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The awards honor exceptional nurses practicing in the Commonwealth

DANVILLE, Pa. – Nicole Schreffler, RN, Alexis Rhodes, RN, and Christina Manney, nurse team leader, were recently recognized for excellence in nursing at the Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania’s (NAP) 34th annual gala in Harrisburg. Schreffler won in the Clinical Practice RN category, Rhodes won the Patient Choice Award and Manney was named a finalist in the Clinical Practice RN category. All three nurses work at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

“To be recognized by the Nightingale Awards is an incredible achievement,” said Janet Tomcavage, executive vice president and chief nursing executive. “Nicole, Alexis and Christina each personify what it means to be an exceptional nurse and difference-maker in our hospitals and community. They are so deserving of this recognition and we’re proud to have them as part of our Geisinger family."

Schreffler, a resident of Dornsife, is a registered nurse in the pediatric post-anesthesia care unit. She was nominated for her exceptional nursing intuition and instincts leading to early interventions in critically ill children. Her approach is to treat every child as if they are her own and to treat families with respect and compassion. 

Rhodes, who lives in Danville, is a registered nurse in the surgical intensive care unit. She was nominated by a patient’s family for impacting their lives in a remarkable way. They praised her for being deeply attuned to their needs, serving as their advocate and exhibiting extensive clinical knowledge and exemplary patient-centered care. 

Manney, of Elysburg, is a nurse team leader in otolaryngology at Geisinger Healthplex Woodbine. Her nominator admired her caring and patient-centered persona, noting that the patient’s comfort and experience are of the utmost importance to Manney. Her care is compassionate, professional and ever-present.

NAP is a statewide nonprofit organization focused on recognizing exemplary nursing practice and granting scholarships to students pursuing degrees in nursing at all levels. Over the past thirty-two years, NAP has provided more than 200 nursing scholarships totaling over $410,000 and has honored more than 800 Pennsylvania nurses at its annual gala.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the nonprofit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 126 care sites — including 10 hospital campuses — and Geisinger Health Plan, with more than half a million members in commercial and government plans. Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $15 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country. Learn more at or follow on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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