Recognizing the winners of the ajcjobs Nursing Excellence Awards, which is based on nominations from patients, friends, family and co-workers

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Day in and day out, the compassion and kindness they provide to their patients is immeasurable.

For the 11th consecutive year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and ajcjobs is honoring and celebrating nurses throughout metro Atlanta and Georgia.

Again this year, from hundreds of nominations, an independent panel of judges has chosen 10 extraordinary nursing professionals to represent thousands of their colleagues at the annual Nursing Excellence Awards.

Held during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, this year’s luncheon was on May 10 at Cobb Galleria.

What makes these awards special is that anyone can enter a nurse who has made a difference in their life or the life of a loved one in 2015. Here are the honorees who went above and beyond the call of duty to make a significant impact on their patients:


Yelitza Guzman

Carrie Stone

Sarah Juhasz

Suzzanne McDermott

Diane Giles

Allison Christou

Cathy Jones

Pat Lincoln

Deborah Lee

Carol Poole

Honorable Mention

Cindy Carty