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Nurse of the Year, Missouri-Metro East Illinois

DATE: Saturday, November 10, 2018  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
ADDRESS: 9801 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63134

For more information please contact Caye Hagarty at (314) 513-9968 or chagarty@marchofdimes.org. 

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CELEBRATING NURSING EXCELLENCE TOGETHER TO HELP MOMS AND BABIES

March of Dimes will pay tribute to extraordinary nurses for their enduring care, compassion, intelligence and unique skills, as they lead the fight for the health of families across Missouri and Metro East Illinois at its 8th Annual Nurse of the Year Awards.

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 application submissions.

Approximately 20 nurses will be honored at a special awards gala on November 9, 2019. For more information, contact Caye Hagarty at (314) 513-9968 or chagarty@marchofdimes.org.

8 CHAMPIONS OF NURSING

2018 provides a great opportunity to honor nurses with a special connection to March of Dimes mission. Eight accomplished individuals will be acknowledged as heroes in honor of March of Dimes 80th Anniversary. This is a unique opportunity to say “thank you” to those who have chosen to give back to others through their work, based on their life experiences and passion for helping to fight for the health of all moms and babies.

Give a donation in honor of, and leave a message for, our Champions of Nursing HERE.


2018 LEGEND IN NURSING

Marilyn Rantz | University of Missouri

Thank You to Our Champions of Nursing Supporters

Directors of Patient Care Services, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Home State Health
Memorial Hospital 
Bob & Joan Schoor

SLCH Newborn Intensive Care Unit & Washington University Division of Newborn Medicine 
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2018 LEGEND IN NURSING

Marilyn
Rantz

University of Missouri

Champion of Nursing

Lakecia
Clay

St. Louis Children's Hospital


 

Champion of Nursing

Molly 
Lubiewski

Mercy

Champion of Nursing

Amy 
McLean

Mercy

Champion of Nursing

Angelleen 
Peters-Lewis

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Champion of Nursing

Joan
Smith

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Champion of Nursing

Lauren 
Shaver

SSM

Champion of Nursing 

Donna 
Stephens

Belleville Memorial &
Memorial East

2018 NURSE OF THE YEAR WINNERS

Hundreds of applications across 20 disciplines ranging from Advanced Practice to Women's Health & Obstetrics are reviewed and scored by high-ranking nurse leaders. Through this competitive process, finalists within each discipline are identified. March of Dimes is proud to announce and honor the 2018 Nurse of the Year winners.

ADVANCED PRACTICE - Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College 
Antoinette Falker - Barnes-Jewish Hospital


BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Jodie Warsing - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


CASE MANAGEMENT
Tammy Dauphin - Belleville Memorial Hospital


CHARGE NURSE AND FRONTLINE SUPERVISOR
Barbara Doran - SSM Health - St. Joseph Hospital - Lake St. Louis


CLINICAL INFORMATICS
Mona LeGrand - Belleville Memorial Hospital
Cynthia Rubbelke - Saint Louis University School of Nursing

COMMUNITY SKILLED NURSING (HOSPICE, HOME HEALTH, PALLIATIVE CARE, LONG TERM CARE AND LONG TERM ACUTE CARE)
Shelia Purdy - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis

CRITICAL CARE
Erin Hopkins - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis


EDUCATION - Maryville University 
Rebecca Luebbert - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


EMERGENCY CARE 
Tammy Rifenburg - Mercy Hospital - Jefferson


GENERAL MEDICAL / ADULT CARE - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Janet Heck - Belleville Memorial Hospital


INFECTION CONTROL & QUALITY / RISK MANAGEMENT 
Lisa Finley - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis


LPN 
Byanka Sallis - Centene Corporation

NICU / PICU - St. Louis Children's Hospital 
Karen Prade - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis


NURSING ADMINISTRATION - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 
Bethany Westlake - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis

PEDIATRICS - Mercy Hospital
Janette Coble - Saint Louis Children's Hospital


RESEARCH - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  
Linda Schultz - Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Foundation


RISING STAR - Marryville University
Kelley Feeman - SSM Health - St. Mary’s Hospital


STUDENT NURSE 
Robert Ehrhardt - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


SURGICAL SERVICES 
Cathleen Fenton - Belleville Memorial Hospital


WOMEN'S HEALTH & OBSTETRICS - SSM Health
Cheryl Wormington - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis

 

GIVE A GIFT IN TRIBUTE TO HONOR AN OUTSTANDING NURSE

Honor a nurse or group of Nurses through a GIFT IN TRIBUTE online.

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:  leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. Nurse of the Year Awards supports this mission, while also paying tribute to exceptional nurses throughout the community. Honor a nurse, or group of nurses, through a TRIBUTE GIFT.

Want to do more? Start your own fundraising page by clicking here. Each JoinMe page can be personalized for you to share your story or honor a special nurse(s) that have inspired you!

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.

Please contact Caye Hagarty at (314) 513-9968 or chagarty@marchofdimes.org.

EVENT LEADERSHIP

The 2018 Nurse of the Year committee is led by Dr. Elizabeth Buck, Maryville University and Dr. Joan Smith, St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Event Vice Chairs:
Laura Bernaix, SIUE
Kathy Bonser, SSM Health


Nurse of the Year Executive Leadership Team:
Cathy Abrams, St. Anthony's
Julie Brooks, Mercy
Kimberly Danchus, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Karen Gist, SSM Health
Cathy Koeln, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Anna Novoa, Home State Health
Dr. Bonnie Stegman, Maryville University

LEADING THE FIGHT FOR ALL MOMS AND BABIES

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. 

From advocacy to education to research, we are working to level the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy. We're advocating for policies to protect them. We are radically improving the healthcare they receive. We are pioneering research to find solutions. We are empowering families with programs, knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies. 

By supporting Nurse of the Year Awards and investing in March of Dimes, you are helping to build a brighter future for us all. 

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