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Nurse Receives ‘Excellence in Education and Training Award’

Registered Nurse Jolene Porter of Highland Manor in Elko, Nev. took home a top award at this year’s Nevada Health Care Association annual conference. In the category of Excellence in Education and Training, the 12-year veteran was honored for her more than five years at Highland Manor as Director of Nursing Services during the conventions annual President’s Awards Dinner Aug. 25.

Porter joined the staff at Highland Manor in Elko, Nev. in 2004. Prior to holding the director of nursing services position, she worked with the Elko Clinic and an area physician as a registered nurse.

Outside of work, Porter stays active in the community. She volunteers on the Hospice Board and on the Great Basin College Nursing Board. She has provided learning opportunities for apprentice nurses for several years through the Great Basin College Nursing Board, and she also teaches.

Nominations for the awards presented at the dinner were submitted by Nevada Health Care Association member facilities from all areas of Nevada for consideration. The nominations were reviewed by a panel of neutral individuals with experience in human resources and personnel management

The Nevada Health Care Association is a non-profit organization of long term care facilities and associate members, together representing nearly 50 non-profit and for-profit assisted living, nursing facility, and sub-acute care providers that care for over 6,000 elderly and disabled individuals statewide and employ more than 8,000 Nevadans.

For more information on Nevada Health Care Association call 702-434-2273 or visit www.nvhca.org.