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Published on June 18, 2015

Altru Provider Wins APEX Award for Publication Excellence

Grand Forks, ND – Altru Health System is proud to share that Amanda Dudgeon, a nurse practitioner at Altru Cancer Center, has been awarded an APEX Award for Publication Excellence. Dudgeon received this award for the article "Intimate Partner Violence in Rural U.S. Areas: What Every Nurse Should Know,” which she co-wrote with Dr. Tracey Evanson, associate professor with the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines at the University of North Dakota. The article was published in the American Journal of Nursing.

The APEX Award for Publication Excellence is an annual program recognizing excellence in publication by professional communicators. Nearly 1,900 entries were submitted, with 749 awards given. Dudgeon’s article earned an award in the Health & Medical Writing Category.

Amanda Dudgeon specializes in oncology at Altru Cancer Center. She earned a double major in nursing and psychology, as well as a master’s degree in nursing, from the University of North Dakota.

About Altru Health System

Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a specialty hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, a large home care network, and a congregate living facility. It employs more than 200 physicians and 4,000 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $450 million. As the first member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Altru’s providers have access to clinically integrated tools extending Mayo Clinic’s knowledge and expertise to patients.