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    Alex Wubbels to Receive National Honor    


Alex is one of ten registered nurses in the nation who will receive American Nurses Association (ANA) 2018 Honorary Awards recognizing outstanding nurses whose dedication and achievements have contributed significantly to the nursing profession. 


The Honorary Award recipients are “… highly accomplished registered nurse leaders and will be honored for their outstanding service to the profession in categories ranging from public health to patient advocacy to legislative successes.” 

Following is the ANA announcement of Alex’s award to be presented on Friday, June 22, at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., during ANA’s Annual National Membership Assembly.

Alexandra L. Wubbels, BSN, RN
Utah Nurses Association
The Staff Nurse Patient Advocacy Award recognizes staff nurse advocates— the heroines and heroes on the front lines— for providing direct patient care in all practice settings and who have advocated for their patients.

   Medicaid Expansion on the November 2018 Ballot!    


On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the Utah Lieutenant Governor's office officially declared that the Utah Decides Healthcare Medicaid expansion initiative will be on the ballot in November.   Signature requirements for the initiative to be included on the ballot were surpassed with more than 147,000 total verified signatures and sufficient validated signatures in 26 out of 29 senate districts.


UNA has advocated for the full expansion of Medicaid in Utah and supported the ongoing leadership of Utah Decides Healthcare and the Utah Health Policy Project over the last five years to achieve this significant milestone.  Hearty congratulations to our esteemed colleagues for giving all Utahns the opportunity to weigh in on this crucial healthcare issue. 


Make sure your voice is heard – vote in November to help improve healthcare access for our friends, neighbors and patients.



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