Central Maine Medical Center presented its inaugural Larry Hopperstead Award for Excellence in Patient Care to Julie Ann Booker, NP, AONP. Booker, a nurse practitioner at Hematology-Oncology Associates in Lewiston, was nominated by the entire staff of the infusion center for her professionalism and selfless efforts to ensure that her patients receive top-quality, compassionate care. Her dedication to cancer treatment and care goes beyond her patients and into the community. Each year, Booker participates in the cycling part of the Dempsey Challenge and the Tri for a Cure. Her participation in these events provides inspiration and comfort to her patients. In addition, she dedicates time to coaching youth soccer and hockey in her community.

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