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Heroes in Action - Oregon

DATE: Friday, December 10, 2021  |  TIME: 8:30 a.m.
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ADDRESS: VIRTUAL ADDRESS FOR OR, VIRTUAL CITY FOR OR, OR 97001
 

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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.

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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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CONGRATULATIONS to all of our finalists and Category Winners!

Distinguished Nurse of the Year

Asma Ali Taha, Oregon Health & Science University - WINNER

Lifetime Achievement "Stork" Award

April Castaldi, Doernbecher Children's Hospital - WINNER

Advance Practice

Shelby Lee Freed, Oregon Health & Science University - WINNER
Barbara Amos, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Margaret Ecklund, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Asma Ali Taha, Oregon Health & Science University
Jennifer Erkenbeck, Oregon Health & Science University
Laurel Hallock Koppelman, Oregon Health & Science University
Robin Miller, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Care Coordination

Kimberly Brock, Oregon Health & Science University - WINNER
Margaret Van Londen, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Charge Nurse

Trisha Gross
, Providence Portland Medical Center - WINNER
Rachel Pheap, Kaiser Westside Medical Center
Rajbir Gill, Kaiser Westside Medical Center
Megan Drakos, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Lauri Traver, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Margaret Btler, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Rebecca Collins, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Dawn Funk, Legacy Meridian Park Hospital
Cyndee Lacuna, Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center
Lori M Robert, Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center
Carmelita Van Delden, Providence Portland Medical Center
Jennifer Deas, Providence Portland Medical Center
Kacey Bogart, Providence Portland Medical Center
Shannon WoodsWatkins, Providence Portland Medical Center
Veronica Gomez, Providence Portland Medical Center
Emily Schlichting, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Nicole VanDomelen, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Sara Calderon, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Susan Ruby, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Marie Fuentes, Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
Jaisy Rose T Caufield, OHSU - Tuality Healthcare

Community & Public Health/Occupational/Employee Health

Andrea Dayot, Oregon Health & Science University - WINNER
Rebecka (Becky) Fairhurst, Coos Health & Wellness (Coos County Public Health)
Stevannie Pass, Kaiser Permanente Northwest

Critical Care

Christine Mitchell, PeaceHealth St John's Medical Center - WINNER
Mari Little, Oregon Health & Science University
Erin McGinnis, Salem Health

Emergency

Kent Senffner, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital - WINNER
Chris Andersen, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Miranda Hennan, Salem Health

Excellence in Maternal Child Health

Violet Larry, Multnomah County Health Department - WINNER
Tracy Wilson, Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center
Alejandrina Felipe, Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center
Samantha Crowley, Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center
Veronica Lopez Ericksen, Multnomah County Public Health
April Castaldi, Oregon Health & Science University
Amber Ewing, Providence Portland Medical Center
Megan Logue, Providence Portland Medical Center
Jessica Armatage, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Allison Kimball, Salem Health

Medical Surgical Nursing

Marcy Jensen, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital - WINNER
Karolina Zhukova, Kaiser Westside Medical Center
Kayla Hernandez, Legacy Meridian Park Hospital
Angi Clark, Salem Health

Nurse Educator/Research
 
Shannon Mack-Cutrer, Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center - WINNER
Melissa Sopke, Legacy - Randall Children's Hospital
Aubrey Carroll, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Carly Jones, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Heather Massie, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Rachel Adams, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Amy Corcoran, Oregon Health & Science University
Kathy Pauly, Oregon Health & Science University
Sarah Beach, Oregon Health & Science University
Melissa Plate, PeaceHealth SW Medical Center
Jan Brauer, Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital
Melissa Han, Providence Portland Medical Center
Richard Brown, Providence Portland Medical Center
Tiara Benson, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Nursing Informatics

Meredith Farrell, Kaiser Permanente Northwest - WINNER
Kristen Lewis, Providence Portland Medical Center

Nursing Leadership
 
Desiree McCue, Oregon Health & Science University - WINNER
Hilie Calvert, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Ma Imelda Zapata, Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center
Debra Williams-Crist, Kaiser Westside Medical Center
Cathy Christensen, Legacy - Randall Children's Hospital
Janice Zajac, Legacy - Randall Children's Hospital
Meredith Peña, Legacy - Randall Children's Hospital
Katie Showalter, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Jennifer Butvill, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Carol Palmer, Legacy Meridian Park Hospital
Julie Johnson, Oregon Health & Science University
Kathleen Heim, PeaceHealth SW Medical Center
Jackolyn DeCillo, PeaceHealth SW Medical Center
Melissa Burns, Providence Newberg Medical Ctr
Jessica Monego, Providence Portland Medical Center
Sarah Tarter, Providence Portland Medical Center
Thomas Rowe, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Angela Fish, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Jocelyn P Krayem, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Megan Faris, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Karen Jeffrey-Markowski, Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center
Hayley Steele Schlauderaff, Salem Health
Heidi Chin, Salem Health

Outpatient/Ambulatory
 
Rebecca Dallasta, Kaiser Permanente Northwest - WINNER
Joan Gaul, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Jay Harris, Salem Health

Pediatrics
 
Oliver Pelayo, Doernbecher Children's Hospital - WINNER
Jessica Manzoni, Kaiser Permanente Northwest
Aislyn Booth, Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Deidra Weinert, Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Elizabeth Green, Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Nichole McCaffrey, Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Sydney Deal, Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Aylon Pearsall, Salem Health

Rising Star
 
Kate Ballard, OHSU - Doernbecher Children's Hospital - WINNER
Sadie Knights, OHSU - Doernbecher Children's Hospital
Amanda Foggia, Oregon Health & Science University
Gillian Lemire, PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center - University District
Allie McConachie, Providence Portland Medical Center
Jeremy Busack, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
 
 

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 - October 15, 2021, colleagues, supervisors, and instructors will nominate outstanding healthcare heroes in 16 diverse categories. You can 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!


Please see our program for the event here.
 

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 applications is October 15, 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.

 

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