The South Texas Foundation for Nursing Excellence honored the 2009 top 10 nominees and presented awards to the 2009 top 10 finalists in the South Texas Crossroads Region that have made a significant difference in the lives of patients, peers and the community. The top 10 nurses recognized included
Margie Johnson, Detar Healthcare System, Victoria, Texas
Penny Christen, Community Health Centers of South Central Texas Inc.
Barbara Guy, DeTar Healthcare System
Mary Kitchens, Deveraux Foundation and Victoria College, Victoria
Katrin McDonough, Citizens Medical Center, Victoria
Patricia Villa, Cuero (Texas) Community Hospital
Laura Purswell, DeTar Healthcare System
Paige Stringo, DeTar Healthcare System
Mary Grace Cuellar, Christus Spohn Hospital Beeville (Texas)
Brett Sublett, DeTar Healthcare System
Nominees included: Betty Jones, DeTar Healthcare System; Portlyn Brogger, Triumph Hospital Victoria; Rebecca Mattocks, Citizens Medical Center; Josie Llanes, Port Lavaca Nursing and Rehab; Dianne OQuinn, Citizens Medical Center; Laura West, Citizens Medical Center; Jean Tabora, Citizens Medical Center; Adelita Amador, Refugio; Cheryl Bankhead, DeTar Healthcare System; Iris Olguin, Texan West Nursing and Rehab; Larissa Tesch, Lavaca Medical Center; Tobi Appelt, Hallettsville ISD; Paula Hopkins, Twin Pines Nursing and Rehab.
They were nominated by coworkers, clients/patients, physicians and groups.