Andrea Doherty’s care of the students at the Ohrenberger School is outstanding. She demonstrates this daily. She is a Rock of Gibraltar and shows compassion and understanding to the everyday needs of the student, offering specialized care as needed. She fulfills her responsibilities with complete professionalism and adds her soft touch and humor when needed. She deftly administers to those with diabetes and other serious conditions as well as the everyday paper cut and tummy ache. She abides by “The Nightingale Pledge’’ and does this with integrity and true skill. She is the nurse who I would want ministering my own child. She has stayed with students/children after hours until their parents could get them; once she stayed with a child all the way to a hospital visit so he would have a warm, friendly hand. I wholeheartedly nominate her, as she certainly deserves this honor.
—Nominated by Nancy Doherty