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2015 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards


On Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, the March of Dimes – Washington Chapter Annual Nurse of the Year Awards were presented during a break­fast program at the Meyden­bauer Center in Bellevue. More than 200 nurses in 17 categories were nominated by their peers for their contri­bu­tions to the nursing profes­sion and to patient care

We congrat­u­late the WSNA members recog­nized at the 2015 Nurse of the Year Awards:

Aaron P.N. Cruz, BSN, BS, RN, MBA/HCM, St. Clare Hospital #

Rising Star (RNs who, within the first 18 months of practice, exemplify outstanding caring, leader­ship, and professionalism)


Lisa R. Onstot, BSN, RN, CPHON, Seattle Children’s Hospital #

Clinical Care (RNs who demon­strate excel­lence in deliv­ering care directly to the patient in any clinical settings.)


We would also like to recog­nize the 49 WSNA members who were nominated by their peers for the 2015 March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards:

  • Emily A. Bay, RN, Seattle Childrens
  • Destiny M. Fittis, BSN, RN, CPN, Seattle Childrens
  • Steven P. Gallardo, BSN, RN, Seattle Childrens
  • Alison J. Immen, BSN, CCRN, Seattle Childrens
  • Jennifer E. Keylon, RN, Seattle Childrens
  • Connie J. Mantel, RN, CPN, Seattle Childrens
  • Genessa N. Matthews, BSN, RN, Seattle Childrens
  • Amanda M. Peters, BSN, RN, CDE, Seattle Childrens
  • Stephanie A. Turner, BSN, RN, Seattle Childrens
  • Scott W. Campbell, BSN, RN, Seattle Childrens
  • Jordan M. Gumapas, BSN, EvergreenHealth
  • Susan J. Johnson, RN, SANE‑A, CNE, EvergreenHealth
  • Chris­tine H. Gibson, MBA, BSN, RNC-NIC, Multlti­Care — Good Samaritan
  • Timothy S. Parker, RN, Multlti­Care — Good Samaritan
  • Deborah A. Clark, RN, Kadlec Medical Center
  • Julie R. Pink, RN, Kadlec Medical Center
  • Sean C. Burden, RN, North­west Hospital Medical Center
  • Sandra K. Wilson, RN, North­west Hospital Medical Center
  • Jessica L. Finch, BSN, RN, CCRN, Overlake Hospital Medical Center
  • Jamilie M. Kheriaty-Lewis, RN, Overlake Hospital Medical Center
  • Kathryn M. Ordon, BSN, RN, Overlake Hospital Medical Center
  • Cathy B. Mitchell, DNP, FNP-BC, RN, CNOR, Provi­dence Sacred Heart
  • Kimberly F. Grippi, BSN, RN, Provi­dence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital 
  • Rebecca A. Collins, BSN, St. Clare Hospital
  • Victoria F. French, BSN, RN, St. Clare Hospital
  • Holly M. Murken, BSN, RN, St. Clare Hospital
  • Eliza­beth Q. Wolkin, BSN, RN, St. Clare Hospital
  • Michelle M. Caro, BSN, RN, CMSRN, St. Joseph Medical Center — Tacoma
  • Timothy C. Lupton, RN, St. Joseph Medical Center — Tacoma
  • Rachel M. Nighswonger, RN, St. Joseph Medical Center — Tacoma
  • Karen M Pizzutello, RN, St. Joseph Medical Center — Tacoma
  • Terease E. Reyes, RN, St. Joseph Medical Center — Tacoma
  • Jennifer G. Schmidt BSN, RN, AMSN, St. Joseph Medical Center — Tacoma
  • Janet J. Ishikawa, RN, CEN, Multi­Care — Tacoma General
  • Moira A. L. Kapeen, RN, Multi­Care — Tacoma General
  • Michelle L. Livingston, RN, CCRN, Multi­Care — Tacoma General
  • Megan C. Alatrista, RN, Univer­sity of Washington Medical Center
  • Arnel S. Alcaraz, RN, Univer­sity of Washington Medical Center
  • Domenica A. Bailey, BSN, RNC, Univer­sity of Washington Medical Center
  • Beckie Garaas, BSN, RN, Univer­sity of Washington Medical Center
  • Katie Fahey Huston, MSN, RN-BC, Univer­sity of Washington Medical Center
  • Greta J. Martin, MS, RN, CCRN, Univer­sity of Washington Medical Center
  • Enjolia W. McClure, BSN, RN, Univer­sity of Washington Medical Center
  • Nicole E. Ness, RN, Univer­sity of Washington Medical Center
  • Sean P. Quinlan, RN, Univer­sity of Washington Medical Center
  • Tamlyn P. Thomas, RN, Univer­sity of Washington Medical Center
  • Nathan W. Thompson, RN, MSRN, Univer­sity of Washington Medical Center
  • Nobuko Uchiyama, RN, Univer­sity of Washington Medical Center