NEVADA NURSES RECEIVE TOP HONORS AT MARCH OF DIMES NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Las Vegas, Nevada | Monday, November 19, 2018
Media ContactsDiane Droege
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.