March of Dimes announced the Nurse of the Year awards at a special ceremony on October 3rd at the Riverwind Casino. More than 300 guests attended the event recognizing nurses who demonstrate exceptional leadership, excellence and service in nursing. The event raised more than $100,000 to support March of Dimes in the fight for the health of all moms and babies. “It is a great privilege to be able to honor these outstanding individuals, said Teresa Gray, President of Canadian Valley Hospital and Event Chair. “What makes this especially meaningful is that through this event, we are celebrating and recognizing these dedicated and compassionate nurses while helping the March of Dimes fight for a healthier future for our babies.”, said Gray.

Congratulations to the 2019 Nurse of the Year winners:

ADVANCED PRACTICE (sponsored by Mercy Hospital)
Amanda Spencer
Oklahoma Heart Hospital

CHARGE NURSE (sponsored by Stillwater Medical Center)
Stephanie Britt
INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center

CRITICAL CARE (sponsored by Norman Regional Health System)
Amber Garretson
OU Medicine Center

EDUCATION (sponsored by Oklahoma Federal Credit Union)
Shelly Wells
Northwestern Oklahoma State University

EMERGENCY (sponsored by Comanche County Memorial Hospital)
Rachael Howard
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center

GENERAL MEDICAL/SURGICAL (sponsored by SSM St. Anthony)
Margaret Jenson (Maggie)
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center

Tami Inman
INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center

MANAGED CARE (sponsored by Robbins & Morton)
Kathleen Cockrum-Gray
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic

NEONATAL/PEDIATRIC (sponsored by the LeNorman Family)
Margaret Jones
Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center

NURSING ADMINISTRATION (sponsored by Hillrom)
Angie Kamermayer
INTEGRIS Health Edmond

Mary Beth Hunziker
Stillwater Medical Center

OTHER NURSING SPECIALTIES (sponsored by OKC Indian Clinic)
Courtney Stark
Norman Regional Health System

Shawnna Ross
Chickasaw Nation Medical Center

QUALITY & RISK MANAGEMENT (sponsored by Chickasaw Nation Medical Center)
Jennifer Waldron
INTEGRIS Canadian Valley

RISING STAR (sponsored by Regent Bank)
Matthew Newcomb
INTEGRIS Canadian Valley

SURGICAL SERVICES (sponsored by OU Medicine)
Kristen Turner
Comanche County Memorial Hospital

WOMEN’S HEALTH (sponsored by the LeNorman Family)
Debbie Foster
Norman Regional Healthplex

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT (sponsored by Independent Consultant)
Debbie Foster
Norman Regional Healthplex

This year set a record for 600 nominations, 244 Applications, 51 finalists and 18 WINNERS! Award recipients were determined by a distinguished selection committee comprised of health care professionals. Whether serving as health care providers, educators, researchers, volunteers or advisors, nurses play a critical role in advancing the March of Dimes mission to fight for the health of every mom and baby. Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the United States and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years. From advocacy to education to research, we’re working to level the playing field so that all moms and babies are healthy.
Nurse of the Year awards are supported by Title sponsor The LaNorman Family, Presenting sponsor INTEGRIS, Gold sponsors, The Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center and Mercy Hospital, Silver sponsors, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Hillrom, Oklahoma Federal Credit Union, Stillwater Medical Center, Norman Regional Health System, Samaritan Emergency Medical Services, Pediatrix Medical group, Eagle Telemedicine, The Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, TeamHealth, and the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, Media sponsor MindsEye.
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