CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Hill, Chesson & Woody (HCW), a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, has announced that Twyla Hutchins, health management officer with the firm, has made the list of the top 100 registered nurses (RNs) in North Carolina as selected by The Great 100, Inc. The Great 100 acknowledges the top 100 North Carolina nurses annually by selecting candidates who demonstrate excellence in practice and commitment to their profession.

Hutchins joined HCW as the company’s health management officer in 2008. In her position, she assists clients with developing outcome-based wellness programs and obtaining maximum value from medical management programs. Before joining HCW, Hutchins served as the manager for employee health at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina for 19 years. She is involved with several professional organizations, including the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN), North Carolina Association of Occupational Health Nurses (NCAOHN) and the North Carolina Tarheel Association of Occupational Health Nurses (NCTAHON). Hutchins participates in several community organizations, including the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), Christian Flights International (CFI) with the group’s Haiti ministry and Yates Baptist Church. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from East Carolina University.

“We are excited for Twyla to be named as one of the top 100 nurses in North Carolina,” said Todd Yates, partner at Hill, Chesson & Woody. “Her love for people and desire to improve the health of North Carolina citizens accompanied by her energetic personality make her a valuable asset to not only HCW but also the entire state.”