Silver Syringe Awards

Any Nevada healthcare provider who offers vaccinations has a shot at winning a Silver Syringe Award. But only the best of the best actually achieve this annual honor. The 16th Annual Silver Syringe Awards will be held March 1, 2014 at the Peppermill Reno to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations who work to protect Nevadans from vaccine-preventable diseases. 

Nominations to recognize providers, programs, corporations, media, and immunization champions who are committed to keeping Nevadans healthy are now closed. 

View the Complete List of 16th Annual Silver Syringe Winners

Thank You Sponsors!
Our sponsors helped make Silver Syringe a success. This year's event was generously supported by Renown Health, Amerigroup, Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Silver Sage Center for Family Medicine, Saint Mary's Health Plans, Nevada State Immunization Program, Nevada Chapter American Academy of Pediatrics, Nutile Pitz & Associates, and Safe Kids Washoe County.
 

Thank You Raffle Donors! 
A special thank you to our raffle donors for providing more than $4,000 in donations for our annual raffle. These businesses include: Add Fitness…For Life, Big Horn Olive Oil Company, Buenos Grill, Caliber Salon, Double Edge, Eclipse Pizza, Eldorado, Sharon Gesick, Harrah’s, Heidi Parker, Kaia Midtown, Kaia Sierra, Leprechaun  Race 178, Lime Spa, Los Gracia's Restaurant, Mane Event, Mayberry Athletic Center, Paul and Sharon Nannini, Perfect Balance Therapies, Reno Running Co., Renown Health, Rocksport, Saint Mary’s, South Reno Kaia, Sup, Tahoe Bike and Ski, The Cheese Board, Wild Island (Melissa Krall), Wild River Grille, Yogurt Beach, Z Bistro

The following lists previous Silver Syringe Winners:

Outstanding Childhood Immunization Program
2012: Edney Children’s Health Center
2011: Silver Sage Center for Family Medicine
2010: UNR Early Head Start
2009: Carson City Health and Human Services
2008: Saint Mary’s Volunteers
2005: Orvis Nursing Clinic
2004: Hometown Health Hotline
2004: Saint Mary’s Health and Wellness
2003: Carson City Gaming Association
2003: Shopper’s Square
 
Outstanding Adolescent Immunization Program
2012: Caliente Youth Center
2011: Douglas County School District
2010: Margaret Clancy, Hug High School
2009: Sheila Story, MSN, MPH, RN, Carson High School
2009: Suzanne Quilici, APN, Silver State High School
2009: Robinette Bacon, NV Department of Education
2008: Peggy Franklin, RN, Saint Mary’s Immunization Clinic
2007: Bonnie Dellner, RN, Douglas High School
2007: Trudy Larson, MD
2006: Andy Kelly, Hug High School
 
Outstanding Adult Immunization Program
2012: Healthy Communities Coalition 2012 M.O.R.E. Event
2011: Renown Regional Medical Center - Anticoagulation Service
2010: Washoe County Health District
2009: Deborah Campanella, RN, Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services
2007: Nevada Department of Corrections
2006: American Therapeutic Association
2005: Carson City Health and Human Services
2005: Partners Promoting Adult Immunizations
2004: Humboldt General Hospital
2003: Lithia Volkswagen
2003: Reno/Sparks Rotary
 
Outstanding Rural Immunization Program
2012: Jennifer Bonk and Shannon Bennett
2011: Lander County Community Health
2010: Pyramid Lake Tribal Health Clinic
2009: Dan Mackie, MPH, Nevada State Public Health Preparedness
2009: Frontier and Rural Public Health
2008: Commander Sherri Yoder, Fallon Tribal Health Pharmacy
2007: Nevada Health Centers
2006: Humboldt County School District
2006: Colleen Folwell
2006: Nancy Magnusson, RN
2005: Fallon Tribal Health Center
2004: Elko Community Health Nursing
 
