4 nurses receive Legend Award from Jamestown Regional Medical Center

The award is voted on by employees.

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Four nurses at Jamestown Regional Medical Center recently received the Legend Award. From left, Dr. Kilby Osborn, who nominated the nurses; Patient Care Unit Manager Lisa Schrenk, registered nurses Margaret Russek, Brianna Six, Courtney Cook and Katie Barta and Chief Nursing Officer Trisha Jungels.
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JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Regional Medical Center recently announced registered nurses Katie Barta, Courtney Cook, Maggy Russek and Brianna Six as its most recent Legend Award recipient/recipients.

The Legend Award is the most prestigious distinction for a JRMC employee. The award recognizes employees who exceed expectations and are the difference in the lives of those they serve.

Dr. Kilbby Osborn, Essentia Health family medicine physician, nominated the registered nurses after he served a shift as JRMC’s hospitalist.

"Under increasing pressures, these four nurses performed above and beyond expectations,” Osborn said. “Their initiative, efficiency, attention to detail and professionalism were above and beyond expectations given
the unforeseen circumstances. The outstanding performance by the above-named nurses reflect great credit upon themselves, JRMC and their profession."

Lisa Schrenk, JRMC patient care unit manager, said "legends" are not created in a day but through consistent commitment to performing with selfless purpose. The four nurses are examples of this, she said.


“These nurses deserve this recognition because they are intelligent, genuine, compassionate individuals that embody everything that an exceptional nurse is," Schrenk said. "A nurse doesn't go to work thinking about how he or she can receive an award, rather they show up to every shift to ensure their patients receive the very best care that they deserve. These awesome ladies are no exception, and I am so proud of them and extremely grateful they are here caring for patients at JRMC."

Each month, JRMC employees cast nominations for the next Legend Award winner. Once nominations are in, JRMC’s 350 employees vote on their favorite nominees and their stories.

The purpose of the Legend Award is to inspire, motivate and capture the moments that define JRMC. The goal is to help employees and volunteers connect to the sense of purpose that brought them to the organization. This
award is for employees who’ve made extreme efforts to benefit their patients and colleagues.

“The nominations inspire staff members to continually be the best, exceed expectations and make the difference in the lives of those we serve,” said Mike Delfs, JRMC president and CEO. “Katie, Courtney, Margaret and Brianna are so deserving. Because of them, we can better serve our patients and community.”

The Legend Award first began in 2012. Since then, nearly 40 individuals have been named Legends and more than 120 employees were nominated.

To read the stories of more Legends, visit

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