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The Georgia Chapter of the March of Dimes, in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, honored 16 outstanding local nurses at the 2013 Nurse of the Year Awards.


The event, co-chaired by Kim Sharkey, Independent Leadership Consultant, and Linda A. Streit, Dean and Professor, Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University, had over 600 attendees and raised more than $160,000, making it one of the top Nurse of the Year events in the country.


Event partners included BlueCross and BlueShield of Georgia, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Northside Hospital, Grady Health System, AmeriHealth Caritas, BDR Partners and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., and Atlanta Magazine.


More than 800 nurses were nominated in Georgia and 300 of those were selected as finalists.


2013 Nurse of the Year Winners


Dr. Patricia Hart

Kennesaw State University 

Academic Education sponsored by Georgia Baptist College of Nursing of Mercer University


Mary Zellinger

Emory University Hospital 

Advanced Practice sponsored by AmeriHealth Caritas


Dr. Angela Amar

Emory Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing 

Behavioral Health


Sue Gammill

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston  

Critical Care sponsored by Grady Health System 


Erin Miller

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta 

Emergency and Ambulatory Care sponsored by Emory Healthcare 


Amy Nichols

WellStar Douglas Hospital  

General Medical sponsored by Atlanta Medical Center


Debbie Gunter

Emory University Hospital  

Hospice/Home Health/Palliative/Long Term Acute Care


Dr. Tami Thomas

Emory Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing 

Informatics, Research and Evidence-Based Practice sponsored by Sharecare


Barbara Smith Weaver

International Neonatal Consulting Firm   

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit sponsored by Northside Hospital


Dr. Mary Gullatte

Emory University Hospital Midtown 

Nursing Administration sponsored by BDR Partners and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.


Dr. Roberta Kaplow

Emory University Hospital

Oncology sponsored by WellStar


Stephanie Meisner

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston 

Pediatrics sponsored by Kimberly Clark


Sheila Vahey

Fulton County Schools 

Public Health sponsored by Emory Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing


Mylinh Yun

Emory University Hospital 

Rising Star sponsored by March of Dimes


Seaton West

Atlanta VA Medical Center 

Surgical Services


Carol Harvey

Northside Hospital

Women's Health sponsored by BlueCross and BlueShield of Georgia



Congratulations to this year's winners! We hope to see you all again in 2014!



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