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Former NFL Star Presents Award To Sheldon Nurse

Sheldon, Iowa — A Sheldon nurse has received an honor at the Iowa Hospital Association (IHA) annual meeting. And a former NFL star presented the award.

Registered nurse Jessica Justi is one of eleven outstanding Iowa hospital employees who were honored Wednesday at the 2017 IHA Annual Meeting as “Iowa Hospital Heroes.” The award was presented by Jim Kelly, a former NFL Quarterback and cancer survivor.

We had a chance to talk to Justi and she tells us how she feels about receiving the honor.


Sanford officials say that Justi, a nursing inpatient manager, was instrumental in Sanford Sheldon being re-verified as a Community Level IV Trauma Care Facility. Justi says that her role included a lot of gathering of data and documents and making sure things were up-to-date, and verifying the Sanford Sheldon emergency department is providing the quality care that they need to.

Justi received the Iowa Hospital Heroes award in a ceremony in Des Moines.

Photo caption: From left: Sanford Sheldon Hospital Administrator Rick Nordahl, Justi, Jim Kelly (former NFL Quarterback, and cancer survivor, who presented the award)

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