KALAMAZOO, MI – They are the superheroes who don’t wear capes.
Borgess Health honors its exceptional nurses for 2013 with the Friends of Borgess Nursing (FOBN) Awards. They will be recognized at the annual FOBN Endowment Fund Awards Dinner at 5 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, at the Fetzer Center on the campus of Western Michigan University. Since the first awards dinner in 2007, $198,000 has been raised for the endowment fund which has recognized 76 Borgess nurses and community advocates with awards and scholarships.
The dinner celebration will recognize the nurses who do heroic deeds every day by honoring recipients of the Rising Star Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Awards, Nursing Leadership Awards, Sisters of St. Joseph Legacy Award and Friends of Borgess Nursing Certification grants. The event will also pay tribute to The Surgical Group of Southwest Michigan, recipient of the 2013 Borgess Lamplighter Award honoring individuals and organizations dedicated to supporting nurses at Borgess.
2013 Borgess Friends of Nursing Award Recipients
Borgess Lamplighter Award
The Surgical Group of Southwest Michigan
Rising Star Award
Tera Cruz, RN
Excellence in Clinical Practice 1 Award
Kathy Coopmans, BSN, RN – Borgess-Pipp Hospital
Holly McDonald, RN-BC – Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital
Dorothy Matlock, ADN, RN – Borgess Medical Center
Nursing Leadership Award
Lois Van Donselaar, MSN, RN
Sisters of St. Joseph Legacy Award
Kathy Grueter, MSN, MA, RN
Amy Bennett, BSN, RN
Judy Cooper, BSN, RN
Paul Hoffman, BSN, RN
Deb Jorae, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Tim Nicaise, BSN, RN
Gwendolyn Finney, MS, BSN, RN, CLCN
Linda Brown, MSN, RN, ONC
Paul Hoffman, BSN, RN and Tim Nicaise, BSN, RN
“The Friends of Borgess Nursing Awards Dinner supports nursing education, research and certification that enable our nurses to enhance and redefine their critical role within health care,” said Tony McDonnell, Chief Development Officer, Borgess Foundation. “Our nominees and recipients are to be congratulated for aspiring to, and achieving, success in their professional and personal endeavors. They are, indeed, super!”
For information on the Friends of Borgess Nurses or to make a donation, contact the Borgess Foundation at (269) 226.8100 or visit foundation.borgess.com.