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FALL 2017

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64 UOFLMAGAZINE.COM F rom addressing the needs of drug-addicted pregnant women to bringing health education and care to a remote Mennonite commu- nity, six outstanding nurses made their marks across the state. For their efforts in providing patient care, impacting the profes- sion of nursing and improving the health of Kentuckians, the six were chosen to receive the 4th annual University of Louisville School of Nursing Florence Nightingale Awards in Nursing. Kristin Ashford, 00GN, and Gwen Moreland Ashford, associate dean of undergraduate faculty and inter- professional education affairs at the University of Kentucky Col- lege of Nursing, and Moreland, assistant chief nurse executive at Kentucky Children's Hospital, developed PATHways (Perinatal Assistance and Treatment Home) to address the needs of opioid-ad- dicted pregnant women. Mary Beth Hurley A nurse at Hager Preschool in Owensboro, Hurley mentors young mothers, accompanies children to dental surgeries and checks on students during week- ends and school breaks. The Mary Beth Hurley Medical Trust Fund was established to provide funding for Hager Preschool stu- dents' medical, dental and vision services. Susan Jones Jones is a champion for health care for rural populations and underserved areas. In her role at Western Kentucky Universi- ty's Institute for Rural Health, Jones coordinates a monthly visit with interdisciplinary students and faculty to present culturally sensitive health education and provide clinical services to the Old Order Mennonite commu- nity in south central Kentucky. Linda Weston Kramer Tuttle, 82N At Norton Brownsboro Hospi- tal, Tuttle works in the trenches as a critical care nurse and pro- vides education and mentorship to nurses new to critical care. She was instrumental in devel- oping "The Partners in Critical Care Education," a program that brings together a network of nurse educators from several hospitals and allows them to pool resources. Carol Wright Wright dedicated her career to improving care for trauma patients, especially children who have suffered abuse. Wright, trauma program manager and pediatric trauma coordinator at UK HealthCare, helped develop a comprehensive evaluation pro- cess for non-accidental trauma in pediatric patients, transforming the way these cases are identified and managed. REMARKABLE NURSES HONORED IN NIGHTINGALE'S FOOTSTEPS

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