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St.Kate's alum, faculty among those honored by Mpls.St.Paul magazine

Two alumnae and a faculty member of St. Catherine University's Henrietta Schmoll School of Health are among the 13 winners of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine's Outstanding Nurses Awards. Six alumnae were also among the finalists.

Presented to top nurses in the Twin Cities metro area, “Outstanding Nurse” winners were nominated by peers, patients, and the general public. The finalists and winners were selected by an independent panel of judges and Mpls.St.Paul editorial staff.

According to the magazine, “nurses are chosen based on professionalism, bedside manner, patient interaction, credentials and experience, impact on an organization, and leadership. Additional weight is given to those who received multiple nominations from multiple sources and to those nominated by their patients.”

Alums and faculty honored

The two St. Catherine University alums are:
Donald Brock '95, RN, who serves in the Regions Hospital Emergency Unit and is also officer in charge of the Critical Care Aeromedical Transport Team for the 934th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station; and 

JoAnne Geiser '82, RN, who is school nurse at Convent of the Visitation School, Mendota Heights, Minn.

The St. Kate’s faculty member is:

Gretchen Moen, an assistant professor in the University's Nursing-Graduate program. 

Alumnae also among finalists

St. Kate’s graduates could also be found among the 49 “Outstanding Nurse” finalists:

Mary Chesney '75, University of Minnesota Medical Center

Wendy Dahl '85, Regions Hospital

Kathleen Kopp '00, University of Minnesota Medical Center

Jessica LeMay  '03, United Hospital

Colleen Roethke '84, Allina Health Services

Aleda Xiong '09, University of Minnesota Physicians

According to the magazine, the “49 finalists combined with the 13 award winners represent the top 25 percent of nurses nominated this year.” Nominations for Outstanding Nurses 2014 opens in February 2014.

Sep. 23, 2013 by Julie Michener

See also: Alumnae/i, Faculty, Healthcare