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Assemblyman Benoit Presents
2006 Notable Nurse Awards

Capping a weeklong celebration that honored National Nurses Week, Assemblyman John Benoit, 64th District, hosted a breakfast and presented the 2006 Notable Nurse Awards,May 12, at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower. The nurses were selected by a committee of their peers and came together from the greater Coachella Valley and beyond, for the breakfast awards ceremony. The 64 specially recognized nurses arrived from Eisenhower Medical Center, Desert Regional Medical Center, John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Hemet Valley Medical Center and Visiting Nurses Association/Palm Desert. Twenty of the 64 nurses honored were from Eisenhower Medical Center.

“As a former California Highway Patrol Officer, I have had the opportunity to meet more nurses than most people, and I have a deep appreciation for what they do,” explained Assemblyman John Benoit. “There are so many ways this profession touches the lives of so many people.”

Louise White, Chief Nursing Officer at Eisenhower, was pleased with the recognition for nurses. “Nurses are at the center of health care and are leaders in our community. They are also the trainers for the next generation of nurses.”


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