BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport Hospital has named a managing nurse as the hospital's ‘Nurse of the Year.’

Kathy Pontes, the managing nurse of the hospital's psychiatric unit, says she works every day to help her patients feel their best. Her coworkers say she's a shining star who always goes above and beyond to help others.

Hospital officials say this is all part of National Nurses Week, a way to give back and say thank you to their staff.