Nominations are now open for the 11th annual March of Dimes New Jersey Chapter Nurse of the Year awards. The March of Dimes will be honoring nurses, the unsung heroes of healthcare, for their outstanding contributions. The award ceremony will be held on November 16, 2016 at Pines Manor in Edison, New Jersey. Nominations for nurses in 17 different categories are being accepted until July 15, 2016.
Nurses throughout the state who have been nominated will gather with coworkers, families and friends at the Pines Manor for cocktail hour, dinner, auction and awards, where the winners will be announced. Proceeds from the Nurse of the Year Awards will directly benefit the March of Dimes mission to have every baby born strong and healthy. One out of ten babies born in New Jersey is born premature and prematurity is the #1 killer of babies. Attendees at the Nurse of the Year Awards are supporting important programs in the state that are greatly helping the urgent mission.
Last year over four million babies were born in the United States and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.