Based on a national model developed to recognize outstanding physicians, the Local Nursing Legends program is overseen by the Friends of Nursing History Steering Committee of the Medical Heritage Center (MHC) at The Ohio State University. The MHC was established to collect, promote, and preserve the rich health sciences history of central Ohio.

The Local Nursing Legends have made a significant contribution to the nursing profession and the health care of people in central Ohio. Pioneers in their field, these nurses were nominated by members of the central Ohio nursing community as those who provided exemplary service to this population and whose actions and lives can be seen as legendary.

The MHC is working to induct 11 new legends. These individuals will be recognized at our upcoming lecture on April 25, 2013.
For more information about past legends, please visit our digital exhibit at