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Centegra Health System honors four nurses

CRYSTAL LAKE – Centegra Health System honored four nurses recently for their exceptional contributions to patients and colleagues.

The honorees were Annie Stevens of surgery, Wendy Evans of the emergency department, Valerie Keller of the Family Birth Center and Sue Gard from monitored care, according to a news release from the health system.

Stevens received the Transformational Leadership Award for exemplifying and modeling nursing leadership.

Evans received the Structural Empowerment Award for driving change at the bedside and for being an outstanding mentor.

Keller was recognized with the Exemplary Professional Practice Award for providing outstanding patient experiences and for enhancing nursing quality.

Gard was given the New Knowledge and Innovation Award for using evidence-based practices and for making changes that positively affect patient care.

“Thank you to these nurses and to the teams that recognized their extraordinary contributions,” said Trisha Musich, director of nursing professional practice for Centegra Health System. “We are so proud to call them part of the Centegra family.”

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