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CCH Employee wins Norman S. Holt Award for Nursing Excellence

CCH Employee wins Norman S. Holt Award for Nursing Excellence

GILLETTE, WY—Natalie Tucker, MS, RN, is this year’s recipient of the Norman S. Holt Award for Nursing Excellence. The award was presented at the Wyoming Hospital Association annual meeting, held September 8-9, 2021 in Casper.

Natalie is the newly appointed Chief Nursing Officer for Campbell County Health. Natalie began her nursing career in 1996 at a rural hospital in Sturgis, South Dakota. Natalie has been employed by CCH since 2000. She worked in the Campbell County Memorial Hospital Emergency Department before becoming a nursing instructor at Gillette College. She returned to CCH full-time as a Supervisor, and became the Director of Health, Safety and Development in 2018.

“Natalie is very deserving of this prestigious award,” said Colleen Heeter, CEO. “Her career is a testament to her ongoing promotion of professional development throughout the organization. She has taken on new and demanding roles during the pandemic that demonstrate her skills in problem solving and decision-making, and she never forgets that people are at the heart of Campbell County Health.”

The Wyoming Hospital Association established the Norman S. Holt Award for Nursing Excellence in 1983 in honor and memory of Norm Holt, because of his tremendous understanding and active involvement with the nursing profession. The award is given to honor one outstanding nurse in Wyoming each year.

Nominees are judged on:

  • Concern for the profession and its improvement
  • Improved skills and knowledge
  • Respect by peers
  • Compassion for patients and family members
  • Creativity and innovation in nursing care
  • Dedication to providing the highest quality of care possible
  • A positive approach to superiors, peers, subordinates.