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Missouri, Metro-East Nurse of the Year Awards

DATE: Saturday, November 9, 2019  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
ADDRESS: 9801 Natural Bridge Rd, Berkeley, MO 63134
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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 Rosie Schott at (314) 513-9962 or rschott@marchofdimes.org.

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.

Interested in doing something different? Consider being a Host Committee and help us honor our legend in nursing, Dr. Hendricks-Ferguson. For more information contact Rosie Schott at rschott@marchofdimes.org

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!

NURSE OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Hundreds of applications across the defined categories ranging from Advanced Practice to Women's Health and Obstetrics are reviewed and scored by our 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 2019 Nurse of the Year finalists.

ADVANCED PRACTICE

Amelia Klueter - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Anne Gildehaus - SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
Carol Massmann - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Gina M Bufe - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Greg Jennings - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Jennifer Thomas-Knowlton - Washington University - Saint Louis
Jill Malen - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Karen Scaglione - Washington University - Saint Louis
Lauren Bayens - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Robert Parker - SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Kacie Finegar - Mercy South
Kristin Eveland - Mercy South
Katie Lyon - Saint Louis Children's Hospital

CASE MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH

Barbara Ellis - Managed Care Strategies Inc.
Elizabeth Powell - Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
Kelley Peters - Home State Health
Kelly Thompson - Gasconade County Health Department
Laural Ko Duellman - Saint Louis University School of Nursing 
Lisa Moore - Centene Corporation
Lori McGee-Minnich - Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
Mary Ann Drake - Webster University
Mary Maxfield - Belleville Memorial Hospital
Wendy Sengupta - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis

CHARGE NURSE AND FRONLTINE SUPERVISOR

Angela Deleal - Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
Barry Payne - Belleville Memorial Hospital
Emily Buehrle - Barnes Jewish Hospital
Emily Luckett - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Jennifer Brombolich - Barnes Jewish Hospital
Jennifer Keown - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Kristin Atchisson - Memorial Hospital Belleville
Lisa Hesse-Niebruegge - SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
Nickie Bentley - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Rachael Jenkins - University of Missouri - Health Care

CLINICAL INFORMATICS

Donna Boyer - Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
Frank Lyerla - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
LeAnn Rehard - University of Missouri - Health Care

COMMUNITY SKILLED NURSING

Aimee Roddy - SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
Carrie Christ - Belleville Memorial Hospital
Elizabeth Piontek - Autumn Hill School for the Severely Disabled
Kathren Douglas - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Mary Ann Empson - BC Healthcare
Rhonda Morse - Mercy South

CRITICAL CARE

Chelsea McDowel - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Cherry Roy - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Christina Billington - Mercy South
Claire Hussey - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Julie Stumpf - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Molly Eggleston - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis 
Nicole Jones - SSM Health DePaul Hospital
Susana Madden - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
VicKi Hilmes - Memorial East Hospital
Wendy Hochreiter - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

EDUCATION

Christina Rariden - Saint Louis University School of Nursing
Christopher D Boyer - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Emily M. York - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Kelli Fuller - Saint Louis University School of Nursing
Krista Simmons - Saint Louis University School of Nursing
Mariea Snell - Maryville University
Sharon Rector - SSM Health
Stephanie Conway - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Vanessa Loyd - University of Missouri - Saint Louis
Vicki Moran - Saint Louis University School of Nursing

EMERGENCY CARE

Brooke Porter - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Christopher D Boyer - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Danielle Benion - Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
Eric R Grundmann - Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
Jill Whiteley - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Keri Pruneau - Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
Namneet Kaur - SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
Rosanna Tochtrop - SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
Teresa Schmidt - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Tracy Mouser - Barnes Jewish Hospital

GENERAL MEDICAL

Aliya Baker - Barnes Jewish Hospital
Brittany Seper - SSM Health St. Clare Hospital
Charlotte Ligon - Memorial Hospital Belleville
Dennis Kohl Jr - Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
Jaruwan Gorman - Barnes Jewish Hospital
Katie Wollerman - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Kristen Marler - Mercy South
Laura Price - Barnes Jewish Hospital
Lisa Wagner - Barnes Jewish Hospital
Marissa Sutherland - Barnes Jewish Hospital

