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UT Physicians nurse recognized at Salute to Nurses event

Written By: Simone Sonnier, UT Physicians | Updated: October 2, 2020
Catrina Hurman, RN, Salute to Nurses honoree

Catrina Hurman, RN, BSN, acknowledging her name among the list of Houston's Top 150 nurses.

After rescheduling due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Houston Chronicle held its annual Salute to Nurses event on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Our very own Catrina Hurman, RN, BSN, was honored at this event as one of the Top 15 nurses in the Greater Houston area.

Safe celebrations

To respect social distancing standards, guests were asked to participate via drive-thru. Each stop in the drive-thru had a different exchange, the first being a goodie bag, second a meal and a signature drink, and last a photo booth opportunity.

Salute to Nurses photo booth
Event attendees were invited to take their picture in front of the UT Physicians photo booth.

UT Physicians honoree

Directly out of college and after one year of cardiology intermediate unit under her belt, Hurman began her career as a cardiac intensive care charge nurse in a hospital. After nine years working in the intensive care unit, she transitioned to UT Physicians to experience a more clinical setting. Currently, she is working as a registered nurse in cardiology at the UT Physicians Multispecialty – Bellaire location.

“I love the ability to interact and guide patients in the proper direction to better their overall health,” said Hurman. “In my clinic I can teach them about their medical issues and provide direction that can lead toward healing.”

It’s this care for her patients that led to her nomination for this prestigious award. Bettina Coleman, RN, Hurman’s nurse manager at the UT Physicians Multispecialty – Bellaire clinic, wholeheartedly believes that this honor is well deserved.

“UT Physicians is blessed and fortunate to have Catrina as a nurse,” said Coleman.

“Catrina is an asset to our clinic and UT Physicians as a whole,” said Phyllis L. Williams, patient business services manager for the clinic. “She’s great to work with and our patients love her.”

Hurman herself was still somewhat speechless and in shock about receiving the Top 15 nurses recognition, even though it has been months since the announcement.

“I love working with my UT Physicians team,” she said. “The support from our staff, management, and providers has been an amazing experience.”

As a Top 15 honoree among hundreds of other nominations, Hurman received an award and gift card as a token of gratitude for the selfless work she does every day for her patients.

Browse our Flickr album to view pictures of the event and our employees who participated.

Houston Chronicle's Salute to Nurses 2020

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