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SLV Health Nurses Honored at Regional Nightingale Event

April 5, 2024, Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado
The SLV Regional Nightingale awards ceremony, hosted by the San Luis Valley Area Education Center (SLV AHEC) was a wonderful event to celebrate excellence in nursing for the region.

The ceremony is named in honor of Florence Nightingale, known as the pioneer of modern nursing. After a one-year pause from having the ceremony in Colorado to revamp the categories and the awarding process, everyone was thrilled to have the event back!

The categories for nominations are:
• Acute Care Clinical Practice
• Clinical Advanced Practice RN
• Long Term Care, Rehabilitation
• Community Nursing
• Nurse Led Teams
• Nursing Administration
   Executive (CEO, CNO or Director Level)
• Research and Quality Improvement and Health Care Policy
   Nursing Research
   Quality Improvement
   Health Care Policy
• Nursing Education
   Nursing Professional Development
• Excellence in Nursing Eminence

San Luis Valley AHEC hosts the event for our local region. The regional nominees that go to the state level will be attending the event on May 18 at the Inverness Hotel in Centennial, hosted by the Colorado Nurses Foundation.

San Luis Valley Health had eight nurses nominated at the local level. The five who were selected to advance to the state level are listed in bold.

L to R are the SLVH nominees.

Rikki Archuleta - RMC Med/Surg

Santana Quintana – RMC Med/Surg

Harli Montejano – OB – Labor/Delivery RMC

Brenda Marchildon – SLVH RMC ED

Angela Hernandez - Education

Katherine Blount - Education

Kelly Bleakney – Acute Care Clinic

Not pictured was Deb Braly.