BVRMC Medical/Surgical Unit Receives American Nurse Journal Award

Diane Porter | June 24th, 2021

Storm Lake, Iowa – The Medical/Surgical Department at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake, Iowa, has received an Honorable Mention Award from the American Nurse Journal for the 2021 All-Pro Nursing Team Awards. This award recognizes the dedication, commitment, patient advocacy, and clinical expertise of all nurses.

The All-Pro Nursing Team Awards recognize the best teams in the United States based on several professional criteria, including communications, responsiveness, and adaptability; as well as demonstrating a winning formula that drives success.

Teams provided narratives that illustrate extraordinary performance that sets them apart and helps them achieve measurable outcomes that meet the needs of their patients and support each other. Entries represented a spectrum of nursing organizations, from regional healthcare systems to acute care facilities.

“I am very pleased to receive this award from the American Nurses Association and feel very fortunate to work with the Medical/Surgical team on a daily basis. The past year has certainly been a challenge to the entire community and this team of professionals rose to the occasion and gave great care to the people of our community. Receiving this award is a tribute to that work,” states Deb Colshan, Director of Medical Surgical/ICU.

American Nurse, the official journal of the American Nurses Association (ANA) is a fresh voice of nursing across America. The journal reaches over 175,000 dedicated nurses in a multitude of specialties and practice settings. Published monthly, ten times in print and two times in electronic format, American Nurse is a comprehensive, timely, trusted information source that nurses can rely on to: enhance patient outcomes, develop their professional careers, and build their educational foundation of best practices. For Information about American Nurse, please visit

BVRMC MedSurg Receives Award

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