November 09, 2011 — Coral Gables, FL (November 9, 2011) – Four UM School of Nursing and Health Studies students and an alumna of the School were honored last Friday during the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year event at the InterContinental Hotel in Doral.
Valerie Halstead was recognized as the undergraduate "Student Nurse of the Year," Sophia Khawly was honored as the graduate "Student Nurse of the Year, Aubrey Florom-Smith, PhD Student and Jonas Scholar, was recognized as the "Rising Star" of the year and PhD student Shakira Henderson was named as the "Best Practice/Quality & Risk Management" nurse of the year and SONHS Alumni Denise Harris was honored as the "Leadership-Executive" of the year.
March of Dimes a leading nonprofit organization focusing on improving the health of all babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality hosts the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year , a special event that honors the contributions of nurses who have demonstrated exceptional patient care, compassion, and service. Finalists are nominated by their peers, coworkers, and patients based on their commitment to their profession and community, as well as dedication to excellence. Each honoree has generously touched the lives of families in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.
Sponsors for the event include Miami Children’s Hospital, Kidz Medical Services, Dade Medical College, Baptist Health South Florida, Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Florida, South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report, Majic 102.7 and Lite 101.5.
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