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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Recognizes Outstanding Contributions

Children’s Hospitals Week 2023 is an opportunity to recognize and inspire the entire network. At this year’s event, CMN Hospitals acknowledged several individuals, partners, and groups who’ve made an extraordinary contribution to children’s hospitals to change kids’ health to change the future.

Founders Award

The Founder’s Award is the most prestigious award presented each year to a recipient whose time, talents, and contributions enable Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help as many kids as possible. It is named after CMN Hospitals Founders Marie Osmond, John Schneider, Mick Shannon, and Joseph Lake. This year’s recipient was Drayton McClane Jr., a businessman, and philanthropist who has supported CMN Hospitals for over 30 years.

Network Partners of the Year

The Network Partners of the Year Awards recognize outstanding strategic partners that have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to CMN Hospitals through innovative fundraising and awareness initiatives.

U.S. Corporate Partner of the Year: Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores

Canadian Corporate Partner of the Year: Dairy Queen

Emerging Partner of the Year: Club Car Wash

Dance Marathon Partner of the Year: University of Pittsburgh Dance Marathon

Extra Life Partner of the Year: ArenaNet

English Media Partner of the Year: KPLX-FM-99.5 The Wolf & KSCS-FM-New Country 96.3

Hispanic Media Partner of the Year: Radio Bronco 107.7 – KIST FM

Play Yellow Partner of the Year: Marriott Golf

Child Life Specialist of the Year Presented by Ace Hardware

Ace Hardware has always been known as “The Helpful Place.” To recognize the importance of Child Life Specialists and the services they provide for children and their families, Ace Hardware, in partnership with CMN Hospitals and with support from vendor partner Benjamin Moore, presents the Child Life Specialist of the Year Award. This award honors the hard work, compassion, and helpful spirit of Child Life Specialists and brings awareness to the need for Child Life funding at local children’s hospitals.

Child Life Specialist of the Year: Kaitlyn Lavery Schenk

CMN Hospitals Impact Award Winners

CMN Hospitals Impact Awards honors an individual or team who has made a significant impact on the care provided to children in their hospital.

U.S. Impact Award Winner: Marie Soza, Lead Teacher, Driscoll Children’s Hospitals

Canadian Impact Award Winner: Montreal Children’s Hospital, Division of Adolescent Medicine Eating Disorders Team

Canadian Foundation of the Year: Children’s Health Foundation

Victoria Enmon Award

The Victoria Enmon Award recognizes the incredible effort CMN Hospitals program directors put toward the Extra Life program. Victoria, aka Tori, would spend a lot of time in her hospital room with the same games, which inspired the gaming community to come together and bring entertainment to kids at member hospitals. Through this award, those who ensure that Tori’s legacy continues to shine are honored.

Victoria Enmon Award: Juan Soto