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Heroes in Action Awards - Atlanta

DATE: Friday, November 19, 2021  |  TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Grand Hyatt Atlanta
ADDRESS: 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
 

Please note, in response to the rising number of COVID cases across the U.S., March of Dimes has adopted a COVID safety policy to safeguard the health of every guest, volunteer and family who gather at in-person events. This policy includes vaccine or testing (negative test results must derive from a test taken no more than 72 hours prior to the in-person event), as well as masking requirements for participation in March of Dimes events.

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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!

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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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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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We’re excited to expand our event to honor the many health care heroes who work tirelessly for the health of moms and babies. This year’s March of Dimes Heroes in Action honorees include nurses and maternal and infant health providers who save lives every day.  There are 17 categories which include not only a “ Distinguish  Nurse of the Year Award”, but “Distinguished Physician of the Year” in the areas of General Medical and Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Click here to see a full description of categories.

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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 $150,000.00 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!

NOMINATE A NURSE

Recognize an outstanding nurse or care provider for their work in hospitals, NICUs, clinics or home visits. Nominate an outstanding provider or nurse today!
DUE TO THE CONTINUED DEMANDS OF THE COVID PANDEMIC Applications HAVE BEEN EXTENDED TO 10.12.21 11:59pm est

Nominations open August 1st, 2021 and close on September 19, 2021(at midnight)
Finalists to be announced on October 18th, 2021
Application Deadline October 12th, 2021
 

Can't join us on November 19?

Please consider a Fund the Mission donation to help moms and babies!

Congratulations to our 2021 Georgia Nurse of the Year Award Finalists!

Congratulations to our 2021 Nurse of the Year Finalists! A winner will be chosen on November 19 for these amazing categories!
     
