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National Nurse Week: Celebrating NCW's best

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It's National Nurse Week and outstanding nurses from our region are being honored during three days of events.

Christy Monnot, who chairs the event, stopped by the office to give me some inside information about the local events, which kicked off with a film Tuesday night, continued with nationally recognized author Joe Tye conducting a workshop Thursday and then headlining the annual banquet Thursday night.

The banquet will honor six nurses of the year — Louise Bolser of Cascade Medical Center, Vaishall Bhide of Confluence Health, Tina Avey of Colonial Vista, Camille White of Highline Care Centers, Mona Miles-Koehler of the North Central Educational Service District, and Ginny Heinitz of Confluence Health.

They'll also be giving a lifetime achievement award to Leona Massengale, a retired nurse who spent more than five decades nursing and teaching. "Leona has done so much over so many years in the nursing community," Monnot wrote in an email,  Massengale taught Monnot the basics of patient care and was her first nursing instructor at Wenatchee Valley College.

She impacted hundreds of nurses in the valley through her work, Monnot said, by modeling high standards, quality care and a personal touch.

This week would be a perfect opportunity for each of us to send a note of appreciation to a health care facility to honor a nurse who has provided great care. It's a tough job without a lot of thanks and we all depend on their expertise and compassion.

For more information on the events and those being honored, log onto ncwnurseweek.org.