Las Vegas, Nevada | Monday, November 19, 2018

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Fourteen outstanding nurses were honored for their excellence and leadership in the nursing profession at the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards. Approximately 350 guests attended the gala on November 17 at The Venetian in Las Vegas.   

March of Dimes presented 14 awards to nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service in their specific disciplines. A total of 49 finalists were 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 Nevada were eligible. A selection committee comprised of health care professionals reviewed and scored the confidential application forms using a double-blinded review process.

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 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.

The 2018 Nurse of the Year Awards is presented by Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican and sponsored by Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center/Sunrise Children’s Hospital and UNLV School of Nursing. The Venetian is the event venue sponsor.

2018 Nevada Nurse of the Year Awards – WINNERS/CATEGORIES

Yee Kwok - Pediatric Nursing

Linda Stacy - Charge RN

Mia Rios - CNA/Nursing Support

Norman Wright - Infection Control

Michael Kaplan - Adult Critical Care

Chimere Nash - Rising Star

Luzviminda Alexander - Advanced Practice

Alma Rose Angeles - Nursing Management

Jennifer Kawi - Specialty Services

Brandi Dimas - Pediatric Critical Care

Debra Fox - Nursing Administration

Daniel Hays - Emergency Nursing

Reimund Saraf - Nursing Research & Scholarship

Leslie Hunter-Johnson - Hospice-Palliative Care

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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