Tama County Public Health & Home Care is pleased to announce Joyce Legg RN as recipient of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award. This statewide program annually recognizes outstanding nurses whose exceptional contributions to patients, colleagues and the profession are truly remarkable.
This 2013 100 Great Iowa Nurses Celebration was held Sunday, May 5 at the Veteran's Auditorium in Des Moines to recognize the honorees for their outstanding careers and achievements. Over 300 nominations were collected this year for the 100 Great Iowa Nurses Award. The nominations are first evaluated by 21 reviewers around the state. Reviewers look for very specific examples of qualities that demonstrate efforts beyond those expected of the nominee within his/her normal duties. Final selection is determined by representatives of the Iowa Hospital Association, Iowa Nurses Association, Iowa Nurses Foundation and the University of Iowa College of Nursing.
Joyce was nominated by Linda Rosenberger, Director of Tama County Public Health & Home Care. The following is excerpted from her written nomination: "Joyce is very well known in our community, not only because of the many relationships she has developed through her service to various local organizations, but especially because of her genuine capacity to make all whom she serves feel worthy and valuable. She gives expert information in a way that is easily applied to person's lives and truly makes a positive difference for them. The respect that Joyce has earned from her peers, community members, collaborating service organizations, patients, and the general public for the programs that she leads has been an immeasurable contribution to the public health nursing profession. I've worked with Joyce at Tama County Public Health for over eight years and I continue to be inspired by her vast knowledge, and even more so by her sincere and indisputable passion."
Joyce Legg RN
Joyce has worked at Tama County Public Health & Home Care since 1988. She currently is Tama County's Maternal/Child Health nurse, leads the Nest of Tama County program which provides education to pregnant and young mothers and fathers, manages the TB and immunization programs, coordinates the Supporting Kids in Prevention, teaches parenting classes and assists in conducting numerous other public health projects. "Joyce truly incorporates dedication, compassion and enthusiasm into her everyday mission of serving people", states Rosenberger.