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Google honors nurse, educator Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde with new Doodle

Google is paying homage to Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde who created the National Association of Hispanic Nurses with a new Doodle. Image courtesy of Google
Google is paying homage to Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde who created the National Association of Hispanic Nurses with a new Doodle. Image courtesy of Google

Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Google is celebrating nurse and educator Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde with a new Doodle in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Murillo-Rohde, born on Sept. 6, 1920 in Panama, founded the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.

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Google's homepage features artwork from Riverside, Calif., based guest artist Loris Lora that features Murillo-Rohde at a hospital near other nurses.

Murillo-Rohde was born into a family of healthcare workers and immigrated to San Antonio, Texas in 1945. She dedicated her life to creative a nursing workforce that could best serve America's growing Hispanic community.

Murillo-Rohde started the Spanish Speaking/Spanish Surnamed Nurses' Caucus in 1975, which is now known as the National Association of Nurses or NAHN.

She served as the organization's first president and was granted a fellowship at the American Academy of Nursing, a prestigious honor.

"Thank you for uplifting the next generation of Hispanic healthcare professionals, Dr. Ildaura Murillo-Rohde!" Google said.

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