Congratulations to the 13 nurses from Fairview and University of Minnesota Health who are finalists for the 2016 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards.

The top five finalists for each of the 15 award categories were announced this week. Congratulations to the following finalists from Fairview and University of Minnesota Health:

Care Management

Kelli Johnson, Clinics and Surgery Center, University of Minnesota Health

Innovation and Non-Traditional Nursing

Heather Nielsen, University of Minnesota Medical Center, University of Minnesota Health

Neonatal

Susie Denton, Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview

Oncology

Colleen Hoyer, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Fairview

Dona Maki, Clinics and Surgery Center, University of Minnesota Health

Pediatric

Rick Huewe-Vogen, University of Minnesota Medical Center,  University of Minnesota Health

Rural Health

Steven Dickson, Fairview Range Medical Center, Fairview

Staff Nurse – Critical Care

Amy Bertram, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Fairview

Erin Crosby, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Fairview

Melissa Estey, Fairview Range Medical Center, Fairview

Staff Nurse – General Care

Bonnie Clement, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Fairview

Ruth Kegley, Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview

Sandra Fonkert, University of Minnesota Medical Center, University of Minnesota Health

Nurses at Fairview and University of Minnesota Health, including these finalists and the more than 100 nurses who were nominated, are partners on our teams, leaders in their fields and enthusiasts in delivering excellent patient care. We’re proud of their commitment to putting patients first, always.

Winners in each of the categories will be announced during the 2016 Nurse of the Year Awards Ceremony on Oct. 14.

Congrats and good luck!

Fairview and University of Minnesota Health are proud to be the 2016 Presenting Sponsors of the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards.