Two TMC nurses garner Nurse of the Year honors from March of Dimes Arizona

Two Tucson Medical Center nurses were honored Saturday night at the March of Dimes Arizona Chapter 2011 Nurse of the Year Awards at the Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix.

Karen Malik was named Mentor of the Year and Pat Brown was named Pediatric/Perinatal Patient Care Nurse of the Year.

Karen Malik

Pat Brown

Both were among hundreds of nurses throughout Arizona nominated by their patients, peers and administrators in one or more of 13 different categories. Three other TMC nurses were finalists, including:

  • Linda Wojtowicz, Distinguished Nurse of the Year
  • Laura McRee, Research/Advancing the Profession of Nursing
  • Mary Verplank, Perinatal/Pediatric
March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies 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 .

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