Twelve registered nurses honored at SLV Nightingale Dinner

Contributed photo Left to right, SLV Nightingale honorees — Bryan Garcia, SLV Health; Nicole Martinez, Rio Grande Hospital; Brittany Sours, SLV Health; Tandra Dunn, SLV Health; Dana Martin, Alamosa School District; Joelle Valdez, SLV Health; Lauriann Blakeman, SLV Health and Shannon Goldsberry, Rio Grande Hospital. Not pictured — Beverly Strnad, Alamosa County Nursing Service; Loretta Lowder, Rio Grande Hospital; Khrystynn Cano, Rio Grande Hospital and Sally Wert, Rio Grande Hospital.

ALAMOSA — Twelve San Luis Valley registered nurses who were honored at the 17th SLV Nightingale Dinner on Feb. 25 at Adams State University.

Lauriann Blakeman, Rio Grande Hospital, Krystynn Cano, Rio Grande Hospital, Tandra Dunn, San Luis Valley Health, Bryan Garcia, SLV Health, Shannon Goldsberry, Rio Grande Hospital, Loretta Lowder, Rio Grande Hospital, Dana Martin, Alamosa School District, Nicole Martinez, Rio Grande Hospital, Brittany Sours, SLV Health, Beverly Strnad, Alamosa County Public Health, Joelle Valdez, SLV Health and Sally Wert, Rio Grande Hospital were recognized for their commitment to their patients and providing excellent nursing care.

The dinner was attended by family members and co-workers. Cano, Garcia, Goldsberry, Martin, Strnad and Valdez were selected as luminaries for the statewide event in Denver on Aug. 13 at the Hilton Denver Inverness. 

Organizers thanked SLV Health, Rio Grande Hospital, SLV Area Health Education Center and SLV Federal Bank for their generous donations that made the event possible.