Wednesday, April 30, 2003

Some Good News


Health care awards honor 16

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The dedication and perseverance exemplified by Florence Nightingale continue to set the standards of conduct among health care professionals today.

The Board of Advisors of the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing recently honored those who have achieved excellence in maintaining those standards. Sixteen health care professionals received the Florence Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing last week.

Receiving the 2003 Board of Advisors Award are: Renee Holleran, University Hospital-Air Care; Barbara Schaffer, St. James White Oak School; Helga Mathews, University Hospital; Susan Ware, Veterans Affairs Medical Center; Sally Kaiser, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center-Home Health, and Kathy Calihan, Mercy Hospital-Fairfield.

The 2003 Dean's Award Recipients are: Sandra Kordis and Brad Bailey, Jewish Hospital; Theresa Vietor, St. Elizabeth Medical Center; Eileen Hendrix, Greater Cincinnati OB/Gyn; Claire Fredasch and Kelly Krummen, Good Samaritan Hospital; Inez Hall, Mercy Hospital-Fairfield; Sharyl Iden, Southgate Independent Hospital; Kim Latham, Christ Hospital, and Jane Vandervort, CMH Regional Health System.

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Alton Fitzgerald White, currently appearing as Mufasa in The Lion King at the Aronoff Center, will give a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. May 12 at the School for Creative and Performing Arts 1310 Sycamore St., Over-the-Rhine.

White is a 1982 graduate of SCPA. For more information, call 632-5910.

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Donald and Marian Spencer of Avondale will be honored from 6-9 p.m. May 19 at the Montgomery Inn Banquet Center during the 2003 Kinship Dinner, sponsored by the Urban Appalachian Council.

Both have been civic leaders in Cincinnati. Donald Spencer, a teacher and musician, was a former president of the Avondale Community Council.

Marian Spencer was the first African-American woman elected to Cincinnati City Council and the first African-American woman president of the Cincinnati Women's Club. For more information, call 251-0202.

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Girl Scouts from Troop 1126 of St. Leon, Ind., plan to return to Over-the-Rhine soon after spending a Saturday morning there in March, serving food to the homeless and poor.

The project was headed by Kathleen Lillie, a senior at East Central High School, as part of her community service requirements for the Girl Scouts' highest honor, the Gold Award, similar to the Eagle Scout award in Boy Scouts

"It really made my heart feel good to see all those people being fed," Lillie said. "It had a great impact upon my troop as well."

Allen Howard's "Some Good News'' column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362, at ahoward@enquirer.com or by fax at 768-8340.




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