Penticton nurse awarded Red Cross medal for exceptional service

Penticton nurse Dawn Anderson was a recent recipient of the Red Cross Florence Nightingale medal.
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PENTICTON - A Penticton nurse has won an International Committee of the Red Cross’ award honouring exceptional nurses and nursing aides.

Dawn Anderson was one of 36 nurses from 18 countries recently listed on the Red Cross website as a recipient of the Florence Nightingale Medal, which recognizes the recipient’s courage and devotion to victims armed conflict or natural disaster.

Exceptional service, or the demonstration of a pioneer spirit in public nursing or nursing education are also criteria for winning the medal.

Anderson is a registered nurse and emergency room trauma course instructor, who has worked in conflict and disaster zones, as well as in the areas of public health and nursing education. She also works as an emergency room nurse at Kelowna General Hospital, according to her Facebook page.

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