Your News Advocate Good Shepherd Honors Nurses

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Byline: Submitted by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital honored six nurses with its annual Nursing Excellence Awards for their leadership, skill and compassion in areas including education, leadership and volunteerism. The nurses were recognized during a reception and ceremony at Good Shepherd Hospital. The 2013 Nursing Excellence Award winners are:

* Cheryl Degner, RN, in the 4 East Medical/Surgical Unit from Arlington Heights. Awarded the Nurse of the Year Advanced Beginner for her tender, genuine and professional care at the bedside; excellent continuity of care during each shift; and her eagerness to learn and communicate with physicians.

* Sherri McKenna, RN, Care Manager in the Care Management Services department from Crystal Lake. Awarded the Nurse of the Year Collaborative Professional for more than 30 years of dedication to nursing, ensuring safe patient transitions into home care and collaborating with patients, family and home care institutions to meet patient goals.

* Christine Conley, RN, in the 4 Center Medical/Surgical Unit from West Dundee. Awarded the Nurse of the Year Education Award for developing teaching materials, reference materials and posters for the unit, and for constantly learning new skills to be applied into nursing practice. …