2019 Nurse Excellence Award Recipients

Transformational Leader
Samantha Duke, BSN, RN – ED

New Knowledge and Innovations and Improvement
Regina O’Donnell, MSN, RN – Cath Lab

Exemplary Professional Practice
Eric Blumenstyk, BSN, RN, – ED

Structural Empowerment
Maria Rufin, BSN, RN – PACU

Empiracle Outcomes
Kim Sapanaro, BSN, RN – 7 East

Partners in Excellence Award
Deval Patel PharmD, BCPS – Pharmacist

Partners in Care
Aruna Kalia, PCT

Interprofessional Collaboration Award
Janielle Viuya, BSN, RN, RN-BC, GRN
Michael Diduch, PharmD, BCPP

Achieving Strategic Priortities Award – 2019 Care Coordination
Valentyna Tabaka, MBA, BSN, RN, WCC
Theresa Laflam, BSN, RN, NVRN-BC
Ingrid C. Brown, MSN, RN-BC
Jenna Bartholomew, BSN, RN
Elisa Martinez, RN,BSN
Maribel Labutong, BSN, RNC
Treesa Kaitharath, MS, MPH, RN-BC, NVRN-BC
Jennyfer Morel-Carvajal, BSN, RN, RNC

Rita Smith “Get Back to School Award”
Laura Alves-Monia, BSN, RNC-MNN

Patient Stories

  • “Before the surgery, I was trying to put on a happy face,” she says. “Now, I am truly happy. I feel good inside and out.”

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  • “I’ve always had a good feeling about the hospital, and when I spoke to the people at the transplant center, I felt at ease. The staff was wonderful.”

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  • “They were all so supportive”

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