CELEBRATING NURSES AND MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH PROVIDERS

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HEROES IN ACTION - Oregon

DATE: Friday, October 1, 2021
TIME: 8:30 a.m. — 9:30 a.m. PST
LOCATION: Virtual Event

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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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HEROES IN ACTION: Honoring Outstanding Nurses and Maternal & Infant Health Providers

Join us at the newly reimagined HEROES IN ACTION (formerly March of Dimes Oregon Nurse of the Year Awards), as we honor outstanding nurses and maternal & infant health providers across our state!

Whether serving as health care provider, educator, or researcher, you all play a critical role in advancing the mission of the March of Dimes: leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies. 

From May 15 - July 2, 2021, colleagues, supervisors, and instructors will nominate outstanding healthcare heroes in 16 diverse categories. You view the complete list below.

We are grateful to our nominees, finalists, and winners, for helping to raise money for our mission--to lead the fight for the health of all moms and babies!  Your support of March of Dimes will help them reach their goal of $15,000, which will fund programs like:

* Free virtual/in-person NICU support programs for families
* Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be 
* Health equity for moms & babies, addressing racial disparities in maternal/child health 
* COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies 
* Educational programs for families, including live Facebook panel discussions
* 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. 
Donate today by clicking the pink button at the bottom of this page.


 

EVENT LEADERSHIP

Chair: Ashlee O'Meara, MSN-NL, BS-Ed, RN, NPD-BC / Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center
Committee:
Lisa Ketchum, MSN, RN, NE-BC / Salem Health
Judy Geiger, RN BSN MBA NEA-BC / Columbia Memorial Hospital
Lora Horn, BSN, MHA / Providence Portland
Barbara James, BSN, RNC, Service Line Director  /  Women’s and Children’s Services at PeaceHealth
Molly Blaser , MN, RN, NE-BC/ Director, Women’s and Neonates at OHSU
Shari Davis, RN MSN MBA CENP / The Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel

For more information contact:

Alanna Lowery
[email protected]

 

2021 Heroes in Action Award Categories

The March of Dimes is honored to pay tribute to the nursing profession and all maternal & infant providers by recognizing extraordinary HEROES IN ACTION throughout the community. HEROES IN ACTION events honor those who make a difference in the lives of so many. Nominate an outstanding hero today!
Deadline for nominations is July 2, 2021.


Category / Description

Advance Practice                                                                             
Registered Nurses who are Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Anesthetists or Nurse Psychotherapists.

Care Coordination
Registered Nurses in Case Management, Transition Management, Transplant Coordinator, or other coordination of care position.

Charge Nurse
Registered Nurses in general medical/surgical or specialty unit care of nursing who function in the Charge Nurse role. Includes adult ICU/CCU, IMC, cath lab and special procedures, PTCA, Interventional Radiology, ER, Surgical, Labor & Delivery, NICU, with immediate care units and PICU.

Critical Care
Registered Nurses who work in adult ICU/CCU, IMC, cardiac catheterization lab and special procedures,
PTCA interventional radiology.


Emergency
Registered nurses who emergency department (adult and pediatric), flight, ambulance, pre-hospital, and telephone triage.

Excellence in Maternal Child Health
Registered Nurses involved in antepartum, labor & delivery, maternal/baby care, postpartum.

Lifetime Achievement “Stork” Award
Someone who demonstrates a lifetime commitment to the nursing profession 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.

Medical Surgery
Registered Nurses who work in general medicine, surgical, orthopedics, oncology, renal, respiratory, cardiovascular; also those caring for patients in specialty long-term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and acute rehabilitation long-term care facilities.

Nurse Educator / Research
Registered Nurses who educate future nurses in either a university/community college/hospital
or other school/community setting, or those who have contributed significantly to research within the nursing profession.


Nursing Informatics
Integrates nursing science with multiple information and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice.

Nursing Leadership
Registered Nurses functioning as manager or associate manager roles

Occupational/Employee Health/Community & Public Health
Registered Nurses who work in community health, public health, K-12 schools or universities, and private practice nurses of any specialty.

Outpatient/Ambulatory
Registered nurses who work in behavioral health, clinics, hospice, home-health & palliative care, outpatient diagnostics, parish or prison nurses.

Pediatrics
Registered Nurses who work in the nursery, general pediatric units, pediatric clinics, pediatric oncology settings, PICU, NICU, and private pediatric practices.

Rising Star
For the 2021 award, this category will recognize Registered Nurses who began their career during the pandemic.

Surgical Services
Registered Nurses who work in perioperative areas, PACU, Medical Procedure Units, day surgery, Operating Room, and endoscopy.

 

NOMINATE A NURSE

The March of Dimes is honored to pay tribute to the health profesison by recognizing extraordinary
nurses throughout the community. Heroes in Action events honor those who make a
difference in the lives of so many. Nominate an outstanding nurse today!

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