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Detroit Red Wings Nurse Appreciation Night: Vote For Nurses, Buy Discount Tickets

11 Min Read Published December 11, 2023
Detroit Red Wings Nurse Appreciation Night: Vote For Nurses, Buy Discount Tickets

>> Buy discounted tickets while they last, starting at $38 

THREE nurses will be honored on the ice, ride the Zamboni, get 2 game tickets, Clove shoes, and other prizes! 

Get ready for an extraordinary night of hockey, tribute, and camaraderie, as the Detroit Red Wings face off against the Philadelphia Flyers. On this special occasion, we're thrilled to celebrate the dedication and resilience of our nurse champions! 

Vote For A Nurse To Be Honored! 

During this thrilling matchup, we'll spotlight three remarkable nurses who have gone above and beyond the call of duty. They'll take center stage on the ice, riding the Zamboni to the cheers of a roaring crowd. It's a once-in-a-lifetime moment for these amazing nurses, and we invite you to be part of the celebration.

  • All finalists were nominated by the nursing community and supporters. 
  • The 3 winners will be decided through an online vote, closing on 1/7/24

Alicia Long - Metro Detroit Certified Nurse Injector

Amanda Doyle - Aesthetic Nurse Injector at Belle Sante Medical Spa

Ayanna Walters -  Ayanna is currently, the Vice President of Mary Mahoney Professional Nurses - Detroit, which is also the oldest black nursing organization in the United States, and is also the Chair of its Programs and Projects Committee. Ayanna currently works at Wayne State University as a Research Study Coordinator, who provides infant up to adults with HIV/AIDS research intervention and prevention. Ayanna is a wife and mother of three and has been successful in balancing her career, entrepreneurship, and family.  

Briana Glanda - Bri took on the tough task of starting her nursing career mere months before the pandemic began, during that time she working the trauma unit at St. John Moross. She then took a travel nursing job working all over the Northeast United States separated from her friends and family to help underserved communities. During this time she was nominated for three Daisy awards as well. I can think of no one harder working or more deserving than Bri Glanda the true super nurse if there ever was!

Carley Taft - I am nominating my wife, Carley Taft. She is a nurse at the University of Michigan, CS Mott Children's Hospital. She works on 12W which consists of infants up to 23 year olds. During her 8-year career there, she has taken care of hundreds of children and I have loved watching her do it. She inspires me to be a nurse myself. The biggest joy was being able to marry her this last year. I love waking up knowing what a kind, caring, amazing nurse she is. We are both huge Red Wings fans and riding the Zamboni would be the greatest way of honoring my wife, my nurse, Carley Taft.

Chris Sledzinski - Chris has been a nurse for 8 years and has been on the same unit this entire career thus far. Chris is an hardcore die hard red wings fan and always wears red wings shirts on game days under his scrub top. He brings a Red Wings flag and will hang it up in the break room every game night he works. He is a hard working nurse and has been through a lot and I think this would be an awesome surprise

Chynna White - Aesthetic Nurse & Owner & Founder of Dollhouse Beauty & Wellness LLC

Danielle Rogosch - Danielle Rogosch has been a nurse for over 25 years working as a pulmonary and general medicine inpatient nurse for many years and now as a diabetes educator. She is a passionate caregiver fighting for her patients and is the one missing breaks, time at home, and so much more to ensure her patients have the best care possible.Her son has diabetes and she took all the hours spent learning the intricacies of his disease and now pours it into educating patients about diabetes. Diabetes is a challenging disease to manage requiring significant lifestyle changes to prevent complications and future illnesses. She worked tirelessly during Covid and continues to do so supporting these patients. She is not one who seeks accolades and applause, but cares the way she does about patients and their health because it is the right thing to do. Therefore she all the more deserves this award.

