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Keefe Memorial Health Services District is proud to announce that Jasmine Shea, MSHCT, BSN, RN, RHC, Chief Nursing Officer at Keefe Memorial Hospital, has been awarded the prestigious Nightingale Award for Exceptional Achievement in Nursing Administration by a Nurse Manager/Leader. This accolade was presented during the Nightingale Luminaries Gala held on May 18, 2024, at the Hilton Denver Inverness, recognizing Jasmine’s exceptional leadership, advocacy, and innovation in nursing.

Out of 78 honored Nightingale Luminaries from across Colorado, Jasmine Shea was one of the 15 distinguished recipients of this highest honor. The Nightingale Awards celebrate the best among the more than 110,000 registered nurses in Colorado, highlighting those who have shown remarkable dedication and impact in their profession and communities.

Jasmine Shea has a remarkable track record at Keefe Memorial Hospital, where her visionary leadership has led to the development and support of multiple programs that ensure favorable outcomes for patients and their families. Her pioneering efforts include establishing the hospital’s Patient Family Advisory Council, developing a Zero Suicide Program, a Trauma Program, and a Sepsis Procedure, as well as collaborating with physicians to create multiple order sets.

Additionally, Jasmine has been instrumental in developing a social services department and supporting an RN Champion to facilitate the Alternative to Opioids Program. Her commitment to education and mentorship has seen significant success, with three CNAs becoming RNs and a fourth currently enrolled in a nursing program. Jasmine also serves on the Lamar Community College Advisory Board and acts as a preceptor for nursing students, two of whom have since joined the hospital staff.

Her involvement extends beyond the hospital as an active member of the Northeast Colorado Regional Emergency Medical and Trauma Services Board and a leader of the Northeast Colorado Health Care Coalition. Jasmine has also secured multiple Emergency Medical and Trauma Service Grants and a Colorado Health Innovation Community grant, addressing the issue of loneliness in the elderly through a partnership with Determined Health to develop a call center, set to launch this month.

“Jasmine’s leadership has fostered an environment that truly supports professional practice for our staff and has made invaluable contributions to our community,” said Claressa Millsap, CEO at Keefe Memorial Health Services District. “Her dedication and innovative spirit exemplify the qualities celebrated by the Nightingale Awards.” Keefe Memorial Health Services District congratulates Jasmine Shea on this well-deserved honor and remains committed to supporting her continued efforts in advancing healthcare excellence.