CELEBRATING NURSES AND MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH PROVIDERS

Applekamp, Laurie
[email protected] | (405) 415-1262
[email protected] Applekamp, Laurie

AN EVENING CELEBRATING OUR OKLAHOMA HEALTHCARE HEROES

DATE: Thursday, October 7, 2021  |  TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Northwest
ADDRESS: 3233 Northwest Expy, Oklahoma City, OK 73112
 

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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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EVENT DETAILS

Join us Thursday, October 7 at 7pm as we honor a decade of nursing excellence and pay tribute to the tireless efforts of nurses throughout the state of Oklahoma while also raising funds for the March of Dimes. See our 2020 Digital  Program Booklet.

Beginning on June 2, 2021, nurses will have the opportunity to nominate colleagues, supervisors or the families they have served.  Nominations will be open through July 16th so, nominate a nurse today!

At a culminating awards event, March of Dimes will celebrate a decade of nursing excellence and recognize the most outstanding nurses in 17 diverse categories.

See the 2020 Nurse of the Year Finalist

NOMINATE A NURSE

Its 10 years for March of Dimes to pay tribute to the nursing profession by recognizing extraordinary nurses throughout the state of Oklahoma.  Oklahoma Nurse of the Year honors those who make a difference in the lives of so many.

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. Nominate an outstanding nurse today!
2021 Award Categories

2021 HEROES IN ACTION
AWARD CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS

Registered nurses in Oklahoma that are in good standing with the OK State Board of Nursing are eligible.
Nominee must exemplify an extraordinary level of caring and compassion in the delivery of patient care services. Nominee is perceived as a leader among peers and affects positive change in the profession, workplace and community.


ADVANCED PRACTICE
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Certified Nurse Midwife, Nurse Practitioner,
Nurse Anesthetists,and Nurse Psychotherapist.
 
CHARGE NURSE
Includes nurses in all clinical areas who function in the Charge, Lead or Shift role.  Includes House Supervisor.
 
CRITICAL CARE
Includes adult ICU/CCU, IMC, Cath lab and special procedures, PTCA, Interventional Radiology, Cardiology, with intermediate care units.  
 
EDUCATION
Includes University/Junior College, Hospital, and Community (schools, etc.) and Research. 

EMERGENCY
ER, flight, ambulance, pre-hospital, telephone triage and Peds ER.
 
GENERAL MEDICAL / SURGICAL
Medical, surgical, orthopedics, neurological, renal respiratory, cardiovascular, nursing dependent upon specialty for either category.

HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY PARTNER
Recognizes a technology partner (or vendor) within a hospital setting or in the MCH Field (ex: Medical Device Equipment).

INFECTION CONTROL & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, QUALITY & RISK MANAGEMENT
Nursing in IC/EH and Occupational Health Settings, Performance Improvement, Quality Management, Risk Management, Informatics, Patient Advocate, Patient Safety in Community and/or Hospital. 
 
INNOVATION IN MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH OR OTHER CLINICAL ADVANCEMENT
Recognizes an individual (nurse, doctor, researcher or other clinical provider) whose innovation has improved patient safety, quality of care and patient outcomes in the healthcare environment.  Innovation can be in the form of products, programs, projects, or interventions.

MANAGED CARE
Nursing in managed care/health maintenance organization settings and/or case management services.
 
NURSING ADMINISTRATION
Includes Consultants, CNE's, CNO's, VP's, and Administtrative Directors. 

NURSING MANAGEMENT
Clinical Director/Nursing Manager.

NEONATAL/PEDIATRIC
Nursery, general pediatric units, pediatric clinics, PICU, and NICU.
 
PUBLIC HEALTH & AMBULATORY CARE & OTHER NURSING SPECIALITIES
Public health, clinic, office and other ambulatory care settings and/or school, government agencies, Indian health facilities, reservations, Parish, prison nursing and/or transplant coordinator, nursing caring for patients in Behavioral Health, Hospice, Home Health, Long Term Acute, Rehabilitation, etc.

RISING STAR
Nurse within the first 2 years of practice who exemplifies outstanding caring, leadership, and professionalism.
 
SURGICAL SERVICES
Perioperative, Preoperative, PACU, Day Surgery, AND/OR Endoscopy.
 
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Antepartum, Intrapartum, Maternal/Baby Care, Postpartum, and Gynecology.
  
 

EVENT LEADERSHIP

Chair
Angie Kamermayer, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at INTEGRIS Health Edmond.
We celebrate the nursing profession by recognizing extraordinary nurses throughout our community and honoring those who make a difference in the lives of so many.

Whether serving as educators, researchers or health care providers, nurses are critical to improving the health of families, which is even more important now during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more than 80 years, March of Dimes has empowered families with information, programs and tools to get the best possible start. By joining us to honor the outstanding health professionals at the Nurse of the Year awards, you’re helping March of Dimes continue to make a tremendous impact on the lives of moms and babies everywhere.

Thank you for recognizing our outstanding nurses!
 
Selection Chairs

 
Leadership Committee

Angie Kamermayer – INTEGRIS Edmond
Annette Troxell – Norman Regional Health System
Brandi Stewart – INTEGRIS Canadian Valley
Britni McGill – Norman Regional Health System
Christine McMurray – INTEGRIS Canadian Valley
Cindy Leathers – Saint Francis Hospital
Cynthia Standlee – Mercy A
Donna Delise – Community Hospital
Elain Richardson – SSM St. Anthony Hospital
Evelyn Radichel – Hillcrest Hospital
Jackie Aguilar – Stillwater Medical Center
Jeannie Campbell – Stillwater Medical Center
Jill Hughes – INTEGRIS Health
Kammie Monarch – OU Medical Center Downtown
Krista Reyna – McBride Hospital
Kristen Webb – Duncan Regional Hospital
Lewis Perkins – INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center
Melissa Alvillar – Comanche County Memorial Hospital
Michelle Quinalty – Alliance Health Seminole
Rhonda Hanan – OSU Medical Center
Shaun Horton – OU Medical Center Edmond
Shelley Wells – Northwest Oklahoma State University
Stacy Decker – Lakeside Women’s Hospital
Tomi Tice – Chickasaw Nation Medical Center
Vicki Cantrell – INTEGRIS Canadian Valley

 

BECOME A SPONSOR

The March of Dimes in Oklahoma is celebrating the 11th anniversary of nursing excellence in the most meaningful way, through partnerships with hospitals, health care facilities, organizations, vendors and individuals.

Sponsorship activation opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our Oklahoma Nurse of the Year Awards Gala, and this is a great way to provide integration and civic engagement while paying tribute to nurses. Partnerships can be customized for this special event based on your company's marketing needs and objectives. Sponsorship opportunities

Let's connect!  For more information on how to become involved or activate your brand with the Oklahoma Nurse of the Year 11th  anniversary campaign, contact Laurie Applekamp, Executive Director at (405) 415-1262 or [email protected].

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