Group Submission Name Division
ADVANCED PRACTICE Alyssa Kesselman Wellstar
ADVANCED PRACTICE Casey Miller Emory University Hospital
ADVANCED PRACTICE Dori Cole Northside
ADVANCED PRACTICE Kara de Souza Northside
ADVANCED PRACTICE Mardi Davis Emory St Josephs Hospital
ADVANCED PRACTICE Nastasia Ardalan Northside
ADVANCED PRACTICE Noreen Peyatt Emory Orthopedic and Spine
ADVANCED PRACTICE Roberta Kaplow Emory University Hospital
ADVANCED PRACTICE Sarah Omess Emory University Hospital
ADVANCED PRACTICE Sino George Emory Univ Hospital Midtown
CARE MANAGEMENT  Anita Brown Peach State/Ambetter
CARE MANAGEMENT  Cindy Hodnett Peach State/Ambetter
CARE MANAGEMENT  Devin Thomas Emory Healthcare
CARE MANAGEMENT  Dona Graham Peach State/Ambetter
CARE MANAGEMENT  Geraldine M. Biello Emory St Josephs Hospital
CARE MANAGEMENT  Kristen Marietta Peach State/Ambetter
CARE MANAGEMENT  Leah Gennings Athens Regional
CARE MANAGEMENT  Roxanne K. Duncombe Emory Healthcare
CARE MANAGEMENT  Shalandra Ware Brown Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
CARE MANAGEMENT  Susanne Hanada Children's Health Care of Atlanta
CARE MANAGEMENT  Tara Sanders Peach State/Ambetter
CARE MANAGEMENT  Terri Reece Emory University Hospital
CARE MANAGEMENT  Terri Watkins Emory Healthcare
CARE MANAGEMENT  Yifat Aviner Levin Peach State/Ambetter
DISTINGUISHED NURSE OF THE YEAR  Geilo Tucker Emory Healthcare
DISTINGUISHED NURSE OF THE YEAR  Lissa Watson Wellstar
DISTINGUISHED NURSE OF THE YEAR  Roberta Kaplow Emory Healthcare
DISTINGUISHED NURSE OF THE YEAR  Shunda Harper Emory Healthcare
DIVERSITY & ADVOCACY Armando Salamanca Northside
DIVERSITY & ADVOCACY Diane Mills Emory Johns Creek
DIVERSITY & ADVOCACY Georgia  Jackson Emory University Hospital
DIVERSITY & ADVOCACY Katrina Dennis Emory University Hospital
DIVERSITY & ADVOCACY Kevin R. Gilliam Emory Univ Hospital Midtown
DIVERSITY & ADVOCACY Olivia Morton Emory Healthcare
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Carrie Davis Wellstar
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Christi Bell Emory University Hospital
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Christine Kidd Emory Healthcare
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Dalton Skipper Emory Healthcare
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Danielle Njeri Emory University Hospital
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Eva Bozeman Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Gillian Getty Dekalb Medical
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Julia Bossie Wellstar
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Kelly Gunn Emory St Josephs Hospital
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Lindsey Stacy Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Natalie Jones Wellstar
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Natasha Allen Emory Healthcare
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Nicole Edwards Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Rena Thompson Emory Healthcare
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Sabrina Keheley Emory Healthcare
EDUCATION & RESEARCH  Zachary Schellhase Wellstar
EXCELLENCE IN MCH Gerald Hood Emory
EXCELLENCE IN MCH Heather Quaile SHOW Clinics
EXCELLENCE IN MCH Rose L. Horton Dekalb Medical
FRIEND TO NURSING Aisha Albert Dekalb Medical
FRIEND TO NURSING Jane C. Wilson Emory Healthcare
FRIEND TO NURSING Jessica Tarabay Emory University Hospital
FRIEND TO NURSING Lea McLees Optum Health
FRIEND TO NURSING Lisa Tingle Emory Healthcare
FRIEND TO NURSING Roxanne K. Duncombe Emory Healthcare
FRIEND TO NURSING VESTER SCULLY Emory University Hospital
INNOVATION IN MCH CLINICAL ADVANCEMENT Celia Lett Emory University Hospital
INNOVATION IN MCH CLINICAL ADVANCEMENT Michelle Pratt Emory Healthcare
INNOVATION IN MCH CLINICAL ADVANCEMENT Millie Sattler Emory Healthcare
INNOVATION IN MCH CLINICAL ADVANCEMENT Sylvia Prothro Robinson Peach State/Ambetter
LEADERSHIP  Alethea Watts Emory Healthcare
LEADERSHIP  Amanda Veillon Northside
LEADERSHIP  Anita Rich Emory Johns Creek
LEADERSHIP  Betsy Augusthy Emory University Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Bridgett Stroud Emory Healthcare
LEADERSHIP  Cecilia Mortorano Emory Univ Hospital Midtown
LEADERSHIP  Debra Daly Emory St Josephs Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Desmon Devery Northside
LEADERSHIP  Diane Ayers Emory University Hospital Midto
LEADERSHIP  Diane Knoche Emory St Josephs Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Elise Smith Emory University Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Erica Voyles Emory University Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Erica Williams Wellstar
LEADERSHIP  Gail Padron Northside
LEADERSHIP  Gayathri Sampath Emory St Josephs Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Jamie Tomlinson Emory St Josephs Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Jeanette Farrell Emory University Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Jeanette Hairston Northside
LEADERSHIP  Joysline Ndungu Wellstar
LEADERSHIP  Kayan Johnson Emory St Josephs Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Laura Jones Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
LEADERSHIP  Lauren Flook Brown Emory Healthcare
LEADERSHIP  Linda S Brown Emory University Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Lisa Walls Emory Healthcare
LEADERSHIP  Lydia Casteel Wellstar Paulding Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Marianne Baird Emory Healthcare
LEADERSHIP  Melissa Field Northside
LEADERSHIP  Millie Sattler Emory Healthcare
LEADERSHIP  Pamela Graham Emory Univ Hospital Midtown
LEADERSHIP  Paola Buitrago Wellstar
LEADERSHIP  Polly Willis Emory University Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Priya George Emory University Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Robin Sark Emory University Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Sergio Mota Emory University Hospital
LEADERSHIP  Sheena Cole Emory Univ Hospital Midtown
LEADERSHIP  Shevanees Wright Emory Clinic
LEADERSHIP  Susan Knapp Northside
LEADERSHIP  Sylvia Osunsuyi Fagbemi Emory Healthcare
LEADERSHIP  Teresa Jarmick Northside
LEADERSHIP  William Kingsley-Mota Emory University Hospital
NEONATAL  Amanda Burnett Emory Johns Creek
NEONATAL  Amy Williams Northside
NEONATAL  Brenda Prado Northside
NEONATAL  Brenda Thomas Emory Univ Hospital Midtown
NEONATAL  Christopher Cary Wellstar
NEONATAL  Courtney Stewart Emory Johns Creek
NEONATAL  Erin Reeves Northside
NEONATAL  Katie Lee Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
NEONATAL  Keri Boatright Northside
NEONATAL  Laura Neidhardt Northside
NEONATAL  Michelle Kitchens Dekalb Medical
NEONATAL  Noelia Fernandez-Fuentes Northside
NEONATAL  Pamela Loundy Dekalb Medical
NEONATAL  Paola Guerrero Emory
NEONATAL  Passion Jones Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
NEONATAL  Rachel Hilbourne Emory Johns Creek
NEONATAL  Rebecca Capra Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
NEONATAL  Sarah Van Pelt Children’s Health Care of Atlantata
NEONATAL  Stevi Pate Columbus Regional Medical Cente
NEONATAL  Susan Mojcik Children’s Health Care of Atlantata
NEONATAL  Susana Olivera Northside
NEONATAL  Tyana McLaurin Emory Univ Hospital Midtown
NEONATOLOGIST  Bette Ford Emory
NEONATOLOGIST  Laura Drohan Northside
NEONATOLOGIST  Robbie Patel Emory
NEONATOLOGIST  Shae Evans Wellstar
ONCOLOGY Bile Owei Emory University Hospital Midto
ONCOLOGY Christopher Passarell Emory University Hospital Midto
ONCOLOGY Erika Armstrong Emory Healthcare
ONCOLOGY Erin Peone Emory University Hospital Midto
ONCOLOGY Jocelyn Sagadraca Emory Healthcare
ONCOLOGY Kate Burkhart Emory Healthcare
ONCOLOGY Nellie Harrison Northside
ONCOLOGY Vy Huynh Emory Healthcare
PEDIATRIC Aly Carboni Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
PEDIATRIC Christina McIndoe Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
PEDIATRIC Hannah Ohara Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
PEDIATRIC Kate Glasscox Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
PEDIATRIC Leigh Fowler Athens Regional
PEDIATRIC Mary Frances Petty Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
PEDIATRIC Michelle Thornton Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
PEDIATRIC Patrycja Mahdavi Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING Ray Snider Emory Clinic
RESEARCH Bharath Srivatsa Northside
RESEARCH Melissa Owen Emory Healthcare
RESEARCH Rebecca Thomas Emory Healthcare
RISING STAR  Alexander Hightaian Emory St Josephs Hospital
RISING STAR  Allie Lewallen Northside
RISING STAR  Brittany Barnett Emory St Josephs Hospital
RISING STAR  De'Von Cross Emory University Hospital
RISING STAR  Elisabeth Savvides Atlanta Medical Center
RISING STAR  Haley DeRogatis Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
RISING STAR  Hollie Cheatum Emory Univ Hospital Midtown
RISING STAR  Kristen Roach Emory Healthcare
RISING STAR  Latoya Gray Emory University Hospital
RISING STAR  Madisyn Escue Northside
RISING STAR  Mark Lee Emory University Hospital
RISING STAR  Mary Tyndall Emory University Hospital Midto
RISING STAR  Steven Waldrop Children’s Health Care of Atlanta
RISING STAR  Tiara A Walker Emory University Hospital
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Alexandria Johnson Dekalb Medical
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Annie Hill Emory Univ Hospital Midtown
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Brenda Neal Dekalb Medical
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Chionta Robinson Emory University Hospital
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Christine Thompson Emory University Hospital
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Debra Tumillo Emory St Josephs Hospital
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Elizabeth Kelly Wellstar
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Felcy Tauro Emory University Hospital
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Freddie G. Monroe Emory Hillandale
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Heidi Bowles Wellstar
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE JANEFFER CHIRA Wellstar
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Jeanette Farrell Emory University Hospital
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Jill Robinson Emory St Josephs Hospital
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Kaitlin Wurm Emory University Hospital
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Kelsey Hayes Northside
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Maki Moore Wellstar
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Margaret Howell Emory St Josephs Hospital
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Meghan Duplantis Wellstar
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Milena Nikolova Emory Healthcare
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Natasha Richardson Wellstar
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Natesha Ward Emory University Hospital Midto
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Rebecca Marion Wellstar
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Rhonda R. Freeman Emory University Hospital
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Rosemarie LaFleur-Beausejour Emory University Hospital
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Roshauna Lynn Beverly Emory Univ Hospital Midtown
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Toni Wilburn Piedmont Fayette
STAFF NURSE / GENERAL CARE Wendy Tribble Atlanta Medical Center
WOMEN'S HEALTH  Heather Williams-Bodden Emory Healthcare
WOMEN'S HEALTH  Iva Holmquist Emory Healthcare
WOMEN'S HEALTH  Kathleen Kerley Northside
WOMEN'S HEALTH  Rose L Horton Emory Healthcare
WOMEN'S HEALTH  Sandy Mooney Northside
WOMEN'S HEALTH  Yiling Hirshenberger Emory Johns Creek

