Nurses shape the future of our patients and the dedication, commitment and compassion they bring to work every day is amazing. We are so fortunate to have leaders who appreciate nurses’ contributions. In 2007, one such leader, Don Ross established the Nancy A. Ross, RN, Nursing Awards at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in honor of his wife, Nancy, 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 are grateful for the Ross’ generosity and thoughtfulness through this fund. 

Nancy Ross Nursing Awards 2022

Excellence in Professional Nursing: Two winners: Amanda Witt and Emily O’Connell
Excellence in Nursing Leadership: Luke Hofmann
Excellence in Nursing Research: Ambuir Wall
Excellence in Community Service: Stephanie Dummerth
Excellence in Family Centered Care: Lydia Wood
Excellence in Mentoring and Precepting: Molly Malone
Partner in Caring: Caitlyn Swaringim
Rookie of the Year: Joy Marble

Nancy Ross Nursing Awards Recipients 2021

 

2021 Excellence in Professional Nursing: April Kutheis, Operating Room

Professional Nursing: April Kutheis, Operating Room

2021 Excellence in Nursing Leadership: Katharine Pearson, Neurosciences

Nursing Leadership: Katharine Pearson, Neurosciences

2021 Excellence in Research: Julie Stumpf, Heart Center

Research: Julie Stumpf, Heart Center

2021 Excellence in Community Service: Lisa Johnston, Child Health Advocacy and Outreach

Community Service: Lisa Johnston, Child Health Advocacy and Outreach

2021 Excellence in Family-centered Care: Kim Ewing, Child Health Advocacy and Outreach

Family-centered Care: Kim Ewing, Child Health Advocacy and Outreach

2021 Rookie of the Year: Meredith Ubel, Pediatric Behavioral Health Unit

Rookie of the Year: Meredith Ubel, Pediatric Behavioral Health Unit

2021 Excellence in Mentoring: Patrice Rawson, Newborn ICU

Mentoring: Patrice Rawson, Newborn ICU

 

Nancy Ross Nursing Awards Recipients 2020

Excellence in Community Service: Cady Bakeer
Excellence in Family Centered Care: Caitlin Kenney
Excellence in Mentoring/Precepting: Two winners - Donna Gardner & Hannah Leathers
Excellence in Nursing Leadership: Kristen Economon
Excellence in Nursing Research & EBP: Pam Piel
Excellence in Professional Nursing: Elizabeth Antworth
Rookie of the Year: Jenna Osterholt