Nurse of the Year Finalists


Sunbury News Staff



March of Dimes Announces Ohio Nurse of the Year Finalists

Columbus – The March of Dimes announced the finalist for the 5th Annual Ohio Nurse of the Year Awards. The Nurse of the Year selection committee reviewed 422 nominations from over 50 healthcare facilities throughout Ohio in 18 defined categories ranging from Advanced Practice to Women’s Health & Centering. 41 nurses from the Central Ohio area are finalist for the 2017 Ohio Nurse of the Year Award.

Advanced Practice

Kelly Morrison, Licking Memorial Hospital

Gail A. Bagwell, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Kate Gawlik, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Margaret Graham, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Rebecca Wagner, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Ambulatory Care

Jolie Lawrence, Fairfield Medical Center

Jody Miller, OhioHealth – Physician Group

Behavioral Health

Barbara Warren, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Case Management / Managed Care

Kimberly Holt, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Critical Care

Kym La Port, Fairfield Medical Center

Stacy Foster, Fairfield Medical Center

Kathryn M Ross, Mount Carmel School of Nursing

Elizabeth Gruhalla, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Distinguished Nurse

Tiffany Bukoffsky, Ohio Nurses Association

Diversity

Kelly Sutch, Chamberlin College of Nursing

Deborah Dawson, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Education & Research

Rebecca Taulbee, Chamberlin College of Nursing

Laureen Smith, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Emergency

Danielle Hughes, OhioHealth – Grant Medical Center

General Medical

Jessica Hughes, Fairfield Medical Center

Katheryn Michael, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Long Term Acute Care Rehab / Hospice & Palliative

Linda Quinlin, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Nursing Leadership

Tracy Stewart, Madison Health

Marissa Larouere, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Debbie Patete, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Kimberly Saxton, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Pediatric

Christina Smith, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Public Health

Brenda Stickney, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Julia (Judy) Donegan, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Quality & Risk Management Infection Control

Nealy Kinnison, Adena Health System – Adena Regional Medical Center

Lorraine Mion, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Rising Star

Kelsie Miller, Fairfield Medical Center

Chelsea Cheeseman, OhioHealth – Doctor’s Hospital

Surgical Services & Procedural Area

Christine Cruse, Adena Health System – Adena Regional Medical Center

Lisa Hopkins, Knox Community Hospital

Lauren Cyphert, OhioHealth – Riverside Methodist Hospital

Women’s Health & Centering

Diana McCollister, Adena Health System – Adena Regional Medical Center

Phyllis Follrod, Madison Health

Michele Ross, OhioHealth – Doctor’s Hospital

Lucia Jenkusky, The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Jan Vab Echo, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Nurse of the Year Awards is a state-wide event that recognizes exceptional nurses, creates awareness of professional excellence, and promotes the future of the nursing profession, all while helping to advance the mission of the March of Dimes: to improve the health of babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects, and infant mortality.

“We are honored to be able to host a special tribute that acknowledges the unsung heroes of the health care provider community. Nurses take on a variety of roles: caregivers, decision makers, advocates, researchers and problem solvers. I’m proud to be a part of an event that honors the tireless efforts of those dedicated to their practice,” said K. Kelly Hancock, Executive Chief Nursing Officer, Cleveland Clinic Health System and Chair, 2017 Ohio Nurse of the Year.

The finalists will be honored at a luncheon gala on Friday, November 3rd at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus. For more information about the Ohio Nurse of the Year, visit our website at www.nurseoftheyear.org/ohio.

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. For the latest resources and health information, visit marchofdimes.org and nacersano.org. You can also find us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

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