All across the nation, observations of National Nurses Month took place throughout May, honoring men and women dedicated to outstanding patient care. Throughout Southern Illinois, health care providers honored all of their nursing staffs with recognitions ranging from meals in their honor to special gifts.

The Southern Illinoisan, along with Heartland Regional Medical Center and assisted by John A. Logan College and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing, honored 11 of the region’s top nursing professionals with a ceremony and reception on May 16 at Heartland Regional Medical Center.

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