Nurses recognized

Thirteen northern Nevada nurses have received the "Nurses of Achievement" award from the Nevada Hospital Association.

Honored were:

* Karen Thompson of the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, acute-care nursing.

* Jennifer Richard of Washoe Medical Center, advanced-practice nursing.

* Patricia Elliott of the VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, community health nursing.

* Brenda Sneed of Washoe Medical Center, licensed practical nursing.

* Nancy Conkey of Great Basin Medical Group, lifetime achievement in nursing.

* Debra Handke of Washoe Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital, long-term care or rehabilitation nursing.

* Anne Wallace of Washoe Medical Center, mental health nursing.

* Sable Shaw of Western Nevada Community College, nursing education.

* Elizabeth Devine of Washoe Medical Center, South Meadows, nursing innovation.

* Kara Neumann of Washoe Medical Center, nursing leadership.

* Valerie Linke of Great Basin Imaging, office or outpatient nursing.

* Doreen Begley of Orvis School of Nursing, patient advocacy.

* Pat Oberman of Home Health Services of Nevada, rural health nursing.


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