American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association Name Vail Health Hospital Transition to Practice Coordinator a Colorado Health Care Star

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– Award Recognizes Amy Lavigne as a Health Care Professional Making a Difference –

Colorado (PRUnderground) April 11th, 2019

American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association named Amy Lavigne, Transition to Practice Coordinator, with Vail Health (VH), as a Colorado Health Care Star Award winner. This award recognizes Lavigne as an exceptional health care professional.

Colorado Health Care Stars is a statewide health care professional award recognition program sponsored by American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association. The program was launched in February 2015 to acknowledge industry professionals in Colorado who exceed expectations in the delivery of health care.

Lavigne has been with VH for over a decade working in numerous roles.  She has dedicated her expertise in leading best practice initiatives in the perinatal department, Quality Nurse Specialist and most recently accepted the position of Transition to Practice Coordinator for new graduate RNs. She recently led an initiative through Informatics that put VH in the top-ranked hospitals for best practices in quality initiatives “Pioneers in Healthcare.”

“She has a passion for the profession of nursing that is manifested through her positive energy and ability to engage staff in showing up to deliver the best work and care possible,” said Sheila Sherman, Chief Nursing Officer at Vail Health. “We are fortunate and proud to have dedicated, engaged and passionate professionals such as Amy.”

“Training the next generation of nurses is critical to the future of nursing as well as using technology to improve patient care,” said Michael Rickart, Vice President of Partner Engagement for American Sentinel University. “Amy has demonstrated both of these things, all with a positive attitude, and we are very happy to honor her as a Colorado Health Care Star in partnership with Colorado Hospital Association.”

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Twelve winners are selected during the program year, awarded with $100 and entered into a drawing for a full-tuition scholarship for an accredited health care certificate or degree at American Sentinel University.

Learn more about American Sentinel University’s online degree programs at or call 866.922.5690.

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