Mary Hoffman St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing Nominee

Congratulations to Mary Hoffman, RN and Washington University Inpatient Renal Coordinator, who is a finalist in the 9th annual St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards.

The awards program honors the selfless care, compassion and service of nurses in local schools, hospitals, nurseries, colleges and clinics. A selection committee reviewed more than 220 nominations and narrowed them to 57 finalists across 19 categories. Mary is a finalist in the category of Acute Care/Family Practice/General Medicine.

The distinguished selection committee includes leaders from organizations such as the Mayo Clinic – Florida, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and the University of Missouri.

Anitha Vijayan, MD

Mary has been with Washington University for 20 years, starting as a research coordinator at the Aids Clinical Trial Unit in the Department of Medicine. She transferred to the Chromalloy American Kidney Center and subsequently accepted a position with Dr. Anitha Vijayan to study acute tubular necrosis. When the study ended, Mary worked for the Washington University Kidney Translational Research Center with Dr. Sanjay Jain. Returning to the Chromalloy center in January of 2015, Mary accepted the position of Inpatient Renal Coordinator.

“This nomination was made possible by the great team that I work with,” says Mary. “I am surrounded by many compassionate, talented faculty and staff. I am very thankful for all of the opportunities I have had here at the University since 1998.”

When not at work, Mary enjoys spending time with her husband, Jim, retired now after 40 years with Schnucks Markets, and her children: Lindsey, an engineer at Boeing; Whitney, a High School teacher in Sullivan, MO; and son, Justin, and his wife Samantha – both pharmacists in Springfield, MO. “We enjoy season tickets at the Fox, and traveling with our RV.”

The winners of the awards program will be unveiled in St. Louis Magazine’s May 2018 issue and at a reception, sponsored by Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis on April 19.

Congratulations and good luck, Mary!