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Mark Goldberg 719.532.8436

Ohio and Oregon Nurses Celebrate the Season with $1,000 Nurse’s Night Out from California Casualty


San Mateo, CA, December 20, 2018 – Coshocton, Ohio RN Iris Mercentile and Bend, Oregon RN Tiffany Simmons are counting their blessings after receiving the latest $1,000 Nurse’s Night Out awards from California Casualty.

Iris has been a nurse for 46 years and works at the Coshocton County Memorial Hospital. She is also board member of the Ohio Nurses Association and plans on taking her fellow ONA board members out for a night on the town in the spring. “I appreciate that California Casualty cares about nurses and goes out of its way to recognize our hard work,” she said.

Tiffany, a medical-surgical nurse at the St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, plans on using the money for holiday shopping and putting the rest in savings. “This came at such a great time, just before the holidays,” she added.

The contest was created to thank nurses for the long hours they put in offering comfort and healing to patients and families. Winners can use the $1,000 prize any way they wish: hosting a party, taking a relaxing day at the spa, or going on a shopping spree.

“California Casualty protects American heroes, and we want to show our appreciation to the men and women who take care of America,’” said California Casualty Sr. Vice President, Mike McCormick.

Ohio and Oregon nurses can enter the 2019 Nurse’s Night Out contest at

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, with Service Centers in Arizona, Colorado and Kansas, California Casualty provides auto and home insurance to nurses, educators, law enforcement and firefighters. Founded in 1914, California Casualty has been led by four generations of the Brown family. To learn more about California Casualty, or to request an auto insurance quote, please visit or call 1.800.800.9410.

Iris is one of California Casualty's Nurse’s Night Out Winners

Iris and Ashley Wood

Tiffany is one of California Casualty's Nurse’s Night Out Winners

DeeDee Templeton and Tiffany