Washingtonian selected ten extraordinary individuals to be honored with the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award for their contributions in the field of nursing. The 2013 honorees—Christy Baxter, John Bing, Joni Brady, Janeen Constantine, Sue Eckert, Lieutenant Dwight Hampton, Lindsey Kennedy, Maria Reinitz, Teresa Wenner, and Carol Whitney—celebrated their achievement at the second Excellence in Nursing awards dinner at the Loews Madison Hotel on Wednesday evening. The Madison wowed guests with a lovely cocktail reception followed by a delicious three-course seated dinner. Karla Chisholm from Elan Artists performed before and after the emotional awards presentation. Washingtonian thanks Children’s National, Fair Oaks Anesthesia Services, Inova, Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists, MedStar Health, and Montgomery Hospice for supporting their award-winning nurses by purchasing a table sponsorship.