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Benzie County nurse recognized as hometown health hero

Barbara Smith works in the ER at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital and saw a need for increased water safety education.

BENZIE COUNTY, Mich. (WPBN/WGTU) -- The state of Michigan has recognized a Benzie County nurse as a 'Hometown Health Hero'.

Barbara Smith works in the ER at Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital and saw a need for increased water safety education.

With permission from the hospital, she applied for a state grant and there are now several water safety presentations throughout the Benzie County area.

She was awarded for her water safety advocacy efforts at the State Capitol during public health week in April.


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