Connecticut Honors 2009 Nightingale Award Winners

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The winners of the 2009 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing were honored at four galas across Connecticut as friends and family celebrated these outstanding nurses. Four regional galas were held, each hosted by a different agency — Eastern Connecticut-VNA of Southeastern Connecticut; Fairfield County-Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Southwestern CT; Hartford-VNA Health Care; and New Haven-Visiting Nurse Association of South Central CT.

VNA of Southeastern Connecticut—Eastern Connecticut

Mary Ellen Addy, RN, Harrington Court; Judy Appleby, RN, BSN, CEN, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital; Susan Bellefleur, RN, CCRN, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital; Karen Bongo, RN, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital; Anne Carbone, RN, Utopia Home Care; Anne J. Creighton, LPN, Eastern Connecticut Endoscopy Center; Andrea Dameron, RN, BSN, BS, The William W. Backus Hospital; Renee Decesare, RN, The William W. Backus Hospital; Paula Delponte, RN, BSN, The William W. Backus Hospital; JoAnn Eaccarino, APRN, MS, Child and Family Agency of SECT; Tamre Fontaine, RN, BSN, LMT, Windham Community Memorial Hospital; Barbara Garceau, RN, BSN, CNOR, Windham Community Memorial Hospital; Kathleen Gernhard, RN, OCN, The William W. Backus Hospital; Lois Hadinger, RN, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital; Annette Hamilton, RN, Ledyard Regional VNA; Mary Hess, RN, MS, VNA East; Garye Jensen, RN, BSN, MA, VNA of Southeastern CT; Jillene Jensen, RN, BSN, VNA East; Melanie Jensen, RN, CCRN, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital; Carla Jordan, RN, The William W. Backus Hospital; Susan Keefe, RN, BSN, Masonicare Home Health & Hospice; Cynthia Kovak, RNC, BSN, CMC, Connecticut Community Care; Linda Kyle, RN, BA, The William W. Backus Hospital; Erin Loughery, RN, BSN, The William W. Backus Hospital; Shelbye Maynard, RN, BSN, MSN, MBA, The William W. Backus Hospital; John J. McNulty, MS, RN, CS, University of Connecticut School of Nursing; Janice C. Modon, RN, RCC, Mary Elizabeth Nursing Center; Kathleen O’Brien, BSN, RN, OB-GYN Services, P.C.; Patricia Orce, RN, CRRN, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital; Sandra Peterle, RN, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital; Charlotte Quigley, RN, Hospice Southeastern CT; Lillian Rafeldt, RN, MA, CNE, Three Rivers Community College; Nancy Rall, RN, BSN, Interim HealthCare of Eastern CT; Ashley Rogers, BSN, RN, Stonington Institute; Debra Shelton, RN, The William W. Backus Hospital; Jill Simmons, RN, BSN, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital; Kristen Stehle, RNC, APRN, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital; Desmond Talento, RN, BSN, The William W. Backus Hospital; Mary Turner, RN, MSN, Masonicare Home Health & Hospice; Patricia Ulery, RN, Lawrence & Memorial Hospital; Katherine VanGorder, RN, VNA of Southeastern CT.

Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of Southwestern Connecticut—Fairfield County

