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March of Dimes Honors 17 Area Nurses


 
Photo courtesy of March of Dimes. Photography by Michelle Hankes.

As 2018 drew to a close, nurses from throughout Middle Tennessee gathered at Belmont University to celebrate the ninth annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards.

The gala luncheon event honored 17 outstanding professionals across 16 specialty areas ranging from adult critical care, behavioral health and public health to nursing administration, research and student nursing. All of the 2018 nominees and awardees embody leadership, compassion and professional excellence.

Emcee Dan Thomas, meteorologist for WSMV, welcomed guests and thanked sponsors, including the platinum plus sponsor Western Governors University (WGU) and platinum sponsors Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Event Chair Kathie Krause, MSN, RN, NNP-BC, NEA-BC, welcomed guests and noted the exciting response to the annual awards process with 130 nominations and nearly 80 finalists being reviewed before narrowing down to the 18 honorees. "This was not a surprise, however, as our nurses touch so many lives every single day," said Krause, who serves as chief nursing officer for the Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. "The selfless care provided to those in need is what makes you who you are ... dedicated and compassionate," she added, addressing the audience.

March of Dimes hosts Nurse of the Year events throughout the country to recognize nurses who live out the organization's vision for a healthier, stronger generation of babies and families. In Middle Tennessee, a distinguished committee of nursing professionals selected the 2018 honorees through a structured screening and review process. More than a dozen organizations helped sponsor the event, with Nashville Medical News serving as a media sponsor for the sixth year.

Adult Critical Care

Deborah Anasky, RN

HCA


Advanced Practice

Aaron Scott, MSN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Behavioral Health

Rose Vick, PhD, MSN, PHMNP-BC

Instructor

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing


Emergency

Chelsea Carter, RN, BSN, CCRN

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt


General Medical

Cori Brown, RN

Nurse Leader

TriStar Centennial Medical Center


Graduate Student Nurse

Jaanki Bhakta

Belmont University School of Nursing


Managed Care

Carolyn McGee

Inpatient Utilization Manager

Amerigroup


Nursing Administration

Pam Jones, DNP, RN, NEA-BC

Senior Associate Dean, Clinical & Community Partnerships

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing


Nursing Education

Terrah Akard, PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN

Associate Professor of Nursing & Medicine

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing


Pediatric

Bonnie Parker, RN

NICU Case Manager

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt


Public & Community Health

Lisa Holzapfel, RN

Medical Services Manager

Hope Clinic for Women


Quality & Risk Management

Susie Lemming-Lee, DNP, MSN, RN, CPHQ

Assistant Professor

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing


Research

Bethany Rhoten, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing


Surgical Services

Lindsay Mann, RN

TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center


Undergraduate Student Nurse

Grace Waters

Belmont University School of Nursing


Undergraduate Student Nurse

Carly Gilson

Lipscomb University School of Nursing


Women's Health

Leilani Mason, MSN, CNM, FACNM

Assistant Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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