St Petersburg, FL -- St Petersburg General Hospital presented the Nurse of the Year award to Beth Marras, RN and the Physician of the Year award to Thomas Mathias, DO at a celebration banquet.

Beth Marras, RN, Post-Surgical Unit, started at St. Petersburg General Hospital as a PBX Operator before becoming a Nurse’s Aide in June of 2013. Two years later, she graduated with her RN degree and was later promoted to Nurse Leader. Beth had previously been recognized by our physicians as a Nursing Excellence Award recipient. She has received over 100 patient and family compliments reinforcing the great care she provides to our patients every day.

Thomas Mathias, DO, Family Practice, opened his first practice in Pinellas County. He is well regarded by his patients and has been recognized many times for his bedside manner. Dr. Mathias has always been involved with St. Petersburg General Hospital, serving as the chair of the Family Practice committee. He has been married to his wife, Stevie Mathias for 9 years and raises Arabian horses when he is not practicing medicine.

The Year in Review Banquet at the Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park honors the Nurse and Physician of the year award winners. Nurse recipients are voted on by the physicians and Physician recipients are voted on by the nurses. Both are judged on providing exceptional patient care.

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