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Monday, September 18, 2017 - Mercy announces Fall 2017 awards

September 18, 2017/Iowa City, IA: Mercy Iowa City presented awards and honored fall scholarship recipients during a September 14 ceremony. The annual Legacy Award for Outstanding Nursing Care was awarded to Jamie Evans, Office Coordinator for Mercy's Wound Center. The award was initiated in 2004 with a gift to the Mercy Hospital Foundation to honor the legacy of the founding Sisters of Mercy. The award is given to a nurse who exemplifies their tradition of extraordinary care in healing and comforting the sick with skill, compassion and respect for human dignity. 

The Dr. George S. and Kathryn B. Anderson Friend of Nursing Award was awarded to Jamie Russell, staff nurse on 4 Center. This award was created in 2005 by the family of Dr. Anderson, a long-time member of the Mercy medical staff. It is given to an employee who is not a nurse but supports the nursing care of patients and their families. 

Photo Caption:
Pictured left to right at the September 14 Fall Nursing Awards Ceremony are Cindy Penney, Vice President of Patient Care Services and CNO; Jamie Russell, 4 Center; recipient of Legacy Award for Outstanding Nursing Care; Jamie Evans, Wound Center, recipient of Dr. George S. and Kathryn B. Anderson Friend of Nursing Award; and Margaret N. Reese, Mercy Foundation President and Interim Director of Community Relations