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New: Central Mass Nurses Nominated for Nurse of the Year

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


The March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter of Westborough is pleased to announce the finalists for its annual Nurse of the Year Awards. A formal awards ceremony will be held at the VERVE - Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick on December 3, 2012 at 6 p.m. The event honors excellence in nursing throughout Massachusetts.

“Nurses play a vital role in our society. They are truly the unsung heroes of the health care provider community, and we are proud to honor the work they do,” said Christine Burke, health care consultant and long-time supporter of the March of Dimes.

Nurses are an integral part of the March of Dimes mission for stronger, healthier babies. The Nurse of the Year Awards is a state-wide event that recognizes exceptional nurses, creates awareness of professional excellence and promotes the future of the nursing profession, while helping to advance the mission of the March of Dimes.

Central Mass nominated nurses include Carolyne Brown from UMass Memorial Medical Center and Linda Gregory from UMass Memorial Health Care. A number of nurses from Brigham and Women's Hospital, Baystate Health, Baystate Children's Hospital, MetroWest Medical Center, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston College, Northeastern University, Nashoba Valley Technical High School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Heathcare for the Homeless, Brookside Community Health Center, West Roxbury Education Complex, and fall River School Department are also nominated.

The Nurse of the Year selection committee reviewed applications across seven categories ranging from Neonatal to Advanced Practice. More than 20 finalists emerged, all representing the March of Dimes vision for a healthier, stronger generation of babies and families.

The Nurse of the Year Awards presenting Sponsor is Randstad Healthcare. Additional sponsors include Hologic, Medimmune, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and Abbott Nutrition.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.


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