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National Jewish Health Reputation Attracts Top Nurses

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National Jewish Health Reputation Attracts Top Nurses

Roxann Rupp

Roxann Rupp, RN, has always had a strong interest in science. It’s part of what attracted her to National Jewish Health. Working in the Pediatric Clinic, Rupp uses the latest developments in allergy and asthma treatment to help patients. In 2011 she was selected National Jewish Health Nurse of the Year and has been nominated for the Nightingale Award for excellence in nursing.

Rupp is a member of the multi-disciplinary team that works with families facing food allergies and gastrointestinal eosinophil diseases. “Working at National Jewish Health puts me at the cutting edge of clinical and research development,” said Rupp.

The opportunity to be at the forefront of medicine and science is a big reason why National Jewish Health is able to recruit the best nurses in the nation and avoid nursing shortages that plague many hospitals.

“We hear all the time from prospective nurses that our reputation as a leader in research and patient care is the reason they seek out National Jewish Health,” said Sarah Richardson, Assistant Human Resources Director. “The best nurses want to work with the best doctors and researchers.”

Rupp brought 34 years of experience with her to National Jewish Health after working at the VA Hospital and in school nursing. She’s served as president of the Cherry Creek Nurses Association, as an executive board member of the Cherry Creek Education Association and is a member of the Colorado School Nurses Association and Colorado Nurses Association.

“Roxann’s consistent leadership and high level of dedication exemplify the core values of the nursing department. She has an unceasing desire to provide the highest quality care to pediatric patients and their families,” said pediatric allergist Dan Atkins, MD. “Roxann and the other nurses are really the glue that holds everything together.”