October 12, 2012, ST. LOUIS -- Saint Louis University Hospital was a big winner at the 17th annual Emergency Nurses Association awards banquet October 10 as the organization’s St. Louis Chapter awarded SLU Hospital five awards, including Emergency Nurse of the Year and ER Rookie Nurse of the Year.
Jeff Halverson, RN, was named Nurse of the Year and according to Helen Sandkuhl, RN, director of emergency services at Saint Louis University Hospital, he is well deserving of the recognition.
“There is no such thing as ‘Not my patient, not my room’ when it comes to Jeff,” says Sandkuhl. “He is a great, compassionate nurse who loves what he does … helping people.”
In addition, Phillip Sowa, SLU Hospital chief executive officer and Dawn Anuszkiewicz, SLU Hospital chief operating officer, were both recipients of the ENA’s Special Leadership Award, Ryan Fonner, RN, was winner of the ER Rookie Nurse of the year Award and Sandkuhl earned special recognition with a thank you from a special patient.
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About Saint Louis University Hospital
Saint Louis University Hospital is a 356-licensed bed quaternary/tertiary referral center located in the heart of the city of St. Louis. Approximately 75 percent of patients are drawn from a 150-mile radius. Through affiliation as the teaching hospital for Saint Louis University, the hospital provides patients and their families with an environment of medical innovation. Working in this endeavor are the hospital’s medical staff partners, SLUCare, the physicians of Saint Louis University. The hospital admits more than 17,000 patients annually, performs more than 200 organ transplants a year and is a Level I Trauma Center that treats more than 2,000 major trauma cases a year. For more information, please visit www.sluhospital.com.
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