May 14, 2024 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton Presents Its Annual Nursing Excellence Awards

Stacie Maigue, BSN, RN, Named Magnet Nurse of the Year

Hamilton Nursing Awards 2024

Lisa Breza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Chief Administrative Officer, RWJUH Hamilton; Nina Melker, Chair, Board of Trustees, RWJUH Hamilton; Lorena Allendes; Nancy Holecek, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer; Cynthia Casale, RN; Dawn Hutchinson, MSN, RN, PCCN-K, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer; Sophia Hardwick; Stephen Gwiadzowski, BSN, RN; Flora Leone; Natasha Terilus, MSN, RN, CCRN; Stacie Maigue, BSN, RN; Feliciana Jimenez, MSN, RN, CCRN; Ronaldo Go, MD; and Mark Manigan, President and Chief Executive Officer.

HAMILTON, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Hamilton, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, honored Stacie Maigue, BSN, RN, Tele North, as its 2024 Magnet Nurse of the Year. The award was presented during the hospital’s annual Nurse Excellence Awards Program held during National Nurses Week, May 6 - May 12, 2024. “Stacie is a remarkable nurse and her passion and dedication for nursing is evident in the work she does every day,” said Dawn Hutchinson, MSN, RN, PCCN-K, NEA-BC, Chief Nursing Officer at RWJUH Hamilton. “Stacie was selected as RWJUH Hamilton Magnet Nurse of the Year because of her visionary leadership and unyielding commitment to providing safe, reliable and high-quality care.”

Stacie has been with RWJUH Hamilton since 2017 and was recognized for consistently demonstrating exceptional leadership abilities, complemented by her commitment to not only providing top-tier care but also enhancing the collaborative spirit of the team on her unit. Her nomination acknowledged her unparalleled dedication to patient well-being and her ability to communicate with various members of the interdisciplinary team to secure the best outcomes for those under her care.

The following awards and award recipients were presented at the Nurse Excellence Awards Ceremony on May 10, 2024 at RWJUH Hamilton.

  • Magnet Nurse of the Year Award: Stacie Maigue, BSN, RN, Tele North
  • Unit Secretary Award: Sophia Hardwick, LFT2
  • Clinical Tech Award: Flora Leone, ICU
  • Nursing Quality Award: Stephen Gwiadzowski, BSN, RN, LFT2
  • Friend of Nursing: Lorena Allendes, EVS
  • Provider Collaboration: Ronaldo Go, MD
  • New Knowledge, Innovations & Improvements: Cynthia Casale, RN, PACU
  • Nursing Mentor Award: Natasha Terilus, MSN, RN, CCRN, ICU
  • Exemplary Professional Practice: Cassidy Ritter, BSN, RN, ICU
  • Transformational Leadership Award: Feliciana Jimenez, MSN, RN, CCRN, ICU

RWJUH Hamilton is Magnet® recognized for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center – the nation’s most prestigious nursing honor. Its more than 300 nurses serve in various roles throughout the hospital, including inpatient, surgical and emergency care, cancer care, outpatient services, care management, education, clinical research, infection prevention, quality improvement, patient navigation services, information technology services, community outreach and administration.

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