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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.

 

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2019 OHIO NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARDS WILL BE ACCEPTED APRIL 1 - JUNE 30.

NOMINATE A NURSE TODAY!

March of Dimes is honored to pay tribute to the nursing profession by recognizing extraordinary
nurses throughout the community.  The Ohio Nurse of the Year awards honors those who make a
difference in the lives of so many. Nominate an outstanding nurse today!

2019 EVENT OVERVIEW

Ohio 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. Nominations will be accepted April 1 - June 30, 2019.  All nominees will invited to complete an application for consideration.  All applications will be scored three times against a rubric by a committee of nurse leaders from across the state.  On Friday, November 1, 2019 March of Dimes will present the twenty-five category winners at a luncheon at the Hyatt Regecy Columbus. 

2019 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 & 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.
 
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 & PALLIATIVE
Nursing in inpatient/outpatient hospice settings and palliative care.

LONG TERM ACUTE CARE / REHABILITATION  / GERIATRICS
Nurse caring for patients in specialty Long Term Acute Care Hospitals,
Skilled Nursing Facilities and Acute Rehabilitation Long Term Care Facilities.

NURSE LEADERSHIP
This category includes any nurse in a health care leadership role including Charge Nurses,
Department Directors/Managers, Administrative Directors, Entrepreneurs, Consultants,
Chief Nursing Executives, Chief Nursing Officers and Vice President of Nursing.

NURSING INFORMATICS
Actively engaged to driving strategies to Integrate Nursing Science,
Computer Science and Information Science.

NURSING STUDENT - GRADUATE LEVEL
Licensed nursing students that are participating in a graduate level program.

NURSING STUDENT - PRE LICENSURE
University based students that have not yet graduated or been licensed.

ONCOLOGY
Nurses in oncology settings - adults and pediatrics.

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
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 2019 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 AN OHIO 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 7th 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. 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 call (614) 392-6039.

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

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR: