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Georgia Nurses Association and MiracleWorkers.com Present State's Highest Nursing Honor.

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ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2000

The Georgia Nurses Association, along with MiracleWorkers.com, a Headhunter.net company (NASDAQ: HHNT) and the leading healthcare recruiting site on the Internet, awarded the state's highest honor for distinguished service to Mary Long, RN, group vice president special projects with the Arthritis Foundation.

"With 80,000 registered nurses in the state, the Association found many deserving of recognition, but Mary Long, RN, continuously rises above and beyond the call of duty," said Debbie Hatmaker, PhD, RN, president of the Georgia Nurses Association. Long has also served as Second Vice President, American Nurses Association, and on the Board of Trustees for the American Nurses Foundation and as president of the Georgia Nurses Association and the Georgia Nurses Foundation. Long started her career at Grady Memorial Hospital as a staff nurse in Ambulatory Care, becoming charge nurse and later Director, Community Health/Central Referral. She was the first Black elected President of the Georgia Nurses Association, the first minority Chairperson for Georgia Nurses (GNA) Political Action Committee (GN-PAC), first minority member of the St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta, Board of Directors.

"Mary Long puts forth the ideals through her tireless effort to ensure nurses are represented equitably within the profession. As founder of the first clinic for the homeless in Atlanta, she has been able to generate much support as a homeless advocate," Hatmaker added.

"MiracleWorkers.com takes pride in honoring nurses. We're pleased to be able to recognize Mary for her research, community involvement and all she has done to promote the profession," said Donna Loy, of MiracleWorkers.com, who presented the award to Mary, along with Hatmaker, PhD, RN.

Long's contributions have been recognized through many recognitions and awards. She has received:

 -- Nursing Achievement Award: Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Gamma Chi
 Chapter

 -- Outstanding Leadership on the American Nurses
 Association's Board of Directors

 -- Outstanding Work in the Atlanta Community: Atlanta Urban
 League

 -- Award of Appreciation: Black Nurses Association

 -- Outstanding Nurse of the Year Georgia Nurses Association

 -- Outstanding Woman of the Year: Atlanta Women in Business

 -- Ludie Andrews Award, Georgia Nurses Association

 -- Mary N. Long Award, Georgia Nurses Foundation


With more than 35,000 jobs on their website, MiracleWorkers.com has the largest pool of nursing positions available worldwide. Close to 4,000 of those job openings are in the state of Georgia. Nurses represent the largest segment of the healthcare profession with 3.1 million in the nation. To search for jobs or post openings, visit www.miracleworkers.com

About MiracleWorkers.com

MiracleWorkers.com, a Headhunter.net company (NASDAQ: HHNT), is the world's largest eRecruiting service for the healthcare community. Based in Atlanta, the company is comprised of leading healthcare and technology experts. With the acquisition by Headhunter.net, the number 2 job awareness site on the Internet, MiracleWorkers.com now offers 35,000 healthcare jobs, making the company the clear market leader serving the 1.2 trillion dollar healthcare industry. Headhunter.net's number 2 position in job awareness provides access to over six million job seekers each month. Due to its marketing agreements with a number of hospital management companies including Quorum, HCA, and Premier, MiracleWorkers.com has preferred marketing rights to 50 percent of all hospitals in the nation. For job posting or job seeker information, visit the site at www.miracleworkers.com.

About The Georgia Nurses Association

Founded nearly a century ago for the purpose of uniting the nursing profession in Georgia, GNA is the state's largest professional nursing association for registered nurses in all practice settings. Based in Atlanta, GNA has provided enormous support to advance the nursing profession, and promote nurses as individuals. GNA, with its 23 districts statewide, is positioned to take care of nurses, while nurses take care of patients.
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