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CCHS Announces Darci Young named to 100 Great Iowa Nurses for 2019

March 4, 2019

ATLANTIC – Cass County Health System is excited to announce that Darci Young, BSN, RN, was among the honorees named in the 100 Great Iowa Nurses for the 2019 award class.  Patients, colleagues, and nursing leaders nominated more than 500 nurses from across the state for this prestigious award.  Honorees are recognized for their outstanding courage, competence, and commitment to patients and the nursing profession.

Darci has been the Manager of the Cass County Health System Emergency Department since August of 2010 and also serves as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and a County Medical Examiner for Cass County.  Before beginning with Cass County Health System, Darci has been an Emergency Department nurse at Jennie Edmondson hospital for five years and Creighton University Hospital for seven.  She received her RN from Iowa Western Community College in 1998 and completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2016 from Aspen University.

“Darci is a wonderful asset to CCHS and Cass County,” Amanda Bireline, Chief Nursing Officer of Cass County Health System commented, “she demonstrates excellent clinical care, compassion and leadership every day. We are thrilled to see her receive such a great honor.”

Each year, the 100 Great Iowa Nurses are honored at a ceremony.   This year’s 100 Great Iowa Nurses will be honored on May 5, 2019 – the beginning of Nurses Week – at the 15th annual celebration in Des Moines.

About 100 Great Iowa Nurses

100 Great Iowa Nurses is a non-profit program that honors great nurses in the state of Iowa, and funds a scholarship program that supports the education of Iowa Nurses. Established in 2004, the program recognizes qualities that demonstrate efforts beyond those expected of a nurse within his/her normal duties, such as concern for humanity, significant contribution to the nursing profession, and leadership and mentoring. For more information, visit www.greatnurses.org.