Outstanding Pharmacy Immunization Program
2012: Lt. Nicholas Laughton, Rph, Pyramid Lake Tribal Health
2011: Walgreens Pharmacy - Gardnerville
2010: Smith’s Food and Drug - Lemmon Valley
2009: Lieutenant Amber Pagano, Rph, Reno-Sparks Tribal Health
2007: Chona Russell, Rph, Raley’s Incline Village
2007: Stewart Jorgenson, Rph, Walker River Tribal Health
2007: Mariann Kocsis, Rph, Reno-Sparks Tribal Health
 
Outstanding Influenza Immunization Program
2012: Walgreens and St. Paul’s Community Food Pantry
2011: Student Volunteers, University of Nevada - School of Medicine
2010: Karen Allen, RN, Carson City Health and Human Services
2009: Hometown Health
2008: Reno/Sparks Rotary
2007: Orvis Nursing Clinic
2006: Hometown Health
2006: Washoe Health Resource Center
2006: REMSA
 
Outstanding Immunization Nurse
2012: Tina Vesely, RN and Carol Banghart, MEd, RN, NCSN
2011: JoyceLynn Hakin, RN
2010: Jeanne Meachem, RN, MSN
 
Outstanding Media Partner
2012: KOLO News Channel 8
2011: Lotus Radio
2010: KTVN Channel 2
2009: ClearChannel
2008: Dave Chapman, KTHX 100.1
2007: Judy Davis
2006: KTVN Channel 2
2005: Terri Russell, KOLO Channel 8
2004: Jason Hildago, Reno Gazette Journal
2003: Jason Hildago, Reno Gazette Journal
2003: KRNV Channel 4
 
Outstanding Community Partner
2012: Cribs for Kids
2011: Rotary Club of Reno Sunrise
2010: Silver Stage Task Force
2009: AMERIGROUP
2008: Rex T. Baggett, MD
2008: Kids to Seniors Korner
2007: North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District
2007: Sparks Fire Department
2006: Moana Nursery
2006: Orvis Nursing Clinic
2005: Kids to Seniors Korner
2004: Washoe County School District
 
Outstanding Corporate Partner
2012: Legends at Sparks Marina
2011: Reno Aces and Reno Bighorns
2010: NV Energy
2009: Walmart
2007: Bibo Coffee
2007: Anthem Partnership Plan
2003: Smith’s Food and Drug
 
Outstanding Immunization Champion
2012: Erin Seward, MPH, Nevada State Immunization Program
2011: Rito Romo, LPN, Pyramid Lake Tribal Health Clinic
2011: Nancy Magnusson, RN, PHN, Indian Health Service
2010: Lisa Dettling, Saint Mary’s
2010: Sandra Jo Hammer, RN, MSN, MPH
2009: Senator Valerie Wiener
2009: Trudy Larson, MD, University of Nevada Reno
2008: Christine Paige, RN, Washoe County Health District
2008: Jeanette O’Brien, RN, Washoe County Health District
2007: Virginia Nakada
2007: Assemblywoman Sheila Leslie
2006: Wende Latham, RN, MS, Washoe County Health District
2006: Robert Salcido, Nevada State Health Division
2006: Jacqueline Cox, Specialty Health Inc.
2005: Phil Ulibarri, Washoe County Health District
2003: Jane Diedrichsen, MD
 
Innovation in Immunization
2012: Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
2011: Kids to Seniors Korner
2010: Sierra Vista, Alice Maxwell and Esther Bennett Elementary Schools
2009: Kathie Lloyd, MSN, RN, CNM, CLE, LCCE
2008: Orvis Nursing Clinic
2007: Renown Health Cocooning Project
 
Platinum Syringe
2012: Pam Beal
2010: Cari Herington, MBA
 
Highest Hospital Employee Influenza Immunization Rate
2012: Banner Churchill Community Hospital
2011: William Bee Ririe Hospital
2010: Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital