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American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association Name Swedish Medical Center Nurse as March Colorado Health Care Star

– Award Recognizes Katie Torrance at Swedish Medical Center as a Nursing Professional Making a Difference in Health Care Today –

AURORA, Colo. – April 8, 2016 – American Sentinel University and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) named Katie Torrance, RN, at the HealthONE Swedish Medical Center located in Englewood, Colo., as the March Colorado Health Care Stars Award winner. This award recognizes Torrance as an exceptional health care professional.

Colorado Health Care Stars is a 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.

Torrance, a member of the Cath/EP Lab at the Swedish Medical Center routinely goes above and beyond her role as an RN to ensure that every patient in the Cath Lab receives comprehensive, compassionate care.

“Katie has impressed the team with her passion for departmental outreach,” says Brett Book, Cath Lab manager at the Swedish Medical Center.  “She is hard working and never without a smile and makes it a priority to ensure that support departments receive the appropriate education and training for recovering the Cath Lab patient. Katie exemplifies the quality and passionate care delivered at Swedish Medical Center.”

Nurses like Katie Torrance make patients feel cared for and respected, and trust that the nurse has their best interest in mind and at heart,” says Chris Wolfe, Director of Program Strategy and Alliances at American Sentinel University. “We applaud Katie for her ability to communicate with patients with warmth and empathy – characteristics key to the nursing profession today.”

Nominate an exceptional clinical professional. Complete the nomination submission form.

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.

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.