CELEBRATING NURSES AND MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH PROVIDERS

Donnelly, Lisa
[email protected] | (513) 235-7201
[email protected] Donnelly, Lisa

Heroes in Action Awards - Ohio

DATE: Wednesday, December 1, 2021  |  TIME: 12 p.m.
LOCATION: Virtual Event
ADDRESS: Virtual Event, Join us online., OH 45242
 

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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, PHYSICIAN, AND MATERNAL & INFANT HEALTH   PROVIDERS

Join us at the newly reimagined HEROES IN ACTION (formerly March of Dimes Ohio Nurse of the Year Awards), as we honor outstanding nurses, physicians 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 July 21, 2021 – August 31, 2021, colleagues, supervisors, and instructors will nominate outstanding healthcare heroes in 10 diverse categories with 17 winners.  This year we have included Health Equity Leadership, Lifetime Achievement, as well as expanding the categories to include Neonatologists and others that have a profound impact on maternal & infant health. You can download a list of these options in the section below.

All official nominees will be invited to attend the Awards Luncheon on December 1, 2021 at 12:00PM where the winners will be announced.


*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 fundraising goal, 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 mother, including blood pressure cuffs and masks

NOMINATE A HERO

 

The March of Dimes is honored to pay tribute to nurses, physician, 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 August 31, 2021.

 

Research Award

Recognizes both a nurse and physician who have made significant and sustained contributions to nursing/medical research and whose research has positively impacted the profession and the clients it serves. Outcomes to be measured include: impact on patient care, impact on community health promotion, and impact on nursing/medical profession.

Professional Development Award

Recognizes two nurse educators (0-10 years & 11+ years) and or nurses in staff development in the clinical, corporate or non-profit setting who have demonstrated exceptional skill, leadership and teaching excellence, while championing diversity and inclusivity in promoting education for nurses. Outcomes to be measured include: impact on patient care, impact on nursing profession, and impact on staff/personnel development.

Health Equity Leadership Award

Recognizes a healthcare professional, hospital or other individual who has displayed leadership in advancing health equity as a strategy to improve outcomes and experiences in the area of maternal and child health. Outcomes to be measured include: Impact on MOD mission (health of moms and babies) in terms of diversity/equity/inclusion; Effective leadership in advancing diversity/equity/inclusion; Impact of work and ability to be replicated/used to model.

Academic Education Award

Recognizes two nurse educators (0-10 years & 11+ years) in the academic setting or those who have served as faculty in the clinical setting and have demonstrated exceptional innovation in teaching/learning practices, mentorship, compassion and teaching excellence while championing diversity and inclusivity in promoting education for nurses. Outcomes to be measured include: teaching practices/pedagogy, innovation of evaluation methods, and impact on community/clients

Patient Care Award

Recognizes three nurses (0-5 years; 6-19 years; 20+ years) practicing in any clinical area that consistently exemplify excellence in patient care demonstrating: a deep commitment to delivering safe and high-quality care to patients, compassion, a positive attitude, high responsiveness, effective communication skills, and a strong team spirit. Outcomes to be measured include: impact on patient care, impact on community health promotion, and impact on diversity/inclusion.

Innovation Award

Recognizes a physician, nurse, researcher or other healthcare professional whose innovation has improved patient safety, quality of care and patient outcomes in the healthcare environment. Innovations can be in the form of products, programs, projects, or interventions that improve healthcare practice. Outcomes to be measured include: impact on community/clients, impact on nursing/medical profession, and impact on patient care.

Leadership Award

Recognizes three nurses (0-5 years; 6-19 years; 20+ years) who demonstrate outstanding leadership skills through example and possess excellence in mentoring, professionalism, scholarship, inclusivity, and integrity. The award recipients consistently inspire, support, and encourage others in addition to creating an environment of compassion. Outcomes to be measured include: impact on patient care, impact on staff development & morale, and dedication to excellence.

Rising Star Award

Recognizes a nurse who has graduated from any RN, LPN, or graduate nursing program within the last year. The award recipients consistently provide safe patient care, demonstrate genuine compassion for patient needs, and work well with others. This rising star in nursing demonstrates a strong potential for being tomorrow’s nurse leader and shows a deep commitment to lifelong learning.. Outcomes to be measured include: impact on nursing profession, impact on patient care, and future goals/aspirations.

March of Dimes Roosevelt Award

Recognizes a nurse, physician or other healthcare professional who demonstrates excellence, compassion and dedication in embodying the mission and vision of the March of Dimes by promoting healthy moms and strong babies. The recipient of the March of Dimes Roosevelt Mission Award is an effective healthcare leader serving the clinical community and/or general community fighting effectively and passionately to advance the health of all moms and babies. Outcomes to be measured include: impact on MOD mission (health of moms and babies), impact on patient and community care, and effective leadership

Lifetime Achievement “Stork” Award

Recognizes a nurse, physician, or other healthcare professional 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. Outcomes to be measured include: career impact on MOD mission (health of moms and babies); Impact on profession; Impact on patient and community care as relates to future generations.

EVENT LEADERSHIP

Thanks to the leadership of our volunteer chairs and committee members, we are honored to present Ohio Heroes in Action Year Awards. After months of hard work, these volunteers have taken the event to new heights, honoring more nurses than ever before. The March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that made this event possible.

2021 EVENT LEADERSHIP
Chair: Anne Gunther, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP
Chier Nursing Executive at Aultman Healthcare Delivery System
Canton, Ohio
Chair Emeritus: Patricia Sharpnack, DNP, RN, CNE, NEA-BC, ANEF, FAAN
Dean of Nursing School of Nursing and Strawbridge Professor
Pepper Pike, Ohio

2021 EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Kimberly Dillon
Laura Goliat
Janet Schuster
Cheryl Gee
Melissa Kline

 

BECOME A SPONSOR

The March of Dimes celebrates HEROES IN ACTION in the most meaningful way, through partnerships with hospitals, health care facilities, organizations, vendors and individuals. Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our HEROES IN ACTION event, providing integration and civic engagement while playing tribute to nurses. We look forward to discussing your partnership with the March of Dimes.  Please contact Jill Donnelly for details. [email protected] (513) 235-7201

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