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2020 Georgia Nurse of the Year Awards

DATE: Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Virtual Platform
ADDRESS: To be announced, Atlanta, GA 30305

EVENT DETAILS

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, where an exciting "Watch Party" will be hosted.
 
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.
 

NOMINATE A NURSE

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 Finalists!


ADVANCED PRACTICE
Deann Hansen - Emory Johns Creek
Jaime Barrera - Marathon Health
Roberta Kaplow - Emory Healthcare
Amanda Walter - Northside
Kara de Souza - Northside
Laura Martinez - Northside
Noreen O'Connor Peyatt - Emory Orthopedic and Spine

CARE MANAGEMENT
Cheryl Turner - UnitedHealth Group
Patricia Gusta - UnitedHealth Group
Natassha Mary Ahmed - UnitedHealth Group
Tonya Abdul-Shaheed - United Health Group
Misty Landor - Emory Healthcare
Mahogony Rahming - Optum

COMMUNITY HEALTH
Shekita James - Emory Healthcare
Cindy Newman - Wellstar

DISTINGUISHED NURSE OF THE YEAR
Mary Gullatte - Emory Healthcare
Erik Dunn - Emory University Hospital
Christina Gordon - Emory Healthcare
Melanie Kinder - Dekalb Medical
Lisonyi Diaz - Emory St Josephs Hospital
Michelle Nelson - Georgia State University
Janis Dubow - Northside
Carla Smach - Emory University Hospital Midtown
Amanda Medlock - Wellstar
Ahmad Topey - Wellstar

EMERGENCY/CRITICAL CARE
Jennifer Capshaw - Emory St Josephs Hospital
Joseph Smith - Emory University Hospital
Mardi Davis - Emory St Josephs Hospital
Nneka Pat Eto - Emory University Hospital
Laura Stubblefield - Emory University Hospital

GENERAL MEDICAL
Virginia Njoroge - Emory Healthcare
Marie Ledford - Emory St Josephs Hospital
Felcy Tauro - Emory University Hospital
Claire Demetree - Emory St Josephs Hospital
Melissa White - Emory University Hospital

HOSPICE, HOME HEALTH, PALLIATIVE CARE, LONG TERM ACUTE CARE
Dalell McCune - Emory Healthcare
Cristiane Fukuda - Northside
Nastasia Ardalan - Northside

NICU / PEDIATRICS
Jenna Semonite - Athens Regional
Kelly Inoue - Northside
Melissa Faith Smith - Northside
Nancy Crawford - Northside
Susana Olivera - Northside
Hannah Oliver - Dekalb Medical
Briauna Howard - Emory Johns Creek
Amanda Burnett - Emory Johns Creek
Paola Guerrero - Emory University Hospital Midtown
Eileen Sheppard - Emory University Hospital Midtown
Christina Green - Childrens Health Care of Atlanta
Eric Chesler - Emory Healthcare

NON-MEDICAL FRONT LINE WORKERS- HIDDEN HERO AWARD
Lynne Edwards - Northside
Frank Gossett - Atlanta Medical Center
Lee Robinson - Northside

NURSING ADMINISTRATION
Sergio Mota - Emory_University_Hospital
Polly Willis - Emory University Hospital
Christina Myles - Piedmont Walton Hospital
Edna Brisco - Emory Healthcare
Bob Dent - Emory Healthcare

NURSING EDUCATION
Carolyn Ford - Northside
Lisa Castle - Emory Healthcare
Danielle Njeri - Emory University Hospital
Carrie McDermott - Emory Healthcare
Newt Pittman - Northside
Heather Lachiewicz - Emory St Josephs Hospital
Darlene Rogers - Emory Healthcare
Adriana Shults - Wellstar

NURSING TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD
Team Lead, Sergio Mota – Emory University Hospital, Acute Respiratory ICU
Team Lead, Lisonyi John Diaz - Emory St Josephs Hospital, CVICU Cardiovascular ICU
Team Lead, Joseph Smith - Emory University Hospital, CVICU
Team Lead, Olha Volyanyuk - Grady Health System, SICU
Team Lead, Dana Hickman – Northside, Transition of Care
Team Lead, Sharon Freeman - Northside Forsyth Campus, ICU
Team Lead, Debra Barker – Emory University Hospital Midtown, 71 Medical ICU
Team Lead, Cristiane Fukuda – Northside, Palliative Care Team
Team Lead, Lydia Casteel – Wellstar, Surgical Services Team
Team Lead, Rebecca Henry – Wellstar, Clinical Decision Unit
Team Lead, Patricia Hass – Northside, Outpatient Oncology Infusion
Team Lead, Amy Wiederhold – Northside, Pulmonary Thoracic Care Unit
Team Lead, Tiffany Ahmadi – Wellstar, Kennestone 3N Trauma Surgery ICU

ONCOLOGY
Julie Jones - Northside
Kirsten Hoffman - Emory University Hospital
Mary Wolfe - Emory University Hospital
Vy Huynh - Dekalb Medical
Ashley Churchill - Emory St Josephs Hospital
kellie Mitchell - Wellstar
Christina Sharple - Northside

RISING STAR/EMERGING LEADER
Hannah Collins - Emory University Hospital
Priya George - Emory University Hospital
Michelle Rogge - Northside
Victoria Curry - - Emory University Hospital
Kellye McRae - Piedmont Healthcare
Darby Fessenden - Emory University Hospital Midtown
Susan Partain - Wellstar
Tiffany Ahmadi - Wellstar
Shanetriss Gay - Northside

SURGICAL SERVICES
Sarah Jacobs - Emory Johns Creek
Callie Cross - Emory University Hospital
Abigail Atkinson - Emory Orthopedic and Spine
Kerine Moodie-Brown - Emory Clinic

WOMEN’S HEALTH
Gayle Owen - Piedmont Henry
Kaly Royster - Northside
Pamela Dallas - Emory Healthcare

 

LET'S PARTNER TOGETHER!

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]marchofdimes.org.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: