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Nurse Jane Metzger walks the halls of Rhode Island Hospital every day.  A self-procalaimed hands-on administrator, this chief nursing officer is often seen in scrubs, not a suit, and would rather spend her time taking care of patients than taking care of paperwork.

"'Jane is very visible. She's not an in the office type administrator," says trauma intensive care unit manager Carol Landry.

Her leadership personality has now became nationally recognized. This year Jane is the recipient of the New York Times' "Tribute To Nurses" award, one of just three nurses nationwide to receive one. 

"It floored me, but the award isn't about me.  A leader is only as good as those who lead and I have the privilege of walking among heroes every day here," says Metzger.

Heroes that showed their true strengths the night of February 20th, when hundreds of victims and their families needed them the most. 

"Everybody just fell into place and Jane was one of those people. She just showed up in the ER and she just took off and before you know it everything was going smoothly," says Landry.

"It didn't surprise me one iota that the staff geared up. What surprised me that night was the silence. In that ER, you could hear a pin drop with the silence of the movement of everybody," says Metzger.

Jane, who was nominated by a fellow nurse, says the award is bittersweet and that her real reward is being able to do what she does here every day at Rhode Island Hospital.

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