UnityPoint Health nurses honored on ‘2023 Great Iowa Nurses’ list

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Published: Jan. 30, 2023 at 3:56 PM CST
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - UnityPoint Health has announced over a dozen of its Iowa nurses are being recognized for routinely going above and beyond in order to ensure safe, compassionate care for their patients.

Out of the 50 nurses named on the 2023 Great Iowa Nurses list, 16 of them are from UnityPoint Health.

“I am thrilled to see our exceptional nurses receive this recognition,” said Carmen Kleinsmith, Cedar Rapids senior vice president and chief nurse executive of UnityPoint Health. “Our nurses give selflessly to our patients and team members. I am grateful for their dedication to patient care and improving the health of our community.”

The UnityPoint Health nurses honorees include:

  • Laura Barner - Springville
  • Peggy Bragg - Mt. Vernon
  • Mark Butschi - Robins
  • Penny Dullea - Swisher
  • Jordan Hagarty - Cedar Rapids
  • Paige Holland - Monmouth
  • Jeremy Gardemann - Independence
  • Kelli McAfee - Marion
  • Maureen McEvoy - Coggon
  • Kim Mente - Tipton
  • Jessica Newsom - Cedar Rapids
  • Jayne Nirschl - Cedar Rapids
  • Rachel Petersen - Alburnett
  • Michelle Ross - Urbana
  • Stephanie Voss - Tipton
  • Holly White - Marion

”I’m inspired by and extremely proud of all our nurse honorees this year,” said UnityPoint Health Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President D’Andre Carpenter. “Their skill and passion for nursing shows in the high-quality, compassionate care they provide every day to our patients and communities. Each one of these nurses is deserving of this recognition, and it’s a privilege to have them represent the exceptional hospital, clinic and home care nursing teams at UnityPoint Health.”

You can find more information on how to nominate a nurse at the link here.