2019 March of Dimes “Nurse of the Year” Winner and Finalist

Left: NURSE OF THE YEAR WINNER – Surgical Services: Kristen Turner, BSN, RN, CPAN Right: NURSE OF THE YEAR FINALIST – Infection Control: Meagan Garibay, RN-BSN, CIC

Congratulations to Kristen Turner, RN, for winning Oklahoma March of Dimes Nurse of the Year in the Surgical Services category!

For the second year in a row, CCMH has had March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Winners in different categories and several nurses selected as finalists.

CCMH is proud to have two outstanding nurse finalists in two different categories for 2019.

Meagan Garibay, RN-BSN, CIC, was selected as a finalist in the Infection Control category.

Kristen Turner, BSN, RN, CPAN, was selected as a finalist in Surgical Services and won in that category.

Nurses are recognized in an array of nursing categories. Exceptional nurses employed in the state of Oklahoma are eligible. A selection committee of health care professionals review the confidential nomination forms.

The awards were presented October 3rd at the Annual Oklahoma March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Gala in Norman.

NURSE OF THE YEAR WINNER – Surgical Services: Kristen Turner, BSN, RN, CPAN

NURSE OF THE YEAR FINALIST – Infection Control: Meagan Garibay, RN-BSN, CIC

CCMH Nurses Selected as Finalists for 2019 Oklahoma Nurse of the Year

CCMH Nurses Selected as Finalists for 2019 Oklahoma Nurse of the Year

Congratulations to two of our nurses who have been selected as a finalist in their category for the 2019

Oklahoma March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards Gala.

Meagan Garibay was selected as a finalist in the Infection Control category.

Kristen Turner was selected as a finalist in the Surgical Services category.

The Nurse of the Year Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Riverwind Casino in Norman.

Licensed nurses in Oklahoma that are in good standing with the OK state board of Nursing are eligible. Nominees must exemplify an extraordinary level of patient care, compassion and service.

Nominees are perceived as leaders among peers and in affecting positive change in the profession, workplace and community.

Last year we had six CCMH nurses nominated for the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year celebration; Kate Copass, Barbara Hays, Tarisha Watson, Meagan Garibay, Amy Smith and Paula Griffith were all nominated by their peers last year! (Kate & Amy won in two categories!)