Paige Neitzel has been selected as Tomah Memorial Hospital’s latest recipient of the award created by a California family in 1999 to recognize nurses around the world.

Neitzel said the award is a dream come true.

Neitzel has been a registered nurse in the obstetrics department at Tomah Memorial the last year and a half.

She was one of more than 20 nurses at the hospital nominated for the award by submissions from the public.

Patients, families and colleagues can nominate T-M-H nurses and learn more about the award on the hospital’s website at Tomah Hospital – dot – org.

About 150 nurses work at Tomah Memorial.