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.