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Judy Glasspool receives March of Dimes "Legend" Award


December 04, 2009

Ketchikan, Alaska - Long time Ketchikan General Hospital nurse Judy Glasspool was the recipient of an Alaska March of Dimes "Legend Nurse of the Year" award at the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards banquet held November 20th in Anchorage.

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Judy Glasspool, the recipient of an Alaska March of Dimes "Legend Nurse of the Year" award.
Photo courtesy KGH

The annual awards are given to "an exceptional RN who has dedicated their career to nursing". Eight nurses were named "Legends" at this year's event.

Glasspool has been a nurse for over 40 years, 27 of those years as an Obstetrical Nurse. She received her RN diploma in 1966, came to Ketchikan General Hospital in 1978 as a manager in surgery and later worked as an OB staff nurse and a relief nursing supervisor. She and her family left Ketchikan in 1983 only to return in 1987 when Glasspool returned to work in the KGH OB Department as a staff nurse and later as manager. She has worked for the Home Health Department since 2006.

Home Health Manager Shannon Updike wrote in the nomination application that Glasspool "embraced her role as an RN Case Manager by consistently providing exceptional care to her patients and their caregiversshe continues to work hard for her patients and to sincerely make a difference for all whom she touches."

Because of prior commitments,Glasspool was not able to attend the March of Dimes Award Ceremony in November. Janie Odgers, the Alaska Director for the March of Dimes, came to Ketchikan on October 22nd to present the award.

Ketchikan General Hospital is part of PeaceHealth, a Bellevue, WA-based not-for-profit health care system with medical centers and clinics in Alaska, Washington and Oregon that serves more than 57,000 patients annually. Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, Ketchikan General Hospital has provided care to residents of Southeast Alaska since 1923.


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Ketchikan General Hospital



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