Community’s chief nursing officer earns high honor

Mary Contreras, R.N., and Community Medical Centers’ senior vice president and corporate chief nursing officer was inducted into the 2011 Central San Joaquin Valley Nursing Hall of Fame.

This prestigious award honors the distinctive career of nurse leaders within the seven county region of the Central San Joaquin Valley.

Contreras, at Fresno State's Smittcamp Alumni House, accepting her induction into the Nursing Hall of Fame.

It’s sponsored by the Department of Nursing at California State University, Fresno, Sigma Theta Tau International, Mu Nu Chapter Nursing Honor Society and the Nursing Leadership Council of the Central San Joaquin Valley.

Read more about Contreras’ nursing career.

Jennifer Avila-Allen reported this story. She can be reached at