Mary Shy a Nightingale Award Finalist

Mary Shy, Family Nurse Practitioner, has been selected as a state-wide finalist for the prestigious Florence Nightingale Award. The Nightingale Award is given to Nurses who best exemplify the philosophy and practice of Florence Nightingale, a 19th century pioneer who epitomized the art of helping people toward their optimal health .

Ms. Shy was one of twenty regional nominees from South and Southeast Colorado. She was selected as one of four “Luminary Award” recipients and will now move on to the state-wide selection process to be held on May 11th.

Ms. Shy received her Bachelor Degree in Nursing from West Texas State University and her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Colorado. She has worked at the Children’s Hospital, Cheyenne County Nursing Service, The Family Practice Center in Burlington and Rural Health Ventures in Goodland and Sharon Spring, Kansas.

Mary has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner at High Plains Community Health Center since 2002, serving college students and staff as well as community residents at the Lamar Community College clinic.

“This is the highest honor bestowed upon Nurses and we are very proud to have such a talented person as Mary providing care to High Plains patients,” notes Jay Brooke, High Plains Executive Director.


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