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Southern Ute Clinic nurses and staff members stand together for a photo in the Hall of Warriors for a photo in recognition of Nurses Appreciation Week, which is held at the beginning of May each year.
Photo Credit: McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum

The nurses who work at the Southern Ute Health Clinic (SUHC) often work numerous hours and dedicate themselves to help in people’s daily lives. They are often left unrecognized. National Nurses Week is a great time to remember that they are regular people too.

Nurses everywhere will be acknowledged for all their hard work and commitment to the public during National Nurses Week (May 6 — May 12). Nurses provide clinical and public health services to the community, as well as supportive patient care — a vital component of regional heal care networks.

Margo Yeager, has worked for the SUHC for the past 10 years and is responsible for the daily operations of the Health Center. Jane Hensen has been a nurse for over 40 years and she likes to hike in her free time. Lawaunta O’Kane is a Registered Nurse (RN) who has worked at the SUHC since 2013, whose favorite show is Dr. Who. The patient coordinator at Shining Mountain Health and Wellness, Shawmarie Tso has been a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) since 2001 and she enjoys hanging out with her family. Tausha Byrd, has been working with the SUHC as an RN and enjoys the outdoors.

These are just a few of the talented nursing staff, that dedicate time and effort to promoting wellness, education and empowerment through all aspects of health.




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