What is the Nurse of the Year initiative?

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What is the Nurse of the Year initiative?
What is the Nurse of the Year initiative?
The Missouri Chapter of March of Dimes will honor twenty nurses who exemplify an
extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service. Whether serving as
health care provider, educator, researcher, chapter volunteer and/or advisor — nurses play a
critical role in advancing the mission of March of Dimes.
 Exceptional nurses employed in the state of Missouri and Illinois counties of Jersey,
Madison, St. Clair, Clinton, Monroe, and Randolph are eligible. A selection committee
comprised of health care professionals will review the confidential nomination forms
and select twenty nurses to be honored at a gala event.
 To nominate a nurse from the Missouri counties of Platte, Clay, Jackson, Cass and Bates,
please contact the Kansas Chapter of March of Dimes: (913) 469-3611
DATE OF EVENT: October 25, 2014
LOCATION: Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, 800 Washington Avenue, St. Louis MO 63101
TIME: Cocktails 6:00 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm, Awards 8:00 pm
How to Submit a Nomination
 Complete and submit a Nomination Form and return to Missouri Chapter of March of Dimes.
 March of Dimes will accept nominations from June 1, 2014 until July 27, 2014.
 Nomination forms can be found at marchofdimes.com/missouri/nurseoftheyear. Please contact Ann
Fisher-Jackson at [email protected] or (314) 513-9962 to receive a hardcopy
nomination form.
 Nominees will receive a Nominee Confirmation Packet that must be returned by September 7, 2014 in
order to be included in the selection process.
 Nominees will be invited to attend the Nurse of the Year Awards Gala on October 25, 2014 at the
Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel. Winners will be announced at the Gala.
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Please contact Ann Fisher-Jackson
314.513.9962 • [email protected]
The mission of March of Dimes is to improve the health of all babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant
mortality. The Nurse of the Year initiative supports this mission while recognizing exceptional nurses throughout the state,
celebrating the profession, and creating awareness of the advancements in the field.
2013 Highlights:
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300 nurses nominated from 50 health care facilities throughout Missouri and Metro East Illinois
200 Nurse Finalists from 40 health care facilities throughout Missouri and Metro East Illinois
Over $125,000 raised in support the March of Dimes Mission, and 700 guests were in attendance
2013 Committee:
 Carolyn Beard, CoxHealth
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Chris Crain, Mercy Kids
Kimberly Danchus, Barnes Jewish Hospital
Jan DeMasters, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Christine “Kippy” DiRie, UMSL-College of Nursing
Donna Frazier, Mercy East Communities
Bernadette Hill, Mercy Jefferson
Eve Holzemer, VA Medical Center
Aaron Jackson, Keystone-IT Consulting
Karen Jones, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cathy Koeln, Barnes Jewish Hospital
Shawn Powers, Sparta Community Hospital
Anne Schappe, Webster University
Amy Schwent, Mercy Jefferson
Terry Summers, Health Care Family Credit Union
Kim Tuck, NurseWise
Coreen Vlodarchyk, Barnes Jewish Hospital
Nancy Willard, Actavis
Maggie Wolf, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Krissy Ziegler, NurseWise
2013 Sponsors:
2013 Honorees:
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Sister Mary Jeremy Buckman, Sister of Mercy
Michelle Nadler, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Catherine Patterson, Mercy
Lucianne Tarter, Access Family Care
Susan Flake, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Gregory L. Alexander, University of Missouri,
Sinclair School of Nursing
Jennifer Hanford, University of Missouri, Women’s
and Children’s Hospital
Sarah Cammack, University of Missouri, Women’s
and Children’s Hospital
Margaret Bultas, Saint Louis University
Helen Sandkuhl, Saint Louis University Hospital
Verna Ferguson, Saint Louis University
Jeanne Zack, Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Laurie Sparks, Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Laurie Weaver, Urgent Care for Kids
Marcy Keltner, CoxHealth
Debra Parran, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Cathy Hogan, SSM Cardinal Glennon
Dana Houle, Nurse Response
Amber Tarasyuk, Goldfarb School of Nursing at
Barnes Jewish College
Susan Kendig, UMSL-College of Nursing
Barnes Jewish Hospital, Catherine McAuley School of Nursing at Maryville University,
Chamberlain College of Nursing, Health Care Family Credit Union,
McCarthy Building Companies, Mercy, and Webster University

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