Awards and Recognition

2023 Nurse’s Day Awards

Each year during Nurse’s Week, May 6-12, the nurses at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton are celebrated and shown appreciation for all that they do for their patients and the families. Our nurses are caring and knowledgeable professionals who put the needs of their patients and families first. Their dedication to providing safe, reliable, high quality care is second to none.

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Although all our nurses go above and beyond, some are chosen by their peers to receive special honors. Nursing Awards are given out by the Chief Nursing Officer on the last day of Nurse’s Week.
2023 Nurses Awards (pdf)

2023 Nursing Excellence Award

Magnet Nurse of the Year Award: David Baldwin, BSN RN OCN

  • Unit Secretary Award: Susan Alvarez, TeleNorth
  • Clinical Tech Award: Will Stevenson, OR
  • Nursing Quality Award: Naykis Sarvary, RN, ICU
  • Friend of Nursing: Kristen Crow, BNS, RN, Case Management
  • Physician/LIP Collaboration: Michael Gordon, MD
  • New Knowledge, Innovations & Improvements: Kelly Knox, BSN, RN, CWCN
  • Nursing Mentor Award: Travis Overstreet, RN, TeleNorth
  • Exemplary Professional Practice: Heather Nolan, BSN, RN, Endoscopy
  • Transformational Leadership Award: Cindy Mazuekiewicz, MSN, RN, PACU

Certified Nurse’s Day

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton takes great pride in recognizing their nationally certified nurses each year on March 19th. This year certified nurses were given hang tags identifying them as Certified Nurses in their specialty. Our nurses are encouraged to take national certification exams and maintain their certifications. We provide them with assistance in registering for the exam and they are compensated once they pass and become nationally certified. 2023 Certified Nurses Day (pdf)

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DAISY Awards


DAISY is an acronym for Diseases Attacking the Immune SYstem. The DAISY Foundation was formed in January, 2000, by the family of J. Patrick Barnes who died at age 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), an auto-immune disease.

This award acknowledges the education, training, skill and care that nurses put into their work each and every day. Our Daisy winners were chosen from among many submissions by patients, family members and co-workers.

Our 2023 DAISY Award Winner

Dustin B., RN - Daisy Award Winner

  • Dustin B., RN

IRIS Award

IRIS is an acronym for Inspiring Respect in Service

Mattie S.- Iris Award

  • Mattie S.

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