2022 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.
Category / Description
Registered Nurses who are Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse Anesthetists or Nurse Psychotherapists.
Care Coordination, Occupational Health, Employee Health, Community & Public Health
Registered Nurses in Case Management, Transition Management, Transplant Coordinator, or other coordination of care position; nurses who work in community health, public health, K-12 schools or universities, and private practice nurses of any specialty.
Registered Nurses in general medical/surgical, critical care, or specialty units who function in the Charge Nurse role. Includes Registered Nurses who work in adult ICU/CCU, IMC, cardiac catherterization lab and special procedures, PTCA, Interventional Radiology.
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.
Health Equity Leadership Award
Recognizes a person, hospital, or other entity who has displayed leadership in Health Equity.
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.
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 / Nursing Informatics
Registered Nurses who educate future nurses in either a university/community college/hospital
or other school/community setting; nurses who have contributed significantly to research within the nursing profession; nurses who integrate nursing science with information technology to identify, define, manage and communicate data, information, and knowledge in nursing practice.
Registered Nurses functioning as manager or associate manager roles
Registered nurses who work in behavioral health, clinics, hospice, home-health & palliative care, outpatient diagnostics, parish or prison nurses.
Registered Nurses who work in the nursery, general pediatric units, pediatric clinics, pediatric oncology settings, PICU, NICU, and private pediatric practices.
For the 2021 award, this category will recognize Registered Nurses who began their career during the pandemic.
Registered Nurses who work in perioperative areas, PACU, Medical Procedure Units, day surgery, Operating Room, and endoscopy.