DES MOINES — 100 Great Iowa Nurses will be celebrated May 4 at the Iowa Events Center Grand Ballroom in Des Moines.
The celebration is an annual prelude to National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6 and ends May 12 (the birthday of Florence Nightingale). This year marks the 10th anniversary of the program.
This year, the 100 honorees represent 33 Iowa counties and were selected from a pool of more than 500 individuals who were nominated by colleagues, patients, doctors, friends and family members. The field of nominees was narrowed to 100 by a panel of reviewers, including nursing professionals and previous honorees, as well as representatives from the University of Iowa College of Nursing, the Iowa Nurses Association, the Iowa Nurses Foundation and the Iowa Hospital Association.
Nurses selected for this honor represent many sectors of health care, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and school and office nurses. These nurses are selected based on their concern for humanity, their contribution to the community and to the nursing profession and their leadership and mentoring.
Area recipients are: Andrea Hagist, of Ottumwa, Mahaska Health Partnership; Angela Maeder, of Bloomfield, Cardinal Community School District; Michele Manternach, of Eddyville, Mahaska Health Partnership; and Kerrilyn Nunnikhoven, of Oskaloosa, Mahaska Health Partnership.
For more information, visit www.greatnurses.org.