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You are cordially invited to
Nurse of the Year, Alaska

DATE: Saturday, November 16, 2019  |  Time: 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Anchorage Marriott Downtown
ADDRESS: 820 W 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501

For more information, please contact Monica Patel at (907) 328-4011

EVENT DETAILS

Join March of Dimes Alaska for the Annual Nurse of the Year Awards Gala on Saturday, November 16th at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown.
 

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.

NOMINATE A NURSE

March of Dimes is honored to pay tribute to the nursing profession by recognizing extraordinary
nurses throughout Alaska. Nurse of the Year honors those who make a
difference in the lives of so many. Nominate an outstanding nurse today!

Nomination will be open until August 31st.  Nominations are FREE. Your Nominee will receive an email asking them to complete an application.  To be included in the winner selection process, your nominee must complete the application form. A Selection Committee, comprised of healthcare professionals from around the state, will carefully review all applications, which will be blinded for anonymity.


2019 CATEGORIES

ADVANCED PRACTICE 
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner including case management in any health care setting. (RN, CNS, CNM,NP,CRNA). Must hold one or more of the following degrees: MSN, MN,DNP,PhD. 

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Mental Health and Addictive Services
 
CASE MANAGEMENT AND MANAGED CARE
Nurses actively engaged in the professional practice of case management in any health care setting. One who performs clinical assessments and/or advocates for appropriate patient admissions to specialty units/programs.

CHARGE NURSE 
Includes nurses in general medical/surgical or specialty unit area of nursing who function in the Charge Nurse role. Includes Adult ICU/CCU, IMC, cath lab and special procedures, PTCA Interventional Radiology, ER, Surgical, Labor & Delivery, NICU with intermediate care units and PICU..

CRITICAL CARE / EMERGENCY CARE      
(Adult or Pediatric) Includes ICU, CCU, intermediate care unit (IMC), catheter lab and special procedures, PTCA and interventional radiology. Includes ER, flight, ambulatory, pre-hospital, triage and pediatric ER.

NURSING EDUCATION 
Includes University / Junior College, Hospital and Community educators (schools etc.) Must hold one or more of the following degrees:  MSN, MS, DNP, PhD.

GENERAL MEDICAL/SURGICAL
Medical, surgical, orthopedics, neurological, renal respiratory, cardiovascular, nursing dependent upon specialty for either category

HOSPICE / HOME HEALTH/ PALLIATIVE CARE / LONG TERM ACUTE CARE 
Nursing in inpatient hospice settings, nursing care for patients in specialty long term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, acute rehabilitation and long term care facilities and nursing in all home health care settings

NICU / PEDIATRIC 
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Special Care Nursery, Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) and Special Care Baby units. Includes nursery, general pediatric units, pediatric clinics, and Pediatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs). 
 
INFECTION CONTROL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH 
Nursing in IC/EH and Occupational Health Settings
 
NURSING ADMINISTRATION
Includes Entrepreneurs, Researchers, Consultants, CNE’s, CNO’s, VP’s, Administrative Directors, and Department Directors/Managers.

PUBLIC HEALTH AND AMBULATORY CARE 
Public health, clinic, office and other ambulatory care settings and/or school, transplant coordinators, parish and prison nursing.

QUALITY & RISK MANAGEMENT 
Performance Improvement, Quality Management, Risk Management, Informatics, Patient Advocate, Patient Safety, in the Community and/or Hospital.

RISING STAR
Nurses with fewer than three years of experience and exemplifies outstanding care, leadership and professionalism.

SURGICAL SERVICES 
Surgical services including perioperative, preoperative, PACU, Day Surgery, OR and Endoscopy 

WOMEN'S HEALTH 
Antepartum, Intrapartum, Maternal/Baby Care, Postpartum and Gynecology
 

NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARDS WINNERS

The March of Dimes is proud to honor the 2018 Nurse of the Year Award winners.

ADVANCED PRACTICE

Theodore Walker

Providence Alaska Medical Center

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Colleen McNulty

Southcentral Foundation

CASE MANAGEMENT

Sheila Draper-Johnston

Alaska Native Health Consortium

CHARGE NURSE

Teanna Hehnlin

Providence Alaksa Medical Center

CRITICAL CARE

Casey Griffith

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

EDUCATION

Naomi Zurba

Providence Alaska Medical Center

GENERAL MEDICAL/SURGICAL

Christine Cothran

Providence Alaska Medical Center

HOSPICE, HOME HEALTH & PALLIATIVE CARE

Elizabeth Hesse

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

INFECTION CONTROL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Rebecca Hamel

Providence Alaska Medical Center

NURSING ADMINISTRATION

Kelly Ogden

Providence Alaska Medical Center

PEDIATRIC CARE

Connie Mazut

Alaska Native Tribal Consortium

PUBLIC HEALTH & AMBULATORY CARE

Letitia "Tisha" Benson

Southcentral Foundation

QUALITY & RISK MANAGEMENT

Bonnie Neff

Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center

RISING STAR

Donna Bean

State of Alaska

SURGICAL SERIVCES

Rhonda Ward

Bartlett Regional Hospital

WOMEN'S HEALTH AWARD

Heather Anderson

Southcentral Foundation

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: