CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE INAUGURAL MARCH OF DIMES SAN DIEGO PEDIATRIC COMPASSIONATE CARE NURSE AWARD

Exceptional San Diegan Nurse to Be Honored at Signature Chefs Gala in October

San Diego, CA | Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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March of Dimes is preparing to honor a San Diego nurse who exemplifies the special skills, dedication and compassion in the delivery of outstanding direct patient care. The nomination process opens today for the inaugural March of Dimes San Diego Pediatric Compassionate Care Nurse Award, Nominations are now being accepted through July 31st, 2019. The award winner will be notified the week of September 1st, 2019 and then recognized at the annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala on October 6th, 2019 at The Paddock at the Del Mar Race Track.

The award is open to any Registered Nurse working in the following units; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Labor & Delivery (L&D) or Obstetrics and Gynecology (OBYN) and who provides direct patient care (inpatient or ambulatory), and who is employed in a San Diego health system for at least two years and who exhibits exemplary compassionate care.

Any person (preferred peer nurse, physician, nurse manager, unit director or patient) may nominate. The honoree will be selected on the basis of evidence provided by completion of the questions on the nomination form. Nomination forms are available online. There is no fee to nominate a nurse. Nominations close on July 31, 2019. More information is available at: www.signaturechefs.org/sandiego. “Whether serving as health care provider, educator, researcher, volunteer and/or advisor – nurses play a critical role in advancing the March of Dimes’ mission to fight for the health of every mom and baby,” says Heidi Lang, San Diego March of Dimes Executive Director. “The Pediatric Compassionate Care Nurse Award supports this mission while recognizing an exceptional San Diegan nurse and celebrating the profession.”

Crystal Sargent, Founder and CEO of Invested Traveler and this year’s March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala Chair says, “This new award is an opportunity for March of Dimes, and the community, to publicly say thank you to one of the wonderful health care practitioners who has made such a difference in the emotional wellbeing as well as health care needs of everyday San Diegans. We are proud to honor this exceptional nurse.”

March of Dimes gives 4 million babies born each year the best possible start. Nearly half a million of them are born prematurely or with birth defects. Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S. and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years. From advocacy to education to research, we’re working to level the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy.

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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