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Centura Health Mercy Regional Medical Center Emergency Department Manager a Colorado Health Care Star

– Award Recognizes Celeste Hanson-Weller as a Health Care Professional Making a Difference –

DENVER, CO. – June. 30, 2020 – American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association named Celeste Hanson-Weller, Emergency Department Manager, with Centura Health Mercy Regional Medical Center, as a Colorado Health Care Star Award winner. This award recognizes Hanson-Weller 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 Colorado Hospital Association. The program was launched in February 2015 to acknowledge industry professionals in Colorado who exceed expectations in the delivery of health care.

As a staff Nurse, Department Team Leader, and now as Nurse Manager, Hanson-Weller has transformed the Mercy Emergency Department to one of the highest functioning emergency departments in the health system. She helped build the SANE program, has worked with the community to find solutions to resolve the increase of marijuana use and, is currently the department lead in the CHA ALTO program. She has also taken the lead to help develop a program to care for and ensure the safety of our psychiatric patient population.

“Celeste has the respect and admiration of every ED staff member as well as other managers, directors, and senior administrators at Mercy,” said Paul Gibson, Director of Emergency Services at Mercy Regional Medical Center. “Celeste leads from the floor, always with the patient’s best interest at the core of her being. She will continue to work diligently to ensure the department, and Mercy, grow and adapt to the ever-changing healthcare environment, well into the future.”

“Committed healthcare professionals like Celeste are the heart of providing patient centered care in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment,” says Michael Rickart, Vice President of Partner Engagement for American Sentinel University. “We’re thrilled our partnership with the Colorado Hospital Association allows us to honor her achievements and to recognize her as a Colorado Health Star.”

Learn more about American Sentinel University’s online degree programs at https://www.americansentinel.edu/ or call 866.922.5690.

About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), of One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The University is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), of 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 234-5100, www.deac.org, and regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), of 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, www.hlcommission.org.

About Colorado Hospital Association

Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is the leading voice of Colorado’s hospital and health system community. Representing more than 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout the state, CHA serves as a trusted, credible and reliable resource on health issues, hospital data and trends for its members, media, policymakers and the general public. Through CHA, Colorado’s hospitals and health systems work together in their shared commitment to improve health and health care in Colorado. Learn more at www.cha.com.