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You are cordially invited to
Missouri, Metro-East Nurse of the Year Awards

DATE: Saturday, November 14, 2020  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Virtual Event
ADDRESS: 11829 Dorsett Rd., Berkeley, MO 63134

NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARDS - HONORING OUR HEROES

The volunteers, honorees and guests who make up our Nurse of the Year Awards community are coming together in new, innovative ways to support moms and babies this year.

We may not be able to come together in person this year, but we can make a real difference for moms and babies, at a time when they need us most. We are following CDC guidelines to avoid mass gatherings and are rapidly preparing for an exciting, virtualized March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards experience.


Data show that the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations in the world for childbirth. Over 700 women die each year from pregnancy-related causes, and the CDC reports that 60 percent are preventable. The preterm birth rate is on the rise. Two babies die every hour in the United States. By joining our Nurse of the Year community you are making a big difference. 
 
Your support of March of Dimes helps fund:

  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies
  • Programs that promote health equity for moms and babies and directly combat racial disparities in maternal and child health
  • Educational programs, including live Facebook panel discussions, to get info into the hands of moms and families
  • Necessary supplies for expectant mothers including blood pressure cuffs and masks
  • and so much more!
Learn more about how we are coming together in new and exciting ways in 2020.  We will update this page as we finalize our plans.  We hope you reach out directly! Contact Rosie Schott at rschott@marchofdimes.org for more information.
 

Legend in Nursing

Join us in celebrating the memory of Judy Wilson-Griffin, as we recognize her as the 2020 Legend in Nursing.

Judy was an avid supporter of March of Dimes, participating in several of our volunteer leadership committees. She truly embodied excellence, compassion and dedication in her work as a nurse, and was honored as the 2019 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year in Women's Health and Obstetrics.

She will be remembered for the legend she was, as she truly lead the fight for the health of our community, and for moms and babies.
 

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!

NOMINATE A NURSE TODAY

Nominations are now open! March of Dimes honors nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service annually at the Nurse of the Year Awards.

Be sure to nominate 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 nomination forms.

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 Kathy Bonser, SSM Health.

Nurse of the Year Executive Leadership Team:
Polly Muehlberg, Mercy South
Lisa Steurer, Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Barbara Garrison, Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Kimberly Danchus, Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Dr. Bonnie Stegman, Maryville 
University
 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: