Statewide Nurse of the Year Campaign Underway
Nominations Accepted Until July 27, 2014St. Louis, Missouri, June 02, 2014
The March of Dimes Missouri Chapter is preparing to honor nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service. The organization will accept nominations for Nurse of the Year until July 27. 2014. Exceptional nurses employed in the state of Missouri and Illinois counties of Jersey, Madison, St. Clair, Clinton, Monroe, and Randolph are eligible. A selection committee comprised of health care professionals will review the confidential nomination forms. About twenty nurses will be honored at a special awards gala on October 25, 2014 at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, MO. Christine Crain, Chief Nursing Officer at Mercy Kids, is chairing the 2014 Nurse of the Year committee.
Whether serving as health care provider, educator, researcher, chapter volunteer and/or advisor – nurses play a critical role in advancing the mission of the March of Dimes: to improve the health of all babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The Nurse of the Year initiative supports this mission while recognizing exceptional nurses throughout the state, celebrating the profession, and creating awareness of the strides made in this growing field. Susan Bushnell, State Director of the March Dimes Missouri Chapter, said, “The Nurse of the Year event is an opportunity for March of Dimes, and the community, to publicly say thank you to these wonderful caregivers who make such a difference in our lives.”
For additional information contact Ann Fisher-Jackson (314) 513-9962
The 2014 Nurse of the Year is presented by Maryville University – Catherine McAuley School of Nursing. Corporate partners include Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Centene Corporation, Home State Health Plan, Nursewise, Scrubs & Beyond, and Mercy.