This is the week that nurses across the country are honored for their service.
At Laredo Medical Center patients and their families had a lot to say about some special nurses who took extra good care of them.
Each year around this time L.M.C. has its patient choice award.
While leaders at L.M.C. say they celebrate the hard work and dedication of all their nurses on this day, fifteen nurses were up for the honor.
One story from one family was especially touching as Registered Nurse Mario Galvan took the title after a patient nominated him for the award.
Mario Galvan, RN\LAREDO MEDICAL CENTER NURSE “Ya I was very amazed when I saw her. She looks good. Her husband is an awesome man. It was great seeing them. I didn't expect the family. It all comes back to me. It's truly an honor and I'm happy to see the family.”
Laredo Medical Center presents the patient's choice award each year to honor nurses.
Hospital leaders say they have so many good nurses it's hard to pick from the group.
That's why they get patients and families to pick the nominees and crown a winner.