OHA Member Nurses Recognized with March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards

The Ohio Nurse of the Year Awards on Nov. 1 honored over 190 nominees with several nurses from OHA member hospitals across the state winning an award. Hosted by the March of Dimes, the event and fundraiser bring together the health care community to recognize nursing excellence and achievements in more than 25 categories, including research, education, quality patient care, innovation and leadership.

OHA is a proud sponsor of the event and Senior Director, Quality Programs Rosalie Weakland, presented the Critical Care Award.

See the all of the winners below. 

- Advanced Practice - Sheila Chucta, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
- Ambulatory Care - Michelle Bender, Summa Health System – Akron Campus
- Behavioral and Mental Health - Susan Brammer, University of Cincinnati
- Case Management / Managed Care, Suzanne Miller, Cleveland Clinic - Main Campus
- Critical Care - Jessie Grubb Miami Valley Hospital
- Diversity - Timiya Nolan, The Ohio State University College of Nursing
- Educator - Academia - Roxanne Oliver, Mount Carmel College of Nursing
- Educator - Health Care Delivery, Karen Prescott from Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital
- Emergency - Michele Reali-Sorrell, Cleveland Clinic - Main Campus
- General Medical / Surgical - Shauna Anderson, Summa Health System – Akron Campus
- Hospice & Palliative Care - Susan Thrane, The Ohio State University College of Nursing
- Nurse Leadership - Janet Schuster, Cleveland Clinic - Lutheran Hospital
- Nursing Informatics - Barb Bungard, Akron Children's Hospital
- Nursing Student - Graduate Level - Eileen Faulds, Ohio State University College of Nursing
- Nursing Student - Pre-Licensure - Mason Elder, University of Cincinnati
- Oncology - Barb Saylor, Summa Health System – Akron Campus
- Pediatric - Laura Olexa, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
- Public Health - Susan Breitenstein, Ohio State University College of Nursing
- Quality & Risk Management Infection Control - Marcie Niemi, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
- Research - Esther Chipps, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
- Rising Star - Mackenzie Slack, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
- Surgical Services & Procedural Area - Kathleen Glaser, The MetroHealth System
- Women's Health - Heather Evans, UC Health West Chester Hospital