Tracy Morgan presents award to nurse who helped him after injury

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Actor and comedian, Tracy Morgan on Friday presented the "Tracy Morgan Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation Nursing" to a Gina Domingo, RN, CRNN, ofJFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute (Hackensack Meridian Health)
Urban News Staff Reports

Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan recently presented the "Tracy Morgan Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation Nursing" to Hackensack Meridian Health nurse Gina Domingo, RN, CRRN. Domingo works on the Brain Trauma Unit at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation 

Domingo was among the nurses who cared for Morgan after the comedian was seriously injured and in a coma following a 2014 accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. Since Morgan's recovery, he has returned to comedy as well as to producing and acting. He has shared his story of recovery on the national stage, highlighting the work of the professionals dedicated to patients with brain injuries.

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"I'm so honored to receive this award," Domingo said. "When you work with people with brain injuries, often they cannot communicate verbally. Sometimes they can't move.  The work is challenging. But when you can contribute to someone's recovery, it's just so rewarding."

Morgan presented the award to Domingo after his performance at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank on Friday. She is the third rehabilitation nurse to receive the Tracy Morgan Award for Excellence in Rehabilitation Nursing.

After Morgan's recovery, the comedian publicly thanked JFK Johnson nurses, physical therapists and other members of his team as well as his physician, Brian Greenwald, M.D., who is medical director of the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Center for Brain Injuries.

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