Honoring Our Nurses: Nurses of the Year 2022

May 09, 2022

Rancho Mirage, Ca – Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce and community leaders got together to create a tribute to our valley nurses and honor the Nurses of the Year from each hospital. After two years of postponing the 15th Annual Nurses Appreciation Luncheon, we knew that something must be created to celebrate and honor our heroes. Production began earlier this year and below are their stories. We encourage every single person to reach out to the medical professionals in their communities to share gratitude for their hard work.

These video productions will be airing on television starting this National Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2022) and will continue throughout the year.

Congratulations to the Nurses of the Year from our Valley Hospitals.


Tina Wallum, Nurse of the Year for Eisenhower Health 2022



Vanni Azurin, Nurse of the Year for JFK Hospital – Desert Care Network 2022






Kendal Zerebny, Nurse of the Year for Desert Regional Medical Center – Desert Care Network 2022


Thank you Sponsors:

City of Rancho Mirage

Eisenhower Health

Desert Care Network – JFK Hospital

Desert Care Network – Desert Regional Medical Center

Renova Energy

County of Riverside

Raymond James Financial: Phillip Niblo

Vibra Rehabilitation Hospital Rancho Mirage

PhotoDuo, LLC

Gulf Broadcasting: News Channel 3, The CW, KDFX/Fox, KPSP/CBS Local 2

Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce

We salute our valley nurses!

ABOUT RANCHO MIRAGE CHAMBER: The  Chamber  is organized to enhance and promote the economic and civic vitality of its community.  The Mission of the Chamber is to promote business and cultivate opportunities for its members through networking events, educational programs and community projects.  The Chamber seeks to foster a welcoming and business environment and enhance the dynamic quality of life in Rancho Mirage and the greater Coachella Valley.


Media Contact: Katie Stice, IOM, President/CEO Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce Katie.Stice@RanchoMirage.org