Star Award recognizes excellence in nursing industry

Sonda Tolle

Sonda Tolle, DNP, RN, Vice President of Patient Services for Perham Health, has been awarded the Minnesota Nurse Leader Star Award by the Minnesota Organization of Leaders in Nursing (MOLN). 

The Star Award was established in 1984 in honor of Connie Moline, a leader in nursing and founding member of the first statewide organization of nurse leaders. It provides an opportunity for a member of MOLN to be recognized and rewarded by colleagues for contributing to nursing in Minnesota. It recognizes demonstrated commitment, dedication, trust, energy, openness, and optimism. 

Tolle has served in several positions on the MOLN board: director 2011-2017, president-elect 2018 and 2019, president 2020 and 2021, and past president 2022. 

The Star Award is not something to consciously work toward attaining, but thanks for what one person’s contribution to the nursing profession has meant.

About Perham Health 

Perham Health is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital with three primary care clinics, a 96-bed nursing home, a home care agency, adult day services, memory care assisted living, and senior housing. The medical staff consists of 26 physicians, a nurse midwife, 16 advanced practice clinicians, and three chiropractors. Visit to learn more.