Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Nurses Win Recognition

For immediate release: April 15, 2015


Yehudis Schecter | 410-578-5247/410-598-4189

Baltimore Magazine’s inaugural “Excellence in Nursing” award recognizes two MWPH nurses

BALTIMORE, MD – Two nurses at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital were honored by Baltimore magazine in its inaugural “Excellence in Nursing” awards event last night.  Rebecca Dickinson, RN was recognized in the pediatric non-neonatal category; and Michele Jacobs, RN was recognized in the pediatric neonatal category.  These nurses were among 50 so honored for extraordinary contributions to healthcare in the region. 

“We are thrilled to see our nurses recognized by the community for their excellent care and compassion,” said Sheldon Stein, president and CEO at the hospital.  “They, like all our nurses at MWPH, are the best in their field.”

Rebecca Dickinson

Over nine months Baltimore magazine collected hundreds of nurse nominations; of those 50 were chosen in 18 nursing specialties as tops in the region.  The nurses were celebrated at a dinner reception at the Center Club last night and will be featured in Baltimore magazine’s May issue.

Rebecca Dickinson, Nurse Team Leader for the pediatric non-neonatal unit said the award was “very unexpected.  It was awesome to be nominated, let alone chosen.” (pictured left)

Michele Jacobs“I love helping our patients and their families through difficult situations and preparing them for their return home,” said Michele Jacobs, nurse supervisor of the neonatal unit.  “MWPH has been my second home for 30 years and the staff is like my second family.” (pictured right)

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About Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital: Where Children go to Heal and Grow

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital treats more than 7,500 patients each year on an inpatient and outpatient basis.  The 102-bed sub-acute hospital specializes in family-focused treatment of children with serious, chronic and/or complex medical needs.  Founded in 1922 as a children’s convalescent home, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital is a jointly owned affiliate of The University of Maryland Medical System and Johns Hopkins Medicine.  For more information, please visit