Jan Hutton, a visiting nurse practitioner, travels by car from patient to patient around a given geographical area, checking the needs of homebound invalids, temporary or permanent, reporting every observation and every prescription made, to the appropriate primary care doctor. She turned up on the day and hour she said she would, and on the days of her routine schedule. She was available by her cell phone day and night for advice or help. She always responded with really helpful advice; it was obvious that she would turn up in person if the need or the patient-anxiety justified it. Her knowledge of the meaning of symptoms, her knowledge of medication available, and her professional license to prescribe them, her willingness not to spare herself but to be a careful dispenser of her time, impressed me. I appreciated the very professional way that she fulfilled her duties as a visiting nurse, and always with kindness.
—Nominated by Marjorie Wysong