Nurse Excellence Awards

JCMC Nursing Awards

JCMC is committed to recognizing the exceptional practice and commitment of its nursing staff. Nursing staff are supported in their professional development and opportunities for recognition by peers is provided. Each year our nursing staff nominates their peers who’s performance exemplify the characteristics of Transformational Leadership, Exemplary Professional Practice, Structural Empowerment, New Knowledge Innovations and Improvement, and Empirical Outcomes. Our patient care technicians also nominate peers who exemplify the highest standards of patient care for the Excellence and Care award. Additional colleagues are also honored with our Interprofessional Collaboration award. Our 2021 awards ceremony was held on November 12, 2021, both virtually and at various locations through the hospital campus.

20th Annual RWJBH JCMC Nurse Excellence Awards

The Nominees Are………..

Transformational Leadership

  • Rino Alcantara, Cath Lab
  • Nancy Awad, NICU
  • Anne Bernardo, 6W
  • Jemimah Bravo, OR
  • Macy Buhl, 5E
  • Anabela Cunha, Rad Onc
  • Jan Danipol, 7E
  • Abigaile DeMesa, 5E
  • Leah Dungee, MCH
  • Arlene Eastman, ED
  • Nana Figueroa, NICU
  • Erica Francisquini, 6E
  • Renu Jain, 3E
  • Albina Ketoeva, 6E
  • Jolanta Kulvicas, Cath Lab
  • Catherine Manza, Education
  • Kyleigh Melick, ICU
  • Alexandra Beth Miller, ICU
  • Myeongae Park, 3E
  • Vito Pascarella, COM
  • Bijal Patel, ICU
  • Khushbu Patel, 6W
  • Melanie Pingol, 3E
  • Bianca Rosa, 7W
  • Rodolfo Sangalang, Cath Lab
  • Pamela Santiago, 5W
  • Hoang Tran, ICU
  • Janielle Viuya, Nursing Admin
  • Brian Weil, COM
  • Jessica Zigman, ICU

Structural Empowerment

  • Lisa Avery, L&D
  • Yvette Bryant, 7W
  • Carmen Larobis, PACU
  • Michelle Lopez, ED
  • Marissa Lortz, 5W
  • Regina O’Donnell, Cath Lab
  • Kavita Peter, Education
  • Charles Spears, ICU
  • Amanda Tobias, 5W

New Knowledge, Innovations & Improvement

  • Sherwin Balasia, Infusion Center
  • Jeffery Balmaceda, Cath Lab
  • Anne Bernardo, 6W
  • Maria Cabrera, ICU
  • Alyssa Favara, ED
  • Kristy Fernandez, ICU
  • Diana Girgis, ICU
  • Priscilla Hurtado, 6E
  • Ricky Jewell, 5W
  • Barno Makhamadalieva, CTICU
  • Jessica Mercado-Cintron, 3E
  • Jenny Ruiz, Cath Lab
  • Amanda Tobias, 5W
  • Elizabeth Trelles, 6E

Partners in Excellence Interprofessional Collaboration

  • Janeth Bedoya, Social Work
  • Allison Boyanovski, ICU
  • Maria Cabrera, ICU
  • Dr. Ritu Chandak, 5W
  • Willie Cruz, Infection Prevention
  • Nicole Delisio, Phyisical Therapy
  • Nancy Floom, Social Work
  • John Gomez, 5W
  • Frances Ibay, Occupational Therapy
  • Brian Kiernan, 5W
  • Dr. Jared Krok, Internal Medicine
  • Carmelo Ocfemia, Respiratory
  • Maria Sasot, 5W
  • Hyojung Seo, Social Work

Empirical Outcomes

  • Rino Alcantara, Cath Lab
  • Charina Bantugan, 7W
  • Katelyn Carter, ICU
  • Darby Debonis, 7W
  • Priscilla Hurtado, 6E
  • Jennifer O’Donnell, 5E
  • Gina Sequio-Manaois, PACU
  • Valentyna Tabaka, Nursing Admin
  • Heidi Wiertzema, Education

Exemplary Professional Practice

  • Marie Victoria Alcantara, 3E
  • Ada Augustyhiak, ICU
  • Aschel Curry, OR
  • Lea Dela Cruz, NP
  • Franca DiBrita, Cath Lab
  • Alyssa Favara, ED
  • Erica Francisquini, 6E
  • Kate Guillermo, ICU
  • Priscilla Hurtado, 6E
  • Kyung Kim, 7E
  • Jolanta Kulvicas, Cath Lab
  • Theresa LaFlam, Nursing Admin
  • Stefanie Orrico, 7E
  • Barbara Pangilinan, 5W
  • Vito Pascarella, COM
  • Bernadette Ramos, 7E
  • Stephanie Ricciardi, ICU
  • Jennifer Rivera, Cath Lab
  • Maria Rufin, PACU
  • Joseph Sackey, 7E
  • Geraldine Terry, ICU

Partners in Excellence Care Technician/mental Health Worker

  • Delia Alvarez, 7W
  • Edwin Alvarado, Cath Lab
  • Oliva Belinda Antido, 6W
  • Malgorzata Anuszkiewicz, ICU
  • Esolyn Atkins, 6E
  • William Barnes, 5W
  • Angel Charles, Transport
  • Rosanna Espirito, L&D
  • Maria Elliott Francis, 5W
  • Cassandra Houghton, ED
  • Janelle Lebron, 5W
  • Krystal Marion, 3E
  • Iris McLoughlin, Central Sterile
  • Darlene Parham, ICU
  • Hiral Parikh, 5W
  • Angelica Paulino, L&D
  • William Perez, ICU
  • Gary Pitao, ED
  • Olivia Robinson, 5W
  • Hely Rodriguez, 5W
  • Millicent Rodriguez, OR
  • James Solano, 7W
  • Rose Syphrett, ICU
  • Leo Torres, ED
  • Amos Waruru, Cath Lab
  • Karen Whitaker, Wound Care

2021 Nurse Excellence Award Recipients

Transformational Leader

Janielle Viuya, DNP, RN, Nursing Administration

New Knowledge and Innovations and Improvement

Elizabeth Trelles, BSN, RN, 6E

Exemplary Professional Practice

Priscilla Hurtado, BSN, RN, 6E

Structural Empowerment

Regina O’Donnell, MSN, RN, Cath Lab

Empirical Outcomes

Rino Alcantara, MSN, RN, Cath Lab

Partners in Excellence and Care Award

Iris McLoughlin, Central Sterile Processing

Interprofessional Collaboration Award

Janeth Bedoya, MSW

Interprofessional Contribution Influencing Patient Care

Mariana Escate, RD, CNSC
Amy Calderone, RD, CNSC
Rachel Pacala MS, RDN, CNSC

Achieving Strategic Priorities

2020-2021 Nursing Preceptors

Rita Smith DNP, RN “Get Back to School”

Edwine Jean-Baptiste, BSN, RN, L&D

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