Photo Gallery: NurseWeek Congratulates Northwest’s 2008 Nursing Excellence Winners

Their stories are as unique as the patients they serve. But six local nurses are united by their focus on quality patient care and driven by a passion for healthy outcomes. They have walked the hallways of their facilities, not in front of their patients and colleagues, nor in their wake, but by their sides. Between them, these nurses have devoted nearly 170 years to raising the bar in healthcare. They are the Northwest 2008 Nursing Excellence Award winners, and NurseWeek heartily joins their peers in honoring their achievements in six categories. Take a virtual tour of their award ceremonies here.

— Laura M. Stakal, NurseWeek Northwest managing editor