You are cordially invited to
Nurse of the Year Awards - Atlanta

DATE: Friday, November 9, 2018  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: The Fairmont
ADDRESS: 1429 Fairmont Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

For additional information on the Georgia Nurse of the Year Awards, contact Rebecca Mayo at (404) 720-5308 or GANurseOfTheYear@marchofdimes.org.


The March of Dimes in Georgia is honored to pay tribute to the nursing profession by recognizing extraordinary
nurses throughout the community. The Georgia Nurse of the Year Awards honors those who make a
difference in the lives of so many.

Nominate an outstanding nurse today in one of the following categories:

Advanced Practice
Community Health
Critical Care
Emergency Care
Emerging Leader / Rising Star
General Medical
Hospice, Home Health, Palliative Care, Long Term Acute Care
Informatics, Research & Evidence Based Practice
Managed Care
Nursing Administration
Nurse Education
Student Nursing
Surgical Services
Women's Health
Distinguished Nurse of the Year

Tips for a seamless nomination process:

1. Create Username and Password (please save this information and keep it handy)
2. Please ensure that nominee's personal information is correct (email and address). Otherwise, they will not be notified of their nomination
3. Nominations are open to the general public; nominees can be nominated for multiple award categories
4. For additional support, please select 'request additional support' at the bottom of the nomination landing page, or contact GaNurseOfTheYear@marchofdimes.org



Join us as we celebrate and honor nursing excellence and pay tribute to the tireless efforts of nurses throughout our communities throughout Georgia while also raising valuable funds to support research, education and advocacy.

Over the course of 10 to 12 weeks, nurses will be elligible for nomination by colleagues, peers, supervisors or the families they have served, and are open to the public. 2018 Georgia Nurse of the Year award recipients will be announced and recognized at the gala event on Friday, November 9. 

Nominations for the 2018 Georgia Nurse of the Year Awards are now open and have been EXTENDED to July 15!

Please check back for more details or follow us on Facebook to receive updates.

2018 Georgia Nurse of the Year Awards Gala
Friday, November 9, 2018 - The Fairmont
1429 Fairmont Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
6:00 p.m. EST
Cocktail Attire*
Complimentary on-site, valet parking will be available for your conveneince*



Thanks to the leadership of our volunteer chairs and committee members, we are honored to present the Ninth Annual Georgia Nurse of the Year Awards. 

The March of Dimes and the families we serve are grateful for the generosity and effort of our committee that makes this event possible. After months of planning and hard work, this dedicated tream has taken the event to new heights, honoring more nurses across the state of Georgia than ever before.

 2018 Georgia Nurse of the Year Event Chair
Bernadette C. Bellamy

Bernadette Bellamy, MBA, BSN, CCM has twenty-four years of extensive experience in healthcare business and account management, clinical process and program development and workforce performance. Her career has evolved from clinical bedside care to business owner to managed care and population health to her most recent role as Clinical Manager at Optum.  During her tenure at Optum, she joined nearly 32,000 clinicians located in all fifty states and seven countries around the world as a part of United Health Group. 
She successfully blends an extensive background in nursing, business administration and client services to deliver corporate deliverables, leadership and performance development to expand workforce capability and drive change for positive quality outcomes.  She has excelled in post-care care and team performance and development. She has a proven track record of building successful professional relationships that enable change and improve the way healthcare creates and delivers value. 
Bernadette holds a BSN in Nursing from Auburn University at Montgomery, an M.B.A. from Pfeiffer University and is certified in case management.
Bernadette resides in Kennesaw, GA with her husband.  They have six children and eight grandchildren.  


The March of Dimes in Georgia celebrates nursing in the most meaningful way, through partnerships with hospitals, health care facilities, organizations, vendors and individuals.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our Georgia Nurse of the Year event, providing integration and civic engagement while playing tribute to nurses. We look forward to discussing your partnership with this special event!

For more information on how to become involved with the Georgia Nurse of the Year campaign, contact Rebecca Mayo at (404) 720-5308 or rmayo@marchofdimes.org.