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OCN and the American Nurse Project honor 3 Oregon nurses


Three Oregon nurses were introduced as the first nurses from the Pacific Northwest to be included in American Nurse Project at the fifth annual Oregon Center for Nursing’s “The Many Faces of Nursing” fundraiser Sept. 24 at the Oregon Zoo, according to a news release.

Rhonda Collins, RN, MSN, vice president of Fresenius-Kabi USA’s infusion technology, introduced the following RNs:

– Leda Garside, RN, MBA, works with the Tuality Healthcare Foundation for the ¡Salud! Program, which provides migrant workers and their families a way to get health services.

– Judith Andersen, RN, MSN, directs the Workforce Improvement with Immigrant Nurses program at Clackamas (Ore.) Community College.

– Shannon Weybright, RN, supports at-risk teens and their families through the Waterfall Clinic Marshfield School site in Coos Bay, Ore.

“We were thrilled to collaborate with the American Nurse Project on this event,” said Mary Rita Hurley, RN, MP and OCN’s executive director. “These three amazing individuals are the first nurses from the Pacific Northwest to be included in this national project. The work they do is vital to our communities and it is fantastic to see them recognized and honored.”

The “Many Faces of Nursing” event raised more than $83,000 to support the work of OCN. Legacy Health System and Providence Health and Services provided major sponsorship. Other sponsors included Avamere Family of Companies, Oregon Health and Science University, Adventist Health, CareOregon, Kaiser Permanente, Marquis Companies, Oregon Association of Hospital and Health Systems, Oregon Health Care Association and Salem Hospital.



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