Dedicated Service from One Mom to Another

April 10, 2024

BURLESON, TEX. – The DFW Great 100 Nurses Celebration event honors one hundred nurses nominated by their peers and selected for being role models, leaders, community servants, compassionate caregivers and significant contributors to the nursing profession. Recently,  Karen Boone of Texas Health Huguley Hospital was honored on the list. Boone’s path to nursing started with admiration for the exceptional care she received from her nurses during the birth of her first child. 

“After raising my children, I returned to school to pursue my dream of nursing, as the compassion and love they demonstrated 19 years prior never left my mind,” said Boone, BSN, RN, IBCLC.

Boone was drawn to AdventHealth’s mission of “Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ,” at Texas Health Huguley. “I witnessed nurses living the mission, and I have been proud to be a part of the team living that same mission for 13 years now,” she said. Nine of those years have been dedicated to the women’s services department, where she has enjoyed empowering new mothers, helping them develop and gain confidence in the skills they need to feed their babies. Her passion was reaffirmed when a previous patient approached her in a store. “She said my care gave her encouragement when she wanted to quit, and that her baby, who was seven months old at the time, was healthy and still nursing!”

Boone is also committed to teamwork and collaboration. “Karen’s positive attitude is contagious, even in the face of challenges and obstacles,” said nurse manager Christina Gause-Harris, MSN, RNC-OB, RNC-LRN. “She is a creative and innovative thinker who constantly provides countless valuable resources and education to our team.”

In a world where health care heroes are essential, Boone stands out as a true example of selflessness and empathy, embodying what it means to be a nurse.

By Jasmine Garcia-Zamora
Communications Specialist