American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association Name October Colorado Health Care Star

– Award Recognizes Professionals Making a Difference in Health Care –

AURORA, Colo. – November 5, 2015 – American Sentinel University and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) recently named Kim Blair, BSN, RN at UC Health as the October Colorado Health Care Stars Award Winner recognizing Blair as an exceptional health care professional.

Colorado Health Care Stars is a new statewide health care professional award recognition program sponsored by American Sentinel University and CHA. The program was launched in February 2015 to acknowledge clinical professionals in Colorado who exceed expectations in the delivery of health care.

Blair, who works in the Outpatient Infusion Unit at UC Health, recognizes the importance of patient satisfaction. Daily, she ensures that she provides an excellent level of outpatient care to her patients.

“Kim Blair is committed and dedicated to providing phenomenal care to our outpatient infusion patients,” says Michelle Smith, chief clinical officer at UC Health. “Kim consistently goes above and beyond to make sure that our patients are being cared for while in the hospital and the community. She strives to minimize patient discomfort and helps to alleviate stress for both the patient and their families. She is truly an asset to the Outpatient Infusion Unit and a remarkable representative of the nursing unit at UC Health.”

Nominate The Next Colorado Health Care Stars Winner

Nominate an exceptional clinical professional. Each month CHA draws from the pool of nominees and chooses an individual that will be featured the following month on the CHA Career Center website, receive a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of American Sentinel University and be entered into a drawing at the end of the year for a monetary scholarship toward an accredited health care certificate or degree at American Sentinel University.

“American Sentinel is proud to recognize the efforts of nursing leaders, like Kim Blair, who tirelessly work to make a difference in their community to continually improve the quality of health care,” says Chris Wolfe, director, program strategy and alliances at American Sentinel University.

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About the Colorado Hospital Association

The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) represents 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado. CHA partners with its members to work towards health reform and performance improvement, and provides advocacy and representation at the state and federal level. Colorado hospitals and health systems are committed to providing coverage and access to safe, high-quality and affordable health care. In addition, Colorado hospitals have a tremendous impact on the state’s economic stability and growth, contributing to nearly every community across the state with 72,000 employees statewide.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited online nursing degree programs in nursing, informatics, MBA Health Care, DNP Executive Leadership and DNP Educational Leadership. Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The university is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). The Accrediting Commission of DEAC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.