Outstanding Houston-area nurses honored at annual awards luncheon
Once again, the Houston Chronicle’s annual Salute to Nurses Top 10 nurse award nominations poured in from all across the greater Houston area, with nominations coming in from medical professionals from the Texas Medical Center, specialty clinics, community health care centers and suburban hospitals, as well as from numerous schools and facilities in the region. This event is traditionally held during National Nurses Week, which is May 6-12, to mark the birthday of “nursing founder” Florence Nightingale.
The luncheon was Thursday, May 2, at the Omni Hotel, 4 Riverway, and was presented by the Houston Chronicle. The Top 15 Nurses received an award and a $250 gift card, and three nursing students received a $1,000 scholarship at the luncheon.
The Chronicle’s program works to collaborate with area hospitals, clinics, schools and patients who are eager to recognize the most dedicated nurses in Houston’s expanding health care community. The top 150 nurses were selected by a panel of educators and leaders in the field, and the top 10 received special recognition as guests at the awards luncheon.
“Every day, Nurses respond to a calling to not only help heal the body, but also the heart, mind and soul while offering hope to their patients,” said Cindy Mitchell, director of advertising sales at the Houston Chronicle. “This year, The Houston Chronicle is proud to partner with major hospitals, schools and other health care providers to recognize these dedicated individuals who have chosen to serve others through their careers.”
For additional information about the annual event, visit online at https://www.chron.com/jobs/salute-to-nurses/.
Gold: UT Physicians
Presenting: Houston Methodist
Diamond: Harris Health
Gift Bag: Texas Children’s Hospital
Silver: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Education: San Jacinto College
Top 15 Nurses: UHCON
Dessert: CHI St. Luke’s Health