Kristen Miller
[email protected] | (206) 452-6640
[email protected] Kristen Miller

Thank you for supporting
Nurse of the Year, Washington

DATE: Thursday, December 10, 2020  |  TIME: 7 p.m.


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The chefs, volunteers and guests who make up our Signature Chefs Events community are coming together in new, innovative ways to suport moms and babies this year.

We are following state mandated guidelines in response to COVID-19 and will not have an in-person event this year. So, we are preparing an exciting, new Virtual Gala for your 2020 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction experience!

We need your help now more than ever. Your support funds:

  • COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies
  • Programs that promote health equity for moms and babies and directly combat racial disparities in maternal and child health
  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • Educational programs, including live Facebook panel discussions, to get info into the hands of moms and families
  • Necessary supplies for expectant mothers including blood pressure cuffs and masks and so much more!

Support the mission

Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

Become a sponsor

Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

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Our online awards celebration will take place on Thursday, December 10th at 7pm. Join us here: https://marchofdimesevents.org/event/nurse-of-the-year-washington/seattle/dec10 - be sure and tune in using Chrome or Firefox for the best viewing experience.

To view the program, please click on the following link: 2020 Seattle WA NOTY Program



The March of Dimes is honored to pay tribute to the nursing profession by recognizing extraordinary
nurses throughout the community. Nurse of the Year events honor those who make a
difference in the lives of so many. We are so excited to be launching our nominations year now! To nominate a nurse, click here!

     2020 Nominations Categories
Advanced Practice Nursing | Advocacy for Patients | Ambulatory Care | Behavioral Health Clinical Care
Continuum of Care | Distinguished Nurse of the Year | Education | Emergency | Front Line Leader
 Nursing Administration and Leadership | Nursing Technology/Analytics  Pediatric | Research Advancement | Rising Star
Travel Nurse | Women’s Health - Lactaction/Maternal Services

Congratulations to our 2019 Winners!
Julie Eldridge - Mary Bridge Children's Hospital - Pediatric 
Angela Rodriguez - Seattle Cancer Care Alliance - Ambulatory Care
Carol Share - Seattle Children's Hospital - Nursing Technology/Analytics
Kyle Courtney Stanton - St. Anthony Hospital - Clinical Care
Julianne Bell - Kaiser Permanente - Clinical Care
Aletheia Vinson - Virginia Mason Medical Center - Front Line Leader
Betsy Gilbert - Virginia Mason Medical Center - Behavioral Health
Katherine Gildenhar - Seattle Children's Hospital - Transitional Care Nursing
Kelle Dragich - Swedish Medical Center - Women's Health
Katie Weller - St. Anthony Hospital - Emergency
Kasey Sporrong - Swedish Medical Center - Emergency
Myriam Galbraith - St. Joseph Medical Center - Research Advancement
Patricia Blissitt - Swedish Medical Center | Harborview Medical Center - Education
Dana Nelson-Peterson - Virginia Mason Medical Center - Nursing Administration and Leadership
Melanie Edwards - Kaiser Permanente - Rising Star
Roxanne Raubacher - EvergreenHealth - Advocacy for Patients
Marilyn VanOostrum - Children's Village of Yakima - Distinguished Nurse of the Year



Advanced Practice Nursing - NEW
Those who are nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives.

Advocacy for Patients
Those who go beyond the call of duty to advocate for patients.
Ambulatory Care
For those that treat patients that seek routine medical care for acute and chronic illnesses as well as injuries.
Behavioral Health
Those who work with Mental Health and Addictive Services.
Clinical Care
Those who demonstrate excellence in delivering care directly to the patient in any clinical setting.

Continuum of Care
Nursing Care provided to patients/families in non-hospital settings such as skilled nursing centers, assisted living, home health, public health and hospice.
Distinguished Nurse of the Year - Sponsored by MultiCare Health System
Those whose contributions and accomplishments have had an extraordinary influence within the nursing profession in Washington.
Those that have made significant contributions in education, professional development, and/or long-term learning of nursing professionals.
Those who work in emergency rooms, flight services and ambulance services.
Front Line Leader - Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente
Includes those in general medical/surgical or specialty unit area of nursing who function in the Charge Nurse, ANM, or Supervisor role. Includes Adult ICU/CCU, IMC, cath lab and special procedures, PTCA Interventional Radiology, ER, Surgical, Labor & Delivery, NICU with intermediate care units and PICU.
Nursing Administration and Leadership
Includes CNE’s, CNO’s, VP’s, Administrative Directors, and Department Directors/Managers.
Nursing Technology/Analytics
Includes those in all settings and all levels who demonstrate leadership in implementation, adoption, or optimization of technology or the use of data or data analytics.
Pediatric - Sponsored by Seattle Children's Hospital
Those whose influence and service in the care of pregnant mothers and babies exemplifies the mission of the March of Dimes to improve the health of babies.
Research Advancement
Those who use, implement, supervise, conduct, design, or teach research to advance quality improvement, evidence-based practice or clinical outcomes. This category recognizes nurses who use research to guide practice and develop policies.
Rising Star
Those who, within the first 18 months of practice exemplify outstanding caring, leadership, and professionalism.
Travel Nurse - NEW - Sponsored by Simplifi
Those RN’s who are on a contract (i.e. non-FTE staff), whose contributions have had an extraordinary influence on nursing at the hospital, and who demonstrate exceptional day-to-day delivery with direct patient care, as well as those who have shown what it means to be a team player by having embedded themselves into the hospital’s nursing culture.  

Women's Health - Lactaction/Maternal Services
Those who provide care in ante partum clinics, antepartum hospital units, labor and delivery, maternal/baby care, post-partum and gynecology. 


Honor a nurse or group of Nurses through a GIFT IN TRIBUTE online.

Whether serving as health care provider, educator, researcher, chapter volunteer and/or advisor – nurses play a critical role in advancing the mission of the March of Dimes:  to lead the 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 and celebrating the profession. Honor a nurse, or group of nurses, through a TRIBUTE GIFT.


Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels, providing you with brand recognition, civic engagement and an exclusive client entertainment opportunity within the event. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes. Please contact Kristen Miller for more information and to learn how to get your company involved. 

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