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LMS Nurse Ann Body Is Finalist For 2016 Excellence in Nursing Award

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Ladue Middle School’s lead nurse Ann Body has been recognized as a finalist for the 2016 St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards! Congratulations, Ann!

More than 250 nurses were nominated, the largest number of entries since the beginning of the program. A selection committee chose 66 finalists from this pool, and 24 winners will be recognized at the seventh annual Excellence in Nursing Awards reception on Thursday, April 14 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. The event will be hosted by St. Louis Magazine and is presented by Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. More than 450 guests are expected to attend.

“The remarkable efforts of nurses in St. Louis often go unnoticed,” the site reads. “[These nurses] consistently exhibit selfless care, compassion and service. St. Louis Magazine would like to acknowledge and recognize the excellent nurses at our schools, hospitals, nurseries, colleges, and clinics.”

The selection committee included Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing dean Patricia Davidson; University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies dean Ann Cary; American Nurses Credentialing Center executive director Karen Drenkard; University of Missouri–Sinclair School of Nursing assistant dean Shirley Farrah; Mayo Clinic in Florida chief nursing officer Debra Harrison; American Association of Colleges of Nursing chief executive officer Deborah Trautman; and Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation president Phyllis Arn Zimmer.