In honor of National Nurses Week, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital hosted a Nursing Exemplar Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 13. Hospital colleagues were asked to submit nominations for five different categories. Below is a list of winners honored during the ceremony:

Rookie of the year                 
Lexie Carson, RN

Preceptor of the year               
Shannon Hayward, RN

Excellence in nursing                  
Emily DeLay, RN
Cinda Pringle, RN
Lorie Laskowski, RN

Partner in nursing
Debra Jones, environmental associate

Nurse Leader of the year
Tedi Blazier, RN

“National Nurses Week is an opportunity to celebrate our nurses and all colleagues for the amazing care they provide, the respect they show toward each other, the competence they demonstrate and joy they exude,” said Theresa Rutherford, president and CEO of St. Mary’s Hospital. “We want to thank our colleagues who submitted a nomination and congratulate the individuals who were nominated as well as those who were selected as winners.”

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