2020 Georgia Nurse of the Year Awards

DATE: Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Zoom Platform (Pre-registration required)

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While how we are coming together has changed, we can still make a real difference for moms and babies, at a time when they need us the most.
We encourage continued use of CDC and hospital guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Social distancing is encouraged.

This VIRTUAL event will take place in your home hospital environment/venue.  Please be sure to register for the event at www.eventbrite.com/e/march-of-dimes-georgia-nurse-of-the-year-2020-tickets
For detailed information on how to access the event please click here for the document.

Check out our 2020 program booklet here.

Moms and babies need you now more than ever.
The medical professionals, volunteers and guests who make up our Nurse of the Year community are coming together in new, innovative ways to support moms and babies this year.
Data shows that the U.S. remains among the most dangerous developed nations in the world for childbirth. 1 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 participating in Nurse of the Year, 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!

Join us as we honor nursing excellence and pay tribute to the tireless efforts of nurses throughout the community while also raising valuable funds for March of Dimes Georgia. Over the course of 10 to 12 weeks, nurses are nominated by colleagues, supervisors or the families they have served. At a culminating awards event, March of Dimes then celebrates the profession and recognizes the most outstanding nurses in up to 18 diverse categories.


March of Dimes is honored to pay tribute to the nursing profession by recognizing extraordinary
nurses throughout the community. Nurse of the Year events honor those who make a
difference in the lives of so many. Nominate an outstanding nurse today!
Click here to see a full description of categories. 

Nominations are now closed
Applications Deadline Extended thru October 5, 2020

Congratulations to our 2020 Georgia Nurse of the Year Award Winners!

Congratulations to our 2020 Nurse of the Year winners!! We had such a wonderful time recognizing these amazing nurses!
Advanced Practice - Laura Martinez, Northside
Care Management - Misty Landor, Emory Healthcare
Community Health - Shekita James, Emory Healthcare
Distinguished Nurse of the Year - Mary Gullatte, Emory Healthcare
Distinguished Nurse of the Year - Michelle Nelson, Georgia State University
Emergency/Critical Care - Joseph Smith, Emory University Hospital
General Medical - Virginia Njoroge, Emory Healthcare
General Medical - Melissa White, Emory University Hospital
Hospice, Home Health - Cristiane Fukuda, Northside
NICU/Pediatrics - Kelly Inoue, Northside
Hidden Hero Award Executive - Frank Gossett, Atlanta Medical Center
Hidden Hero Award Staff - Lee Robinson, Northside
Nursing Administration - Bob Dent, Emory Healthcare
Nursing Education - Carrie McDermott, Emory Healthcare
Nursing Team of the Year Award - Transition of Care, Northside
Oncology - Kellie Mitchell, Wellstar
Rising Star/Emerging Leader - Victoria Curry, Emory University Hospital
Surgical Services - Callie Cross, Emory University Hospital
Women's Health - Gayle Owen, Piedmont Henry



March of Dimes Georgia celebrates nursing excellence in the most meaningful way, through partnerships with hospitals, health care facilities, organizations, vendors and individuals.

Sponsorships for the Georgia Nurse of the Year event offer a unique opportunity to provide integration and civic engagement while paying tribute to local nurses and are available at a variety of levels. Ask how we can customize benefits to fit your company's marketing needs and objectives.

Let's connect! For more information on how to become involved or activate your brand with the Georgia Nurse of the Year campaign, contact Nancy Brown at (404) 720-5305 or [email protected].