Longtime Operating Room Nurse is Hoag's Nurse of the Year

By Daily Pilot

Categories: Featured News
April 6, 2018

Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach announced Thursday that Judy Kidd, a perioperative services nurse, is the hospital's 2018 Nurse of the Year.

Kidd was honored for her professional and clinical excellence as a patient advocate and a teacher to her fellow nurses, according a hospital news release.

"Judy has educated hundreds of nurses who have gone on to become successful team members in a very demanding field," Carole Metcalf, executive director of perioperative services at Hoag, said in a statement. "Her tireless love for education and compassion for patients have been the driving forces that led Judy to success in her career."

Kidd has 50 years' experience in operating rooms and has worked the past decade at Hoag.