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UT Physicians nurse recognized by Houston Chronicle

Written By: Simone Sonnier, UT Physicians | Updated: May 6, 2020
Catrina Hurman

Catrina Hurman, RN, BSN, has been honored as a nominee for the Houston Chronicle's Salute to Nurses event.

From a young age, Catrina Hurman, RN, BSN, knew she wanted to be a healer. Today, she’s living that dream by being honored as one of the Top 15 nurses in the Greater Houston area by the Houston Chronicle’s Salute to Nurses event.

“This feeling is indescribable. I feel so honored to have been nominated and am extremely grateful for this humbling experience,” said Hurman.

Currently, Hurman is working as a registered nurse in cardiology at the UT Physicians Multispecialty – Bellaire location. However, her journey in nursing goes back 18 years to her first job in the Texas Medical Center.

Out of college, Hurman began her career as a cardiac intensive care charge nurse in a hospital. In an acute setting, she helped patients recover from life-changing moments. All the while, her knowledge, skills, and love of the profession grew.

After nine dedicated years working in the intensive care unit, Hurman decided it was time for a change.

“I had decided I wanted to transition to a clinical setting, so I pursued a career with UT Physicians,” said Hurman. “In the clinic, you can interact with patients and help guide them in the proper direction to better health. I love that I have the ability to teach them about their medical issues and provide direction that can lead toward healing.”

Among the many who are proud of Hurman’s accomplishments are her co-workers at UT Physicians Multispecialty – Bellaire, those whom she considers her biggest support system.

“Everyone here forms one big network to facilitate the best care for our patients – not just from a cardiac standpoint, but from a multidisciplinary perspective,” said Hurman. “The entire team is dedicated to our patients and is always ready to lend a helping hand – it’s amazing.”

Amy Whitetree, the practice manager for Hurman’s clinic, was one of many individuals who nominated her for this award. “In the time that I have known Catrina, I have not only been impressed with her clinic knowledge, but her care and compassion for our patients. Regularly, I receive comments from people who have visited our clinic praising her personable attitude.”

Salute to Nurses event

The Salute to Nurses awards ceremony will be held at a later date due to the extended need for social distancing. UT Physicians would like congratulate Hurman and all the wonderful nurses recognized for this award.

As the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, UT Physicians has locations across the Greater Houston area to serve the community. To schedule an appointment, call 888-4UT-DOCS.