In honor of National Nurses Week, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese hosted a Nursing Exemplar Awards Ceremony. Below is the list of winners from the ceremony.

Excellence in Nursing
Nancy Beckemeyer, RN 

Preceptor of the Year
Gerry Fehrmann, RN

Rookie of the Year
Lauren Donnewald, RN

Partner in Nursing
Toni Kohrmann

Additionally, the following colleagues were recognized for being nominated for a Nursing Exemplar Award: 
•    Excellence in Nursing: Danielle Trame, RN; Katy Kosidor, RN; and Gerry Fehrmann, RN
•    Rookie of the Year: Britny Winning, RN
•    Preceptor of the Year: Calista Dothager, RN
•    Partner in Nursing: Emilee Johnson

The awards recognize the dedicated health professionals and nurses who serve patients each day with respect, care, competence and joy. They play an important role in providing excellent care to our communities. After the last year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to thank, recognize and celebrate that we have these health care professionals in our community. 

Please join HSHS and local hospital administration in thanking these dedicated health professionals whose skills, care, and commitment to excellence makes a difference in all our lives.

Be sure to check out St. Joseph’s Facebook page for photos from the ceremony at

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Ashley Gramann

Manager, Communications
HSHS Illinois
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