Vail Health’s Amy Lavigne wins Colorado Health Care Star Award | VailDaily.com

Vail Health’s Amy Lavigne wins Colorado Health Care Star Award

From left, Vail Health’s Senior Director of Human Resources Tanya Rippeth, Transition to Practice Coordinator Amy Lavigne, Director of Quality Debbie Morris and Chief Nursing Office Sheila Sherman.
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Vail Health’s Amy Lavigne recently received the Colorado Health Care Star Award for exceptional health care professionals. Nominated by Vail Health’s Chief Nursing Officer, Sheila Sherman, Amy was recognized for her expertise in leading best practice initiatives in the perinatal department and coordinating the hospital’s Transition to Practice program for new graduate nurses.

She also recently led an initiative that was recognized in The Joint Commission’s Pioneers in Quality publication, which featured the successful work of only three other hospitals in 2018. The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) and American Sentinel University award only 12 winners of the Colorado Health Care Stars.

“Amy has a passion for the profession of nursing that is manifested through her positive energy and ability to engage staff in showing up to deliver the best care possible and best work,” Sherman said in her nomination. “Vail Health is fortunate and proud to have dedicated, engaged and passionate professionals such as Amy.”