The Florence Slack Memorial “Nurse of the Year” Award, in memory of Florence Slack, began in 1986 because of the generosity of family and friends. The award recognizes a nurse annually who demonstrates the nursing skills and patient care that Florence exhibited during her many years at NCMC. Florence was a role model for her peers and a valued member of the nursing team. Most important was her dedication to her patients. It is in the spirit of those traits and in her honor and memory that this award is given. The 2017 recipient of this award is Monica Hupalo who received $3,000 to be used towards continuing education.