March of Dimes to honor outstanding nurses and women

The March of Dimes is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Each November since 2003, the March of Dimes has led Prematurity Awareness Month activities as part of its Prematurity Campaign. The organization is now holding two events that support their cause: Women of Distinction and Nurse of the Year, and the call for nominations is out.

The Atlanta events are hosted by the March of Dimes Georgia Chapter. The event details are below. Please go online to submit your nomination and purchase tickets.

 

Atlanta's Women of Distinction (Thursday, October 11, 7-9:30 a.m.)

Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305

Website | Nominations | Tickets

Atlanta’s Women of Distinction event recognizes and honors women in the Atlanta area for their professional achievements and their dedication to civic engagement and community service. Proceeds from this event will support the organization’s efforts to fight premature birth and birth defects.

The event recognizes women in the following categories:

Professional Services ♦ Public Sector ♦ Real Estate & Construction ♦ Sports & Entertainment ♦ Technology ♦ Transportation ♦ Rising Star

 

Georgia Nurse of the Year (Friday, November 9, 6-10 p.m.) 

The Fairmont, 1429 Fairmont Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Website | Nominations | Tickets

The Georgia Nurse of the Year Awards (NOTY) is an awards event and fundraiser that celebrates the healthcare community to recognize nursing excellence and achievements in research, education, quality patient care, innovation, and leadership. Each award will be presented to the most outstanding nurse within each select category.

Nurses are first nominated by peers, nurse managers, supervisors or even the families they have impacted. Following, each nurse is asked to submit an application to be considered. Each application is carefully reviewed and scored by a committee of Chief Nursing Officers and other nurse leaders from the healthcare community in the state of Georgia.

The event recognizes women in the following categories:

Advanced Practice ♦ Community Health ♦ Critical Care ♦ Emergency Care ♦ Emerging Leader / Rising Star ♦ General Medical ♦ Hospice, Home Health, Palliative Care, Long-Term Acute Care ♦ Informatics, Research & Evidence-Based Practice ♦ Managed Care ♦ NICU ♦ Nursing Administration ♦ Nurse Education ♦ Oncology ♦ Pediatrics ♦ Student Nursing ♦ Surgical Services ♦ Women's Health ♦ Distinguished Nurse of the Year

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