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Baxter Regional Medical Center celebrates Global Nursing designation with big Friday night event

Courtesy of Baxter Regional Medical Center

To celebrate achieving Magnet Recognition in 2021, Baxter Regional is hosting a special Friday Night event at Hickory Park on May 6th.

In celebration of the outstanding achievement of Magnet Recognition in 2021, Baxter Regional is hosting a Magnet Celebration Event at Hickory Park on May 6th. Festivities begin at 5 PM and the event will end at 9 P.M. The celebration will include live music, several different food vendors, a Beer Garden, arts and craft vendors, and a huge Kids’ Zone. There will be fun for all ages, so bring the whole family.

Members Only, an 80s tribute band, will be headlining the live music. Their high-energy show, combined with lights and the most recognizable hits of the 80s, will provide a night to remember. Seating will not be available, so please bring your own lawn chairs.

Attendees of the Beer Garden must be 21 to enter, and all alcohol must stay in the Beer Garden area. Please Drink Responsibly. Many different food options will be available at the event, including food trucks and local restaurants on the square.

Safe and fun entertainment for your children will also be available. The Kids’ Zone is conveniently located within visual distance of all main adult attractions including the Beer Garden, food vendors and the main stage.

“I’m so proud of the nurses, nursing leaders and all involved in making this Journey to Magnet Excellence® possible,” said Shannon Nachtigal, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, VP/Chief Nursing Office of Baxter Regional. “Although Magnet status is a nursing designation, it’s also recognition of the outstanding efforts of our entire health system, and we look forward to celebrating with the whole community. We are excited to finally be able to celebrate this amazing achievement.”

For more information on Baxter Regional’s Magnet Recognition and the journey it took to get there, visit For more information about the event, visit

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