- Did a medical professional prevent a serious incident from happening while delivering your baby?
- Did a State Trooper deliver your child on the expressway?
- Did a volunteer prepare meals and perform housework so you could concentrate on your newborn?
- Was there a nurse or doctor who went above-and-beyond their job during your pregnancy?
Nominating a Maternity Care Hero is a wonderful way to give thanks to those who help us before, during and after pregnancy.
To nominate an individual or team today, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a 60-second video explaining what makes him or her a Maternity Care Hero. Deadline for nominations is September 30, 2018. Five semi-finalists will be chosen, and those videos will be posted for public voting throughout the month of September. Winning heroes will be announced October 1, 2018. First place hero will receive $500, second place $250, and third place $100.
Nominations will be judged based on the impact nominees dedicate to maternity care and patient safety, the difficulty of their accomplishment, innovation of their work, their leadership qualities, and overall going above and beyond the call of duty. All nominees MUST be employed in the State of Michigan. Examples of nominees may include nurses, doctors, paramedics, firefighters, police service personnel, or a Good Samaritan coming to the aid of a pregnant woman.