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NSMC Birthplace Nurse Named Nurse of the Year

Siefken accepted the award at the March of Dimes Massachusetts Chapter’s fourth annual Nurse of the Year Awards at State Street Bank in Boston. The award selection committee reviewed nearly 100 applications and chose winners in 13 categories:  Administration, Community and Public Health, Education, Labor and Delivery, Maternal/Newborn, Neonatal, Nurse Researcher, Pediatric Family Medicine, Women’s Health, and Antepartum. The Heart Award, Nurse Leader Award, and the Quality Award were also presented.

Siefken first joined NSMC 12 years ago as a staff nurse in the NSMC Birthplace for two years. Siefken left briefly in 2004 to pursue her graduate degree from the University of New Hampshire where she earned her MSN, and then returned to NSMC in 2007, to take on her current role. 

“This award recognizes the unwavering focus Carrie gives to our patients’ experience of care in the Birthplace,” said Lisa Cavallaro, RN, director of the NSMC Birthplace.  “Carrie goes above and beyond training our nurses and developing creative ways to ensure our patients leave the Birthplace armed with the knowledge they need to care for their newborn babies.”

Siefken received her BA in 2001 from Brown University, her BSN from Columbia University in 2002, and her MSN from the University of New Hampshire in 2005.  Siefken currently resides in Swampscott, Mass.

About the March of Dimes                                              
In 2013, the March of Dimes celebrated its 75th Anniversary and its ongoing work to help babies get a healthy start in life.  Early research led to the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines that all babies still receive. Other breakthroughs include new treatments for premature infants and children with birth defects.  About 4 million babies are born each year in the United States, and all have benefitted from March of Dimes lifesaving research and education.

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. #northshoremed


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