March of Dimes Names Finalists for Nurse of The Year Awards
Event Honors Excellence in Nursing throughout MassachusettsWestborough, MA, November 28, 2012
The March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter is pleased to announce the finalists for its annual Nurse of the Year Awards. A formal awards ceremony will be held at the VERVE - Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick on December 3, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Nurses are an integral part of the March of Dimes mission for stronger, healthier babies. The Nurse of the Year Awards is a state-wide event that recognizes exceptional nurses, creates awareness of professional excellence and promotes the future of the nursing profession, while helping to advance the mission of the March of Dimes.
The Nurse of the Year selection committee reviewed applications across seven categories ranging from Neonatal to Advanced Practice. More than 20 finalists emerged, all representing the March of Dimes vision for a healthier, stronger generation of babies and families.
“Nurses play a vital role in our society. They are truly the unsung heroes of the health care provider community, and we are proud to honor the work they do,” said Christine Burke, health care consultant and long-time supporter of the March of Dimes.
The Nurse of the Year Awards Presenting Sponsor is Randstad Healthcare. Additional sponsors include Hologic, Medimmune, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and Abbott Nutrition.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Katherine Bennett Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Molly Gray Baystate Health
Sandra Muzio Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Margaret Hickey Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Carol Hollister Baystate Health
Kathleen Dunn Baystate Health
Deborah Durgin MetroWest Medical Center
Kristen Fioravanti-Collette Baystate Children’s Hospital
Nurse Researcher/Nursing Administration
Marianne Moore Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Holly Fontenot Boston College
Carolyn Browne UMass Memorial Medical Center
Linda Gregory UMass Memorial Health Care
Patricia Fleck Northeastern University
Deb Buonapane Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Vicki Poulin Nashoba Valley Technical High School
Paula Nelson Northeastern University/Mass General
Rita Patnode Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Community Health/Public Health
Lisa Roberts Randstad Healthcare/Fall River School Department
Ruth Mahoney Yeah Network/Baystate Children’s
Jo-Anne Dillman Brookside Community Health Center
Roselaine Charlucien-Koech West Roxbury Education Complex
Glynnis Gracia Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Karen Friedman Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
Kathya Gavazzi Massachusetts General Hospital
Ann Stadtler Boston Children’s Hospital