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Pat Quillen Nominated for 2020 Nightingale Award

PCHC Nurse wearing a white lab coat

(Pueblo, CO, April 9, 2020) – Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Pat Quillen, RN, BSN, MSN, CNM, has been nominated for the 2020 Nightingale & Luminary Award. Presented by the Colorado Nurses Foundation, this award is Colorado’s highest nursing honor, and it recognizes nurses who advance their profession and positively impact their community in exceptional ways. PCHC CEO Donald Moore and Perinatal Director Wendy Raso both advocated to the Nightingale Selection Committee for Quillen’s nomination.

Quillen holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Nursing and has practiced for 43 years. She began her service in Pueblo County as a Registered Nurse in the Parkview Medical Center Maternity Child Unit. She began commuting to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver to earn her master’s degree, while continuing to work at Parkview as the lead clinical nurse on the Labor and Delivery Unit. Quillen displayed outstanding work ethic and commitment to her profession during this challenging time. She then moved into a new role as the sole midwife for a private practice in Pueblo and achieved 1,000 deliveries within just a few years. She has since served PCHC as a Certified Nurse Midwife for nine years and has worked tirelessly to provide quality health care to the women and families of Pueblo County.

At PCHC, Quillen not only maintains a full-time schedule, but she also offers on-demand access so that her patients may reach her whenever they are in need. She constantly offers up her time to ensure that her patients feel well-cared for, safe, and confident in their pregnancy. Her patients know that she will always respond with compassion, dignity, and support regardless their circumstances.

Although the 2020 Nightingale Luminary Awards Ceremony has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all nominees will be recognized, and the award winner will be announced at a future event (TBA).

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Sommer Street, Director of Communications
Pueblo Community Health Center
(719) 543-8718 x 316