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

– Award Recognizes Professionals Making a Difference in Health Care –

AURORA, Colo. – June 9, 2015 – American Sentinel University and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) recently named Lynda Steinbach, RN, BSN at Grand River Health CHA as the April Colorado Health Care Stars Award Winner recognizing Steinbach 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.

Steinbach, an Education Coordinator and Emergency Preparedness Director, has been at Grand River Health for 16 years and during that time she has demonstrated a passion for high-quality care.

In the past two years, Steinbach worked with the local EMS to develop an innovative education program that taught CPR to 1,363 members of the community. Prior to implementing this project, in 2012, 25 percent of cardiac arrest patients who arrived in Grand River’s Emergency Department had bystander CPR. In 2014, the rate was 100 percent.

Also, Steinbach helped facilitate an active shooter drill that includes 154 participants across two counties and several key stakeholder groups.

“Lynda is constantly looking for grants and other means to enhance the nursing education programs at Grand River. She constantly shares new and innovative ideas when challenged with resolving problems or educational needs,” says Erin Muck, Chief Nursing Officer at Grand River Health CHA. “In the past year, she has obtained multiple learning opportunities for our nursing staff and is responsible for organizing very complex skills days for nursing twice a year to support evidence-based care and quality improvement and truly is a nursing leader that exceeds all expectations in the delivery of patient care.”

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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 honored to recognize the efforts of nursing leaders, like Lynda Steinbach, who tirelessly work to make a difference in their community,” says Chris Wolfe, director of program management at American Sentinel University.

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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.