INFECTION CONTROL & QUALITY/RISK MANAGEMENT

Cheryl Wright - Memorial East Hospital
Emily Ragsdale - Barnes Jewish Hospital
Erica McCarthy - SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital
Heidi Fields - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Jaclyn Archer - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Josephine Fox - Barnes Jewish Hospital
Loie Couch - Barnes Jewish Hospital
Lydia Grimes - Barnes Jewish Hospital
Sean Balagna - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Veronica Paur - SSM Health

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE

Bethany Payne - Mercy Hospital - Jefferson 
Crystal Smith - University of Missouri - Health Care
Leah Witt - Centene Corporation
Lenore Krull - Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
Melissa Chisum - SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
Molly Archer - Lutheran Senior Services
Payton Creech - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Tiffany Nash - University of Missouri - Health Care

NICU/PICU

Amy McLean - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Brittany Ogrzewalla - SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
Holly Miller - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Katelyn McDonald - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
LaTisha Copple - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Lydia Goodyear - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Meghan Korte - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Patrice Rawson - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Sarah Franz - Saint Louis Children's Hospital

NURSING ADMINISTRATION

Courtney Miller - University of Missouri - Health Care
Debra Deeken  - University of Missouri - Health Care
Elizabeth Gillam - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Jennifer Durbin - Memorial Hospital Belleville
Kimberly Howell - Belleville Memorial Hospital
Maria Ballard - Belleville Memorial Hospital
Mary McBride - SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital
Stacy Blankenship - Mercy South
Stephanie Johnson - SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
Vickie L Henry - Memorial Hospital Belleville

PEDIATRICS

Corinthia Huskey - SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
Elizabeth Antworth - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Erica Marmon - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Jennifer Martin - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Jessica Vandergriff - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Kathryn Euper - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Maggie Brown - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Mollie Ring - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Samantha Marquard - Saint Louis University School of Nursing
Stephanie Whealen - SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital

RESEARCH

Janice Palmer - Webster University
JoAnn Franklin - University of Missouri - Columbia
Judy Frain - Goldfarb School of Nursing Barnes-Jewish College
Lisa Henry - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Maggie Compernolle - Barnes-Jewish Hospital

RISING STAR

Ashley Smith - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Brittany Schulte - Memorial Hospital Belleville
Danielle Kemper - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Elisabeth Opfer - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Kelley Appelbaum - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Kierstin Hancock - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Melissa Helfert - SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
Samantha Breeding - SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
Stephanie Arner - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Tabithia Sue Ottinger - Mercy Hospital - Jefferson

STUDENT NURSE

Adrianne Adams - Mercy Hospital - Jefferson
Clare Vogt - Student
Emily Hartmann - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Emily Schwartz - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Grant Herring - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Hannah Mueller - SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
Zorisa Kovacic - Barnes-Jewish Hospital

SURGICAL SERVICES

Betty Langin - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Dana J Jarvis - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Denise Bersett - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Elizabeth Hoy - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Emily Tuttle - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Jennifer Hill - Belleville Memorial Hospital
Julie Willen - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Julie Wolk - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Michelle Juengling - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Mona Badwan - Barnes-Jewish Hospital

WOMEN'S HEALTH & OBSTETRICS

Amber Giffin - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Christine Kelly-Clark - Mercy South
Deborah Gross - Memorial East Hospital
Emily Koenigstein - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Jeannine Kochmann - Memorial Hospital Belleville
Jennifer Sturgeon - Memorial East Hospital
Judy Wilson-Griffin - SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital
Kim Rush - Mercy South
Lily Louie - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis
Regina Ritter - Mercy Hospital - St. Louis


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 Rosie Schott at (314) 513-9962 or rschott@marchofdimes.org.

EVENT LEADERSHIP

The 2019 Nurse of the Year committee is led by Dr. Laura Bernaix, Southern Illinios University-Edwardsville and Dr. Joan Smith, St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Event Vice Chair:
Kathy Bonser, SSM Health


Nurse of the Year Executive Leadership Team:
Liz Buck, Maryville University
Kimberly Danchus, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Cathy Koeln, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Anna Novoa, Home State Health
Dr. Bonnie Stegman, Maryville University
Donna Stephens, Belleville Memorial/Memorial East Hospital

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: