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Date: Sept. 7, 2018

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OU MEDICINE GARNERS HIGHEST HONOREE COUNT AT ‘GREAT 100 NURSES’ COMPETITION 

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Great 100 Nurses Foundation has recently chosen their top 100 registered nurses from Oklahoma and OU Medicine dominated with 32 honorees, the most from any Oklahoma health care organization.

The foundation honors thousands of nurses across several states. These exemplary nurses are selected based on their concern for humanity, their contributions to their profession and their mentoring of others. Peers submitted nominations earlier this summer.

“OU Medicine is proud of all of our nurses and congratulates our 32 honorees for this well-deserved recognition,” said Cathy Pierce, Chief Nurse Executive at OU Medicine. “We strive to create a nursing culture where our nurses can learn and thrive while making significant contributions to the field of nursing that improves outcomes for our patients. They truly deserve this honor.”

The 100 chosen nurses across the state will be honored in an invite-only celebration Sept. 10 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Catoosa, featuring keynote speaker Tracey Moffatt. Out of all of the honorees statewide, OU Medicine has the most award recipients. 

OU Medicine nurses receiving this honor are: Stacie Willoughby, Roxanne Shimp, Heather Graham, Liz Webb, Todd Kahoe, Douglas Gibson, Sharon Wengier, Taylor Risenhoover, Kammie Monarch, Linda Perron, Letitia Breath, Rhonda Farris, Darrin Nobis, Tara Smith, Jeneene Kitz, Nathaniel Pharr-Mahurin, Mindy Miller, Laci Fleenor, Catherine Pierce, Grace Bedford, Nikki Martinez, Mark Wheeler, Crystal Ogle, Annabelle Slater, Toni Steele, Amanda Bobo, Tesie Cates, Pamela Duncan, Kris Wallace, Jamie Kilpatrick, Susan Bedwell and Judy Owen.

For more information about nursing opportunities at OU Medicine, go to www.oumedicine.com/oumedicine/job-opportunities.

 

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OU Medicine is Oklahoma’s most comprehensive health system comprising OU Medical Center, Stephenson Cancer Center, The Children’s Hospital and OU Medical Center Edmond as well as the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, OU Physicians, and more than 50 Centers of Excellence and community clinics. Our staff is over 12,000 strong with a mission of leading healthcare – in patient care, education and research. Through our combined efforts, we strive to improve the lives of all people. OU Medicine’s vision is to be the premier health system for advancing medical care, education and research in the state and to be among the leaders nationally. Learn more at www.oumedicine.com.