CELEBRATING NURSES AND MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH PROVIDERS

Shuff, Sarah
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An Evening Presented by M Health Fairview Celebrating Our Minnesotan Healthcare Heroes

DATE: Thursday, October 28, 2021  |  TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Minneapolis Events Centers
ADDRESS: 212 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
 

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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, 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!

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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EVENT DETAILS

Join us as we honor healthcare profession excellence and pay tribute to the tireless efforts of nurses and maternal and infant health providers throughout the community while also raising valuable funds for the March of Dimes. Over the course of several weeks, healthcare providers are nominated by colleagues, supervisors or the families they have served. At a culminating awards event, presented both online & in-person, the March of Dimes then celebrates the profession and recognizes the most outstanding nurses and maternal and infant health providers in up to 15 diverse categories.

BECOME A SPONSOR

The March of Dimes celebrates the healthcare profession 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 and healthcare providers. We look forward to discussing your partnership with the March of Dimes. Contact Sarah Shuff, [email protected], to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

EVENT LEADERSHIP

Thanks to the leadership of our volunteer chairs and committee members, we are honored to present Heroes in Action - Minnesota presented by M Health Fairview. After months of hard work, these volunteers have taken the event to new heights, honoring more healthcare providers 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.

HEROES IN ACTION FINALISTS

Congratulations to all of our finalists! Over 400 nurses and maternal and infant health providers were nominated from facilities, colleges and organizations across Minnesota. Nominees completed applications that were reviewed by a selection committee comprised of health care professionals, hospital leadership, and community members.  We welcome you to support our finalists and the event by making a gift - click here to donate

Critical Care               
                Jessica Franzen, M Health Fairview
                Becky Frey, M Health Fairview
                Laurie Siegel, Fairview
                Amanda Solomon, Regions Hospital - part of HealthPartners
                Richard Tavarez, North Memorial
                Jena Wirt, Abbott Northwestern

Diversity & Advocacy sponsored by Allina Health Systems 
                Nancy Bangura, Regions Hospital - part of HealthPartners
                Dawn Kalka, M Health Fairview
                Zaida Veronica Lumibao, Regions Hospital - part of HealthPartners
                Vi Siiro, M Health Fairview
                Tammy Sinkfield, Gillette Children’s

Education & Research 
                Ruth Bryant, Allina Health Systems
                Amy Finck, CentraCare
                Alicia Groth, CentraCare
                Kathleen Helm, Regions Hospital - part of HealthPartners
                Jessica Thoma, CentraCare

Friend to Nursing 
                Debora Born, M Health Fairview
                Daniel Cates, Regions Hospital - part of HealthPartners
                Matthew Ditmore, Allina
                Bryan Jarabek, M Health Fairview
                Kristin Johnson, CentraCare
                Gregory Watson, Fairview

Innovative & Non-Traditional Nursing 
                Debra Doyle, UnitedHealthcare Optum
                Sue Nesheim, M Health Fairview
                Stephanie Pierzina, M Health Fairview

Leadership 
                Ann Backes, CentraCare
                Beth Heinly-Munk, Regions Hospital - part of HealthPartners
                Allison Stratton, M Health Fairview
                Beckie Thrush, Regions Hospital - part of HealthPartners

Mental Health 
                Emma Elizabeth Beecher Fronz, M Health Fairview
                Janelle Carpenter, M Health Fairview
                Sonja Haynes, M Health Fairview
                Eric Hylen, CentraCare
                Dusty Mattison, Regions Hospital - part of HealthPartners

Neonatal
                Sharon Stoltman, CentraCare
                Kimberly Welvaert, CentraCare

Oncology
                Patricia Bruns, Allina
                Susan Jane Gersh, Allina
                Christin Rigert, M Health Fairview

Pediatric
                Rick Huewe-Vogen, M Health Fairview
                Jaymie Meade, M Health Fairview
                Jody Walsh, M Health Fairview

Public Health Nursing
                Chantelle French, M Health Fairview
                Nicolette Leaders, CentraCare
                Lisa Picconatto, Gillette Children’s

Rising Star
                Amber Hancock, M Health Fairview
                Ibtisam Ibrahim, Gillette Children’s
                Alexandra Olson, Regions Hospital - part of HealthPartners

Distinguished Nurse of the Year sponsored by M Health Fairview
                Deanne Horter, M Health Fairview
                Lauri Johnson, CentraCare
                Amber Ries, M Health Fairview

Winners will be announced at our Heroes in Action awards online and in person on Thursday, October 28 at Minneapolis Event Center in Minneapolis.

 

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