2019 IONL Innovation in Health Care Award

The 2019 Innovation in Health Care Care Award was presented to Steve Wilbur  from UnityPoint Health-Des Moines, for his work on Malignant Hyperthermia Alert in the ED. ‚ÄčNurses are always developing innovations and improving the quality of care in various ways. Sometimes innovative thinking helps one patient overcome a troublesome symptom. Other times, initiatives aimed at quality improvement and clinical practice innovation can benefit a multitude of patients system-wide. The 2019 Innovations in Health Care Award, sponsored by the Iowa Organization of Nurse Leaders, will honor nurses who are evaluating the scientific evidence, changing clinical practice and improving quality outcomes.

2019 Outstanding Nurse Executive & Outstanding Nurse Leader

Victor Bycroft (left), Chief Nursing Executive at Humboldt County Memorial Hospital is the 2019 IONL Outstanding Nurse Executive.

Brenda Oehler (right), Director of  Nursing Operations at UnityPoint St. Lukes in Cedar Rapids is the 2019 IONL Outstanding Nurse Leader.

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2019 Scholarship and Certification Scholarship Winners

JoBeth Lawless (left), Chief Nursing Officer at Lucas County Health Center in Chariton

Casey Orth-Nebitt (right), Director of Sugery, Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake

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