Seven nurses from UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids were recently named to the Iowa Nurses’ Association list of 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2021. UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids honorees include: Rose Hedges, Mt. Vernon; Carrie Lawson, Coralville; Rebecca Moore, Center Point; Jayne Nirschl, Cedar Rapids; Shawna Patterson, Atkins; Diane Seelau, Cedar Rapids and Aimee Traugh, Cedar Rapids.
These nurses were selected based on their concern for humanity and contributions to the community and the nursing profession. The nurses were selected from a pool of nominated individuals nominated by colleagues, patients, doctors, friends and family members. The field of nominees is then narrowed to 100 by a panel of reviewers, which includes nursing professionals and previous award winners.
Due to COVID-19, the 17th annual 100 Great Iowa Nurses Celebration will be held virtually on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 2pm.