9 CN nurses among Oklahoma’s Great 100 Nurses
TAHLEQUAH – Nine Cherokee Nation nurses were honored on Sept. 10 at Oklahoma’s Great 100 Nurses reception inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
The Great 100 Nurses Foundation was founded more than 30 years ago and honors nurses from Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, North Carolina and Louisiana who go above and beyond in health care each year.
The CN Health Services nurses honored were Crystal McDaniel, Rebel Nelson, Stephanie Thompson, Cherry Bark, Randi Duncan, Bryan Anderson, Christy Whisenhunt and Quannah Smith, all of W.W. Hastings Hospital, as well as Lisa Lyon of CN Health Services I.T.
“Nursing is one of the hardest professions out there, and to be selected as a Great 100 Nurse is quite an honor,” Duncan said. “I am grateful my peers think enough of me and my work to consider me a nominee.”
Winners are selected based on their contributions to the medical community throughout their career and can be nominated by health care administrators, patients or their peers.
“Each year we are lucky enough to have nurses honored among Oklahoma’s Great 100 Nurses, and we take great pride in what that means for our health system. Congratulations to each of our nurses, and thank you for the job that you do each and every day,” Hastings Hospital CEO Brian Hail said.
CN Health Services employs a nursing team of more than 450 professionals, including 12 nurses who hold specialty certifications in their focus areas.