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Nurse of the Year, Missouri-Metro East Illinois

DATE: Saturday, November 18, 2017  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
ADDRESS: 315 Chestnut St, St. Louis, MO 63102

For more information please contact Jessica Eagen at 314-513-9962.

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The March of Dimes will honor nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service at its 6th Annual Nurse of the Year.

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 of healthcare professionals will review the confidential nomination forms. 

About 20 nurses will be honored at a special awards gala on November 18, 2017. For more information, contact Jessica Eagen at 314.513.9962

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Whether serving as health care provider, educator, researcher, chapter volunteer and/or advisor – nurses play a critical role in advancing the mission of the March of Dimes:  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 and celebrating the profession. Honor a nurse, or group of nurses, through a TRIBUTE GIFT.

2017 Legend in Nursing

Congratulations to Patricia Potter, 2017 Legend in Nursing (featured at left)
RN, PhD, FAAN

To make a gift in honor of Patricia, please click here

 

EVENT LEADERSHIP

The 2017 Nurse of the Year committee is led by Cathy Koeln, Director, Director of Surgical Services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Kimberly Tuck, KDT Consulting and Kristine Ziegler, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at Envolve, are serving as vice-chairs.

2017 NURSE OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Hundreds of applications across the defined categories ranging from Advanced Practice to Surgical Services are reviewed and scored by high-ranking nurse leaders. Through this competitive process, finalists within each category are then determined. The March of Dimes is proud to announce and honor the 2017 Nurse of the Year finalists.
                                     LEGEND IN NURSING
                             Patricia Potter RN, PhD, FAAN
ADVANCED PRACTICE
Ellen Stemmler -- Washington University
Eric Ruettgers -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Jessica Mann -- Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Julia Craig -- Saint Louis University Hospital
Juanita Hoyte SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Kim Beeman -- Washington University
Kymberly Renkoski -- St. Louis Women's Healthcare Group
Lauren Knight -- SSM Health
Mary Lee Barron  --  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Rebecca (Becky) Sidberry -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Susan Moser -- Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
 
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Allison Rakers -- St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center
Ann Keeven -- Mercy Clinic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Jennifer Shea – SSM Health Saint Joseph Hospital - Wentzville
Jessica Lener -- University of Missouri Saint
Mary Ann Boyd -- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Nancy Goymerac -- Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
William McCarter -- Mercy Hospital - Jefferson

CASE MANAGEMENT
Altisa Rios -- Home State Health
Barbara Rehling -- Centene Corporation
Deborah McCormick -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Jennifer Jackson -- Centene Corporation
Paulette Rene’Luckett – Ferguson/Florissant School District          
Susan Veinot -- Home State Health
Vanessa Hill -- Centene Corporation
 
CHARGE NURSE AND FRONTLINE SUPERVISOR
Alyson Curtis -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Amanda Caravelli -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Brittany Peterein -- Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
Christine Klein -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Faith Decker – Cox Health Systems
Jill Igou -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Michelle Mendonsa -- Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Rachel Smith -- Mercy
Radhika Gilmore -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Sarah Nelson -- SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – St. Charles
 
CLINICAL INFORMATICS
Barbara Blaes -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Donna Boyer -- Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
JoAnn Patterson -- SSM Health Saint Joseph Hospital – Lake St. Louis
Mark Schmidt -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Nancy Ray -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Patricia Hatley -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Suzanne Whiteley -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
 
COMMUNITY SKILLED NURSING
(Hospice, Home Health, Palliative Care, Long Term Care and Long Term Acute Care)

Heather Jansen -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Helen Cassidy -- Mercy
Kathryn Janes -- Craig HomeCare
Stacy Ahmad -- Mercy
 
CRITICAL CARE
Ben Labovitz -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Carrie Sona -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Erin Hopkins -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Jessica Talbert -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
John Luker -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Linda Milligan -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Lisa DeVore – St. Anthony’s Hospital           
Molly Eggleston – Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Roxanne Fitzgerald -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Stephanie Reiter -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
 
EDUCATION
Amy Reed -- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Angela Andrews -- Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Bernadette Henrichs, PhD, CRNA, CCRN -- Washington University Saint Louis & Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College
Bonny Kehm – Excelsior College
Christopher D Boyer -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Emily Gunn -- St. Louis University School of Nursing
Geralyn Frandsen -- Maryville University
Joanne Kern -- Maryville University
Kathy Williams – St. Anthony’s Hospital
Mykale Elbe -- Maryville University
Stephanie Torrence -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital     
 
EMERGENCY CARE
Don Walters -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Erin del Rosario -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Jennifer Elbert -- Mercy Hospital - Washington
Julie Gauch -- SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
Julie Hantschel -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Kelly Counts -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Kimberley Lackey -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Kristen Weinhardt -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Rachel Hager -- Mercy
Stephen Depyper -- SSM Health Saint Joseph Hospital – St. Charles
 
GENERAL MEDICAL/ADULT CARE
Carol Miller -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Debra Gray -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Jalynda Vodnansky – Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Megan Leriche -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Nancy Cunningham -- Mercy
Patricia Nieder -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Radoslava Stoddard -- SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
Stephanie Rice -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Susan Niepoetter -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Teresa Pinkley -- Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
 
