Nurse Excellence Awards

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital presents Nurse Excellence Awards to individuals and groups whose contributions reflect our ongoing commitment to upholding the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s standards for the Magnet Recognition Program. Members of the Nurse Excellence Awards Review Panel include staff nurses from our Magnet Ambassador Council, advanced practice providers, and nurse leaders from the Nurse Executive Council.

2024 Nurse Excellence Awards Recipients

Transformational Leadership Award

Amanda Alvarado, BSN, RN, BMTCN, OCN
Center for Professional Development, Innovation and Research

Rebecca Ramos, MS, RN, PED-BC
Center for Professional Development, Innovation and Research

Structural Empowerment Award

Trauma and Critical Care Committee
Emergency Department

Exemplary Professional Practice Award

Verdane Simeon-Bennett BSN, RN-BC
Neuro Critical Care Unit

New Knowledge, Innovations, and Improvements Award

Mae Zoltowsky, BSN, RN, CBN, CPHQ
Bariatric Service

Magnet Nurse of the Year Award

Sabina Thomas, BSN, RN-BC
2 East Orthopedics

Friend of Nursing Award

Engineering Department

Sherry Stein Advanced Practice Provider Award

Sarah Maute, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Medical ICU Advanced Practice Providers

Nursing Technician/Technologist Award

Blady Saavedra
Ambulatory Surgical Pavilion

Physician Award

Patricia Martin, DO

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