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Atlanta March of Dimes Honors Nurses

ATLANTA - The Atlanta March of Dimes honored 14 nurses for their excellent care during the inaugural Nurse of the Year Awards over the weekend.

The event, chaired by Linda McCauley, Dean of Emory University's Nell Hogdson Woodruff School of Nursing, recognized nurses across all specialties.

The Nurse of the Year panel of judges reviewed hundreds of applications and selected 130 finalists.

"Nurses play an incredibly critical role in our community. They are truly the unsung medical heroes of the healthcare field," said Sheila Ryan, March of Dimes Georgia Chapter, State Director.

The Nurse of the Year Award is supported by presenting sponsor Grady Health System and Platinum partner Northside Hospital along with presenting media sponsor, Atlanta Magazine. Additional sponsors include Emory Healthcare, Aramark Healthcare, Gentiva, Kimberly Clark, Wellstar, 11 Alive TV, Atlanta.MomsLikeMe.Com, and Barefoot Wine.

Here are the 2010 Winners:

Jeffrey Scott Fouche, Advanced Practice, Gwinnett Medical Center

Eve Heemann Byrd, Behavioral Health, Emory University Hospital

Mary D. Still, Critical Care, Emory Healthcare

Michelle Byrne, Education, North Ga College & State University

Laura Hochwalt, Emergency & Ambulatory Care, Grady Health System

Carolyn Manuel, General Medical, Surgery, Cardiology, Atlanta VA Hospital

Vivian S. Hayes, Hospice, Home Health & Palliative Care, Atlanta VA Medical

Adilah N. Muhammad, Long Term Acute Care/Rehab, Emory University Hospital

Rhonda Scott, Nursing Administration, Grady Health System

Katherine Renee Spinks, Emory University Hospital

Jacqueline Jackson, NICU, Grady Health System

Nora Goodloe, Pediatric, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Venus Soriano, Women's Health, Atlanta Medical Center

Hanan Mends, Rising Star, Northside Hospital