From all of us at MSNJ, we would like to thank all of the extraordinary nurses and mother's around the world, as we celebrate National Nurses Week this week and Mother's Day this weekend.

In recognition of these holidays, we are putting the spotlight on an amazing New Jersey nurse and mother. Susan Kalayilparampil (pictured) is a postpartum nurse on Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Family Centered Care Unit -- but her most important role is being a mother to MSNJ's Marlene Kalayilparampil! During the past few months, Susan has cared for several mothers who have given birth & tested positive for COVID-19 and was recognized for her extraordinary work this week by New Jersey First Lady Tammy Murphy ! Thank you, Susan!