Nine Honored with March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards
Natick, MA, December 03, 2012
The March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter honored nine nurses from a group of 25 statewide finalists at its second annual Nurse of the Year Awards on December 3 at the VERVE - Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick.
Nurses are an integral part of the March of Dimes mission for stronger, healthier babies. Nurse of the Year is a statewide 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 and chose winners in seven categories: Nursing Administration/Research, Pediatric and Family Medicine, Advanced Practice, Education, Women’s Health, Community and Public Health and Neonatal. In addition, winners were also chosen for the Heart Award and the Nurse Leader of the Year. The award recipients were selected from 25 finalists across the state, all of whom represent the March of Dimes vision for a healthier, stronger generation of babies and families.
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.
2012 Nurse of the Year Awards
Holly Fontenot (Boston College)
Pediatric and Family Medicine:
Kristen Fioravanti-Collette (Baystate Children’s Hospital)
Ann Stadtler (Children’s Hospital Boston)
Rita Patnode (Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Margaret Hickey (Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Community and Public Health:
Roselaine Charlucien-Koech (West Roxbury Education Complex)
Patricia Fleck (Northeastern University)
Karen Friedman (Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program)
Nurse Leader of the Year:
Deborah Durgin (MetroWest Medical Center)