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Rep. Thomas Murt Congratulates Nurse of the Year

State Rep. Thomas Murt honors Huntingdon Valley Nurse with award.

Lori Wieglus was recently presented with a House citation by State Rep. Tom Murt, R-152 for her achievements in the nursing field.

As director of nursing at the Brookside Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Roslyn, Wielgus was named 2012 Nurse of the Year by the Pennsylvania Healthcare Association at a special award ceremony at the PHCA/CALM annual convention in King of Prussia, according to an article in Montgomery Media.

According to the article, she was one of eight honored with The Nurse of the Year Award is part of the PHCA's Hero Awards.

"Winners were selected based on their ability to go above and beyond their job requirements to improve the quality of life of those living and working in their retirement community," said the article.

Murt was on-hand at the night's award ceremony to present the citation along with Wielgus' honors from PHCA.

According to Montgomery Media, her fellow co-workers also raved about Wielgus' performance.

“Lori teaches us to believe in giving everything your best —100 percent,” said Brookside Health and Rehabilitation Center Administrator Melissa Hallman in a statement to PHCA. “There is no task too menial for her liking, no situation unbearable, and no issue unresolvable. I am so confident in her capabilities, so much so that I can take worry-free vacations knowing that the facility is in great hands.”

Brookside is located at 2630 Woodland Road, in Abington. Wielgus is a resident of Huntingdon Valley, in Montgomery County.

Murt holds monthly office hours in the Upper Dublin Township Building, Fort Washington and Loch Alsh avenues, in Fort Washington so that local constituents can meet with him to discuss concerns. Murt is available on the third Thursday of each month (next session Jan. 17) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Murt is the state representative for the 152nd district.

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