Nurse of the Year goes to longtime hospital employee |

Nurse of the Year goes to longtime hospital employee

Staff reports
Photo by Ryan Salm/Sierra SunJim Sturtevant

Jim Sturtevant was honored as Nurse of the Year at Tahoe Forest Hospital last Thursday.

Sturtevant, received his nursing credentials from the College of Marin, has been working in Tahoe Forest Hospital’s intensive care unit for nearly 14 years. He was nominated by several staff people and three physicians for the top-nurse honor.

Sturtevant’s dedication to people in the community doesn’t stop outside the hospital. He started the Truckee Community Youth Theater, which gives local children the opportunity to perform in stage productions. In addition to theater arts, he likes snowboarding, running with the family dog and dinner with family and friends. He is married and has two children.

There are six categories for commenting on a Nurse of the Year nominee: clinical competence, role model, team player, leadership, professional behavior and commitment to Tahoe Forest Hospital District.


Cindy Bansen Home Health

Allison Brook Med Surg

Barbi Buckles Med-Surg

Ann Clemmer OR

Judy Ehrhart ED

Pat Grover Case Management

Lynn Hammill Med Surg

Kristen Henderson X3 Hospice

Jan Iida IVCH

Jeff Jackson ED

Terry Klein Home Health Diabetes Mgmt.

Russ Mann ED

Tammy Melrose X3 OB

Denise Slominski Surgery

Jim Sturtevant X3 ICU

Kim Thomas X2 Education

Lorna Tirman X3 Hospice/Education

Laura Ward Ambulatory Surgery

Alyce Wong Med/Surg

Jill Wright OB