16 CN nurses among Oklahoma’s Great 100 Nurses
CATOOSA, Okla. – Sixteen Cherokee Nation nurses were honored Sept. 26 at the state’s Great 100 Nurses awards dinner at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
The national Great 100 Nurses Foundation honors standout nurses for their contributions to health care each year. The state participated in the celebration for the fourth straight year.
The winners were chosen based on their contributions to the nursing profession and for serving as role models after being nominated by patients, peers, administrators or their communities.
“I’m very humbled to be recognized with such talented and caring individuals,” CN Health Services Executive Director Connie Davis, one of the tribe’s 16 honorees, said. “I’m also very proud of the Cherokee Nation nurses who were also honored. They are the backbone of our health care system and help us provide the first-class level of health care that our citizens expect and deserve.”
The 16 CN recipients of the Great 100 Nurses of Oklahoma honored were:
• Connie Davis –Health Services administration – Tahlequah,
• Kimberly Costilow – formerly W.W. Hastings Hospital – Tahlequah,
• Christy Fees – Will Rogers Health Center – Nowata,
• Jordan Fielden – W.W. Hastings Hospital – Tahlequah,
• Colinda Guthrie – W.W. Hastings Hospital – Tahlequah,
• Lindsey Huffman – W.W. Hastings Hospital – Tahlequah,
• Rebecca Kidwell – Will Rogers Health Center – Nowata,
• Janie Mendenhall – W.W. Hastings Hospital – Tahlequah,
• Melinda Moten – Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center – Stilwell,
• Lorrie Pinkston – Will Rogers Health Center – Nowata,
• Debra Proctor – Cherokee Elder Care – Tahlequah,
• Aubrey Richardson – W.W. Hastings Hospital – Tahlequah,
• Lindsey Springsteen – W.W. Hastings Hospital – Tahlequah,
• Ryan Stilwell – W.W. Hastings Hospital –Tahlequah,
• Melissa Whitchurch – Cooweescoowee Health Center – Ochelata, and
• Susan Wood – W.W. Hastings Hospital – Tahlequah.