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Newsmaker: Debby Lesniak |

Newsmaker: Debby Lesniak

| Wednesday, August 13, 2008 12:00 p.m

Age: 59

Family: Children, Megan, Bryson and Breanne; grandchildren, Thomas and Abby

Residence: Banksville

Occupation: Director of emergency and acute care services at Children’s Hospital of UPMC

Noteworthy: Recipient of the Rita Celmer Award, which honors an emergency room nurse who has demonstrated strong commitment, enthusiasm, professionalism and dedication to emergency nursing. The award, established in 1991, is named forr Rita Celmer, a founding member of the Pennsylvania Emergency Nurses Association.

Quote: “It’s really a very humbling award. This is an award that is given to someone who promotes nursing, and I have been very active with the local chapter. It’s an organization that reaches out to nurses regardless of where they work.”

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