KEARNEY— Suzanne Goetz, a registered nurse at CHI Health Good Samaritan, was recently honored by The Nebraska Chapter of March of Dimes and Methodist Health System and West Corp. with the 2015 Nurse of the Year Award.

The awards ceremony was in November in Omaha.

Goetz and 172 other nurses were nominated because they demonstrate exceptional patient care, compassion, and service. Twenty-eight nurses were selected for special recognition in categories including Rising Star, Clinical and Research Excellence and Nurse of the Year.

Goetz was nominated because of her passion for caring for patients with mental health needs, her excellence in delivering that care and her excellence in educating nurses to provide their very best care. Goetz has obtaining a Ph.D in nursing and certifications in psychiatric nursing, research and suicide prevention.

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