NURSE OF THE YEAR FINALISTS NAMED

Hundreds Expected to Attend Awards Breakfast November 14

Seattle, WA | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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Diane Droege
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March of Dimes is pleased to announce the 2018 finalists for Washington Nurse of the Year. Approximately 600 guests will attend the 2018 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards on November 14, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.  Mimi Jung from KING 5 is serving as emcee.

At the breakfast, March of Dimes will present 13 awards to nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service in their specific disciplines. A total of 72 finalists, representing 27 healthcare facilities, will be recognized for their outstanding contribution to the profession. 

March of Dimes received 320 nominations for its 16th annual Nurse of the Year. Nurses employed in the state of Washington were eligible. A selection committee comprised of health care professionals reviewed and scored the confidential nomination forms.  

This year’s event is being chaired by Ruth Flint, RN, MN NE-BC, Vice President of Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer at St. Joseph Medical Center, CHI Franciscan Health and Nancee Hofmeister, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing, Officer at EvergreenHealth. 

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 the 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.

The 2018 Nurse of the Year is sponsored by CHI Franciscan Health, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, EvergreenHealth, AeroAir, MultiCare Health System, and Swedish Medical Center. 

WASHINGTON NURSE OF THE YEAR AWARDS FINALISTS

Finalist

Place of Employment

Alecia Nye

Swedish Orthopedic Institute at Swedish Medical Center

Analyn Galang

Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County

Angel Whaling

Seattle Children's Hospital

Anita Shoup

Heritage University

Ann Moore

Swedish Medical Center

Aubri Bennett

UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital and Medical Center

Barbara Howell

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett - Women's and Children’s Pavilion

Carolyn Grant

UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

Chantel Williams

St. Anthony Hospital, a part of CHI Franciscan Health

Christy Novasio

Swedish Medical Center

Colette Chaney

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Darlene Grinde

EvergreenHealth

Debbie Curran RN

Swedish Medical Center - First Hill

Deborah Broyles

UW Medical Center

Genevieve Arthur

EvergreenHealth

Gonya Loobey

Swedish Medical Center

Heidi Muller

Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill

Hiwet Gebrehiwet

Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill

Holly Baker

EvergreenHealth

Ian Vincent Atienza

UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

Jackie Bartosh

MultiCare - Deaconess Hospital

Janice Larson

EvergreenHealth

Jeanne Rhynsburger

Swedish Medical Center - Edmonds

Jenica Sandall

CHI Franciscan Health

Jenn Collins

Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill

Jenna LaFace

Swedish Medical Center - Edmonds

Jennifer Wiley

St. Anthony Hospital, a part of CHI Franciscan Health

Jill Smith

St. Joseph Medical Center, a part of CHI Franciscan Health

Joy Miller

Swedish Medical Center - Issaquah

Jubal Marlatt

Swedish Medical Center - Edmonds

Karen Colburn

CHI Franciscan Health - Cardiothoracic Surgeons

Kari Oftedahl

EvergreenHealth

Keri Nasenbeny

UW Medical Center

Kevin Spalti

Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill

Kim Deynaka

St. Joseph Medical Center, a part of CHI Franciscan Health

Krista Hua

Swedish Medical Center

Laarni Viray

Swedish Medical Group

Leilani Tatofi

Swedish Medical Center

Leslie R. Harder

Seattle Children's Hospital

Lindsey Johnson

Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill

Maddie Hommes

Seattle Children's Hospital

Matthew Hammond

Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill

Maura Howard

Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill

Mavis VanDelicht

Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill

McRomeo Libid

Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill

Megan Bowles

Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill

Melanie Whitker-Greyell

Seattle Children's Hospital

Monica McGee

CHI Franciscan Health

Natalie Sherbert

EvergreenHealth

Noriko Shingai

Seattle Children's Hospital

Patricia Bull

MultiCare Health System

Rachel Reynolds

Swedish Medical Group

Reine Kehdy

Swedish Pediatrics - Redmond

Robin Thomas

Swedish Medical Center

Sally Ault

Swedish Medical Center - Edmonds

Samuel "Sam" Hapke

Seattle Children's Hospital

Sara Finley

Highline Medical Center, a part of CHI Franciscan Health

Sarah Caufield

Seattle Children's Hospital

Savannah Chatriand

Seattle Children's Hospital

Shaina Lawson

Seattle Children's Hospital

Sheryl Schmeling

Seattle Children's Hospital

Stephanie Partin

EvergreenHealth

Tami Drake

Swedish Medical Center - Edmonds

Theresa Dewitt

Providence Sacred Heart Hospital

Tia Picini

Harrison Medical Center, a part of CHI Franciscan Health

Tom Steinback

Moran Prairie

Travis DeVolt

Swedish Medical Center - First Hill

Trevor Lanz

UW Medicine - Valley Medical Center

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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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