30 January 2010

Nearby History Participant to Receive Nursing Honor

Mary Bartholet is to be inducted into the 2010 Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame on the evening of March 18, at Salty's restaurant in Alki Point.. Mary is a past participant of the Nearby History writing program, held at Seattle's Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI). The WSNA Hall of Fame award, which began in 1996, honors nurses in Washington State who have made significant contributions to nursing, and to the community.

Each inductee into the Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame has demonstrated excellence in the areas of patient care, leadership, education, public service, nurse advocacy, heroism, patient advocacy, or clinical practice, and for achievements that have ending value to nursing beyond the inductee's lifetime. In addition, each has demonstrated excellence that affected the health and/or social history of Washington state through sustained, lifelong contributions.

Nearby Norwegian member, Barbara Holz Sullivan, a retired nurse and co-participant in Nearby History seminars, nominated Mary Bartholet for the WSNA award after conducting research on her personal and professional achievements.

You can read about the 2010 Hall of Fame induction event at the Washington State Nurses Association website. More information concerning Mary's specific contributions will be added after the award ceremony.

The Nearby Norwegians heartily congratulate Mary, our friend and collaborator in historical and genealogical research, on her induction into the 2010 Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame.

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