New Direction > April 16, 2021

Martie Fowler nominated to KTRE Thank a Nurse program

Martie Fowler, RN and cardiac rehab manager, was recently recognized for her ongoing commitment to the hospital by KTRE’s Thank a Nurse program. Joe Scifo, account executive for KTRE, personally thanked Martie with a bouquet of balloons for her service.

Martie was brought to tears when she found out she was nominated for this award by Kaye Partin, Memorial’s trauma registrar. Her “knowledge, stamina, and work ethic” have always impressed Kaye. Martie’s selflessness and hard work have not gone unnoticed. Martie told her coworkers that this moment was a very special moment in her life, one she will never forget.

During Martie’s 49 years as a nurse, she endured a type of brain cancer that only three percent of patients survive. Not only did she beat the odds, but she came back to work and continued to do what she loves. Upon her return, she immediately jumped back into her role in the ICU. She worked in the ICU until she took a new opportunity to manage cardiac rehab. During the pandemic, Martie returned to the ICU to help the nurses and patients during COVID-19.

She has touched so many lives throughout her career. Kristine Sutton, CNO, said that Martie is a special person and cared so deeply for her patients. Even over four decades, work is Martie’s passion. When people ask Martie when she will retire she tells them she has not thought about it yet.

Congratulations on a well-deserved honor, Martie Fowler! Nacogdoches Memorial is lucky to have you.

Martie Fowler accepts ongratulatory balloons from KTRE's Joe Scifo.      

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