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Kimberly Ewing - LS '91 Receives Excellence in Nursing Award

LS graduate, Kimberly Ewing, recieves Excellence in Nursing Award for her work on the frontlines at St. Louis Children's Hospital. 

Ewing works tirelessly to help refugee families. In one instance, a colleague recalls, Ewing received a call from a school asking for help in providing immunizations to more than 80 children. Ewing made calls until she found a location that could accommodate the children and their families. She even secured translators so the families could understand information on the vaccines that each child needed. “Kim became an expert in working with these refugee families,” a colleague notes, and “has contributed to the mission of doing what’s right for kids in the community.”

On providing care to refugee families: “It’s really important for us to be able to talk to the family. We want to be able to explain what the vaccines mean, why their children need them, and what they are protecting them against.”

The importance of giving back: “When you’re working to improve health care disparities in the community, everybody benefits.”
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