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Cascade, IA - RN Madonna McGovern Reinke, who retired as a childbirth night nurse after 49 years, was honored as Washington State's March of Dimes "Legend of Nursing" for 2008. (

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RN Madonna McGovern Reinke, who retired as a childbirth night nurse after 49 years, was honored as Washington State's March of Dimes "Legend of Nursing" for 2008.([email protected]

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Amy Cloud

Bellingham, WA

#1 Jan 23, 2009
BELLINGHAM, WASHINGTON – Retired obstetrical nurse Madonna (McGovern) Reinke, formerly of Cascade, Iowa, was one of two from St. Joseph Hospital to garner top honors at the Washington State March of Dimes sixth annual Nurse of the Year Awards.
Registered nurses Shevaun Rudkin-Clark and Reinke were selected from more than 135 nominations statewide to receive two of just 14 awards. Rudkin-Clark is coordinator of the Center for Joint Replacement, which celebrated its first anniversary on December 3. She was honored with an award for Innovation and Creativity for patient care.
Reinke retired from the St. Joseph Hospital Childbirth Center in 2007 after more than 49 years as a night nurse. She was presented with the year’s “Legend of Nursing” award by Seattle TV news anchor Jean Enersen in recognition of a lifetime career of a nurse who “advanced the field of nursing for all generations to come” with her compassion and innovation.
Reinke has two daughters, Lori Brown and Lisa Stiglitz, both RN’s, who carry the family tradition by working nights at the St. Joseph Hospital Childbirth Center. There’s more to the tradition: Reinke is the daughter of a nurse – Ella McGovern – and sister to three more. Faith Kelly, now deceased, and Joan Otting and Linda Manternach, both retired, were all nurses.(The other four daughters in the family were all teachers.)
Reinke receiver her award Dec. 4, 2008 at the annual March of Dimes event in Bellevue, Wash. to recognize and honor several categories of “nursing excellence” in Western Washington. St. Joseph Hospital was the only hospital to have more than one winner. For more information, visit .
St. Joseph Hospital, a not-for-profit full-service hospital sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, is part of the PeaceHealth System with hospitals in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. In addition to the hospital and PeaceHealth Medical Group, PeaceHealth Whatcom Region services include a diagnostic laboratory and a joint venture outpatient imaging service.

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