Three nurses at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta have been nominated for a very prestigious award.
Whitney Howell is a finalists for the Georgia March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award, along with Tom Calabro and Shaknequa Pleas. They were nominated because of their care and compassion and dedication to improving the health of Georgians.
Howell said she was shocked when she learned her supervisor nominated her and is excited to represent SGMC along Calabro and Pleas. "When I found out it was my supervisor, it was extra touching just knowing that I come, try to be the best nurse I can be, and she really thinks highly enough to nominate me," Howell said.
"Both [Calabro and Pleas] are supervisors and higher up than me, so it's actually touching to be nominated along with them. They're both great educators and leaders," Howell continued. Howell is nominated in the pediatrics category.
The winner will be announced during a ceremony in Atlanta on November 1st.