They started working in the same Missouri hospital’s NICU on the same day seven and a half years ago. Now they’ve both earned the honor of being named a March of Dimes Nurse of the Year.
And if that’s not enough, Jennifer Hanford and Sarah Cammack also are twin sisters!
The two have been honored with 2013 Nurse of the Year Awards, which “recognize and honor distinguished nurses for their outstanding contributions.”
Both work at the University of Missouri Children’s Hospital in Columbia, Mo., a facility that holds a special significance to the sisters. Not only do they now work at the hospital together, but also they were born in the hospital and their parents worked there as neonatal nurses.
The March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards are given “to honor nursing excellence and pay tribute to hundreds of nurses that are on the front lines of care and have had a tremendous impact on patients and their families.
A nurse can be nominated for an award by a colleague or family member, and special events are held in various locations around the country to honor the winners. At each event, awards are given out for a variety of nurse categories, including pediatrics, emergency, critical care, student nursing and mental health, depending on the location.
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Source: Mizzou Weekly