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

DATE: Friday, November 1, 2019  |  Time: 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Columbus
ADDRESS: 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

For more information, please call Kevin Dooley at  (614) 392-6039 or email at kdooley@marchofdimes.org.

All Tickets, Table and Sponsorship Sales should be completed no later than October 18, 2019.

2018 EVENT RECAP

Thank you for supporting us as we honored nursing excellence on November 2, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Columbus.  We paid tribute to the tireless efforts of nurses throughout the state of Ohio while also raising valuable funds for the March of Dimes. In total, we raised over $106,000 to support valuable research.  Over the course of 10 to 12 weeks during the late spring and early summer, nurses were nominated by colleagues, supervisors or the families they have served. A statewide committee comprised of nursing leadership then reviewed all blinded applications.  At a culminating awards event, March of Dimes then celebrated with 400+ of our closest friends this amazing profession and recognized the most outstanding nurses in 23 diverse categories.

View images from our 2018 6th Annual Ohio Nurse of the Year Awards.

OHIO NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARDS
CATEGORIES

ADVANCED PRACTICE

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

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.
 
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.

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."

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.

KEEPING OHIO HEALTHY
Keeping Ohio Healthy is a statewide initiative designed to help support education in the state of Ohio. Specifically, Keeping Ohio Healthy partners with organizations to provide continuing education opportunities to nurses across the state. The partnership is multi-dimensional and would demonstrate a significant investment by an organization into the education, health and wellness of our communities! March of Dimes is an accredited continuing education provider and each year we operate the Ohio Nurse of the Year Awards honoring nursing excellence across our great state.  We currently have 131 finalists represented by 35 different health systems, universities or health departments. The Ohio Nurse of the Year Awards is an ideal platform to help support nursing education. As such, Keeping Ohio Healthy will provide free continuing education for nurses via the March of Dimes Training Institute.  By providing access to the Training Institute we can help reinforce and increase the standard of care for patients.  Thus, our communities become healthier and your organization can be one of the driving forces behind the program. 

To learn more about how your organization can support nursing education throughout the state of Ohio please contact Josh Racette, Senior Development Manager at 614-392-6042.

SUPPORT THE MISSION

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2018 OHIO NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

 March of Dimes is proud to honor the 2018 Ohio Nurse of the Year Award winners.

Advanced Practice

Janet Kloos

University Hospitals - Case Medical Center

Ambulatory Care

Katrina Harrill

University Hospitals - Case Medical Center

Behavioral Health

Jean Anthony

University of Cincinnati

Case Management/Managed Care

Sarah Farmer

University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Critical Care

Lisa Jasin

Dayton Children's Hospital

Diversity

Kathy Wright

The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Quality & Risk Management, Infection Control, and Research

Chris Seminatore

MetroHealth Medical Center

Educator- Academia

Deb Steward

The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Educator- Health Care Delivery

Susan Hale

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Emergency

Deborah Schwytzer

University of Cincinnati 

General Medical/Surgical

Nancy Stone

Fairfield Medical Center

Home Health

Debra Scott

Akron Children's Hosptial

Hospice and Palliative Care

Kahla Gagne-Loparo

University Hospitals- Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital

Nurse Leadership

Denise Gormley

University of Cincinnati

Nursing Student of the Year- Graduate Level

Marliese Nist

The Ohio State University Collge of Nursing

Nursing Student of the Year- Pre Licensure

Mercedes Pratt

Nationwide Children's Hospital 

Pediatric

Paula Sanborn

Nationwide Children's Hosptial

Public Health

Laura Burkin

Sandusky County Health Department

Research

Mary Elizabeth Happ

The Ohio State University College of Nursing 

Rising Star

Quiana Howard

University Hospitals- Case Medical Center

Surgical Services & Procedural Area

Jill Smith

Akron Children's Hospital

Women's Health & Centering

Cynthia Nypaver

University of Cincinnati