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

DATE: Saturday, November 14, 2020  |  Time: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Virtual Event
ADDRESS: Viva, St. Louis, 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.

Join us as we celebrate nursing excellence in our community. The Nurse of the Year Awards, Presented by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, will truly be a night to remember!

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 [email protected] 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!

NOMINATIONS

Thank you to all who submitted a nomination for the Nurse of the Year Awards! We had over 240 amazing nurses who were nominated in 20 categories. Check below for a full list of finalists!

NURSE OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

ADVANCED PRACTICE
Morgan Baldwin - SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Julia Huck - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Kevin Stein - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Kayla Angelbeck - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Tracy Cooley - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Luke Hofmann - Saint Louis Children's Hospital

CASE MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH
Jerrica Ampadu - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Charlotte Brooks - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Lauren Stone - Home State Health

CHARGE NURSE AND FRONTLINE SUPERVISOR/CLINICAL INFORMATICS
Kristen Economon - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Denise L. Goode – Mercy Virtual Care
Emily O'Connell - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Anastasia Schmidt - Barnes-Jewish Hospital

COMMUNITY SKILLED
Shelby Harp – St. Andrew’s & Bethesda Home Health
Jamie Powell – Mercy Hospital South

CRITICAL CARE
Adam Bishop – Barnes Jewish Hospital
Brooke Larson – Saint Louis Children’s Hospital
Heather Weinhaus – Mercy Hospital South

EDUCATION
Chloe Rezba - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Laura Watson - Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Sarah Weyhrich - Saint Louis Children's Hospital

EMERGENCY CARE
April Cayou – Mercy Hospital Jefferson
Hallie Liskow – SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

GENERAL MEDICAL
Christina Daniele - Mercy Hospital Jefferson
Heather Lowry - SSM Health St. Clare Hospital
Chasity Rice – Mercy Hospital South
Carissa (Cari) Simpson – Mercy Hospital South

INFECTION CONTROL & QUALITY/RISK MANAGEMENT
Jennifer Abeshouse – Saint Louis Children’s Hospital
Karrie Lott – Saint Louis Children’s Hospital
Jennifer Ryder – Mercy Hospital St. Louis

LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE
Andrea Lindquist – Mercy Hospital St. Louis
Heather Pilarski – Mercy Hospital South
Rachel Rogers – Mercy Hospital Jefferson

NICU/PICU
Stephanie Sheets – Saint Louis Children’s Hospital
Amy McLean – Mercy Hospital St. Louis
Caitlin Kenney – Saint Louis Children’s Hospital

NURSING ADMINISTRATION
Katherine Althoff-Moore – SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital
Sheri Compton-McBride – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Brenda Davidson – SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital
Kandace Grifin – Mercy Virtual Care
Christine Kilian – Saint Louis Children’s Hospital
Elaine Thomas-Horton – Barnes Jewish Hospital
Jessica Zurmuehlen – Saint Louis Children’s Hospital

PEDIATRIC
Juanita Allmon – SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Lizzie Antworth – Saint Louis Children’s Hospital
Annie Imboden – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Barbie Ricken – Saint Louis Children’s Hospital

RESEARCH
Amanda Criebaum – SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Pam Piel – Saint Louis Children’s Hospital

RISING STAR
Colin Fischer – Saint Louis Children’s Hospital
Chelsea Landeck – Barnes Jewish Hospital
Jenna Osterholt – Saint Louis Children’s Hospital
Amanda Tadros – Saint Louis Children’s Hospital
Eboni Winters – Saint Louis Children’s Hospital

STUDENT NURSE
Megan Becerril – SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital
Sydney Kesner – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Breana Peters – Mercy Hospital Jefferson

SURGICAL SERVICES
Natalie Adams – Mercy Hospital St. Louis
Lori Smuthers – Mercy Hospital South
Natalie Wagner – Missouri Baptist Medical Center

WOMEN’S HEALTH & OBSTETRICS
Rebecca Boedeker – SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital
Julie Bradford – SSM Health St. Joseph St. Charles Hospital
Nancy Kurilla – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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: