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You are cordially invited to
Minnesota Nurse of the Year Awards

DATE: Friday, October 25, 2019  |  Time: 8:30 AM
LOCATION: Radisson Blu Mall of America
ADDRESS: 2100 Killebrew Dr, Bloomington, MN 55425

EVENT DETAILS

For a decade, the Minnesota Nurse of the Year Awards  is an awards event and fundraiser that celebrates the health care community to recognize nursing excellence and achievements in research, education, quality patient care, innovation and leadership. Each award will be presented to the most outstanding nurse within each select category. 

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MISSION AMBASSADORS: THE WHEELERS AND MARCH OF DIMES NICU FAMILY SUPPORT

Chelsea and Bray Wheeler are parents to Aayla, who was delivered at 25 weeks at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital. Aayla was in the NICU for over 200 days.

Chelsea Wheeler had what was a seemingly normal pregnancy up until 23 weeks, when it was noted that there was low fluid in the amniotic sac. From there she had regular hospital visits and developed preeclampsia. At 25 weeks it was determined that she needed an emergency C-section to deliver Aayla. Chelsea and Bray both describe the NICU as a rollercoaster. Chelsea and Bray’s mantra became, “How do we best advocate for Aayla?”. Chelsea described that the most difficult part of the NICU is trying to find your voice.

That’s where Bridget comes in. Bridget is the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Coordinator at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. She works with families to support the families while the medical professionals focus on the care of the babies. Chelsea and Bray described Bridget as instrumental in guiding them to be brave advocates for Aayla.

The Wheeler family and Bridget will be at teh event, please feel free to chat with them about their journey and learn more about the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program. 

NEW THIS YEAR: SILENT AUCTION PACKAGES

Thanks to the amazing 2019 Nurse of the Year Leadership Committee, there will be a Silent Auction display at this year’s event. During registration and following the awards program, you will be able to peruse the packages on display and place your bid for a chance to take one home! Here is a sneak peek of the awesome packages!

Raining Cats & Dogs
Breakfast of Champions
Wine Not Bid On This?
Tee Time
Read, Relax, Recharge
Just Do It!

Mobile bidding will be available. Further instruction and informaiton regarding this feature will be sent out to attendees soon! 

2019 MINNESOTA NURSE OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Hundreds of applications across the 15 defined categories were reviewed and scored by high-ranking medical professionals. Through this competitive process, finalists within each category are then determined. The March of Dimes is proud to announce and honor the 2019 Minnesota Nurse of the Year finalists.

ADVANCED PRACTICE

Andrea Gravley

CentraCare Health

Cassandra Jones

Children's Minnesota

Kimberly Zagaros

Children's Minnesota

Patra Borden

Children's Minnesota

Sharon Wahl

Allina Health

Care Management

Kirsten Buck

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Lynnea Forseth

Hennepin Healthcare

Megan Russ

UnitedHealthcare

Sara Hasse

Children's Minnesota

Victoria Larson

UnitedHealthcare

Diversity & Advocacy

Adriene Thornton

Children's Minnesota

Dorothy Barr

Children's Minnesota

Jenne Hongosh

Children's Minnesota

Kathy Misk

Children's Minnesota

Tracy Engels

Children's Minnesota

Education & Research

Anne Weber

Children's Minnesota

Beth Heather

Hennepin Healthcare

Brittany Dahlen

Children's Minnesota

Jessica Thoma

CentraCare Health

Sarah Conlin

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Innovative and Non-Traditional Nursing

Jennifer Woolsey

HealthPartners

Kari Miller

UnitedHealthcare

Leslie Losby

UnitedHealthcare

Wendy Berg

Children's Minnesota

Mallory Mondloch

CentraCare Health

Leadership

Diane Pelant

CentraCare Health

Jennifer A.Hood

Fairview Health Services

Jennifer Kohnen

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Jennifer Kyle

UnitedHealthcare

Sherry Nail-Sadowski

Hennepin Healthcare

Mental Health

Emily Lowell

HealthPartners

Jessica Stokes

FirstLight Health System

Sandy P Waylee

Fairview Health Services

Neonatal

Barbara Stanley

CentraCare Health

Catherine Bowe

CentraCare Health

Emily Wulf

Maple Grove Hospital

Kim Welvaert

CentraCare Health

Melanie Odden

CentraCare Health

Oncology

Claire Franke

Children's Minnesota

Debra Nelson

Children's Minnesota

Laura Hermann

Allina Health

Sara Maciej

CentraCare Health

Pediatric

Elizabeth Leming

Children's Minnesota

LaTosia Erickson

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Madeline Burns

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Mariah Carano

Children's Minnesota

Paige Hines

Children's Minnesota

Public Health Nursing

Nicolette Leaders

CentraCare Health

Abigail Nelson

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Nicky Mack

North Memorial Health

Sharri Lambert

UnitedHealthcare

Rising Star

Heather Lehner

Children's Minnesota

Holly Mondloch

CentraCare Health

Nathan Koranda

PrairieCare

Maddeline Wilhelmy

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Sarah Baar

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Staff Nurse - Critical Care

Christopher McKenzie

Fairview Health Services

Danielle Peick

HealthPartners

Eleanor Thibodeau

HealthPartners

Hannah Christophersen

Allina Health

Katlyn Mulvihill

HealthPartners

Staff Nurse - General Care

Amanda Mikota

UnitedHealthcare

Bonnie Clement

Fairview Health Services

Lisa Kilgard

CentraCare Health

Rachel Labey

HealthPartners

Sarah Noble

HealthPartners

Women's Health

Cindy Land

HealthPartners

Cindy Osborn

Fairview Health Services

Renee Olson

HealthPartners

Samantha Manning

Fairview Health Services

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