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Healthcare Hero Honored


The excellence in nursing at Children's Hospital Central California was celebrated as one of our own was named a "Hero in HealthCare" by Business Street.

The third annual "Heroes in HealthCare" Awards Gala, held at the Bankers Ballroom in downtown Fresno, recognized the top health care professionals and organizations in the Central Valley.

Pre-hospital Liaison Nurse Mary Jo Quintero was honored in the Nurse category.

"This is not about one person, it's about a whole family that takes care of our community," said Quintero. "To be recognized in this way is an amazing accomplishment for all of us at Children's."

Quintero works in the Emergency Department at Children's and is the coordinator of the Kohl's Water Safety Program.

Business Street is a monthly Central Valley business news publication. It started the "Heroes in HealthCare" Awards in 2006 to recognize the people and organizations that make special contributions to their communities that might otherwise be overlooked.