The March of Dimes of middle Tennessee recently named Jessica Stewart, a Tullahoma registered nurse, “Critical Care Nurse of the Year” for 2012. She works as charge nurse in the Critical Care Unit at Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. The recent awards ceremony was held at the Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin with about 300 in attendance. Stewart said that she was shocked, but pleasantly surprised. Nurses from 30 Middle Tennessee counties were nominated by their patients, doctors, supervisors and colleagues and were then sent a list of questions to submit answers to. A volunteer committee from the March of Dimes, composed of nurses from diverse settings and roles, reviewed the nominees’ responses and other criteria to choose winners in each of 16 categories who demonstrated excellence in various aspects of their profession.
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