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Event Summary

Hudson Valley Magazine, a division of Today Media, hosted its 9th annual Excellence in Nursing Awards on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY celebrating the region’s finest nurses in correlation with National Nurses Week.


  • The Program

    The evening kicked off with a cocktail hour overlooking the Hudson at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. After the awards ceremony, guests enjoyed dinner and danced the night away to music by Hal Prince Music and Entertainment.

  • The Guests of Honor

    The reception welcomed 80 nominated nurses, along with 340 friends and family. Linda Gurgui RN, BSN from Northern Dutchess Hospital received the highest honor of the evening, the Top Nurse Award, for her remarkable nursing career. Linda demonstrates what nursing excellence exemplifies.

  • The Scholarship Winner

    Hudson Valley Magazine awarded a $1,500 scholarship to Carmel High School senior Taylor Pirro, who has dreams of becoming a nurse.

  • The Sponsors

    The Hudson Valley Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards were sponsored by, New York Presbyterian, Westchester Medical Center Health Network, Health Quest, Topricin. Music and Entertainment provided by Hal Prince Music & Entertainment, photography courtesy of Te Cache Photography.