Ann Torgler, ER, Named a 100 Great Iowa Nurse

The 100 Great Iowa Nurses program is proud to announce the 2017 honorees have been selected and posted online at Nurses selected for this honor represent many sectors of health care, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and school and office nurses. These exemplary nurses are selected based on their concern for humanity, their contribution to the community and to the nursing profession, their leadership and mentoring.

On Sunday, May 7, Ann Torgler, R.N. was recognized with her peers as one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses at the Iowa Events Center – Grand Ballroom in Des Moines. This was the 13th anniversary of the program. The celebration is an annual prelude to National Nurses Week, which begins on May 6 and ends May 12 (the birthday of Florence Nightingale).

This year, the 100 honorees represent 39 Iowa counties, and were selected from a pool of more than 400 individuals who were nominated by colleagues, patients, doctors, friends, and family members. The field of nominees was narrowed to 100 by a panel of reviewers, including nursing professionals and previous honorees.

Torgler has been a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Services Department at FMCH for almost 35 years.

Amanda Burgus, Director of Emergency Services shared the following, “I would like to send out a Big Congratulations to ANN TORGLER, RN who was recognized as a TOP 100 Nurse of Iowa!!!!! Ann was nominated by her daughter and many co-workers past and present that have worked with her throughout her career here at FMCH.  She was awarded this gift by The 100 Great Iowa Nurses Program in Des Moines, Iowa along with many others throughout the state. Ann has a true passion for her patients, the Emergency Department and our organization and this award was very much deserved!”

Congratulations Ann and Thank You for all you do for our patients! You truly are an inspiration to us all!

About 100 Great Iowa Nurses

100 Great Iowa Nurses is a nonprofit program that honors great nurses in Iowa, and funds financial awards to support the education of Iowa nurses. Established in 2004, the program recognizes qualities that demonstrate efforts beyond those expected of a nurse within his/her normal duties, such as concern for humanity, significant contribution to the profession, and mentoring. For more information, visit

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