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You are cordially invited to
Nurse of the Year Awards - Ohio

DATE: Friday, November 2, 2018  |  Time: 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Columbus
ADDRESS: 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

For more information, please call Josh Racette, Senior Development Manager at  (614) 392-6042 or email at jracette@marchofdimes.org.

NOMINATE A NURSE

March of Dimes is honored to pay tribute to the nursing profession by recognizing extraordinary nurses throughout the state.  Nurse of the Year Awards is an awards event and fundraiser that brings together the health care community to recognize nursing excellence and achievements in research, education, quality patient care, innovation and leadership.
Awards will be presented to the most outstanding nurse within each of the twenty-four categories.

Nurses are first nominated by peers, nurse managers, supervisors or even the families they have impacted. Following, each nurse is asked to submit an application to be considered. Each application is carefully reviewed and scored by a committee of Chief Nursing Officers and other nurse leaders from the health care community here in Ohio.   
                     
We invite you to discuss the variety of options available for Nurse of the Year sponsorship to help you reach an active and engaged audience. By working with your March of Dimes representative, you can create a program that meets your goals and objectives and targets audiences in your area, and even across the country. Together we can reach key audiences in your community.

Nominations Open - May 6
Nominations Close - June 15
Applicants Can Complete/Edit Applications Until  - June 29

Nominate an outstanding nurse today!

OHIO NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARDS
CATEGORIES

ADVANCED PRACTICE

category sponsor:
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Nurse Midwife, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist,
Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Psychotherapist.
 
AMBULATORY CARE

Clinic (pediatric or adult), office and other ambulatory care settings and/or school,
transplant coordinators, outpatient diagnostics, parish nurse.
 
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH/MENTAL HEALTH

Nurses who work in Mental Health and Addictive Services.
 
CASE MANAGEMENT / MANAGED CARE

Nurses actively engaged in the professional practice of case management in any health care setting.
Nurses who perform clinical assessments and/or advocates for appropriate patient
admissions to specialty units/programs. Nurses in managed care/health maintenance organization
settings, i.e., Utilization Management Nurses, Legal Review Nurses, Transition of Care/ Onsite Review Nurses,
Disease Management and Telephonic Nurses Line Nurses.
 
CRITICAL CARE

Includes all nurses working in adult, pediatric and neonatal critical care and intermediate
care units whose care and engagement consistently demonstrates excellence in critical care nursing.
 
DISTINGUISHED NURSE

A nurse who, over the past 10 years, has made significant contributions to nursing in Ohio through
professional, community and/or personal achievements and is a strong leader within their area of expertise.
 
DIVERSITY

Any nurse who demonstrates excellence within their specialty while exemplifying commitment to advancing
the principles of diversity and inclusion, and demonstrably promotes diversity within the field of nursing.
 
EDUCATOR - ACADEMIA

Educators from Universities, Junior Colleges, and Community Schools.

EDUCATOR - HEALTH CARE DELIVERY

Educators from Hospitals.

EMERGENCY

Nurses in ED, flight, ambulance, pre-hospital, telephone triage and Peds ER.
 
GENERAL MEDICAL/SURGICAL

Medical, orthopedics, neurological, renal, respiratory, cardiovascular nursing dependent upon specialty.

HOME HEALTH

All home health care settings.
 
HOSPICE & PALLATIVE

Nursing in inpatient/outpatient hospice settings and palliative care.
 
LONG TERM ACUTE CARE REHAB

Nurses caring for patients in specialty Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities
and Acute Rehabilitation Long Term Care Facilities.

NURSING STUDENT OF THE YEAR - PRE LICENSURE

University based students that have not yet graduated or been licensed.

NURSING STUDENT OF THE YEAR - GRADUATE LEVEL

Licensed nursing students that are participating in a graduate level program.

NURSE LEADERSHIP

This category includes any nurse in a health care leadership role including charge nurses, department
directors/managers, administrative directors, entrepreneurs, consultants, CNE’s, CNO’s, and VP’s.
 
PEDIATRIC

Nursery and general pediatric units nurses.
 
PUBLIC HEALTH

Includes nurses in population based care such as school nurses, occupational nurse,
prison nurse, public health nurse and community health nurse.
 
QUALITY & RISK MANAGEMENT INFECTION CONTROL

Performance Improvement, Quality Management, Risk Management, Informatics,
Patient Advocate, Patient Safety in the Community and/or Hospital; and nurses in IC/EH.
 
RESEARCH

Nurses contributing to the field of Nursing through Research and Publications

RISING STAR

Nurses who at the time of the nomination have no more than 3 years of practice,
and exemplify outstanding patient care, leadership and professionalism.
 
SURGICAL SERVICES & PROCEDURAL AREA

Nurses in Perioperative, Preoperative, PACU, Day Surgery, OR, Oncology and Endoscopy,
cath lab and special procedures, dialysis, PTCA Interventional Radiology.
 
WOMEN'S HEALTH & CENTERING

Antepartum, Intrapartum, Maternal/Baby Care, Postpartum and Gynecology.
Nurses in Centering Programs.

EVENT LEADERSHIP

CHAIR
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, event chairperson and vice president for Health Promotion, University chief wellness officer, and professor and dean of the College of Nursing at The Ohio State University said, “I am honored to be this year’s chairperson of the 2018 Ohio Nurse of the Year Awards. The Nurse of the Year event is an opportunity for March of Dimes, and the community, to publicly say thank you to the wonderful caregivers who make such a difference and positive impact in our lives. We are proud to recognize these exceptional nurses.”

PAST CHAIR EMERITUS
Kelly Hancock, executive chief nursing officer for Cleveland Clinic health system, and chief nursing officer for Cleveland Clinic main campus and 2017 event chairperson says, "Thanks to the leadership of our volunteer chairs and committee members, we are honored to present Nurse of the Year events. After months of hard work, these volunteers have taken the event to new heights, honoring more nurses than ever before. March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that made this event possible."

2017 OHIO NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

 March of Dimes is proud to honor the 2017 Ohio Nurse of the Year Award winners.

Advanced Practice

Gail A. Bagwell

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Ambulatory Care

Tami Cieplinski

Akron Children's Hospital

Behavioral Health

Diana McIntosh

University of Cincinnati

Case Management/Managed Care

Sharon Lieb Inzetta

Summa Health System Akron City Hospital

Critical Care

Greg Bader

Dayton Children's Hospital

Distinguished Nurse

Anita Meehan

Akron General Medical Center

Diversity

Temeaka Gray

University of Toledo School of Nursing

Quality & Risk Management Infection Control

Mary Jolly

Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Nursing Leadership

Laura Flesch

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Emergency

Dawn Hudson

University of Cincinnati Medical Center

General Medical

Rebecca Wilson

University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Surgical Services & Procedural Area

Sara Frazee

University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Rising Star

Kerry Gould

Cleveland Clinic

Women's Health & Centering

Tiffany Kenny

Summa Health System Akron City Hospital

Pediatric

Lisa Welsh

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Education & Research

Laureen Smith

The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Long Term Acute Care Rehab / Hospice & Palliative

Linda Quinlin

The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Public Health

Connie Helmuth

Central State University

Nurse Hero Award

Christina Hole

SUPPORT THE MISSION

Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

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BECOME A NURSE OF THE YEAR SPONSOR

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 the 6th Annual Ohio Nurse of the Year Awards.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: