Awards and Achievements

Methodist Employees Honored at March of Dimes Heroes in Action Awards

Published: Dec. 28, 2021
March of Dimes Heroes in Action Awards

Methodist is a proud sponsor of the March of Dimes (MOD) Heroes in Action Awards. Formerly known as Nurse of the Year, the program was expanded in 2021 to include health care providers outside of the field of nursing.

A celebration was held Dec. 9, 2021, at the Embassy Suites Omaha Old Market. Six Methodist employees were selected as finalists across 14 categories, and four were honored with Heroes in Action Awards.


Methodist Winners

Congratulations to the Methodist employees who were honored with Heroes in Action Awards!

Education & Research

Hilary Applequist
Associate Professor of Nursing
Nebraska Methodist College


Kim Bland
Palliative Care
Methodist Hospital


Theri McCarville
Social Work
Methodist Women’s Hospital

Public Health Nursing

Kiley Petersmith
Director of Community Engagement
Nebraska Methodist College


Methodist Finalists


Andrew Sass
Methodist Hospital

Melinda Kentfield
Chief Nursing Officer
Methodist Fremont Health


More Information

March of Dimes pays tribute to health care professionals by recognizing extraordinary contributions throughout the community. Health care workers are nominated by peers, managers, supervisors or the families they have impacted. Each application is blinded, carefully reviewed and scored by a committee of chief nursing officers and nurse leaders from the health care community in Nebraska and western Iowa. 

To learn more about the March of Dimes Heroes in Action Awards, go to