Mallory Marconi

Medical/Surgical Nurse- PICU, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Newark, NJ

Mallory Marconi’s journey to becoming a Hospital Hero started at the exact same place she was born — Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Mallory was born nearly three months premature and weighed only two pounds, three ounces. She was treated in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for eight weeks before she was able to go home. Now as a young adult, she’s started her career as a nurse, working side-by-side with some of the same Hospital Heroes who saved her life nearly 26 years ago.

Becoming a nurse was a lifelong dream for Mallory, following in the footsteps of her mother and her aunt who are also nurses. She hopes to emulate that same passion and dedication to patient care that she knows firsthand can impact many lives for years to come.

Ruth Benko, a registered nurse who cared for Mallory when she was a patient in the NICU, says it’s been a highlight of her career to see Mallory’s life come full circle: "Mallory is a bright young woman with a wonderful personality who has all the elements she needs to be a great nurse, especially the heart." Click here to read the full story at or here to read the story at