Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach has announced that Eunice Figueros, BSN, RN, PHN, RNFA, CNOR, has been named 2022 Nurse of the Year.

Nominated for her clinical excellence, compassionate care and patient advocacy, Eunice was selected as Nurse of the Year for going above and beyond in her role as a Clinical Nurse III in Hoag Hospital Newport Beach’s Main Operating Room. She is the first in line to assist the main surgeon on cases in the OR and is knowledgeable in all specialties.

As a trusted resource and leader, Eunice was recognized for her ability to be proactive, efficient and a problem solver for any challenges that arise.

“It would be near impossible to put into words what Eunice brings, and means, to Hoag. She is the embodiment of what it means to deliver the highest quality of care,” said Jeffrey Bassett, M.D., MPH, Hoag Urologic Oncology surgeon. “She is skilled, passionate, reliable, thoughtful, and always puts the patient first. Her knowledge base and technical skills are second to none, but what really sets her apart is her willingness to go beyond her own job responsibilities to help her colleagues and patients with whatever the need may be. It is a true honor to work with Eunice, and all too fitting that she be recognized for all that she brings to Hoag.”