Winners of this year's "Nursing: The Heart of Healthcare" awards sponsored by the Kansas University School of Nursing:
Verna Aeschliman, staff nurse, Hamilton County Health Department, Syracuse.
Judith Curran, director of women and children's services, Salina Regional Health Center.
Patricia Dalrymple, regional palliative care team coordinator, Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
George Ann Eaks, director, Cray Diabetes Clinic, KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.
Brian Ghafari-Naraghi, director of clinical services at Northcare Hospice and Palliative Care, KU Medical Center.
Wenche Malcolm, outreach educator, Hospice Care of Kansas, Wichita.
Stephen Pontoski, hospice supervisor, Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Topeka.
Julie Routhieaux, pediatric clinical nurse specialist, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
Diana Swatsenbarg, operating room nurse, Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Kaaren Witte, staff nurse, Kingswood, Kansas City, Mo.