The nomination process was a success! You nominated so many outstanding, wonderful nurses from Mifflin and Juniata counties. Then we had to narrow the field to 12. From there, you spent a week voting on who should be the Top Five nurses from our area.

Congratulations to everyone that was nominated, made the Top 12 and those that made the Top 5. And thanks to every single nurse in Mifflin and Juniata counties. We love you. We appreciate you.

Each of the nurses listed below will receive a $75 gift card to Shade Mountain Naturals!

All that being said, say hello to our 2021 Nurses of the Year!

Brittany Graybill is and RN who is the school nurse at Mifflin County High School. “It has been a daily struggle for her to make sure that our school has the opportunity to stay open as long as it has.,” says the person who nominated her. “Throughout all of this, she is still upbeat, positive, and pleasant to be around. ..what she is doing for her school and community makes me very proud. ”

Laura Hannon works as an RN for Geisinger Lewistown Hospital. Her biggest supporter said, “she is an amazing nurse. She is the type of nurse that goes above and beyond for her patients and their families…She will make the time to sit with you and hold your hand if you are scared or lonely, she will listen if you need to talk, or she will push you if you need it. All she wants is to make sure she helps people the best she can…”

Alexis Love is and RN at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital. Alexis “is a very compassionate registered nurse. She cares about her patients who come into the hospital,” says the person who nominated her. “She has received several thank you cards from her patients in appreciation of the care she provided for them. She also cares about her co-workers.” And, recently, she took a course in Trauma Nursing and received her certification. “I guess that makes her a Trauma Queen!”

Tina Loht is a Pediatrics LPN for the Geisinger Medical Group. “Tina is always putting her patients first. She is kind. Has a sweet smile every time you see her. Tina is battling cancer and she doesn’t put that first when she is working. She easies her patients with her personality,” says her nominator (there’s that word again).

Tammy Miller is an LPN who works for Geisinger Surgical Services. “Tammy is an angel in a nurse’s uniform! She truly loves her career and her patients! Tammy always goes above and beyond in her job and has actually been awarded for her exemplary actions and hard work.” She started out as a Medical Assistant but, when her place of employment closed permanently, she decided to go back to school and earn her LPN license. “She had found her calling!!”   Tammy “will offer support, whether it be an ear to listen, shoulder to cry on or just a big hug, to anyone in need.”