Current Honorees: 100 Great Iowa Nurses of 2017

The 100 Great Iowa Nurses award recognizes nurses that have made meaningful, lasting contributions to their patients, colleagues, and the nursing profession, and are viewed as mentors to other nursing professionals. This year’s honorees exemplify all of the principles on which the 100 Great Iowa Nurses Celebration was founded. Congratulations!

Name Employer Hometown
Janet Abbott Eckhart Eckhart Consulting Davenport
Wendy Ager Western Home Communities Cedar Falls
Erika Anderson Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt DeWitt
Shelley Anderson UnityPoint Health – Des Moines West Des Moines
Benjamin Armstrong Spencer Hospital Spencer
Sheryl Baarda Grinnell Regional Medical Center Grinnell
Mary Beemer Hospice of North Iowa Mason City
Debra Benner-Hahn UI Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City
Holly Benning Waverly Health Center Waverly
Tiffany Beyer Mercy Medical Center Des Moines Des Moines
Kathy Bollinger Genesis Medical Center Maquoketa
Kristine Bonnett UI Hospitals and Clinics North Liberty
Michael Breese HCI Care Services Mt. Pleasant
Sara Caven UI Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City
Julie Cayler UI Hospitals and Clinics North Liberty
Sandy Cayler St. Anthony Regional Hospital Carroll
Kimberly Chant UnityPoint Health Trinity Quad Cities Davenport
Kathy Collins Stewart Memorial Community Hospital Lake City
Karen Crimmings Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health Manly
Deb Davis Pella Regional Health Center Knoxville
Julie Davis Genesis Medical Center Eldridge
Megan Davis-Degeus UI Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City
Mary (Kathy) Dehnert UnityPoint Health – Des Moines West Des Moines
Vickie Diekhuis Mercy Medical Center North Iowa Clear Lake
Cindy Digmann UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Iowa City
Sue Donnelly UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Cedar Rapids
Anne Doolittle-Cheyne Unity Point-Trinity Regional Medical Center Webster City
Chris Eckardt UnityPoint Health Blank Children’s Hospital Des Moines
Cathy Fordyce Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Aurelia
Ashli Formaro Mercy Medical Center Des Moines Newton
Rhonda Fruhling UI Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City
Kellie Gebauer-Steinick UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Ankeny
Jennifer Goos Buchanan County Health Center Dike
Robin Graettinger Muscatine Community School District Muscatine
Teresa Grimm Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt DeWitt
Dixie Harms Mercy Clinics Internal Medicine of Urbandale Clive
Katie Harris Mercy Medical Center Dubuque
Nicole Hazen Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Aurelia
Jill Hendrick UnityPoint Health Blank Children’s Hospital Ankeny
Constance (Connie) Herbold UnityPoint Health Blank Children’s Hospital Urbandale
Gale Herrera Monroe County Hospital and Clinics Altoona
Cynthia Horn Buchanan County Health Center Independence
Alisha Hubler Cedar Manor Tipton
Lisa Hughes UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Cedar Rapids
Tenaea Jeppeson Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Newell
Rachael Johnson UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Rhodes
Judy Johnson-Mekota VA Medical Center North Liberty
Ann Jones Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Griswold
Mary Beth Keuter UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Anamosa
Roselle Kinman CHI Mercy Hospital Corning
Nicole Klemme Genesis Medical Center Taylor Ridge
Debra Larson Myrtue Medical Center Harlan
Wendy Lind Mercy Medical Center DeWitt
Elaine MacClure UI Hospitals and Clinics North Liberty
Mary Mahoney UnityPoint at Home Des Moines
Laura Manwarren Spencer Hospital Everly
Rebecca McCorkle Lucas County Health Center Knoxville
Michele McGrath-Rothmeyer Mercy Medical Center Des Moines Johnston
Bethany Moore Waverly Health Center Waverly
Jill Niemeyer-Clark Mason City Surgery Center Hampton
Jeanne Noble Mercy Medical Center Cedar Rapids
Chelsey Pangburn UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Springville
K. Alan Pearson Mahaska Health Partnership Oskaloosa
Marla Pesek Mercy Medical Center Des Moines Runnells
Carla Pies UI Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City
Leigh Anne Piper Mercy Medical Center Lanark
Nicholas Poch UI Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City
Julie Prunchak Genesis Medical Center Walcott
Brittany Rielley HCI Hospice Care Waukee
Rebecca Rock Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt Grand Mound
Tonya Root Franklin General Hospital Coulter
Angela Sadler Metro Anesthesia & Pain Management Des Moines
Cheryl Sarges UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital Marion
Ali Savage-Hand UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Des Moines
Sean Schafer Parkview Manor, Inc Traer
Chris Schill Central Iowa Healthcare Union
Jolyn Schneider UI Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City
Evelyn Schnoor UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Saylorville
Barbara Schuessler UI Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City
Tracy Shaw UnityPoint Health – Des Moines West Des Moines
Patricia Spooner Mercy Medical Center Clinton Clinton
Hillary Storm UI Hospitals and Clinics Pella
Amber Taft St Croix Hospice Cascade
Jenilee Teeling Community Memorial Hospital Sumner
Kim Tew UI Hospitals and Clinics Kalona
Lee Thoma Garnett Place Retirement Community Urbana
Samantha Thompson VA Medical Center Iowa City
Brenda Tiefenthaler Spencer Hospital Sioux Rapids
Ann Torgler Fort Madison Community Hospital Montrose
Marvin Van Der Wiel Mercy Medical Center Des Moines Otley
Barb Van Gorp HCI Care Services Pella
Lindsay Vargas Genesis Medical Center Bettendorf
John Wagner UI Hospitals and Clinics Davenport
Brian Wayson UI Hospitals and Clinics North Liberty
Deborah West Mary Greeley Medical Center Home Health Services Ames
Ruth White UnityPoint Health Blank Children’s Hospital Des Moines
Steve Wilbur UnityPoint Health – Des Moines West Des Moines
Emily Wynn UI Hospitals and Clinics Solon
Mark Zelinskas Mercy Medical Center Dubuque
Cindy Zevenbergen Mercy Medical Center Marion