INFECTION CONTROL AND QUALITY RISK MANAGEMENT
Alison Cohen -- Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Gail Willmann -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Jeremy Abrams -- Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Jessica Dickman -- SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital
Lisa Finley -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Marina Moore -- Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
Mary Duncan -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Sean Balagna -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
 
LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
Carina Jones -- Craig HomeCare
Jill Hubbard -- Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
Katherine Cobb -- University of Missouri Health
Tiffany Nash -- University of Missouri Columbia

NICU/PICU
Amy Cattron -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Brieann Lloyd -- Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Caroline Peterson -- Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Courtney Kenkel – Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Gretchen Post -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Jenni O'Brien -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Jori Herrmann -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Sarah Knouse -- SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Sarah Thummel -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Viki Brown -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
 
NURSING ADMINISTRATION
Betty Jo Rocchio -- Mercy Hospital
Belva Giesing -- Crittenton Children's Center
Breanne Griffin -- Mercy
Deborah Allison -- Mercy Hospital
Elizabeth Boyle -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
J.O. Kelly -- SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital
Jeffery Ries -- Mercy Hospital – St. Louis
Jennifer Aycock -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Michele Gatzert -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Monica Hughey -- Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Pam Lesser -- SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital
 
PEDIATRIC
Amanda Ballard -- University of Missouri Health
Caitlan Todd -- Mercy
Emily Van Allen -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Jessica Hutchens -- Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Kaitlyn Stumpe – SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Linda Hayes -- Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Lisa White -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Molly Figgemeier -- Mercy
Rebecca Roiger -- Saint Louis Children's Hospital
 
RESEARCH
Aiqun Liu -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Dawn Krimminger -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Jill Peelle -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Linda Schultz -- Maryville University
Lisa Steurer -- Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Rosario A. Nievera -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
 
RISING STAR
Abigael West -- Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Alexandra Johansson -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Allyssa Johnson -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Andrew Baumgartner -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Dana Smugala -- Mercy St. Louis
Elise Maletich -- SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – St. Charles
Kara Ranft – Mercy Hospital – St. Louis
Shiphie Philipose -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Sydney Sobocinski -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Temeaka Borum -- SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital
Tyler McDonald -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
 
STUDENT NURSE
Brittany York -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Jacki Bick -- Mercy
Marissa Wishy-Durham -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Sachi Kobyashi – Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Stephanie Stolpa – Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
 
SURGICAL SERVICES
Amber Hinterthuer -- Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Amy Eberhardt -- Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Barbara DeWalle -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Cindy Duggins -- SSM Health DePaul Hospital
Nicole Ramshaw -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Sandra Null -- SSM Health St. Clare Hospital
Shannon Rallo -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Yvonne Rieger            -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Zachery McDuffie -- Saint Louis Children's Hospital
 
WOMEN'S HEALTH & OBSTETRICS
Angela Perry -- Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Debbie Rover -- SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake St. Louis
Elizabeth Stuesse -- Maryville University
Jessica Conaway -- Mercy
Jessica Henman – Birth and Wellness Center
Joanne Foresman -- Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Kera Olson – Mercy Hosptial St. Louis
Lora Buechter -- Saint Mary’s Health Center Jefferson City
Lyndsey Stauffer -- Saint Mary’s Health Center Jefferson City
Natalie Baker -- Birth and Wellness Center
 

NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARDS WINNERS

The March of Dimes is proud to honor the 2017 Nurse of the Year Award winners.
    

ADVANCED PRACTICE

Mary Lee
Baron

Southern Illiniois University Edwardsville
         

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Mary Ann
Boyd

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
   

CASE MANAGEMENT

Jennifer
Jackson

Centene Corporation
        

CHARGE NURSE & FRONTLINE SUPERVISOR

Amanda
Caravelli

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
   

CLINICAL INFORMATICS

Suzanne
Whiteley

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
        

COMMUNITY SKILLED NURSING

Helen
Cassidy

Mercy
        

CRITICAL CARE

Roxanne
Fitzgerald

Barnes Jewish Hospital
 

EDUCATION

Kathy
Stephens-Williams

St. Anthony's Medical Center

EMERGENCY CARE

Julie
Scovronski

Mercy Hospital St. Louis

GENERAL MEDICAL/ADULT CARE

Radoslava
Stoddard

SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital

INFECTION CONTROL & QUALITY/RISK MANAGEMENT

Jessica
Dickman

SSM Health St. Mary's Health Center

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Carina
Jones

Craig HomeCare
    

NICU/PICU

Caroline
Peterson

St. Louis Children's Hospital
    

NURSING ADMINISTRATION

Pamela
Lesser

SSM Health St. Mary's Health Center
    

PEDIATRICS

Rebecca
Roiger

St. Louis Children's Hospital
    

RESEARCH

Lisa
Steurer

St. Louis Children's Hospital

RISING STAR

Andrew
Baumgartner

Mercy Hospital St. Louis

STUDENT NURSE

Jacki
Bick

Mercy

SURGICAL SERVICES

Yvonne
Rieger

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

WOMEN'S HEALTH & OBSTETRICS

Kera
Olson

Mercy Hospital St. Louis

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