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April 15th, 2021 Baptist Health South Florida

Fishermen’s Community Hospital Names 2021 Nurse of the Year

Natalie Matyas FCH Nurse of the YearMarathon, FL – May 4, 2021 – Fishermen’s Community Hospital is pleased to announce that Emergency Department nurse Natalie Matyas, BSN, RN, has been named the hospital’s 2021 Nurse of the Year.

To be considered for the Nurse of the Year honor, nurses are nominated by their peers or a community member for a variety of reasons; Ms. Matyas was nominated more than once. Nurses who receive the honor are chosen by the Collaborative Nurse Practice Council at Fishermen’s Community Hospital for demonstrating excellence though their abilities and outstanding leadership. Nurse of the Year recipients are noted as being compassionate, knowledgeable, ethical, helpful and thoughtful. They also collaborate with the interdisciplinary team and mentor their colleagues.

Ms. Matyas, who has been with the hospital for six years, is recognized for her commitment to the profession of nursing and for delivering high-quality care to all patients. She is described as being hardworking, honest, empathetic and compassionate to patients, families and coworkers. She is commended for taking the time to assist and teach other nurses and answer questions with an upbeat, positive and encouraging attitude.

“We are so honored to recognize this extraordinary nurse who goes above and beyond to deliver compassionate care,” said Cheryl Cottrell, vice president and chief nursing officer of Fishermen’s Community Hospital. “Natalie is a great asset to her patients and our team.”

About Fishermen’s Community Hospital
Fishermen’s Community Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, more than 23,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to its faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit and connect with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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