Barbara Bor

2012 Nurse of the Year Award Winners
Danielle Prenevost, March of Dimes

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare nurse wins Distinguished Nurse of the Year

Minneapolis, MN, October 27, 2012 —

Recognized for her forty-plus years of experience, March of Dimes honors Barbara Bor
the 2012 Distinguished Nurse of the Year Award.  Bor was recognized for her dedication to preventing infection.  She is the Infection Prevention Coordinator at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. 

“Barbara has been able to unite many disciplines in a concerted effort to promote patient safety through infection prevention,” said Paula Forté in the nomination of her colleague. 
“Barbara’s ability to inspire others, regardless of their roles or titles, to act on behalf of patient safety has created many important and lasting changes throughout Gillette.”

Bor promotes hand hygiene with nursing staff as the heart of patient care.  Her career includes developing new curriculum and teaching about bioterrorism post 9/11 while she was a nurse at Regions Hospital.  Bor also honed her skills while working in the Bone Marrow Transplant program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

March of Dimes celebrated Nurse of the Year winners in 15 categories at a dinner and awards program Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis.  Nurse of the Year winners all display great leadership skills and have made significant contributions to their community and to the profession of nursing.   

Source: March of Dimes website