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Nurse of the Year Awards - Minnesota

DATE: Friday, October 23, 2020  |  Time: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Replay link available---SEE BELOW!
ADDRESS: SEE LINK BELOW, Minneapolis, MN 55406
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Watch our amazing event celebrating nurses!

If you were not able to join us on Friday, Oct 23rd for our LIVE virtual Nurse of the Year Awards presented by M Health Fairview, you can still view the entire inspiring event. Please feel free to share the link below with all of your communities to celebrate nursing excellence and to come together in the fight for moms and babies!

Link to replay: https://vimeo.com/472210208

Please don't forget to donate! Our technology match runs through the end of October!

Text NICU (donation+name) to 41444 or donate above on this page (donate now button)!

Thank you in advance for your support of moms, babies and our local NICUs!

ABOUT THE EVENT

The Minnesota Nurse of the Year Awards-Presented by M HEALTH FAIRVIEW- provides the Minnesota community with a way to recognize local nurses who – especially during the COVID-19 pandemic – are on the front lines of caring for families. Whether serving as health care provider, educator, researcher, volunteer or advisor, nurses play a critical role in advancing the March of Dimes mission to fight for the health of every mom and baby.

There are 18 diverse categories (listed below), with 85 total finalists. Awards were presented during a special virtual ceremony on October 23rd, 2020 at 6:30PM. A replay of the event is open to ALL who wish to view (IT IS FREE) and support Minnesota nurses. Simply click the link above.

In addition to M HEALTH FAIRVIEW,  the Minnesota Nurse of the Year Awards are supported by UnitedHealth Group, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare, MEDICA, North Memorial Health, CentraCare, HealthPartners, HDR and Leighton Broadcasting

March of Dimes has worked closely with the healthcare community to provide critical support in response to COVID-19.  March of Dimes is offering free weekly virtual support groups to pregnant and postpartum individuals, provides critical medical supplies to expectant mothers and families with newborns, and partners with health care officials in offering March of Dimes Facebook Live events to keep families up-to-date on the latest COVID-19 information and its impact on the health of moms and babies.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Rahul Koranne, M.D., MBA, FACP, is president and CEO of the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA). He guides the association’s work to advance the health of individuals and communities through leadership, advocacy and collaboration on behalf of Minnesota hospitals and health systems. Dr. Koranne joined MHA in February 2015, first serving as senior vice president of clinical affairs and chief medical officer before being named to his current position in February 2020.

Dr. Koranne has been active in leading health care transformation at a statewide level since 2008 and has 20 years of health care experience spanning the entire continuum of care. Prior to joining MHA, he was a vice president with HealthEast Care System. From 2000 to 2005, he served the residents of Starbuck, Minnesota, as a primary care physician at the smallest critical access hospital in Minnesota, Minnewaska Regional Health System.

Dr. Koranne is a faculty member at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, where he received his MBA in 2008. He earned his medical degree at the University of Delhi in India and completed his residency in internal medicine at the State University of New York, Brooklyn, and his fellowship in geriatrics at the University of Minnesota.

TRIBUTE GIFTS HONOR NURSES AND SUPPORT LOCAL NICUS

March of dimes Minnesota has the incredible opportunity to close the technology gap felt by our families who are in local NICUs during the COVID pandemic. A partner is matching our donations through the month of October with tablets donated to NICU departments.

Goal for October: $60,000 (60 tablets)
Current status: $16,000 (16 tablets)

Still need: $44,000 (44 tablets)


Every $1,000 in donations provides a tablet to a local NICU

NICUs need technology so that parents of premature babies have access to their loved ones at home and necessary care support services at a time they need it most.

Total local need: 243
Our goal with the match: 60 tablets (or more!)

Children’s Hospital – Minneapolis & St. Paul: 172
Masonic Children’s Hospital: 71

Two easy ways to give a 100% tax deductible gift:
  1. Click the DONATE NOW button above on this website
  2. Text ‘NICU’ (your name)+ (donation amount) to 41444

TRIBUTE GIFT DESCRIPTIONS

$1000+ Year of the Nurse Tribute
  • March of Dimes will deliver a one-of-a kind box filled with gifts provided by local businesses to a WINNER of a category of the Minnesota Nurse of the Year awards on your behalf
  • You can share a message with your name to be displayed on our website, at the virtual event and in a post-event printed publication
$500 Healthcare Hero Tribute
  • March of Dimes will deliver a Kowalski’s greenhouse fresh plant arrangement for a FINALIST of the Minnesota Nurse of the Year Awards on your behalf
  • You can share a message with your name to be displayed on our website, at the virtual event and in a post-event printed publication
$250 Faces of the Frontline Tribute
  • March of Dimes will deliver a Nurse of the Year Awards collectible pin to a finalist on your behalf
  • You can share a message with your name to be displayed on our website, at the virtual event and in a post-event printed publication
$100 Thank You Tribute
  • You can share a message with your name to be displayed on our website, at the virtual event and in a post-event printed publication
  

2020 Nurse of the Year WINNERS & FINALISTS

WINNERS & FINALISTS BY CATEGORY


DISTINGUISHED NURSE OF THE YEAR presented by M HEALTH FAIRVIEW:

