Twelve registered nurses honored at SLV Nightingale Dinner


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.