March of Dimes Names Finalists for Nurse of the Year Awards
Westborough, MA – The March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter is pleased to announce the finalists for its third annual Nurse of the Year Awards. A formal awards ceremony will be held at the VERVE - Crowne Plaza Hotel in Natick on October 7 at 6 p.m.
Nurses are an integral part of the March of Dimes mission for stronger, healthier babies. The Nurse of the Year Awards is a statewide event that recognizes exceptional nurses, creates awareness of professional excellence and promotes the future of the nursing profession, while helping to advance the mission of the March of Dimes.
The Nurse of the Year selection committee reviewed applications in the categories of: Advanced Practice, Community Health, Public Health, Education, Neonatal, Nurse Researcher, Administration, Pediatric, Family Medicine, Women’s Health, Student Nurse, Maternal/Newborn, Labor and Delivery and Anti-Partum. More than 75 finalists emerged, all representing the March of Dimes vision for a healthier, stronger generation of babies and families.
Two nurses from Lawrence General Hospital, Noreen DeLorey and Catherine Spencer, have been named finalists in this year’s Nurse of the Year Awards.
The Nurse of the Year Awards Presenting Sponsor is Randstad Healthcare. Gold sponsors are: Hologic, Medimmune, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and Abbott Nutrition. Hospital sponsors are: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Baystate Health and MetroWest Medical Center.
About the March of Dimes:
In 2013, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75th Anniversary and its ongoing work to help babies get a healthy start in life. Early research led to the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines that all babies still receive. Other breakthroughs include new treatments for premature infants and children with birth defects. About 4 million babies are born each year in the United States, and all have benefitted from March of Dimes lifesaving research and education.