March of Dimes of Missouri Honors Mercy Nurses

November 28, 2017

Mercy nurses were recently honored by the March of Dimes Missouri Chapter at its annual Nurse of the Year awards. The group honors nurses who exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and customer service. ranging from Advanced Practice to Surgical Services are reviewed and scored by high-ranking nurse leaders. Through this competitive process, finalists within each category are then determined.

Jefferson nurses

Mercy Jefferson nurses at the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year dinner.

A total of 64 Mercy and St. Anthony’s nurses made the finals with five category winners from hundreds of applications across the defined categories. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners. 

Community Skilled Nursing            Helen Cassidy, St. Louis Hospice

Student Nurse                                   Jacki Bick, Des Peres Endoscopy Center

Emergency Care                               Julie Scovroniski, St. Louis Emergency Department

Women’s Health & Obstetrics        Kera Olson, St. Louis Mother/Baby

Rising Star                                         Andrew Baumgartner, St. Louis Trauma Intensive Care Unit

Education                                          Kathy Williams, St. Anthony’s

St Louis nurses

Mercy St. Louis nurses at the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year dinner. Winners seated (left to right): Kera Olson, Helen Cassidy, Andrew Baumgartner and Jacki Bick.

Category Finalists:

  • Advanced Practice
    • Susan Moser, Mercy Jefferson
    • Rebecca (Becky) Sidberry, Mercy St. Louis

  • Behavioral Health
    • Nancy Goymerac, Mercy Jefferson
    • William McCarter, Mercy Jefferson

  • Case Management
    • Deborah McCormick, Mercy St. Louis

  • Charge Nurse And Frontline Supervisor
    • Alyson Curtis, Mercy St. Louis
    • Jill Igou, Mercy St. Louis
    • Brittany Peterein, Mercy Jefferson
    • Rachel Smith, Mercy St. Louis

  • Clinical Informatics
    • Donna Boyer, Mercy Jefferson

  • Community Skilled Nursing (Hospice, Home Health, Palliative Care, Long Term Care and Long Term Acute Care)
    • Stacy Ahmad, Mercy Springfield
    • Heather Jansen, Mercy St. Louis

  • Critical Care
    • Lisa DeVore, St. Anthony’s Hospital
    • Molly Eggleston, Mercy St. Louis
    • Erin Hopkins, Mercy St. Louis
    • Ben Labovitz, Mercy St. Louis
    • John Luker, Mercy St. Louis
    • Stephanie Reiter, Mercy St. Louis
    • Jessica Talbert, Mercy St. Louis
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Lisa DeVore and Kathy Williams from St. Anthony's.

  • Education
    • Christopher Boyer, Mercy St. Louis

  • Emergency Care
    • Jennifer Elbert, Mercy Washington
    • Erin del Rosario, Mercy St. Louis
    • Rachel Hager, Mercy St. Louis
    • Kimberley Lackey, Mercy St. Louis
    • Don Walters, Mercy St. Louis
    • Kristen Weinhardt, Mercy St. Louis

  • General Medical/Adult Care
    • Nancy Cunningham, Mercy St. Louis
    • Teresa Pinkley, Mercy Jefferson
    • Jalynda Vodnansky, Mercy St. Louis

  • Infection Control and Quality Risk Management
    • Sean Balagna, Mercy St. Louis
    • Mary Duncan, Mercy St. Louis
    • Lisa Finley, Mercy St. Louis
    • Marina Moore, Mercy Jefferson

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
    • Jill Hubbard, Mercy Jefferson

  • NICU/PICU
    • Viki Brown, Mercy St. Louis
    • Amy Cattron, Mercy St. Louis
    • Jori Herrmann, Mercy St. Louis
    • Courtney Kenkel, Mercy St. Louis
    • Jenni O'Brien, Mercy St. Louis
    • Gretchen Post, Mercy St. Louis
    • Sarah Thummel, Mercy St. Louis

  • Nursing Administration
    • Deborah Allison, Mercy St. Louis
    • Elizabeth Boyle, Mercy St. Louis
    • Jeffery Ries, Mercy St. Louis
    • Betty Jo Rocchio, Mercy Ministry Office

  • Pediatric
    • Molly Figgemeier, Mercy Clinic Children’s Surgery
    • Caitlan Todd, Mercy St. Louis
    • Emily Van Allen, Mercy St. Louis
    • Lisa White, Mercy St. Louis

  • Rising Star
    • Allyssa Johnson, Mercy St. Louis
    • Tyler McDonald, Mercy St. Louis
    • Shiphie Philipose, Mercy St. Louis
    • Kara Ranft, Mercy St. Louis
    • Dana Smugala, Mercy St. Louis
    • Sydney Sobocinski, Mercy St. Louis

  • Student Nurse
    • Stephanie Stolpa, Mercy St. Louis
    • Brittany York, Mercy St. Louis

  • Surgical Services
    • Shannon Rallo, Mercy St. Louis
    • Nicole Ramshaw, Mercy St. Louis

  • Women's Health & Obstetrics
    • Jessica Conaway, Mercy St. Louis
    • Joanne Foresman, Mercy St. Louis

Congratulations to all of our Mercy finalists and winners throughout the evening! For more information about the event, visit the March of Dimes website.

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