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| Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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Help Acknowledge Our Unsung Heroes for Washington Nurse of the Year Awards

Seattle, WA, August 26, 2015 —
If you have been touched by the work and caring of an exceptional nurse submit a nomination and join us in recognizing these caregivers whose extraordinary efforts stand out.   The March of Dimes Washington Chapter is celebrating its 13th year in honoring the best and brightest of our local nurses for the Washington Nurse of the Year Awards.  Nominations for these exceptional nurses will be accepted statewide.  The event, which will be held on Friday, November 13 at the Meydenbauer Conference Center, is presented by Premera Blue Cross.


The 2015 Nurse of the Year Event Chair is Peg Currie, regional chief nursing and clinical officer, MA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC with Providence Health Care.  “I truly believe in the value nursing brings to patient care,” said Currie.  “I consider it an honor to serve in this role, and I am thrilled that the March of Dimes will recognize many of the gifted nurses that contribute tremendously to our community.”


Currie has been involved in nursing leadership activities for more than 20 years.  She has served as a Pro-Tem member for the Washington State Nursing Quality Care Commission, is an adjunct faculty member of the Washington State College of Nursing, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Montana State University-Bozeman and later went on to complete her Master of Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University. Her work on delegation in nursing was published in the Critical Care Nurse Journal.  Additionally, she is an avid supporter of evidence-based practice and clinical-excellence endeavors. Currie has been honored to speak locally and nationally on nursing topics.


Nominations are being accepted through September 9, 2015.  Nomination forms can be found online at, or obtained by calling 206-624-1373.


Proceeds from the event will benefit March of Dimes maternal and child health programs. Individual tickets, tables and sponsorships are available through the March of Dimes at (206) 624-1373, or online at .  Individual tickets for the event are $150. Table sponsorships are $1,500.


Any registered nurse, nurse midwife, nurse practitioner, student nurse, or licensed practical nurse in the state of Washington in good standing with the state's Nursing Commissioners and residing in Washington for a minimum of one year are eligible to be nominated. Finalists will be recognized at the awards breakfast where the winners will be announced.


Award categories for the 2015 Nurse of the Year program are:

  • Advanced Practice
  • Advocacy for Patients
  • Care/Case Management & Coordination
  • Clinical Care
  • Critical Care
  • Distinguished Nurse of the Year
  • Education
  • Emergency
  • Front Line Leader
  • Hospice, Home Health & Palliative Care
  • Innovative and Non-Traditional Nursing
  • Legend of Nursing
  • Long Term Acute Care/Long Term Rehab
  • Nursing Administration
  • Pediatric
  • Public Health
  • Rising Star
  • Surgical/Procedural Services
  • Women’s Health

Sponsors include Premera Blue Cross, Pediatrix Medical Group, CHI Franciscan Health, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, Evergreen Health Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, KING 5, WGU, University of Washington Medical Center, Overlake Hospital Medical Center, HRN Services, Inc., Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Group Health Cooperative, St. Peter Hospital and Washington Dental Service.


The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit  or Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter


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