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Nurse of the Year awards announced at HSHS hospitals in Green Bay, Sheboygan and Oconto Falls

May 12, 2023 


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Hospital News

Green Bay, Wis. – Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) is pleased to announce the *2022 Nurse of the Year award winners from hospitals in Green Bay, Sheboygan and Oconto Falls, as this week marks National Nurses Week. 

Nurse of the Year award recipients are honored for demonstrating passion, quality and excellence in nursing and carrying out the core values of HSHS: Respect, Care, Competence and Joy. They are nominated by nursing colleagues and chosen by nursing leadership and the hospitals’ Professional Nurse Practice Council. 
Nurse of the Year award recipients:
Kelly Prochnow, RN, BSN, HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay – Critical Care: “When I care for my patients and their loved ones, I treat them all with care and compassion. I listen to what they need and what they feel. I try to learn about them and who they are. I always try to make a connection and let them know I genuinely care.”

Nichole Frisch, RN, BSN, HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, Green Bay – Emergency Department: “I feel like every day I come to work I have new experiences and I am updating and mastering my knowledge and skills. I continue to feel excited about the work I do and the impact I have on patients and their families during some of the most vulnerable times in their lives. I truly love what I do.”

Alison Bahr, RN, BSN, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan – Emergency Department: “I care for patients by treating them with respect and dignity. I believe that every person deserves to be treated with kindness, empathy, and consideration regardless of their background or health status.”

Misty Reed, RN, BSN, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls – Surgical Care: “I relate to my patients, and I feel that I have a natural ability to connect compassionately, by not only being professional but also establishing thoughtful and sincere interactions. I believe in building interpersonal relationships with my patients because it gives them a positive feeling of trust, confidence, and demonstrates my passion by providing them comfort toward their care.”

* Nurse of the Year awards for the previous year are typically announced in spring/summer of the current year during National Nurse’s Week.  
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About HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center
HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center have been delivering quality health care to Green Bay and its surrounding communities since 1888. With HSHS St. Vincent being the largest tertiary care hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s location on Green Bay’s west side, patients from Northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan benefit from a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, emergency and trauma care, preventive care across the lifespan, digestive health, orthopedic, cardiac care, neurosciences, rehabilitation and pediatrics. Affiliates of Hospital Sisters Health System, the hospitals primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of competent and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. Both hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

About HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital
HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital has been delivering high quality health care to Sheboygan and its surrounding communities since 1890. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital provides a comprehensive range of services that include cancer care, women’s services, 24-hour emergency care, digestive health, orthopedics, cardiac, home health and hospice care. The hospital’s primary purpose is to continue Christ’s healing love through the delivery of high quality and compassionate health care in an environment sensitive to the needs of all people. HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. To learn more, visit www.stnicholashospital.org.

About HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital
HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital serves Oconto Falls and the surrounding communities as a federally-designated critical access hospital with a 24-hour emergency department, urgent care, general, vascular and orthopedic surgical services, inpatient and outpatient surgical and diagnostic services, rehabilitation, oncology outpatient clinic and women’s care. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, in affiliation with Prevea Health, has six regional health center locations in Gillett, Lena, Mountain, Oconto, Oconto Falls and Suring. HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital Pharmacies are located in Gillett and Oconto Falls. Founded in 1921 as Community Memorial Hospital, in 2014, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital became the fourteenth hospital in Hospital Sisters Health System. As an affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, we draw on the history of St. Francis of Assisi as we move to continue serving the health care needs of our area in Christ’s healing ministry, caring for all people. For more information about St. Clare, visit www.stclarememorial.org.

About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our physician practices and 15 local hospitals in two states - Illinois (Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield, O’Fallon, Shelbyville and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan, and two in Green Bay). HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org.
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