Reba Taylor
Karen Unholz
Barbara L Watson
Bonnie Williams
Amy Wire

Community Hospital North
Gigi Acevedo-Patterson
Ellen Ansty
Dianne Armstrong
Pamela Baker
Ginger Breeck
Elsie Broda
Audra Brown
Meredith Deal
Beth DeLambo
Peggy Ellefsen
Cynthia Evrard
Meredith Fidler
Malea Firestone
Elizabeth Frick
Heather Fryman
Lisa Gagnon
Lisa Hedge
Josette Henderson
Melissa Hyndman
Hambrick Joseph
Redempta Knotts
Katherine Landis
Laura Leaming
Jennie Leroy
Lauren Logan
Ellen Manolopoulos
Kristy Marin
Rainey Martin
Julie McNeilly
Kristen Phillips
Amber Prater
Caitlyn Pribble
Amanda Scherer
Brandy Shelt
Alexis Taylor
Shawna Thomas
Allison Thorpe
Jennifer Waitt
Jennifer Walters
Lori Wilson
Kendra Wood
Lisa Wood

Community Hospital South
Dana Ames
Kimberly Brown
Linda Chui
Donna Clugh
Stefanie Conlin
Alexandra DeVore
Amber Fair
Amanda Gonzalez
Cynthia Maddox
Tracy Martin
Chastity Montgomery
Lisa Parobek
Amanda Plance
AnneMarie Prather
Sherri Preston
Linda Rogers
Linda Shipley
Lisa Spoor
Kelly Stacy
Dawn Sullivan Wright
Jolanda Swann
Cindi Weeden
Ashlie Woods
Lori Woods

Community Physician Network
Mary Blanchet

The Indiana Heart Hospital
Angela Foley
Stephanie Head
Susan Holbrook-Preston
Jeanne Majors
Diane Olmstead
Heather Thomas
Tamara Wilmot

Shannon Arrendale
Brenda Chandler
Martha Dooley
Jessica Garibay
Brittany Hite
MaryAnn Koetter
Yalonde Martin
Lisa Monge
Melissa Seabrook
Carol VanSlyke

Marchusa Huff, RN, PhD, and Margaret Moore, RN, were honored in the annual Salute to Nurses program sponsored by The Indianapolis StarMargaret Moore, R.N., was honored with the Lifetime of Compassion Award in the annual Salute to Nurses program sponsored by The Indianapolis Star. Moore has been part of the network family since 1966 and currently serves as a CV quality data facilitator.

Winners, finalists and honorable mentions took the spotlight April 22, 2009 at a special luncheon sponsored by The Indianapolis Star. They also will be recognized in a special pull-out section in the newspaper May 3, and on the Star's website.

Another Community Health Network nurse, Marchusa Huff, RN, PhD, earned an honorable mention. Huff, who has been with Community since 1991, works at Community North and rotates between the general inpatient surgery unit, ortho/neuro/spine unit and the medical oncology renal unit. She is a retired professor from the Indiana University School of Nursing.

In all, Community nurses tallied 125 nominations in this year's Salute to Nurses competition.

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