Mary Murray, RN, CHPN, BSN, of Verona, NJ, Clinical Educator, Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center (BHHPCC) in West Orange, was recently named Nurse of the Year in the hospice, home health, palliative care and long-term acute care category by the March of Dimes, New Jersey Chapter.
According to the March of Dimes, through Nurse of the Year Awards, the organization recognizes nurses who demonstrate exceptional patient care, compassion, and service. Whether serving as a health care provider, educator, researcher, or chapter volunteer/advisor, these nurses have played a critical role in improving the health of New Jersey's mothers and babies. Nurse of the Year Awards celebrate the nursing profession and creates awareness of the recent strides made in this growing field.
"I'm honored to receive this award, and very proud of the work we do at Barnabas Health Hospice," said Ms. Murray who has worked with BHHPCC for 12 years and is responsible for education and support for the clinical staff, nurse orientation, and providing presentations and classes on topics related to end of life and palliative care for staff and other health care professionals, as well as the community.