Nominated Nurses: Nurses Week 2019


We asked and you answered. We asked for you to nominate some nephrology nurses and below you will find some of our nominees!

We know we have a ton of amazing nephrology nurses throughout Manitoba. We acknowledge that you work tirelessly and invest significantly in building relationships and providing the highest quality of care with your renal patients.

Many of our nurses who were nominated were reluctant to take the spotlight but we wanted to give them a little nod and say thank you for all that you do. All credited the teams they work with being supportive and hard-working.

Colleen Blais

What her nominator said:

“Colleen has a true calling for health care.  She always puts her patients first and they love her for it…”

Read Colleen’s Story





Health Sciences Centre Renal Health Clinic Team

Collen Knoll, Judy Kinch, Lonnie Baldwin, Lorraine Hamilton, Ivar Zozobrado, Harvey Magnus-Walker

What their nominator said:

“I would like to Nominate Nurses from the Renal Health Clinic, not only do they work hard to ensure patients quality care, they go beyond their daily routines to ensure that patients are first priority and ensure all their needs are met. Their hard work and dedication to our patients at the Renal Clinic is phenomenal and often goes unrecognized. We wanted to acknowledge them and let them know they are appreciated for their dedication and hard work.We have an excellent Interdisciplinary team at Renal clinic with all the supportive staff we have within the Renal clinic and share a common goal, that’s to put patients first.”

What renal clinic nurses do:

Renal clinic nurses care for and follow patients who have chronic kidney disease. They work with other members of the kidney health care team, monitor and assess patients, and educate and counsel patients on treatment plans as they move through the stages of kidney disease.

Colleen Knoll, RN – Read Colleen’s Story

Harvey Magnus-Walker, RN – Read Harvey’s Story

Judy Kinch, RN – Read Judy’s Story

Lonnie Baldwin, RN – Read Lonnie’s Story

Ivar Zozobrado, RN – Read Ivar’s Story


Lenore Larson-Brown

What her nominator said:

“She has an outstanding understanding of the challenges – both physical and social that dialysis patients and their families face.”

Read Lenore’s Story





Julie Lorenz

What her nominator said:

“Julie is passionate about quality patient care and works diligently towards promoting home modality options to encourage maximum quality of life for those facing renal replacement therapy.” 

Read Julie’s Story







Learn more about nephorology nursing here.