American Sentinel University and Colorado Hospital Association Name Platte Valley Medical Center Nurse December Colorado Health Care Star

– Award Recognizes Gentry Mansur at Platte Valley Medical Center as a Professional Making a Difference in Health Care Today –

– January 15, 2016 – American Sentinel University and the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) recently named Gentry Mansur, RN, BSN, MBA, CMSRN, director, medical/surgical/telemetry at Platte Valley Medical Center as the December Colorado Health Care Stars Award Winner. This award recognizes Mansur 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 CHA. The program was launched in February 2015 to acknowledge clinical professionals in Colorado who exceed expectations in the delivery of health care.

Mansur is a registered nurse and manages a busy inpatient unit at Platte Valley Medical Center that admits a broad variety of medical, surgical, trauma and cardiac telemetry patients and has engendered complete credibility with staff and physicians through her consistent engagement as a true ‘servant leader.’

“Gentry is quite simply the finest registered nurse that I’ve encountered in my 25 years in health care,” says Kurt Gensert, COO/CNO, Platte Valley Medical Center. “She is unique amongst her peers in several ways. First and foremost, she exudes a natural and authentic empathy that is so often, and ironically, lacking in many caregivers.”

Gensert says it is not unusual to see Mansur presenting a polished, professional report at a quality improvement meeting one hour, and then see her carrying a complete patient load alongside her staff to offset the patient churn effect of concurrent discharge and admission activity the next.

Mansur received high praise for her ability to round on her staff and patients faithfully, acting quickly on follow-up items and implementing action plans with expediency and urgency.

“Gentry’s passion and enthusiasm are persuasively contagious. She brings out the best in her staff, her patients, and her peers. She is an amazing person, nurse, and leader and epitomizes the often-touted but rarely exemplified notion of patient-centered care,” adds Gensert.

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Each month CHA draws from the pool of nominees and chooses an individual that will be featured the following month on the CHA Career Center website, receive a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of American Sentinel University and be entered into a drawing at the end of the year for a monetary scholarship toward an accredited health care certificate or degree at American Sentinel University. 

“Gentry exemplifies the definition of patient-centered care, the foundation in which our nursing courses are built upon at American Sentinel. We are honored to acknowledge her passion and dedication as a nursing leader who is making a difference in their community and the field of nursing,” says Chris Wolfe, director of program strategy and alliances at American Sentinel University.
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American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare, M.S. Information Systems Management, and M.S. Business Intelligence and Analytics). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission for the Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), of One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530, Washington, D.C., 20036. The DNP program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) of 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Ga., 30326. The University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, DEAC, 1101 17th Street NW, Suite 808, Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 234-5100,

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About the Colorado Hospital Association
The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) represents 100 member hospitals and health systems throughout Colorado. CHA partners with its members to work towards health reform and performance improvement, and provides advocacy and representation at the state and federal level. Colorado hospitals and health systems are committed to providing coverage and access to safe, high-quality and affordable health care. In addition, Colorado hospitals have a tremendous impact on the state’s economic stability and growth, contributing to nearly every community across the state with 72,000 employees statewide.