Three Swedish Edmonds nurses awarded March of Dimes Nurse of the Year

November 27, 2017

Swedish Edmonds is proud to share that out of hundreds of nominations, they had seven nominees and three winners awarded the annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year award for 2017. Each year, the March of Dimes pays tribute to the nursing profession by recognizing nurses throughout the community whose contributions and accomplishments have had a significant influence within the nursing profession in Washington.

“It is a great honor to Swedish Edmonds to have these three awardees recognized by the March of Dimes,” said Jean Doerge, RN, nurse executive, Swedish Edmonds. “These extraordinary individuals elevate the field of nursing with their ongoing passion and commitment to the profession and our patients and help make Swedish Edmonds the healthcare provider of choice for our community.”

The three Swedish Edmonds award winners are:

  • Maggie Bissell, March of Dimes Nurse of the Year for Community and Public Health
    Swedish Edmonds, RN, Critical Care Clinical Supervisor
  • Kristen McDonald, March of Dimes Nurse of the Year for Emergency Nursing Excellence 
    Swedish Edmonds, Emergency Department Stroke and Trauma Coordinator
  • Mike Hastings, March of Dimes Nurse of the Year for Advocacy
    Swedish Edmonds, Clinical Manager of Emergency Services

The March of Dimes is celebrating its 15th year in honoring the best and brightest local nurses for the Washington Nurse of the Year Awards. For more information about the event, visit