(MARLETTE) -- Marlette Regional Hospital celebrated National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week May 13-17. As part of week-long activities that celebrated the staff, Emergency Department RN Dawn Rudgers was named "Nurse of the Year." Dawn, a resident of Croswell, has been in the nursing field for 33-years and has been serving patients at Marlette Regional Hospital since 1999. The Nurse of the Year program started in 2011 and is organized by the Marlette Regional Hospital Nurse Practice Council. Tom O'Connor, LPN of the long-term care department, was given the award last year.
Pictured: 2012 Nurse of the Year Tom O'Connor, LPN presents Dawn Rudgers, RN with the Marlette Regional Hospital 2013 Nurse of the Year Award.