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Valley Health System Nurses Receive Nurse of the Year Honors

Valley Health System Nurse of the Year

Twelve nurses from The Valley Health System were honored during the annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year awards dinner, held November 21, 2015.

“We are very proud of all our nurses – the honorees and those who were nominated,” said Karla Perez, Regional Vice President of The Valley Health System. “These awards showcase how our nurses distinguish themselves in a hospital setting, through community service, and through their strong commitment to be a leader in their department.”



The honorees include:

Lynn Belcher, Summerlin Hospital – Runner Up, Nursing Administration
Erin Bradbury, Spring Valley Hospital – Winner, Charge Nurse/Specialty
Suzanne Carpenter, Summerlin Hospital – Runner Up, Women’s Health
Krystal Coffman, Spring Valley Hospital – Winner, Advanced Practice
Josie Covel, Centennial Hills Hospital – Runner Up, Specialty Practice
Robel Delos Reyes, Summerlin Hospital – Runner Up, General Medical/Surgical
Ike Christian Go, Valley Hospital – Runner Up, Emergency Services
Joyce Malaskovitz, Desert Springs Hospital – Winner, Nursing Management
Marie Silva, Spring Valley Hospital – Winner, Women’s Health
Maria Valentin, Summerlin Hospital – Winner, Pediatric Critical Care
Francine Zimmer, Summerlin Hospital – Winner, Surgical Services

Also honored was Nakeisha Curry, MD, a hospitalist based at Desert Springs Hospital for the Winner, Nurse’s Choice/Administration award.

About the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards

The awards honor nursing while raising money for the March of Dimes in Nevada. States across the country hold Nurse of the Year events but it originated in Nevada 37 years ago. Nevada still leads the nation in having one of the largest and most successful awards dinners. More than 50 healthcare organizations in Southern Nevada participate annually. This year’s event raised in excess of $200,000 for the March of Dimes and was attended by nearly 800 nurses, administrators, nursing assistants, doctors, and their family and friends.

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