Diana Constantino - Diana Constantino makes being a nurse amazing. Effortlessly and graciously is the best nurse and nursing professor ever. She was featured at the college’s website of all her accomplishments, board certified RN, board certified adult-gero primary care nurse practitioner, an ATI champion, ACUE certified, MHFA certified, mentor, and helps everyone to succeed.

Dr. Brittney Sanders - Nursepreneur, DNP, Cosmetic NP, Medspa Coach & CNA School Coach, Founder of Top Tier Wellness and Beauty Medical Spa

​Dr. Sekeita Lewis-Johnson  - Dr. Sekeita Lewis-Johnson is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Birth Doula. She is one of the Founding Members of Southeast Michigan IBCLCs of Color and Mama’s Mobile Milk, and the proud mother of 3 breastfed children, with first-hand knowledge regarding breastfeeding challenges. Dr. Lewis-Johnson is the owner of Mommy and Me Lactation Consulting, LLC, and serves as a Board Director for The United States Breastfeeding Committee. She sits on The Maternal Infant Health, Health Equity Action Committee for the State of Michigan, and is a member of MI Milk Collective. She serves her community by volunteering on the Beloved Community Initiative Leadership Team in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Dr. Lewis-Johnson has received multiple awards during her career, most recently the 2021 Alumni Service Award from MSU School of Nursing. She is a national speaker with an international audience who also provides health equity training to local municipalities. She is an avid advocate for equitable and just policies and practices especially related to black maternal-child health disparities."

Erin Jedrusik - RN, Aesthetic Injector, Founder of Revival RN Medical and Rejuvenating Day Spa 

Gabby Fulton - Gabby Fulton goes above and beyond for her PICU patients and their families. Making sure everybody is always safe and Informed. She truly has a passion for what she does. 

Hawraa Sabra - Hawraa Sabra, a pediatric ICU nurse in Detroit, is the founder of AVICENNA Scrubs (@avicennascrubs), the first scrubs company that offers what the company describes as “modest medical wear” scrubs.

Jamie Melendez - @jamie1157 @jmarie_fitness57

Jennifer Witmer - Jennifer Witmer is a Nurse Practitioner who does home care. She always goes out of her way to help others, and loves to help people learn!

Kim Smith - Kim Smith has been a nurse for over 30 years with a long career in the Surgical ICU and now as a geriatric nurse. She is responsible for responding to the needs of older patients and helps with questions, appointments, issues, medications, and connections to other services. Kim has the patience and heart of a saint and works hard to ensure every person around here feels seen and heard. Her patients adore her and know they are well-cared for. She also works hard outside of work giving of her time and talents for her church and the underprivileged. You are lucky to be part of her life due to the type of person she is.  That is why she is so deserving of this award. 

Lance Teeples - Lance has been a hard-working nurse for the past 7 years. Avid Red Wings fan and has never been to LCA for a wings game yet! I think he deserve some recognition! Go Wings!  

Laurie Ann MSN RN FNP-C - Host of Our Future Nurses Podcast, Laurie started as a CNA and worked her way up to FNP! @fromcnatonp

Marcia Stephens - owner of Scrub Savers.

Megan Harrington - I proudly nominate Megan Harrington, a dedicated mother-baby nurse in Grand Rapids, MI, for her unwavering commitment to providing exceptional care during third shift hours. Megan’s compassion, expertise, and tireless efforts make her an invaluable asset to the healthcare community, ensuring the well-being of both mothers and newborns under her watch. Her exceptional skills and nurturing approach truly set her apart.