Genalyn A. Amihan, RN, BSN, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of SW CT; Jane Anderson, RN, BSN, Danbury Hospital; Christine Andros, BSN, Stamford Hospital; Sandra Anyoha, RN, MSN, MPH, Stamford Hospital; Helen Backus, RN, Greenwich Hospital; Catherine Barsanti, RNC, Silver Hill Hospital; Steven Belmont, RN, CCRN, Stamford Hospital; Michele Beudert, BSN, BA, Stamford Hospital; Mugette Boccuzzi, RN, Stamford Hospital; Eileen Borowiec, RN, BSN, Norwalk Hospital; Nancy Briggs, RNC, Danbury Hospital; Sophia Brownie-Jarvis, RN, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Behavioral Health Services; Mary Ellen Campbell, RN, Silver Hill Hospital; Jennifer D. Carlan, RN, BSN, CHPN, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of SW CT; Yvette Carp, RN, MSN, CCM, Norwalk Hospital; Donna Caserta, RN, CRNI, St. Vincent’s Medical Center; Beverly Caster, RN, Silver Hill Hospital; Anne Marie Chorobik, RN, Maefair Health Care Center; Linda Cook, RNC, APRN, MPH, Danbury Hospital; Naomi Danigoy, RN, BSN, Norwalk Hospital; Sue Darrow, RN, Norwalk Hospital; Deirdre Deakin, BSN, Danbury Hospital; Colleen Dewan, RN, MSN, CCRN, Danbury Hospital; Anna DiPaola, RN, Greenwich Hospital; Cathy Donoghue, RN, Danbury Hospital; Pamela Drolsbaugh, RNC, Norwalk Hospital; Patricia Duff, RN, BSN, Masonicare Home Health & Hospice; Sue Evans, RN, CCRN, Stamford Hospital; Dorleen Fabian, RN, Bridgeport Hospital; Agnes Ferraro, RN, Masonicare Home Health & Hospice; Sheila Finn, RN, MSN, Greenwich Hospital; Oliva C. Flores, BSN, RN-BC,Stamford Hospital; Kimberly Foito, RN, MSN, Sacred Heart University College of Education & Health Professionals; Sandra Garay, RN, ASN, BS, St. Vincent’s Medical Center; Noeme Magracia Gaynor, RN, Greenwich Hospital; Deborah Gilbey, RN-BC, MSN, BSN, CRRN, St. Vincent’s Medical Center; Laura Giovannoli, RN, BS, Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association; Donna Gonsalves, RN, Bridgeport Hospital; Lori Grumell, RN, BSN, Stamford Hospital; Eden Gutierrez, RN, Bridgeport Hospital; Sue Handville, RN, MS, Silver Hill Hospital; Brenda Hunt, RN, BSN, Danbury Hospital; Cynthia Johnson, RN, Silver Hill Hospital; Sharon Jordan, RN, CPEN, Bridgeport Hospital; Katherine Kernstock, RNC, BSN, Norwalk Hospital; Victoria Knoll, RN, ONC, Greenwich Hospital; Vincent Kovalik, RN, Norwalk Hospital; Lori Lake, RN, BSN, OCN, Danbury Hospital; Marianne Lehane, RNC, Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association; Barbara Lieberman, RN, Greenwich Hospital; Maria LoDebole, RN, Greenwich Hospital; Melissa Malin, RN, Masonicare at Newtown; Toni Ann Marcy, RN, BSN, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of SW CT; Debbie Margolies, RN, Bridgeport Hospital; Kathleen P. McAuliffe, RN, Vitas Innovative Hospice Care; Barbara McConachie, RN, CCRN, Bridgeport Hospital; Elizabeth McEvoy, RN, Norwalk Hospital; Claudia McKenzie, RN, Connecticut Health of Southport; Sheila Moody, RN, Bridgeport Hospital; Michelle Munoz Valerio, RN, BSN, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of SW CT; Kim Muro, RN, BSN, Norwalk Hospital; Jennifer Nascimento, RN, BS, CRC, St. Vincent’s Medical Center; Gloria Nogueras, RN, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Care of SW CT; Deborah Oestreicher, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Behavioral Health Services; Karen Palaia, RN, BSN, Norwalk Hospital; Maria Paul, RN, Norwalk Hospital; Barbara Pecor, RN, Masonicare Home Health & Hospice; Marissa Pingol, RN, BSN, Bridgeport Hospital; Cathy Popowski, RN, Bridgeport Hospital; Janet Rhodes, RN, St. Vincent’s Medical Center; Susan Ruscoe, RN, Danbury Visiting Nurse Association; Leodivina A. Salazar, RN, BSN, CPC, Danbury Hospital; Pansy Samuel, RN, St. Vincent’s Medical Center; Gaytri Sharma, RN, Norwalk Hospital; Tanie Silvestre-Lambino, RN, Greenwich Hospital; Sue Skoog, RN, St. Vincent’s Medical Center; Nenita Sollesta, RN, BSN, Stamford Hospital; Linda Spinetti, RN, St. Vincent’s Medical Center; Jane Springer, RN, Silver Hill Hospital; Florence Stephen, RN, Norwalk Hospital; Anne Stewart, RNC, BSN, Ridgefield VNA; Laura Sutton, RN, Connecticut Health of Southport; Eileen Sweeney, RN, Bridgeport Hospital; Pat Syx, RN, OCN, St. Vincent’s Medical Center; Lindsay Tullo, RN, Greenwich Hospital; Deborah Valentine, RN, BSN, Stamford Hospital; Nan Wachen, RN, MSN, Greenwich Hospital; Marian Wanderagala, RN, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Behavioral Health Services; Dalia White, RNC, Danbury Hospital; Emma Wittstein, RN, MSN, St. Vincent’s Medical Center; Elizabeth Wohlfahrt, RN, BSN, Danbury Hospital; Catherine Wolfe, RN, OCN, Danbury Hospital; Karen Wood, RNC, BSN, Danbury Visiting Nurse Association.

