Posted by: Duke Raleigh Hospital | October 3, 2019

Duke Raleigh Hospital Nurses Named in Great 100

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Nine nurses from across Duke Health, including three from Duke Raleigh Hospital, were recognized as Great 100 Nurses. The honor recognizes registered nurses in North Carolina for their commitment to excellence and to promoting a positive image of the nursing profession. They will join their fellow Great 100 Nurses at a gala October 5.

Leanne Edwards, BSN, RN, AAACN, CNIV
Same Day Surgery
“What makes Leanne an outstanding nurse is that she gets involved to assist with the growth and development of her patients, their families and her peers.”

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Tigist Gessesse, BSN, RN, CPAN, CNIV
Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
“Tigist took the initiative to re-organize our unit’s policy and procedure manual. This amazing nurse spent hours making sure the manual was easy for her colleagues to reference.”

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Marie Irene Nagel, BSN, RN, CGRN, CNIV
Endoscopy Department
“Marie is a humble, compassionate nurse, mother, friend, colleague and advocate – the best of the best in the nursing practice and in advancing the profession of nursing.”

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You can find all of the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina at

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