Bridport nurse to receive 2016 Kimberly Krans award

MIDDLEBURY — WomenSafe announces that Barbara Wagner is the recipient of the 2016 Kimberly Krans Women Who Change the World Award. A celebration on Wednesday, March 30, from 5-6:30 p.m. at 109 Catamount Park in Middlebury will recognize Wagner’s dedication to the community. Refreshments will be provided.
Wagner is a resident of Bridport and has held various roles during her 40-plus-year career as a nurse at Porter Medical Center, including as a charge nurse, ER nurse and a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE). Wagner acquired extensive training to become one of only threeSANE nurses and the only pediatric SANE in Addison County. She has been a leader in developing Vermont Medical Standards for sexual assault victims and an active committee member setting SANE policy and procedures, AED policy, working on ladders, educating medical staff, and setting up Broselow boxes for pediatric providers.
Wagner became Addison County’s assistant medical examiner in 1999. She has also been Bridport’s town health officer since 1984. She is a member of the Addison County Unit of Special Investigation and Town Line First Response Squad. She is an active member of the Bridport Congregational Church and the Farm Bureau, has been a Boy Scouts’ and Girl Scouts’ leader and a 4-H leader, and has traveled abroad for medical missions. She has also been a United Way Board and committee member. Since 2007 Wagner has co-chaired and served Bridport Community Suppers on Friday evenings.
WomenSafe presents the award annually to a woman in Addison County or Rochester whose outstanding work and achievements have had positive impacts on and furthered the safety of women and/or children in the community. The award ceremony is held in March as part of National Women’s History Month.
For more information, contact WomenSafe at 388-9180.

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