St. Louis Children's Hospital Nursing Accolades

Nurses shape the future of our patients and the dedication, commitment and compassion they bring to work every day is amazing. Many St. Louis Children's Hospital nurses have been honored both internally and externally for their excellence.

A Magnet Hospital

Magnet LogoSt. Louis Children’s Hospital has earned nursing’s highest honor, the Magnet designation which validates exceptional nursing practice. St. Louis Children’s Hospital achieved their fourth consecutive Magnet designation by the American Nurse Credentialing Center in 2020.


Nancy A. Ross Excellence in Nursing Awards


Nurses shape the future of our patients and the dedication, commitment and compassion they bring to work every day is amazing. In 2007, the Nancy A. Ross, RN, Nursing Awards were established by Don Ross in honor of his wife and her lifelong commitment to the nursing profession.


Nancy started her career as a nurse when she graduated from Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in 1964. She performed a rotation at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, where she discovered that pediatric nursing was her calling.


These awards honor Nancy’s dedication to providing the best possible care to every patient, every family, every day. We appreciate Nancy and Don Ross’ generosity in making these awards possible each year. 






Excellence in Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice

Pam Piel

Julie Stumpf

Ambuir Wall

Meghan Senior

Excellence in Family Centered Care

Caitlin Kenney

Kim Ewing

Lydia Wood

Katie Brumit

Excellence in Community Service

Cady Bakeer

Lisa Johnston

Stephanie Dummerth

Lisa Henry

Excellence in Mentoring/Precepting

Donna Gardner

Hannah Leathers

Patrice Rawson

Molly Malone

McKenzie Rench

Excellence in Professional Nursing

Elizabeth Antworth

April Kutheis

Emily O’Connell

Amanda Witt

Ashley Wiedau

Excellence in Nursing Leadership

Kristen Economon

Katharine Pearson

Luke Hofmann

Kim Sauder

Rookie of the Year

Jenna Osterholt

Meredith Ubel

Joy Marble

Caleb Longley

Partner in Caring



Caitlyn Swaringim

Antonio Lunceford

daisy award



Sierra Wood – March

Kennedy Reimler – April

Melissa Shelton - September

Katie Gorga – October

Emily Casper – November

Lisa Meinzen - December


Rozalia Kasiowniak – January

Mollie Shoemaker – March

Ashley Prunty – April

Hannah Jolly – June

Vanessa McCalla – June

Chelsea Lowell – July

Gabby Vest – August

Kennedi Coakley – September

Jessica Tevebaugh – October

Erin Coleman – November

Chelsea Wagoner - December