St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards

The awards recognize nurses from institutions across the St. Louis region for their exceptional level of knowledge, passion and dedication to their fields.


Mary BeckMary Beck, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Clinical nurse coordinator, hematology/oncology
Category: Oncology



Donna RichardsonDonna Richardson, Washington University School of Medicine
Clinical nurse coordinator, newborn medicine
Category: Pediatrics




Kim EwingKim Ewing, Child Health Advocacy and Outreach
Category: Community Care/Ambulatory Care




Anna SchmidtAnna Schmidt, Extracorporeal Life Support Program (SLCH and BJH)
Category: Cardiovascular





Pamela PielPamela Piel, MSN, RN, CPNP; Palliative Care Team 
Category: Hospice/Home/Palliative Care/Long-term Care




Kimberly JuengerKimberly Juenger, BSN,RN; Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Category: Pediatrics: Neonatal





Joan Smith, PhD, RN, Department of Quality, Safety and Practice Excellence
Category:  Research

Maggie Wolf, MSN, RN, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Category: Pediatrics: Neonatal

Jennifer Rellergert, BSN, RN, Nurse Navigator
Category: Pediatrics: Non-neonatal

March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards

March of Dimes pays tribute to extraordinary nurses for their enduring care, compassion, intelligence and unique skills, as they lead the fight for the health of families across Missouri and Metro East Illinois its Annual Nurse of the Year Awards.


Kayla Angelbeck, Inpatient Behavioral Health nurse
Category: Behavioral Health

Kristen Economon, Pediatric ICU patient care manager
Category: Charge Nurse and Frontline Supervisor/Clinical Informatics

Brooke Larson, Pediatric ICU nurse
Category: Critical Care

Sarah Weyhrich, Nursing Education and Research clinical education specialist
Category: Education

Karrie Lott, Heart Center charge nurse
Category: Infection Control & Quality/Risk Management

Stephanie Sheets, Pediatric ICU nurse
Category: Newborn ICU/Pediatric ICU

Pam Piel, Palliative Care nurse practitioner
Category: Research


Katie Lyon MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Category: Behavioral Health 

Holly Miller, BSN, RN, CCRN
Category: PICU/NICU

Heid Fields, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC
Category: Quality, Infection Control & Risk


Janette Coble, MS, BSN, RN, Neurosciences
Category: Pediatric


Lisa Steurer, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, Department of Quality, Safety, Practice Excellence
Category:  Research

Rebecca Roiger, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC , Cardiac Cath Lab
Category: Pediatric

Caroline Petersen, BSN, RN, Heart Center
Category:  Pediatric Intensive Care

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Nurses in St. Louis


Brittany EvansBrittany Evans, BSN, RN




Other External Awards for Nurses

Janette Coble, MS, BSN, RN
“Pain Control and Positioning in Children Following Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Surgery”

Society of Pediatric Nursing 28th Annual Conference
April 5-8, 2018, Denver, CO
1st Place Poster Award for Research

2018 Missouri Nurses Foundation Early Career Nurse Innovator Award

Hasima Hajdini, BSN, RN
“A Randomized Controlled Trial to Compare Pain Medications in Children Undergoing Strabismus Surgery “

37th Annual ASPAN National Conference
April 29-May 2, 2018, Anaheim California
2nd Place Poster Award for Research

Rose Hansen, MSN, RN
“Examining the Outcomes of a Critical Care Hospital Based Fellowship for Senior Nursing Students”

National Teaching Institute (NTI) National Conference
May 20-23, 2019, Orlando, Florida
AACN Research Abstract Award 2019