WINNER: Ann Forster Page

M Health Fairview

ADVANCED PRACTICE


Ann Forster Page
M Health Fairview

Autumn Gode
Allina

Jane Sublette
M Health Fairview

WINNER: Michael Petty
M Health Fairview

Sarah Pangarakis
North Memorial Health/Maple Grove Hospital

CARE MANAGEMENT- PRESENTED BY UNITEDHEALTH GROUP

Dana Pitzen
Allina

Danielle Jones
M Health Fairview

Jennifer Stern
Allina

Jill Hanson
Hennepin Healthcare

WINNER: Sharon Bergmann
Allina

DIVERSITY AND ADVOCACY

Breanna Heisterkamp
Hennepin Healthcare

Danielle Wills
M Health Fairview

Hani Jacobson
CentraCare

Morgan Rock
HealthPartners

WINNER: Sarah Cassell
HealthPartners

EDUCATION & RESEARCH-PRESENTED BY HDR

Abby Spates
HealthPartners

Jamie Guertin
M Health Fairview

Karen Ryan
M Health Fairview

WINNER: Meghan Tierney
Allina

Rhianna Britton
M Health Fairview


FRIEND TO NURSING

Kristy Connors
M Health Fairview

Matthew Lillyblad
Allina

Michael Ward
HealthPartners

WINNER: Ryan Ruzicka
M Health Fairview

Solana Brinkman
HealthPartners

INNOVATIVE AND NON-TRADITIONAL NURSING-PRESENTED BY HEALTHPARTNERS

Beth Honkomp
Independent Business Consultant

Catherine J Standish
Allina

Jennifer Woolsey
HealthPartners

WINNER: Julie Philbrook
Hennepin Healthcare

Tucker Annis
M Health Fairview

LEADERSHIP-PRESENTED BY GILLETTE CHILDREN'S SPECIALTY HEALTHCARE

Angie Whitely
M Health Fairview

Bonnie Clement
M Health Fairview

WINNER: Maria Raines
M Health Fairview

Marin Hansch
M Health Fairview

Mary McMahon Bullis
M Health Fairview

LPN

Christine Neu
CentraCare

WINNER: Debra Mock
CentraCare

Kelly Rohde
M Health Fairview

Melissa Blake
CentraCare

Michelle Johnson
CentraCare


MENTAL HEALTH-PRESENTED BY MEDICA

Jennifer Sullivan
M Health Fairview

Kemi Adekanmi
HealthPartners

Nicole Blake
CentraCare

Rebecca Leischner
Allina

Reed Larson
HealthPartners

WINNER: Ruth Conoryea
M Health Fairview

NEONATAL-PRESENTED BY CENTRACARE

Breanna Obermann
North Memorial Health/Maple Grove Hospital

WINNER: Cameron Atkinson
CentraCare

Corrine Aarestad
CentraCare

Kim Welvaert
CentraCare

Stacy Kuechle
CentraCare

ONCOLOGY

Cindy Olive
HealthPartners

Helene McLaughlin
M Health Fairview

WINNER: Jill May
Allina

PEDIATRIC

Ashley Jenniges
M Health Fairview

Briana Simberg
M Health Fairview

Emilee Brouillette
M Health Fairview

Erika Rucks
M Health Fairview

WINNER: Kari Abraham
Hennepin Healthcare

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING

Dawn Rogosheske
North Memorial Health/Maple Grove Hospital

Elise Woodward
Hennepin Healthcare

Heidi Lohse
CentraCare

WINNER: Lori Steffen
CentraCare

Madeline Kuny
The Waters


RISING STAR-PRESENTED BY LEIGHTON BROADCASTING

Alexsandra Wenzel
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Amanda Walz
CentraCare

Courtney Bevans
CentraCare

WINNER: Danyel Downs
M Health Fairview

Michelle Stingle
North Memorial Health/Maple Grove Hospital

STAFF NURSE – CRITICAL CARE

Allyson Fortin
HealthPartners

Kelley Anaas
Allina

WINNER: Leah Chapman
M Health Fairview

Pamela Roth
M Health Fairview

Sandra Fonkert
M Health Fairview

STAFF NURSE – GENERAL CARE

Bobbie Stier
Hennepin Healthcare

WINNER: Brianna Fedde
M Health Fairview

Katheryn Hagberg
M Health Fairview

Maggie McLaird
CentraCare

Valetta Massaquoi
HealthPartners

WOMEN’S HEALTH-PRESENTED BY NORTH MEMORIAL HEALTH

Deby Mullen
M Health Fairview

Jennifer Willmert
North Memorial Health/Maple Grove Hospital

Kallyne Harren
CentraCare

Lauren Stout
North Memorial Health/Maple Grove Hospital

WINNER: Melissa Bray-Erickson
CentraCare

TRIBUTE GIFT SUPPORTERS

$1000+ Year of the Nurse Tribute
  • Jim Thomson
    • "Thanks to all the front line staff that take care of those most in need."
  • Jennifer Olson
  • Miaja Cassidy
    • "In honor of all the amazing nurses that made it so we go to take home our baby girl (who is now 18!!!)-thank you!"
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$500 Healthcare Hero Tribute
  • Employees at ELECTROLUX
  • Michele Hermansen
    • "Marin Hansch, we are SO proud of you! You have always been our Healthcare Hero! Love Mom, Mick and Michele
$250 Faces of the Frontline Tribute
  • Ben Thietje on behalf of Beth Tidemann-Miller and the DalekoArts Trivia Extravaganza
  • Sharon Bergmann
$100 Thank You Tribute
  • Chris Terry
  • Maari Simcox
  • Pamela Marthaler
  • Wolters Kluwer
  • Cindy Olive
  • Michael Ward
  • Ruth Ann Conoryea
  • Ion Skillrud
  • Terri Soutor
  • Kurt Edward Witte (2)
  • Maria Raines
  • Jennifer Stern
    • "Congratulations to all of the Nurse of the Year finalists!"
  • Betty Fedde
    • "So proud of all of them!"
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IN-KIND
  • Kowalski's Market
  • Mary and Jerry Hanson

 

BECOME A SPONSOR

The March of Dimes 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 Nurse of the Year event, providing integration and civic engagement while playing tribute to nurses. We look forward to discussing your partnership with the March of Dimes.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: