LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The 2014 H.E.R.O. (Heal, Educate, Reach, Overcome) Nurse Service Award, from medical glove maker Ansell, recognizes nurses who have made lasting impressions on their peers, their patients, their profession, and their communities.
Just 10 nurses from around the country have been selected to win these awards and, as fate would have it, two of them are from Little Rock. Belva Dyer and Linda Easter, both from Arkansas Children's Hospital, are among the 10 national H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award winners.
Linda Easter is a neurology specialty nurse at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Linda has been a nurse for more than 35 years and is an interdisciplinary team player, working with 10 neurologists and three advanced practice nurses in her department.
Belva Dyer is a rehabilitation specialty nurse at Arkansas Children's Hospital. Quote from her nomination: "Belva is a great advocate and nurse to her patients. … Some of her patients will ask for her as soon as they come through the door of the clinic."