Sixteen AHSC Nurses Among 'Fabulous 50' Tucson RNs

16 nurses from the AHSC will be among those honored at the 2004 Tucson Fabulous 50 gala.

Sixteen AHSC Nurses Among 'Fabulous 50' Tucson RNs

Sixteen nurses from the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center will be among those honored at the 2004 Tucson Fabulous 50 gala on Saturday, May 8.
The 10th annual event is the city's capstone celebration to National Nursing Week, May 5-12.

UA men's Basketball Coach Lute Olson will be the keynote speaker at the formal dinner-dance at the Doubletree Hotel, 445 S. Alvernon Way. KGUN-TV 9 news anchor Colleen Bagnall will emcee the event, which is sponsored by the Tucson Nurses Week Foundation.

Each of the Fabulous 50 was nominated by nursing colleagues, physicians or patients for their professionalism, education, research and personal vitality. The winners were selected by a panel of Fabulous 50 nurse alumni.


University Medical Center

Mary Beckham, RN                            Nursery ICU
Deborah Collinge, RN                        7 East
Elizabeth Criss, RN, MEd, CEN           Staff Educator
Ardath Delforge, RN, BSN, OCN       Arizona Cancer Center
Misty Duden, RN, BSN                      Pediatric ICU
Donna Gonzalez, RN, RNC                3 West
Susan Kinkade, RN, CEN                  Emergency Department
Ana Marin, RNC                               5 West
Pamela Spencer, RN, BSN                 Pediatric ICU
Margaret Wiggins, RN, CNOR            Operating Room



UA College of Nursing

Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN           Assoc. Dean, Assoc. Professor
Robin Rogers, MS, NRN, CPNP       Awarded posthumously
Kimberly Shea, MS, RN                  Project Dir./Impact Study
Joyce Verran, PhD, RN, FAAN        Professor, Division Dir./Systems
Mary Vincenz, MS, RN                   Clinical Assoc. Professor


The University Physicians (UPI)

Lesta Beattie-Manning, RN, MS
Facility Manager, Ambulatory Surgery Center