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