UnityPoint Health Nurses Named 2023 ‘Great Iowa Nurses’ - MedQ

UnityPoint Health Nurses Named 2023 ‘Great Iowa Nurses’

MedQuarter (MedQ) Regional Medical District | January 30th, 2023

UnityPoint Health Cedar Rapids Great Iowa Nurses Headshots

UnityPoint Health is honored to have 50 nurses named to the 2023 Great Iowa Nurses list and 16 are from UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids. Honorees include: Kelli McAfee, Marion; Laura Barner, Springville; Peggy Bragg, Mt. Vernon; Mark Butschi, Robins, Penny Dullea, Swisher; Jordan Hagarty, Cedar Rapids; Paige Holland, Monmouth; Jeremy Gardemann, Independence; Jessica Newsom, Cedar Rapids; Jayne Nirschl, Cedar Rapids; Kim Mente, Tipton; Maureen McEvoy, Coggon; Rachel Petersen, Alburnett; Michelle Ross, Urbana; Stephanie Voss, Tipton; Holly White, Marion.


This prestigious award annually recognizes nurses at healthcare organizations across the state for their outstanding contributions to their patients, team members, and the nursing profession.

“I am thrilled to see our exceptional nurses receive this recognition,” said Carmen Kleinsmith, UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids senior vice president and chief nurse executive. “Our nurses give selflessly to our patients and team members. I am grateful for their dedication to patient care and improving the health of our community.”

“I’m inspired by and extremely proud of all our nurse honorees this year,” said UnityPoint Health Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President D’Andre Carpenter. “Their skill and passion for nursing shows in the high-quality, compassionate care they provide every day to our patients and communities. Each one of these nurses is deserving of this recognition, and it’s a privilege to have them represent the exceptional hospital, clinic and home care nursing teams at UnityPoint Health.”

Award recipients will be honored during a virtual ceremony in February. For more information, visit greatiowanurses.org.

For individuals interested in joining the UnityPoint Health team, visit: unitypoint.org/joinourteam.

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