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Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Nurse, Marylou Butler, R.N., Awarded Norman Knight Clinical Practice Excellence Award

Contact: Public Affairs

Boston (June 6, 2008) — Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary nurse Marylou Butler, R.N., a resident of Billerica, Mass., was recently awarded the Norman Knight Clinical Practice Excellence Award.

Butler has been an employee at Mass. Eye and Ear for 39 years has been a clinical leader in the Emergency Department for the past three years. In her current position, she coordinates the clinical aspects of the emergency department and oversees the day-to-day tasks of nurses and nurse assistants. Before joining Mass. Eye and Ear, she received her nursing diploma from the Malden Hospital School of Nursing. She is currently working on her master’s degree in management at Cambridge College.

The Norman Knight Clinical Practice Excellence Award was established in honor of long-time Mass. Eye and Ear friend Norman Knight. Two awards were established in his name to recognize achievements by nurses in two critical areas- clinical practice and leadership. Among his contributions is the Norman Knight Hyperbaric Medicine Center, the only hospital-based center in the Boston area that provides hyperbaric oxygen therapy.