Awards and Recognition

2019 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. The 2019 awards included:

  • Nurse of the Year – Caitlyn Caporoso, BSN, RN
  • Transformational Leadership – Cynthia Russo, MSN, RN-BC, APN, C
  • Exemplary Professional Practice – Jennifer Wong, BSN, RN
  • New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements – Caitlyn Caporoso, BSN, RN
  • Mentor Award – Jamie Havens, RN
  • Nursing Quality Award – Catherine Mucyn, RN
  • PCT Award – Laureen Kollie-Keleekai
  • Unit Secretary – Patricia Taylor
  • Friend of Nursing – Wayne Mc Clinonn and the Distribution Staff

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.

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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 2018 DAISY Award Winners

Sheri Lichon, BSN, RN - Cancer Center

Karen Robbins, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA - PACU

Grace Chizek, BSN, RN - Intensive Care Unit

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