Family, friends and colleagues gathered last night to celebrate the nine nurses selected as Madison’s Favorite Nurses by Madison Magazine. Two Meriter nurses were chosen from over 150 nominations – Shelley Bazala, Newstart Nurse Supervisor and Mary Saur, Birthing Center. Shelley was “humbled” to learn that she received the top votes and received the People’s Choice award for the 2010 campaign.
Madison Magazine Editor Brennan Nardi and WISC-TV morning anchor Charlotte Deleste, shared the nurses’ stories, highlighting their accomplishments, clearly demonstrating the skill, compassion and professionalism that earned these nurses this honor. Charlotte also shared her own appreciation for Mary during the birth of her oldest son.
Carolyn Krause, Director of Patient Care Support Services, and President of Wisconsin Nurses Association, congratulated the nurses saying that they represented the essence of why nurses repeatedly earn the nation’s vote for the most trusted profession.
Congratulations Shelley and Mary. To read the nurses’ stories, see Madison Magazine’s December issue.