Candy Canga, a finalist for Nursing Excellence Award

Tue, July 7, 2009  10:40 pm

     Former DAUSA Vice President Candy Canga-Picar, got a big surprise in her professional life, when a Nurseweek representative contacted her yesterday, July 6, 2009, breaking the news she has been selected as one of 5 finalists in the 2009 California NurseWeek Nursing Excellence Awards. 
    Candy Canga-Picar, RN, MBA, who just got married 2 months ago, is currently Manager of Surgical and Nursing Support Services, Memorial Hospitals Association,in Modesto, California.

    NurseWeek, publisher of Nurseweek Magazine, the leading source of local and national nursing news, sent an email to Candy announcing “You are a finalist in the 2009 California NurseWeek Nursing Excellence Awards. 

    “You were nominated by a colleague for this award, which is a honor in and of itself, and your nomination was selected by our panel of expert judges through a blinded review process to be a finalist in the Management category. 

    “We will honor you and the other finalists at the Awards gala which will be held on Friday,September 25, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove,CA.

    A hospital colleague who nominated her told NurseWeek “I have known Candy since 1995 when she was hired into my department as a staff nurse.  From that year going forward, I have watched her evolve into a leader, starting as a charge nurse, assistant nurse manager, and now nurse manager.”













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