Staff from Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Schneider Children’s Hospital, and the Zucker Hillside Hospital filled LIJs New Horizons Cafe May 5 for a celebration of nursing pride during the Center of Excellence Nurses Week awards. Along with Michael J. Dowling, president of the health system, Kerri Anne Scanlon, RN, MSN, ANP, and Maureen White, RN, MBA, CNAA, senior vice president, chief nurse executive, were on hand to pay tribute to the nurses many achievements throughout the year.
In her address, White spoke of the changes that are ongoing at the health system, changes to which the nursing staff contributes greatly. She stressed that the constant movement only helps them grow stronger. Transformation is like exercise, she said. If you dont feel the burn, you havent stretched enough.
Those changes also have resulted in the respect of noted nurse researchers such as Peter Buerhaus, RN, PhD, FAAN, she said, who looks to the health system for best practices because he knows that were one step ahead of everyone else.Janet Hyland, RN, left, receives congratulations from Terry Pando, RN, senior administrative director, for being LIJs recipient of the Zuckerberg Family Award for Nursing Excellence.
For their service and inspiration, leadership awards went to Elena Memoracion, LIJ; Susan Fitzgerald, Hillside; and Betty May, Schneider Children’s. One nurse from each hospital was chosen for the Zuckerberg Family Award for Nursing Excellence: Janet Hyland, LIJ; Suzanne Monteleon, Schneider Children’s; and Marie Horowitz, Hillside.
The Service Guild honored four nurses with the Evelyn Schwartz Award for Nursing: Cathy Lombardo, Elizabeth OMara, Loretta Braun, and Maria Giraldo. Awards also went to staff of all three facilities for clinical mentorship and excellence in nursing.
The following registered nurses received 2009 Center of Excellence Awards Schneider Children’s Hospital
Nursing Administration: Dina Cicillini, nurse manager; Joan Hoppe-Freita, ADN; Tara Matz, ADN, Betty May nurse manager
Adolescent Unit: Ann Marie ODonell
Med 2: Shari Bernstein, Cindy Westwater
Med 3: Carly Cohen, Gaelle Moise, Tania Lestage Wang
Med 4/BMTU: Maria Hernandez, Lisa Polito
NICU: Karen Clemens, Theresa Egan, Kathleen Hawkins, Joanne Stiehl, Michelle Vella
Pediatric ICU: Nancy Abbene, Kristen Vove, Nancy Krug, Gina Marie Manuele, Renatta Schillizzi, Ann Shea
Pediatric ED: Joelle Jean, Lynn Pellicci, Andrew Rotjan, Jennifer Zapke
Specialty Nurses: Linda Bokor Peds Endocrinology; Patricia Lee, Marilyn Orlando, Peds Rheumatology; Cindy Rabey, Sue Roberson, Adolecent Medicine
Transport: Allison Carballo
Nursing Education: Ronit Schwartz, Jennifer SimonettiCenter of Excellence Award winner Lawanda Candelario, RN, center, receives congratulations from her supervisor Sherry-Ann Evanson, RN, left, and director Susan Knoepffler, RN.
At The Zucker Hillside Hospital
Nisha Jayan, Saramma Alexander, Low 3; Jaya Varughese, Gerald Ajayi, Low 4; Linda Minlionica, Jessy Mathew, Low 5; Violetta Debuque, Katrika Lord, Linda Sheehan, Low 6; Debra Norberg, Adolescent Pavilion; Mary Vrtodusic, assistant director of nursing, Nursing Administration; Mercy Prasad, Elson Cottage; Elisa Bailey, Strauss Cottage; Elizabeth Checola, Donna Dwyer, Altschul Cottage; Gail Wyche, Lisa Mazzitelli, Kaufmann Unit; Patricia Mahon, Marie Horowitz, ECT;
At Long Island Jewish Hospital
Nursing Administration: Debi Zaleski, Regina Faux
Cardiac Services: Elizabeth OMara, Meghan Haggerty,Elena Rizzo (CCU); Nicole Filippazzo (7 North); Gerard Yabut, Janette Engesser (7 South/7 Central); Mara Hirschorn, Kathleen McShane(cardiology)
Nursing Education: Agnes Barden
Case Management: Ronni Simon, Tricia Flanagan
TMED: Lawanda Candelario
Critical Care: Maria Giraldo, Eileen Bilello, Helga Holm-Anderson, Ann Marie McCabe, Teri Punch-Borderon, Rebecca Wedderburn (MICU/PCU); Naara Black, Mary Cavaciuti, Seung-Hyun (Amy) Lee (SICU); Jan Derek Hernandez, Kathy Viola (CTICU)
Infection Control: Elaine Lyons
Quality Management: Judy Gerson, Lori Reggio
Dialysis: Dulce Casanova, Vera Benn
Satellite Dialysis: Marilyn Batan
IV Team: Peter Marino
Medicine: Jennifer Topf-Loayza (5 North); Karen Kessler, Laura Massaro (5 South)
Surgery: Martha Scherer (9 South); Desiree Gaines (9 North); Anne Cardella (8 South); Irina Zavurov (8 North)
Emergency: Rose Moses, Ingrid DeJean-Aubry
GWYN: Jung Eun Lee
OB/GYN: Biji Paul, Patricia Barnes (NBN-3 North); Jacqueline Ramirez (4 South); Cathy Lombardo, Joanne OBrien, Betty Zielinski, Latasha Thomas, Debra Lomonaco, Ellen Cohen (L&D 3 South)
Oncology: Sophia Colquhoun
Radiation Oncology:Nancy Gong
ACT: Sobhana Presannan
ACU: Leila Sarju
Perioperative Services: Lori Appel, Janet White, Vicki Dunseath, Robert Rodriguez (OR); Caroline McLennon, Maura McAuley (PACU)
Ambulatory Nursing: Madeline Richez
Ambulatory Surgery Nancy Baransky, Theresa Droluk (CFAM); Joan OShea, Sandy Saccente
Radiology: Lisa Scialpi