Three University of Colorado Hospital nurses were named finalists for the state's 2010 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Human Caring.
Nominees are Deborah DeVine, R.N., M.S.N., director of patient services; Darryl Evertsen, R.N., medical intensive care unit and outpatient post-anesthesia care unit; and Tracy Steinberg, R.N., M.S., C.N.S., liver transplant coordinator.
Winners will be announced at a statewide event May 1.
"I am proud of all our nominees," said Carolyn Sanders, chief nursing officer and vice president of patient services. "They have exemplified the excellence in caring our nurses demonstrate each day."
Founded in 1985, the Nightingale Award honors nurses who exemplify the high standards of care established by 19th-century nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale; 15 regional finalists are selected. Last year, Sue West, R.N. and UCH director of clinical excellence and patient safety, was one of the winners.