OSF Saint Paul announces 2019 Conkey Award winner

The 2019 Conkey Award winner, Rita Kellen, center, is congratulated by Heather Bomstad, Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer, left, and Dawn Trompeter, OSF Saint Paul President. (Photo contributed)

MENDOTA– The 38th Annual Conkey Family Award winner was announced on Monday afternoon, May 13 at OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center, as part of the kick off for this year’s hospital week festivities.

Rita Kellen, respiratory therapist from the Cardiopulmonary Department at OSF Saint Paul, was named as this year’s winner.

Kellen has been serving patients for nearly 24 years and is described by her nominator as dependable, compassionate, great work ethic and truly dedicated to all aspects of the success of OSF Saint Paul. Her drive to serve every person, patient or Mission Partner, with the greatest care and love is undeniable.


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