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CMN Hospitals Child Life Specialist of the Year Award

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Delta Air Lines recognizes the importance of Child Life Specialists and the critical services they provide for hospitalized children and their families. Delta Air Lines, in partnership with CMN Hospitals, has created the Child Life Specialist of the Year Award to honor the hard work and compassion of Child Life Specialists, and to bring awareness to the need for Child Life funding at children’s hospitals.

Please join us in nominating a Child Life Specialist who goes above and beyond to help miracles take flight at your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Please complete nomination by October 31, 2019. If you have questions or would like to submit your nomination in another manner, please contact Marilyn Messenger at or 801-214-7484.

The winning Child Life Specialist will receive (2) Round Trip Main Cabin Tickets for airfare on Delta Air Lines within the US50 and Canada and a $15,000 donation will be made to the local CMN Hospital in their honor.


  • Child Life Specialist must be employed by a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
  • Nominated employee must be willing to do a quick interview, if they are chosen for the award.
  • Local CMN Hospital must be able to accommodate an onsite check-presentation with Delta Air Lines.
  • It is not mandatory that funding from the award be allocated to Child Life programs, but it is preferred.
  • Approval for CMN Hospitals and Delta Air Lines to use the likeness of the Child Life Specialist in media and all communication channels of both organizations (social, website, video, etc.).


Please fill out the form below to complete the nomination of your Child Life Specialist. If you would like to submit supplemental nomination video(s) for consideration along with your written form, upload them at the end of this form.