Five ORMC nurses honored at the Inaugural Permian Basin Great 25 Nurses

On Thursday, October 24, five of Odessa Regional Medical Center’s nurses were recognized at the inaugural Permian Basin Great 25 Nurses, a local nonprofit developed to recognize outstanding nurses in the Permian Basin.

“We have so many impressive nurses that exemplify exceptional performance and compassion for their patients,” said Carol Cates, Chief Nursing Officer at Odessa Regional Medical Center. “We are truly humbled to see five of our very own recognized for their hard work and dedication.”

The ORMC nurses honored at the event include:

  • Martin Arroyos, BSN, RN
  • Melonye Huber, BSN, RN
  • Latricia Mariscal, RN, CPN
  • Edna Pelopero, BSN, RN

In addition to those listed above, Nancy Stark MSN, RN was also recognized for her contributions to the nursing profession. Stark worked for Odessa Regional Medical Center for more than 30 years before retiring in 2017. Her tenure began in 1975 when ORMC’s doors first opened as Women’s and Children’s Hospital. Stark served many years as the hospital’s Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

“We wanted a program here in West Texas to recognize the great contributions nurses make in our communities,” Brandi McDonald, founder of PB Great 25, said in a news release. “Although we are not Dallas, Fort Worth, or Houston, West Texas has great healthcare services and great team members providing those services.”

Nominations were submitted online and reviewed by the Permian Basin Great 25 nurses Board of Directors and a community panel of non-clinical individuals.   Nurses were acknowledged not only their work in the profession, but also for their exceptional achievements and work within their communities. For more information on the Permian Basin Great 25 Nurses, visit www.pbgreat25.com

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