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Laura Wilkerson Honored as March of Dimes Oncology Nurse of the Year

Centerpoint Medical Center November 20, 2015

Centerpoint Medical Center—part of HCA Midwest Health, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider—announces that Laura Wilkerson, RN has been named as the Kansas City Chapter March of Dimes Oncology Nurse of Year 2015. Wilkerson was recognized last week at the organization’s annual black-tie gala.

Other Centerpoint Medical Center nurses selected as finalists for the March of Dimes Nurse of Year 2015 include Amanda Mautino, Medical/Surgical; Tricia Terbrock, Medical/Surgical and Kimberly Pruetting, Case Management/Care Coordination.

The March of Dimes salutes outstanding nurses from across Kansas and the Greater Kansas City region each year. From neonatal and pediatric care to mental health and advance practice, these awards recognize the contribution that registered nurses make in the community and help fund the mission of the March of Dimes to improve the health of babies. The nonprofit works to fight premature birth, which impacts one of 10 babies born.

“Centerpoint Medical Center is extremely proud of Laura who is making a positive difference in people’s lives by delivering exceptional healthcare,” says David Williams, Chief Executive Officer of Centerpoint Medical Center.  “Laura’s amazing and innate gift to lead with compassion is an excellent example of Centerpoint’s mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.”   

“Nurses are often the unsung heroes of the medical community, such as Laura Wilkerson and more than 35 nurses nominated from HCA Midwest Health,” says Darryl Nelson, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of HCA Midwest Health.  “The Nurse of the Year program is an opportunity to honor those in the nursing profession who have dedicated their lives to ensuring patients and their families receive best healthcare possible. The accomplishments of these finalists highlight their personal commitment to and passion for nursing.”

For more information on HCA Midwest Health, visit hcamidwest.com.

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