March of Dimes Arizona Chapter honored this years winners at the 10th Annual Nurse of the Year Awards Gala.
This year's theme, Celebrate the Caring Spirit, paid tribute to nurses throughout Arizona who continue to deliver the highest standard of care to their patients.
Master and mistress of ceremonies, KPHO CBS 5's Sean McLaughlin and Nicole Crites, took guests and honorees back through time to revisit major milestones in March of Dimes history.
In 2013, March of Dimes celebrates its 75th anniversary. Last year, more than 85,000 babies were born, and March of Dimes has assisted babies through 75 years of research, vaccines, advocacy and medical breakthroughs.
The 2013 Gala chairperson was Sharon Glanville, executive director of women's and children's services at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.
The finalists for the 2013 awards are as follows:
Advancing The Profession Through Evidence-Based Practice
Jill Arzouman - University of Arizona Medical Center
Ann Hill - Arizona Children's Center and Maricopa Medical Center
Elizabeth Reifsnider- Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation
Laurie Smith - Cardon Children's Medical Center
Advocacy For Patients
Marian Budnik - United States Air Force
Becky Chase - John C. Lincoln, Deer Valley Hospital
Nancy Foreman - Flagstaff Medical Center
Chamberlain College of Nursing - Clinical Educator
Tamra Cullumber - University of Arizona Medical Center
Sharon Moritz- Chamberlain College of Nursing
Beverly Rusing - Tucson Medical Center
District Medical Group - Children's Rehabilitative Services - Prenatal/Pediatric
Adriana Brown - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Kimberly Reiners - Cardon Children's Medical Center
Laurie Smith - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Tracy Stephens - Maricopa Integrated Health System
Carolyn Posey - United States Air Force
Lt. Col. Tiffiny Strever - Maricopa Integrated Health System
Lt. Col. Deedra Zabokrtsky - United States Air Force
Tish Arwine - Verde Valley Medical Center
Elizabeth Hale - Flagstaff Medical Center
Michelle Hoyt -Department of Defense, Luke Air Force Base
Donna Beifus - University of Arizona Medical Center
Virginia Goldner - Tucson Medical Center
Gail Hock - The Arizona Partnership For Immunization
Carol Andrews - Luke Air Force Base
Patricia Suida - University of Arizona Health Network
Kathy Walker - Cardon Children's Medical Center
Patient Care - Clinical Nursing Role
Sommer Mattingly - Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Kimberly Radig - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Judith Schwindt - Mayo Clinic
Tess Fareri - Phoenix Children's Hospital
Stephanie Miner - Tucson Medical Center
Abby Sprenger - University of Arizona Medical Center
Lynn Harris - Northern Arizona Healthcare
Sean Murray - Yavapai County Community Health Center
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - Patient Care - Advanced Practice Role
Robert Bennett - Arizona Burn Center, Maricopa Medical Center
Deborah Kohm - Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Rosa St. Angelo - Maricopa Medical Center
Lt. Col. Linda Hagemann - Davis Monthan Air Force Base
Lisa Cross - Mercy Care Plan
Mary King - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Elizabeth Maish - Tucson Medical Center
Claudia Schwisow - Verde Valley Medical Center
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