Holyoke Medical Center's Brian Couchon Named March of Dimes "Nurse of the Year"
The March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter and Holyoke Medical Center are pleased to announce that Brian Couchon of Holyoke Medical Center has been named "Nurse of the Year" by The March of Dimes in the category of Labor and Delivery. This elite distinction was awarded at a ceremony held at the VERVE - Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick on October 7, 2013.
"I was shocked," said Couchon. "I was there with nurses from hospitals all over the state so it was quite an honor to be chosen. This award is also a testament to Holyoke Medical Center and my nurse manager Ginny Thomas who provided me the unique opportunity for a male nurse to work in labor and delivery. All my coworkers are such a great team and I share this award with them."
The Nurse of the Year Awards is a statewide event that recognizes exceptional nurses, creates awareness of professional excellence and promotes the future of the nursing profession, while helping to advance the mission of the March of Dimes. The Nurse of the Year selection committee reviewed applications in the categories of: Advanced Practice, Community Health, Public Health, Education, Neonatal, Nurse Researcher, Administration, Pediatric, Family Medicine, Women's Health, Student Nurse, Maternal/Newborn, Labor and Delivery and Anti-Partum. More than 75 finalists emerged and 17 were chosen to receive top honors in each of the categories.