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Sparrow Carson Hospital names 2 Nurses of the Year

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Sparrow Carson Hospital named two outstanding nurses as its 2022 Nurses of the Year and celebrated its caregivers for their many accomplishments while fighting a pandemic.

Sparrow Ionia Hospital Emergency Department caregiver named Nurse of the Year

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Emergency Department nurse Jodi Church has been selected as Sparrow Ionia Hospital’s 2022 Nurse of the Year.

Sparrow Carson, Ionia nurses honored during Nurses Week celebrations


Sparrow Hospital and Sparrow’s Community Hospitals honored thousands of nurses during this year’s Nurses Week in recognition of the extraordinary care they provided during the past unrelenting year of the COVID-19 virus.

Nurses Week recently concluded with ceremonies and recognition at several Sparrow sites of care.

Spectrum Health hospital supervisor given DAISY Nurse Leader Award

Alicia Blackmer was recognized by her peers with a DAISY Nurse Leader Award on May 6 at Spectrum Health United Hospital where she works as a hospital supervisor.

Blackmer, a registered nurse, was nominated by Russ Burgdorf III, a respiratory therapy manager of the Select Unit at Blodgett Hospital who also works occasionally at United Hospital.

Compassionate care honored with DAISY and BEE Awards

Spectrum Health United Hospital ICU, inpatient staffs also recognized

Spectrum Health United Hospital leadership honored staff members in its ICU and inpatient departments Tuesday with a DAISY Team Award for their work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carol Dwyer, chief nursing officer of Spectrum Health United and Kelsey Hospitals, nominated the departments for the special recognition.

United and Kelsey hospitals celebrate Certified Nurses Day


In observance of Certified Nurses Day on March 19, Spectrum Health United and Kelsey Hospital nurses shared the significance of gaining additional knowledge through extra certification.

Over 40 registered nurses at United and Kelsey hospitals have achieved a nursing certification, demonstrating professionalism and excellence.  Certified Nurses Day is March 19, the birthday of nurse credentialing expert and advocate Margarette Madden.