Melanie Henning - Travel Nurse, Founder of The Nursing Haven

Nichole Fuller NP, Nurse Mentor, Nursing Instructor

Ronald Beems, RN, BSN, MSA - Associate Director of Patient Care Service on 11/16/2023. Ron was the Associate Chief Nurse of Perioperative Services at the Detroit VAMC. He has been a licensed registered nurse in the state of Michigan since 1999. Mr. Beems received his master’s degree from Central Michigan University in 2011. In 2001, Mr. Beems came to the Detroit VAMC as a critical care nurse since then he has held many hospital-based leadership roles to include the following; off-tour supervisor, Clinical Nurse Manager of several areas (ICU, Telemetry, Step-Down, and Cardiac Cath Lab) and Associate Chief Nurse of both Medicine and Surgery as well as several interim positions throughout Patient Care Services. Some of Ronald’s other career highlights include serving in the military and teaching. Mr. Beems was a Combat Medic stationed with the 25th infinity,5 battalion,14th infantry for four years. Ronald continues to give back to the nursing profession through education. Mr. Beems has been an Adjunct Professor since 2009 at both Wayne State University and University of Detroit Mercy. Mr. Beems also worked several years at Detroit Receiving Hospital as a neuro-trauma nurse before coming to the DVAMC.

Sophia Namazzi, B.S.N., RN, C.N.M. - Sophia graduated from the University of Southern Maine in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She worked as a labor and delivery nurse for seven years at hospitals such as Michigan Medicine Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, Beaumont Wayne Hospital, McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital, Detroit Receiving Hospital, and Central Maine Medical Center, providing exceptional and compassionate, culturally competent patient-centered care. Sophia’s 2024 graduation from the University of Michigan with a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Midwifery is highly anticipated, as she offers truly remarkable care to the women of the Quad Cities and surrounding areas. 

Susie Lupro - She works at Select Specialty Hospital. She worked on the floor as a bedside nurse before stepping into many leadership roles. She currently works as a director of quality management. She is the hardest most dedicated worker, going above and beyond time and time again. We love you mom! 

Taryn Kotermanski - Aesthetic Nurse Injector

Victoria Volway - Victoria is an AMAZING nurse who I had the honor of working alongside for 5.5 years in the trenches of the Emergency Department. Victoria goes above and beyond to care for every single one of her patients and is often working triage where she never takes a break. The ER is such a challenging environment to work in because everyone is having a terrible day. No one wants to wait, but the reality is, when the ER volume greatly exceeds the capacity, there isn’t much we can do. Even though it gets really hard to hear “how much longer,” “he got here after me and gets to go back first?!” “My pain is a thousand out of 10,” “I need a doctor!!!” over and over and over again, and having absolutely zero control over when that patient will get seen by a provider when all the rooms (and hall spots, and third and fourth waiting rooms, and anywhere we can possibly find to put patients) are full, Victoria makes the absolute most of it. She continues to put a smile on her face, grab extra warm blankets, offer updates and reassurance, and do whatever she can to make everyone feel important, even when they feel the furthest from it. She is a STELLAR nurse and an incredible person who always puts everyone else above herself. She deserves to be celebrated!!

Awards and Prizes:

  • The 3 nurses with the most votes will be honored  on the ice and ride the Zamboni
  • The 3 nurse winners will each receive 2 game tickets, courtesy of Red Wings
  • A pair of Clove shoes! 
  • A prize bundle from NuWest!

Buy Discount Tickets and Get a Red Wings Belt Bag!

>>Shop for discount tickets, starting at $38

As a token of their appreciation, the Red Wings are gifting a limited edition belt bag with every ticket purchased through this link! Show your support for the team and your healthcare champs in style!

Don't miss this unforgettable night of hockey, camaraderie, and gratitude. Join us for the Detroit Red Wings Nurse Appreciation Night and be part of an incredible evening.

🏒 Event Details:

To get the limited-edition belt bag, your ticket must be purchased through this offer. Click here. 

Detroit Red Wings Nurse Appreciation Night

  • Jan 25, 2024 7:00 PM EST
  • Little Caesars Arena
  • 2645 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, US
  • Purchase Deadline: Jan 24, 2024 5:00 PM EST

Secure your tickets now and join us for an inspiring celebration of our healthcare heroes, set against the backdrop of world-class hockey. It's an event you won't want to miss! 🥅👩‍⚕️🏒

>> Buy discounted tickets while they last! 


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