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Fontenot named Massachusetts Nurse of the Year

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Holly Fontenot holding her award


The March of Dimes named Clinical Assistant Professor Holly Fontenot Massachusetts Nurse of the Year in the category of Nursing Administration/Research.

Nurse of the Year is a statewide event that recognizes exceptional nurses, creates awareness of professional excellence and promotes the future of the nursing profession, while helping to advance the mission of the March of Dimes. Dr. Fontenot was chosen from 25 statewide finalists as a nurse who represents the March of Dimes vision for a healthier, stronger generation of babies and families.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.