A couple of weeks ago, ahead of national nurse's week, we asked you to tell us about a nurse you know for the chance to have them win an overnight stay at the French Lick Springs Resort. As you can imagine, we were flooded with nominations that we had the very difficult task of narrowing down to five, one for each day of nurse's week. It goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway), there are not enough words to express our appreciation and gratitude to all Tri-State nurses for the work they do and have been doing, each and every day. As we said when began asking for nominations, nurses are the medical professionals who spend the most time with patients, helping to make them as comfortable as possible during their hospital stay, and making sure they have what they need when they need it to get them healthy again as quickly as possible. We can only imagine how much more difficult that has been over the course of the COVID pandemic, so again, we say THANK YOU for all that you do.

During the week of May 10th through 14th, we selected one of the nominations and read them on the air each day. Not only were those nurses recognized for the work they did by those who nominated them, but they were also entered to win the overnight stay. On Thursday, we randomly selected our grand prize winner from those nominees.

And the Winner Is...

Sally Fetcher works at Woodmont Health in Boonville. Sally was nominated by her daughter, Stephanie, who had this to say about what makes her mom a great nurse:

Sally is my mom, she has been a CNA for several years. She works at Woodmont in Boonville. She always puts in extra shifts, and since COVID hit, she is working even more. Her residents love her! She works most holidays and makes sure every holiday her residents get a special something that comes out of her paycheck, no one asks her to do it, it's just something she enjoys to brighten their day. Her residents are like her family, and for many months due to visitor restrictions my mom, along with her co-workers, were the only people the residents were able to see. My mom has a huge heart and does whatever she can to make sure her residents are taken care of.

Now, it was a matter of giving Sally the good news. First, we needed to let Stephanie know. Take a listen to both her reaction, and Sally's when we brought her into the conversation.

Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU

Again, we can't say enough how much we appreciate the work Sally and all nurses across the Tri-State are doing for their patients each and every day. We also want to thank everyone who submitted a nomination, as well as Diamond Valley Federal Credit Union for their help celebrating these amazing individuals right here in our community.

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