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Press-Enterprise Caring Spirit Awards recognize five Loma Linda nurses

Nurses from the Inland Southern California area were honored by the Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper for �exemplifying the best of the profession.�
Nurses from the Inland Southern California area were honored by the Riverside Press-Enterprise newspaper for “exemplifying the best of the profession.”
Five nurses from the entities of Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center were recognized at the 2006 Caring Spirit Awards presented by the Press-Enterprise on July 25. The Caring Spirit Awards honor the nursing profession by presenting awards for outstanding accomplishments by local Inland Southern California licensed nurses.

Each year the nursing community nominates those who exemplify the best of the profession. In 2006, nearly 200 nominations were received from 18 different communities covering an area from the low desert to the mountains to the Temecula Valley.

An independent steering committee evaluated and qualified all of the nominations received, and 30 finalists were chosen. Over and over again, nominees were applauded for their selflessness, their high nursing standards and practices, their kindness, consideration, and compassion. Throughout the nominees, the common thread was the essence of nursing—which is caring.

Three of the five nursing finalists from Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center are pictured here.

Alphea “Brownie” Brown, RN, a rehabilitation nurse on unit 1100 at Loma Linda University Medical Center–East Campus Hospital, was a finalist for excellence in advocacy for patients.

Sonya Evans, RN, a nurse on the pediatric acute care unit at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, received the Caring Spirit Award for excellence in community service.

Anne-Berit Petersen, RN, a nurse on the pediatrics step-down ICU at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, was a finalist for excellence in community service.

Ellen McCarville, RN, a nurse in transplant at Loma Linda University Medical Center, was awarded a Caring Spirit Award for excellence in leadership.

Joyce Volsch, RN, director of perinatal services at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, received the Caring Spirit Award for excellence in professional achievement for advancement.

By Preston Smith
Ellen McCarville, RN,
Ellen McCarville, RN, a nurse in transplant at Loma Linda University Medical Center, was awarded a Caring Spirit Award for excellence in leadership on July 25.
Joyce Volsch, RN
Joyce Volsch, RN, director of perinatal services at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, received the Caring Spirit Award for excellence in professional achievement for advancement.
Sonya Evans, RN
Sonya Evans, RN, a nurse on the pediatric acute care unit at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, received the Caring Spirit Award for excellence in community service.

TODAY news for Thursday, August 24, 2006