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Excellence in Nursing

Congratulations to our Class of 2015 Nurses!

On May 6, 2015, Hudson Valley Magazine hosted its 8th Annual Excellence in Nursing Awards at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. The event celebrated 45 of the region’s finest nurses to kick off National Nurses Week. Cheryl Burke, RN-BC, MS, MBA, WCC (pictured below) of Phelps Memorial Hospital Center received the highest honor of the evening: the Top Nurse Award.

The night began with a kind note from U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, read by Hudson Valley Regional Assistant Sarah Reingold, congratulating all of the nurses being honored for their outstanding leadership and dedication. Hudson Valley Magazine awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Our Lady of Lourdes senior Emily Page, who has dreams of becoming a nurse.

Hudson Valley Magazine thanks its Excellence in Nursing Awards sponsors: Health Quest, Bon Secours Charity Health System, Westchester Medical Center, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation, and Hudson Valley Skin Care. Music was provided by Hal Prince Music & Entertainment, with photography courtesy of Tè Cachè Photography.

Top Nurse 2015 Cheryl Burke
Hudson Valley Associate Publisher Jack Driscoll presents Cheryl Burke with the 2015 Top Nurse Award