Nurse of the Year Gala Nov. 9
St. Louis, Missouri, October 24, 2013
More than 600 guests are expected to attend the 2014 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year gala on November 9, 2013 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. The organization will present awards to approximately 17 nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service in their specific disciplines. Additionally, Sr. Mary Jeremy Buckman will receive a special 2013 Legend in Nursing Award for her decades of service to the profession.
The Missouri Chapter of March of Dimes received about 270 nominations for its second annual Nurse of the Year. Nurses employed in the state of Missouri and Illinois counties of Jersey, Madison, St. Clair, Clinton, Monroe, and Randolph were eligible. A selection committee comprised of health care professionals reviewed and scored the confidential nomination forms. Dr. Jan DeMasters, President of the St. Louis Campus of Chamberlain College of Nursing, is chairing the Nurse of the Year committee.
Whether serving as health care provider, educator, researcher, volunteer and/or advisor – nurses play a critical role in advancing the mission of March of Dimes. The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of all babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The Nurse of the Year initiative supports this mission while recognizing exceptional nurses throughout the state, celebrating the profession, and creating awareness of the strides made in this growing field.
For more information, contact Ann Fisher-Jackson or call 314.513.9962