Kristen Miller
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[email protected] Kristen Miller

Celebrating the best in healthcare from all across Washington State

DATE: Friday, November 12, 2021  |  TIME: 8:30 a.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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Please join the March of Dimes in celebrating the best in nursing and maternal and infant health providers! March of Dimes is proud to honor nurses and maternal and infant health providers from all across Washington State. 

Please register for the zoom webinar here:

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kristen at [email protected]


The March of Dimes is honored to pay tribute to the nursing profession and the maternal and infant health specialities by
recognizing extraordinary nurses and MIH individuals throughout the community. Heroes in Action events honor those who
make a difference in the lives of so many. 

     2021 Nominations Categories
Acute Care | Advanced Practice Nursing | Advocacy for Patients | Behavioral Health | Distinguished Nurse of the Year
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Education | Front Line Leader | Lifetime Achievment "Stork" Award | Neonatologist*
Nursing Administration and Leadership | Outpatient and Community Care Network | Public and Community Health
Research Advancement | Rising Star |  Women’s Health - Lactaction/Maternal Services

Congratulations to our 2021 Winners!
Alicia Leas | Seattle Children's | Acute Care
Esther Jaime | MultiCare - Good Samaritan Hospital | Acute Care
Tacie Anne Reger | Seattle Children's | Advanced Practice Nursing
Britt Fargo | UW Medicine - Harborview Medical Center | Advocacy for Patients
Timothy Meeks | UW Medicine - Harborview Medical Center | Behavioral Health
Sharon Louise Hansen | MultiCare - Mary Bridge Children's Hospital | Distinguished Nurse of the Year
Dr. Jamilia Sherls-Jones | MultiCare Health System | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Janet Regan-Baggs | UW Medicine - Montlake Campus | Education
Erin Lomas | Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill | Front Line Leader
Kathy Ketchum | Providence Regional Medical Center Everett - Retired | Lifetime Achievement "Stork" Award
Stephen Welty | Virginia Mason Franciscan Health - St. Joseph Medical Center | Neonatologist
Jamie Moran | Virginia Mason Franciscan Health | Nursing Administration and Leadership
Sarah Storhoff | Seattle Children's | Outpatient and Community Care Network
Heather Martin | Swedish Health System | Public and Community Health
Patricia (Pat) A. Blissitt | UW Medicine - Harborview Medical Center | Research and Evidence Based Advancement
Courtney Webster | Swedish Medical Center - First Hill | Rising Star
Michelle Kinne | Virginia Mason Franciscan Health - St. Joseph Medical Center | Women's Health


Acute Care (UPDATED) -
Nurses who demonstrate excellence in delivering care directly to the patient in any hospital setting.
Advanced Practice Nursing
Nurses who are nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse anesthetists, and nurse midwives.
Advocacy for Patients
Nurses who go beyond the call of duty to advocate for patients.
Behavioral Health
Nurses who work with Mental Health and Addictive Services.
Distinguished Nurse of the Year
Sponsored By: MultiCare Health System
Nurses whose contributions and accomplishments have had an extraordinary influence within the nursing profession in Washington
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (NEW)
Sponosred by: Kaiser Permanente

A person, hospital or other entity who advances diversity, equity, and inclusion through practice, education, leadership, or research.
Sponsored By: WGU Washington
Nurses that have made significant contributions in education, professional development, and/or long-term learning of nursing professionals.
Front Line Leader
Includes nurses  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.
Lifetime Achievement “Stork” Award (NEW)
Recognizes an individual (nurse, doctor, researcher or other) who demonstrates a lifetime commitment to mothers and/or babies and has recognized professional accomplishments that have contributed to improved care, systems or social change that have or will likely have the potential to positively impact future generations.
Neonatologist (NEW)*
Recognizes top neonatologists in Washington.
Nursing Administration and Leadership
Includes CNE’s, CNO’s, VP’s, Administrative Directors, and Department Directors/Managers.
Outpatient and Community Care Network (UPDATED)
Nursing Care provided to patients/families in non-hospital settings such as skilled nursing centers, assisted living, home health, rehabilitation facilities, ambulatory clinics and hospice.
Public and Community Health (NEW)
Those whose nursing practice promotes health, safety, and addresses prevention of disease in individuals, families and communities with a focus on health equity.
Research and Evidence Based Advancement (UPDATED)
A nurse, doctor, university or hospital system who uses, implements, supervises, conducts, designs, or teaches research to advance quality improvement, evidence-based practice or clinical outcomes.
Rising Star
Sponsored by: Providence Health and Services

Nurses who, within the first 18 months of practice exemplify outstanding caring, leadership, and professionalism.
Women's Health – Lactation/Maternal Services
Nurses who provide care in ante partum clinics, antepartum hospital units, labor and delivery, maternal/baby care, post-partum and gynecology.

*We are inviting mission affected families to nominate their Neonatologist. If you are a mission affected family that would like to nominate your Neonatologist, please reach out to Kristen Miller at [email protected] Thank you!



Honor a nominee or healthcare hero through a TRIBUTE GIFT.

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. Heroes in ACtion 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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