Amy Farmer was 6 years old when she met a woman who forever changed her life.
"She was a missionary midwife," Farmer said. "And when she spoke at my church, the stories she told left such an impression on me. I knew I wanted to be a nurse."
For the past 15 years, Farmer has been living her dream - first as a registered nurse, and now as a registered nurse and staffing manager at Washington County Hospital.
"It's all I've ever wanted to do," she said. "It's the perfect career for me."
Her years of dedication were recognized Monday morning when she was named Washington County Hospital's Administrative Nurse of the Year.
Also honored was Susan Lyons, who was named Clinical Nurse of the Year. Lyons serves as coordinator for end-of-life care.
The awards ceremony at the hospital coincides with National Nurses Week, which began May 6 and continues through Friday, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, a nursing pioneer.