EVENT LEADERSHIP

Thanks to the leadership of our volunteer chairs and committee members, we are honored to present Nurse of the Year events. 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.

Chair: Janis Dubow
Committee:
Iris Knight  –  Hamilton – Anthem Healthcare
Milly Sattler – Emory University Hospital
Jeffrey Sherrill – Optum Healthcare
Melissa Sisson – Northside Hospital
Teresa Yancey – United Healthcare
Barbara Faine – 
 PeachState Health Plan/ Ambetter of PeachState

For more information contact:
Nancy Brown
NBrown@marchofdimes.org

MOM AND BABY ACTION NETWORK

Thank you for supporting our Health Care Heroes in Action! But the work is not yet done! March of Dimes is leading the fight for the health of all moms and babies here in Georgia not just by honoring health care heroes, but by advocating for policies that benefit all of us - and we need you in that fight with us.

Sign up to join March of Dimes Advocacy Action Network! It takes 30 seconds, and you'll be kept up to date about important news and legislation, and have the chance to remind lawmakers why these policies matter. Join the tens of thousands across the country - and here in Georgia - who care about the health of moms, babies and their families. Don't miss out, sign up today.

Explore partnership opportunities and participate in the network by completing this sign-up form or emailing actionnetwork@marchofdimes.org.
 

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