March of Dimes recognizes Hedrick Medical Center employee Shelby Harmon
The March of Dimes recently recognized Hedrick Medical Center employee Shelby Harmon, BSN, RN, house supervisor, with the March of Dimes Rural Health/Critical Access Nurse of the Year award. The award was presented at the 5th Annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards on October 29 in Kansas City.
“We are proud of Shelby and pleased that her hard work and dedication to our patients was recognized with this award,” said Catherine Hamilton, chief nursing officer, Hedrick Medical Center. “This is a great honor for Shelby and a great honor for our hospital.”
Each applicant for the award was judged on a number of different benchmarks and criteria including, certifications, nursing education, specific achievements and outcomes, leadership skills, and professional development activities. All applications were evaluated by the Nurse of the Year committee, comprised of chief nursing officers from hospitals in the Kansas City metro area and Kansas, as well as other hospital and community leaders.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. For more than 75 years, moms and babies have benefited from March of Dimes research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.