The Statesman’s Best in Class Awards Gala was created to celebrate our extraordinary local nursing community. In our inaugural event, we received over 370 nominations. Patients, co-workers and managers submitted their special stories on behalf of these unique individuals. Our non-partisan judges selected the top 7 finalists to be honored during the Best in Class Awards Gala. Thank you to our special judges: Shannon Cockrell, Jane D. Champion, Liz Land, Chris Demers, Debbie D. Immel and Cindy D. Zolnierek.