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Two Tuality Healthcare employees named Nurses of the Year

November 02, 2012

For immediate release
Contact:  Gerry Ewing / 503-681-1654

A pair of Tuality Healthcare nurses were honored as two of 16 Nurses of the Year at a March of Dimes breakfast on Friday at the Hilton Portland & Executive Towers.

The honorees are Leda Garside, RN, MBA, manager of ¡Salud! Services, and Amy Kaiser, RN, MSN, OCN, manager of Breast Health Services.

The Nurse of the Year program sponsored by the March of Dimes is in its second year and honors nurses in 16 categories for their care and compassion for patients. Garside was honored as Distinguished Nurse of the Year; Kaiser was honored as Women’s Health Nurse of the Year.

Over 400 nurses statewide were nominated for the various awards. A committee of health care providers whittled the list to 183 finalists, and then picked the winners in the 16 categories.