ALAMOSA -- Two nurses each from Valley-Wide Health Systems and San Luis Valley Health were honored Friday, Feb. 24, as 2017 Colorado Nightingale Luminaries. 

Receiving the regional honor were Sandi Beheiry and Michelle Mascarenas of Valley-Wide and Nina Harmsen and Kelly Gallegos of San Luis Valley Health. 

The four will join up to 60 fellow luminaries from across Colorado at the state Nightingale Luminary Awards and Gala on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt Denver. 

Tickets, tables and sponsorships for the the state event can be purchased online through early May, availability permitting. 

The Colorado Nurses Foundation administers the Colorado Nightingale Luminary Awards and convenes the statewide committee that selects 12 recipients of the Colorado Nightingale Award. The San Luis Valley Area Health Education Center solicits nominations regionally and each year designates up to six Luminaries locally.