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Nov. 13, 2014 Volume 36, No. 12

Three MU Health Care nurses win Nurses of the Year awards

At an Oct. 25 ceremony in St. Louis, three MU Health Care nurses were among 20 honored as March of Dimes 2014 Nurses of the Year.



  • Lori Lampe, a pediatric nurse and lactation consultant at MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital, won the 2014 Pediatric Nurse of the Year award. Lampe, who has 20 years experience as a board-certified lactation consultant, has worked for MU Health Care for 27 years and is the full-time lactation consultant in the Breastfeeding Outpatient Clinic.




  • Susan Scott, manager of patient safety and risk management, won the 2014 Infection Control and Quality Risk Management Nurse of the Year award. Scott has served in many roles during her 31 years as a nurse with MU Health Care. She currently serves as manager of patient safety and risk management and coordinator of the forYOU team, a peer support program to help health care workers who suffer physically or emotionally following an unanticipated patient event or outcome.



  • Jean Sword, a nurse in the operating room at Women’s and Children’s Hospital, won the 2014 Surgical Services Nurse of the Year award. Sword, an operating room nurse for 30 years, including eight at MU Health Care, is the nurse liaison for surgical services at Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She works to keep families informed and updated on the surgical process. 



More than 585 nurses were nominated for an award, representing more than 70 health care facilities.

“Our nurses deliver an exceptional level of patient-centered care and compassion,” said Deb Pasch, executive director of University Hospital and chief nurse executive for MU Health Care. “These three nurses deserve to be recognized for the leadership, contributions and support they have given to patients, visitors and co-workers at MU Health Care.”