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Public Health and Wellness Names Nurses of the Year

Tuesday June 12, 2012

The Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness has named its “Nurses of the Year” for 2012. Each year the department names a winner in both the Clinical Nurse and Outreach Nurse categories.

The 2012 winner in the Clinical Nurse category is Kara Holman, RN. Kara joined the department in 1992 and works in the Kentucky Women’s Cancer Screening Program. Kara assists partnering clinics with women seeking services related to breast and cervical cancer screening and their follow-up care. Kara also ensures that those who have a positive diagnosis of cancer or pre-cancer get access to free treatment through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP). During her career in public health nursing, Kara has also worked as a clinic nurse, as a cancer screening case management nurse and as a women’s health services nurse providing family planning and related health services.

She lives in the Highlands.

The winner in the Outreach Nurse category is Mary Beth Clements, RN. Mary Beth, who joined the department in 1998, is a case management nurse in the HANDS program. The goal of the HANDS program is to foster self-sufficient families Mary Beth performs home visits to first time parents throughout Louisville to ensure healthy pregnancies and safe births, appropriate child development and safe homes. She has also worked as a nurse in the Healthy Start, Mommy and Me and Healthy Child Care programs.

Mary Beth Clements lives in the Highlands.

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Outreach Nurse of the Year Mary Beth Clements, RN (left) and Clinical Nurse of the Year Kara Holman, RN (right).