2018 Nurse of the Year Finalists Named

Phoenix, AZ | Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Approximately 250 guests are expected to attend the 15th Annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards on June 15, 2018 at The Camby Hotel, 2401 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Yetta Gibson & Ian Schwartz from CBS 5 will emcee the event for the second consecutive year.

March of Dimes will present a total of 13 awards to nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service in their specific disciplines. A total of 33 finalists will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the profession. March of Dimes received over 400 nominations for this year’s Nurse of the Year Awards. Nurses employed in the state of Arizona were eligible. A selection committee comprised of health care professionals reviewed and scored the confidential application forms. 

Whether serving as health care provider, educator, researcher, volunteer and/or advisor – nurses play a critical role in advancing the mission of March of Dimes.  The mission of March of Dimes is to fight for the health of all moms and babies. 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.

Kara A. Snyder, RN, MS, PhD(c), CCNS, Director of Nursing, Perioperative, Perianesthesia, and Endoscopy Services at Banner University Medical Center – Tucson is chairing the event. 

The 2018 Nurse of the Year Awards is sponsored UnitedHealth Group Center for Clinician Advancement, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Dignity Health, Grand Canyon University College of Nursing, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and University of Phoenix. 

View a full list of the finalists here.

About March of Dimes

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.

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