2012 Golden Baby Shoe Awards

Posted on Apr 10, 2012

Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest honors local leaders
who help give babies a healthy start in life.

2012 Golden Baby Shoe Award Recipients

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Norma Jeanne Appelbaum, DMD awardee
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Juanita Barnhart, RN awardee
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Claudia Ramey, RN finalist
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Laure Champion, RN awardee
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Jonah Frost, MS, PT awardee
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Rebecca Hines, CEO finalist
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Samantha McCormick, RN finalist
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Vince Munizza, PA finalist
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Jaclyn Sieben, CNM awardee
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Pat Gulley, Lifetime Achievement Award
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Jean Ann Lynch, CEO finalist
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Nancy Lascheid, RN, BSN Keynote Speaker
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Healthy Start of Southwest Florida announces the five award recipients of the 3rd annual Golden Baby Shoe Awards.  The recipients were honored for their contributions and dedication to improving the health and well-being of pregnant women or babies at the Golden Baby Shoe Awards on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at the Grandezza in Estero, FL. The recipients are:

Norma Jeanne Appelbaum, DMD
Adult Dentistry of Southwest Florida, Cape Coral

Juanita Barnhart, RN, BSN
Retired, Children’s Medical Services, LaBelle

Laurie Champion, RN
Lee Memorial Home Health, Fort Myers

Jonah Frost, MS, PT
Milestones Pediatric Therapies of Naples, Naples

Jaclyn Sieben, RN
Naples Community Hospital – The Birth Place, Naples

The recipients were selected by the Golden Baby Shoe Awards committee made up of physicians, nurses, and community leaders.  Nominations were submitted earlier this summer from all over Southwest Florida.  The list was narrowed down to ten finalists, who will also be recognized at the awards ceremony.

“Choosing only five awardees from such an amazing list of finalists was extremely difficult for the committee because each person is much deserving of a Golden Baby Shoe Award.  Each of them has literally saved many babies through their dedication and service. These are extraordinary individuals and it is our honor to recognize their achievements.” Cathy Timuta, Executive Director of Healthy Start of Southwest Florida.

View an interview on Fox Morning Blend about the announcement.

Finalists

  • Becky Hines,  CEO of Destiny Ministries
  • Jean Ann Lynch,  Founder & CEO of Baby Basics of Collier County
  • Samantha McCormick, RN. Director of Midwifery Services Baby Love
  • Vince Munizza, PA. Island Coast Pediatrics
  • Claudia Ramey, RN.   Case Manager.  Lee County Health Department

The Golden Baby Shoe Award is awarded to individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Is a Doctor, Nurse, Mid-wife, Social Worker or other Health Care/Social Service Provider involved in the direct care of mothers and babies;
  • Has made a positive impact on improving the health of mothers and babies;
  • Has demonstrated an enthusiasm and dedication for their work;
  • Is well respected by colleagues and clients; and
  • Has provided services in Collier, Glades, Hendry, or Lee County Florida.

The 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Pat Gulley, RN, Retired Community Health Nurse.

The Awards Ceremony was held August 25, 2012 at The Club at Grandezza, in Estero, Florida. Our Keynote speaker was Nancy Lascheid, RN, BSN, Co-Founder of the Neighborhood Health Clinic. MC was Dr. Jennifer James-Mesloh, FGCU Professor.

            See winners of past years.             

This event was made possible thanks to our generous sponsors!

Lee Memorial Health Foundation