Holoman named Brody Nurse of the Year
(May 9, 2008)
A nurse with 22 years of experience in caring for patients and leading others was named the best in her field for 2008 at the Brody School of Medicine's annual nurses banquet Thursday night.
Caryl Holoman, pulmonary nurse manager in the Department of Internal Medicine, is the 2008 Brody School of Medicine nurse of the year. She has worked at East Carolina University since 1997 and is a 1986 graduate of ECU.
She said she was surprised her co-workers, who knew she had received the award before the banquet, were able to keep it a secret.
"I'm very honored being the people I work so closely with nominated me," Holoman said. "To be picked among other people who you know work just as hard as you do makes it special."
One of Holoman's co-workers described her as a dedicated nurse, wife, mother and friend.
"Caryl is the heart and soul of the pulmonary department," said Alice Hyatt, a nurse specialist in the department and the one who nominated Holoman. "She is an incredible nurse that goes above and beyond her duties on a daily basis."
Other nurses nominated were Rita Bowden, nurse manager for bariatric research in the Metabolic Institute; Diane Boyce, staff nurse for sports medicine in the Department of Family Medicine; Susan DeAntonio and Kelly Harper, nurse managers in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences; Shelby Gardner, nurse specialist in the Department of Internal Medicine; and Beatrice White, nurse administrator of clinical operations in the Department of Pediatrics.
May 6-12 is National Nurses Week.