19 nurses named March Of Dimes Nurse of the Year finalists

Announcing exemplary nurses in categories from oncology to mental health.

March of Dimes

Congratulations to the 19 nurses from across the Fairview health system who are finalists for the 2018 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards in Minnesota.

Our nurses are partners on our teams, leaders in their fields, and enthusiasts in delivering excellent care. So we’re proud of the 129 who were nominated and the finalists named in 11 of the 14 award categories..

Community Health Nursing
Linda Amos, Fairview Pharmacy Services 

Education and Research
Sarah Wente, Fairview Ridges Hospital 

Innovation and Non-Traditional Nursing
Teri Verner, Woodwinds Health Campus  

Dianne Buhrow, Bethesda Hospital
Julie Sethney, Fairview Ridges Hospital

Mental Health
Emily Kuhnmuench, University of Minnesota Medical Center 

Susie Denton, Fairview Ridges Hospital

Angela M. Johnson, Woodwinds Health Campus
Colleen Hoyer, Fairview Southdale Hospital
Karen Gastecki, University of Minnesota Medical Center 

Amanda Rhodes, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

Staff Nurse – Critical Care
Megan Sundvall, Fairview Ridges Hospital
Ute Christopherson, Fairview Ridges Hospital

 Staff Nurse – General Care
Andrea Polzin, Bethesda Hospital
Bonnie Clement, Fairview Southdale Hospital
Joy Nelson, St. Joseph’s Hospital
Wokie Johnson, University of Minnesota Medical Center  

Women’s Health
Diane Miller, Fairview Ridges Hospital
Ellen Kahn, St. John’s Hospital

 Winners in each of the categories will be announced at a Sept. 28 ceremony.  Fairview, HealthEast, and University of Minnesota Health are proud to be the 2018 Presenting Sponsors.  

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