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

Excellence in Nursing
Kristen Burke, RN 

Preceptor of the Year
Tasha Rickman, RN

Charge Nurse of the Year
Melissa Menietti, RN

Rookie of the Year
Morgan McEvers, RN

Partner in Nursing
Craig Gnaedinger

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 facebook.com/stjosephshighland.

Media Contact

Kelly Barbeau


HSHS Illinois
Office: (618) 234-2120, ext. 4127
kelly.barbeau@hshs.org

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