March of Dimes Honors Missouri’s Most Outstanding Nurses

October 23, 2014

March of Dimes Nurse of the Year finalists from Mercy

Hospital Springfield (front, from left): Lindsay McHenry

(6A), Lisa Hallam (7C), and Debra McFarland (7D).

Standing (from left): Tammy Titus (Family Resource Center),

Mandy Rust (4B), DJ Satterfield (Flight Program), Caroline

Griesemer (NICU), Susan Thomas (3EICU), Kathryn Orr (6FICU),

Joshua Parson (3D), Carol Malone (3EICU), and Marie Moore

(4C). Not pictured: Jennifer Isenberg (flight nurse) and from

Mercy Hospital Aurora/Cassville: Natalie Hill (educator) and

Martha Youngblood (ED).

Whether serving as health care providers, educators or researchers, nurses play a critical role in advancing March of Dimes’ mission. For the things they do every day, each year, March of Dimes sponsors its Nurse of the Year nomination process to award our state’s “best.” 

This year, March of Dimes Missouri Chapter received a record number of award nominations. More than 585 nurses representing 20 disciplines and 71 health care institutions across Missouri and Metro Illinois were nominated. October 25, awards in 20+ disciplines will be presented at a gala in St. Louis. Among the award finalists are 15 nurses from Mercy Springfield Communities, who will be Mercy’s guests of honor at the event. Each finalist and their guest will also have complimentary hotel accommodations at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel where the gala is taking place.

Congratulations to our finalists: Lindsay McHenry (6A), Lisa Hallam (7C), Debra McFarland (7D), Tammy Titus (Family Resource Center), Mandy Rust (4B), DJ Satterfield (Flight Program), Caroline Griesemer (NICU), Susan Thomas (3EICU), Kathryn Orr (6FICU), Joshua Parson (3D), Carol Malone (3EICU), Marie Moore (4C), Jennifer Isenberg (flight nurse), and from Mercy Hospital Aurora/Cassville: Natalie Hill (educator) and Martha Youngblood (ED).