IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) -- As we approach one year since Iowa healthcare workers were thrust into the world of COVID-19, the 100 Great Iowa Nurses program has announced its 17th annual 2021 honorees.
The nonprofit organization says these 100 nominees are selected based on "their concern for humanity, their contribution to the community and to the nursing profession, their leadership and mentoring."
Nominations were able to be submitted by colleagues, patients, doctors, friends, and family members. A panel of reviewers that consisted of nursing professionals and previous honorees narrowed the nominees down to the final 100.
Along with the 100 nurses, the program also awarded former honoree Mary Hagen from UnityPoint Health Waterloo with their Lifetime Achievement Award.
100 Great Iowa Nurses will hold a virtual ceremony for the honorees on May 2, just before National Nurses Week from May 6-12.
The event is sponsored by the University of Iowa College of Nursing, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, MercyOne, and Mary Greeley Medical Center.
You can view a list of the 100 honorees HERE.