Posted at: 05/07/2014 6:38 PM
Updated at: 05/07/2014 8:25 PM
By: WNYT Staff
This is National Nurses Recognition Week and a woman from Cherry Valley stopped by Albany Medical Center to give thanks to the nurses who cared for her.
Robin Morton and her 6-month-old baby daughter, Charlotte, spent time with Kim Kahn and Lisa Welter.
Last July, when Morton and her husband became victims of a drunk driver, she was a patient for 100 days at Albany Med recovering from a broken hip.
Morton was pregnant, in traction and far from home. It was a difficult time, eased by the support of the nurses.
"I had ultra sounds once a week and if my family couldn't be here one of the nurses would come in and be there with me while I had my ultrasound. They really did become my family," said Morton.
The nurses were honored Tuesday night with the prestigious “Pillars of Nursing Awards” for excellence in patient care and leadership.
That's the highest nursing award bestowed by Albany Medical Center and given out annually.