ST. LOUIS – Esse Health nurse practitioner Eileen Steiniger, APRN, ANP-BC, was named a winner of St. Louis Magazine’s 2013 Excellence in Nursing Awards. Steiniger tied as the winner in the Community Care/Ambulatory Care category. She also received an award for being one of five nurses out of the more than 200 nominations who received a perfect score from the awards’ selection committee.

The Excellence in Nursing Awards recognizes nurses who go above and beyond the call of duty, according to St. Louis Magazine. From the 63 finalists, a winner was chosen in each of the 18 categories. The winners were announced for the first time at a reception Thursday, April 25, at the Kemp Auto Museum, and are featured in St. Louis Magazine’s May issue.

Steiniger cares for patients in Esse Health’s Intensive Outpatient Care Program (IOCP). These patients work full-time and need more personal care, more often, due to chronic medical conditions such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, or diabetes, to name a few. She is involved in the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, American College of Nurse Practitioners, and the St. Louis Nurses in Advanced Practice. She volunteers her time with the American Red Cross and Pastoral Volunteer. She also helps with the St. Louis Nurses in Advanced Practice’s Annual Symposium and recently volunteered at the American Diabetes Association’s St. Louis Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes for first aid support.

Esse Health is an independent, St. Louis-based physician group that strives to improve the overall well-being of its patients through patient education, lifestyle modification and prevention. With 35 locations throughout the St. Louis and Metro East area, Esse Health’s services include asthma, allergy and immunology, family medicine, internal medicine, nutrition, pediatrics, radiology, urology, cardiology and gastroenterology. Esse Health is recognized as a leader in using technology in health care and physician accountability for both quality and cost-of-care. For more information on Esse Health, visit