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You are cordially invited to
Nurse of the Year - Kansas and Greater Kansas City

DATE: Saturday, November 11, 2017  |  Time: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: The Muehlebach Hotel
ADDRESS: 1213 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

For more information, please contact Pam Kelley at 913-235-9851.

EVENT DETAILS 

2017 Event Chair: Sarah Oakley RN, MSN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
North Kansas City Hospital
 
The Nurse of the Year Awards Gala is a formal event honoring the dedication and commitment of the Kansas and Greater Kansas City medical community. Join us as we honor nursing excellence and pay tribute to the tireless efforts of nurses throughout the community, all while generating support for the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies.
 
The 2017 event will take place Saturday, November 11, 2017 6:00 p.m. at the Muehlebach Hotel in Kansas City, MO.  A cocktail reception and formal dinner will precede the awards presentation. 

 NOMINATE A NURSE TODAY!

The 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!
 

NOMINATE

NURSE OF THE YEAR

March of Dimes is proud to announce the winners for the 2016 Nurse of the Year Awards.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all the wonderful nurses who participated in the 2016 Nurse of the Year event!

Please submit your nomination for your 2017 Nurse of the Year through July 10!

EVENT LEADERSHIP

Thanks to the leadership of our Chair, Sarah Oakley, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer, North Kansas City Hospital and the steering committee members listed below, we are honored to present the Nurse of the Year Awards. These volunteers are taking the event to new heights, honoring more nurses than ever before. The March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of these dedicated steering committee members.

Chair
Sarah Oakley - RN, MSN, NEA-BC Chief Nursing Officer North Kansas City Hospital

Steering Committee Members
Catherine Bonderer
- BSN, RNC-OB, NE-BC Senior Director, Mother, Child North Kansas City Hospital Tammy Peterman - MS, RN, FAAN Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer The University of Kansas Health System
Chris Ruder - MS, RN, NEA-BC Vice President, Patient Care Services & Associate Chief Nursing Officer The University of Kansas Health System
Cheri Hunt - MHA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC  Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Children’s Mercy
Eva Karp - RN, MBA Vice President & General Manager, EMR ABU Cerner Corporation
Debbie Wilson - RN, MSN, MSA, NEA-BC Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Saint Luke's
Gloria Solis - RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC Chief Nursing Officer Saint Luke's East Health System
Peggy O'Toole - MSN, APRN Administrative Director of Professional Advancement Shawnee Mission
Laura Anderson - RN BSN Manager of Nursing Excellence Shawnee Mission
Carol Perry - RN, BSN, MSM, FACHE Vice President, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer        Stormont-Vail HealthCare
Jennifer Koepke - RN, MHSA, CPHQ Vice President Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer, Western Missouri Medical Center
Terry Siek - RN, MSN, NEA-BC Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Hays Medical Center
Amber Boes - RN, BSN, OCN Chief Nursing Officer Centerpoint Medical Center
Amy Peters - RN, BSN, MBA Chief Nursing Officer Truman Medical Center
Claudia Horton - PhD., RN  Dean and Professor, School of Nursing Graceland University 
Ryan Fischer - Director of Managed Care & Business Development  Tutera Senior Living
Bruce Wheeler -  DSN, MA Acting Asst. Director Patient Care Services Kansas City VAMC
Jeri Grove - BSN, RN Chief Nursing Officer Scott County Hospital
 

SPONSORS

Through partnership with companies, organizations and individuals the March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for our clients, vendors and leadership teams to participate in a special evening, while supporting an important cause.  Sponsorship opportunities are available in a variety of levels for our Nurse of the Year event providing you with brand recognition, civic engagement and and exclusive entertainment opportunity within the event. 

We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes.  For sponsorship information please contact Pam Kelley at 913-235-9851. 

EVENT HISTORY

Since 2011 the March of Dimes have been honoring nurses in Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area.   

In 2016:
-- 600 event attendees  
-- 929 Nurses nominated from 59 healthcare facilities throughout Kansas and Greater Kansas City
-- 22 Award Winners selected from 105 Nurse Finalists
-- $150,000 raised in support the March of Dimes Mission  

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: