Published on May 10, 2018

Parkview Medical Center Wishes its Nightingale Luminaries Well

Parkview Medical Center is proud of its Nightingale Luminary winners, who were be considered for a statewide Nightingale award at a dinner in May

The Nightingale award is the highest honor in Colorado for nurses. Luminary winners are selected from regional nominations throughout the state.

Christine Gray has worked as a nurse since March of 2005. She received her bachelor of science in Nursing from the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Gray has worked at Parkview Medical Center since October 2013 in a variety of positions, including cardiac and telemetry and inpatient wound care. She is currently a wound care nurse case manager and ostomy specialist in the Wound Center at Parkview Medical Center.

She’s worked as a nurse in immunization, public health and in home health.

In her free time she likes to do crafts, woodworking, working on cars and watching her sons play baseball.

Kristin Blair has worked as a nurse since January 2012, beginning as a nigh staff nurse for Spectrum Health’s Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids, Mich.

She also worked as a labor and delivery nurse with Spectrum Health before moving to Pueblo with her husband and daughter in 2013. She has been with Parkview Medical Center’s labor and delivery department since January 2014. She also works as the charge nurse in the department, which helps keep the Department running smoothly.

In addition to her work with the labor and delivery floor, Blair serves as perinatal bereavement coordinator at Parkview. In this position she facilitates care for patients experiencing pregnancy loss. The work includes educating others on the floor and working with physicians and others in the hospital to create individualized care for grieving families. As part of that, Blair developed the Empty Arms Open Hearts for families wrestling with pregnancy loss.

Blair graduated from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich., with a bachelor of science in Nursing in 2011. She recovered her master’s in Nursing Education from Western Governor’s University in April. She also has a bachelor’s of arts degree in Biology from Kalamazoo College in Kalamazoo, Mich.

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.