Nightingale Luminary and STAR Awards 2019-06-24T12:55:40-06:00

Congratulations to our 2019 Nightingale Luminary and STAR Winners!

On May 8th, a Nightingale luncheon was held at the Cortez Conference Center to honor SWCAHEC’s Award Winners to thank them for their excellence in nursing. Julia Hanson of Pueblo Community College received this year’s $1000 scholarship award.

Nightingale Winners – Amanda Gilliland, Kathleen McInnis, and Emily McGough
Star Award Winner – Stacy Wacker
Pueblo Community College Scholarship Winner– Julia Hanson

They were invited to attend the Nightingale Luminary Awards Gala in Lone Tree, Colorado as part of the celebration for Colorado’s highest nursing honor.

The Annual Nightingale Luminary and STAR Awards provides an opportunity to acknowledge the amazing nurses in our region whose hard work continues to improve health through advocacy, innovation, and leadership.  We believe this recognition of nurses and the nursing profession is a critical component of attracting and retaining the best nurses in southwest Colorado.

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Nightingale Luminary and
STAR Awards

When you nominate a nurse for an Award, you are saying “THANK YOU FOR GIVING. THANK YOU FOR CARING!  AND JUST A SIMPLE THANK YOU!” Every year we honor exceptional nurses in our community for the following awards…

  • Nightingale Luminary Award
  • Rising Star Award
  • Shining Star Award

Nurses are nominated by their peers and the community.