VNA HealthCare—Hartford

Lynn Aldrich, RN, BSN, CNOR, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Carol Ali, RN, BSN, WCC, Rocky Hill Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center; Amy Anderson, RN, MidState VNA & Hospice; Cindy Babon, RN, MidState Medical Center; Pamela Bannon, RN, Masonicare Partners Home Health and Hospice; Iraci Barros, RN, BSN, Hartford Hospital; Mary Beth Barry, BSN, MS, APRN, BC, University of Connecticut Health Center; Emilee Binette, RN, MSN, The Hospital of Central Connecticut; Kristen Boucher, RN, BSN, VNA HealthCare; Gene Brazee, RN, BSN, Alzheimer’s Resource Center of Connecticut; Kristen Brillo, RN, BS, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Sharon Brown, RN, BSN, Correctional Managed Health Care; Ursula Brown, RN, Hebrew Health Care; Carol Bucknavage, RN, BS, Eastern Connecticut Health Network; Ann Burch, RN, BSN, Bristol Hospital; Rachel Caron-Sekoll, RN, BSN, The Hospital of Central Connecticut; Dianne Carter, RN, ADN, CHNF, CCHP Correctional Managed Health Care; Sheila Citroni, RN, BSN, OCN, Eastern Connecticut Health Network; Deb Civello, RN, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; Carol Coelho, RN, Eastern Connecticut Health Network; Michelle Collier, RN, CEN Eastern Connecticut Health Network; Lucie Coolbeth, RN, MS, WHNP-BC, Eastern Connecticut Health Network; Sharon Cutler, RN, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Sara Damiano, RN, ADN, BA, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Catherine Denuzzio, RN, The Hospital of Central Connecticut; Bonnie Desjardins, RN, MidState Medical Center; Deborah DiTomaso, RN, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Deborah Dowe, RN, IBCLC, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Ellen Duell, APRN, CCRN, CWOCN, BC, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Patricia Dugger, RN, University of Connecticut Health Center; Patricia Dwyer, RN, MSN, Saint Mary’s Hospital; Laurie Ertel, RN, Cherry Brook Health Care Center; Paula Evelich, RN, BSN, WCC, The Hospital of Central Connecticut; Kim Ferranti, RN, Hebrew Health Care; Beth Fraychak, RN, The Hospital of Central Connecticut; Susan Gagliardi, RN, BSN, Masonicare Partners Home Health and Hospice; Madeline Garcia, LPN, Glendale Center; Mary Lou Geraghty, RN, Visiting Nurse and Health Services of Connecticut; Luriza Glynn, RN, BSN, CDE, University of Connecticut Health Center; Nicole Gomez, RN, BSN, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Annette Gorneault, RN, BSN, The Hospital of Central Connecticut; Linda Groom, RN, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; Debbie Hallbach, RN, BSN, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; Sima Harrari, RN, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Marlene Harris, RN, MS, Hartford Hospital; Anne Hart, RN, BSN, OCN, Hartford Hospital; Maureen Heckman, RN, MidState Medical Center; Sue Howell, RN, Eastern Connecticut Health Network; Anne Howley, RN, BS, Hartford Hospital; Nancy Hunter, RN, MSN, MidState Medical Center; Alicia Jabs, RN, BSN, VNA HealthCare; Dothlyn Jenkins, LPN, Kimberly Hall South; Pamela Kamens, RN, IBCLC, Bristol Hospital; Nancy Kapplan, RN, BSN, HN/BC, University of Connecticut Health Center; Rita Kessing, RN, MBA, CRNI, Professional Home Care Services; Kathy King, RN, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Ellen Kraemer, RN, MSN, Goodwin College; Katharine Kranz-Lewis, RN, MSN, MPH, PhD, University of Hartford; Judy Kraut, RN, MA, Saint Mary’s Hospital; Karen Larsen, RN, Bristol Hospital; Ruth Lasota, RN, BSN, CHPN, LMT, Visiting Nurse Association of Central Connecticut; Christine Leffler, RN, Hartford Hospital; Marie LeMay, RN, BSN, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; Sharon Levesque, RN, University of Connecticut Health Center; Jan Marie Luksha, RN, BSN, Home & Community Health Services; Jeanne Magyr, LPN, MidState Medical Center; Erin Mangan, RN, BSN, CNRN, Hartford Hospital; Jane Marozzi, RN, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Dawn Marszalek, RN, Eastern Connecticut Health Network; Melissa Mikulski, RN, Hartford Hospital; Michelle Miranda, RN, Patient Care, The Hospital of Central Connecticut; Alyssa Montauti, RN, BSN, The Hospital of Central Connecticut; Angel Morales, RN, CGRN, Hartford Hospital; Kathleen Morgan, RN, BSN, Interim HealthCare; Carissa Napoli, RN, Hartford Hospital; Paula O’Neil, RN, BSN, BC, The Hospital of Central Connecticut; Marina Parsadanova, RN, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center; Diane Pospisil, RN, Eastern Connecticut Health Network; Roxann Robinson, RN, BSN, Hartford Hospital; Julia Rosa, RN, MSN, EdD, Capital Community College; Tara Sahno, RN, BSN, The Hospital of Central Connecticut; Maria Savko, RN, ADN, Correctional Managed Health Care; Kathleen Scavetta, RN, ADN, CRRN, Hospital for Special Care; Maryanne Senecal, RN, BSN, Jefferson House; George Smith, RN, University of Connecticut Health Center; Lucille Spadjinske, RN, The Hospital of Central Connecticut; Joann Thompson, RN, Hartford Hospital; Flor Velasco, RN, Hartford Hospital; Jeanne Walczak, RN, BSN, CPON, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center; Marylouise Welch, RN, PhD, Saint Joseph College; Laurie Williams, RNC, Hartford Hospital; Beth Mariah Wojtusik, RN, BS, CPR, PALS, CPI, PMT, Hospital for Special Care; Roberta Wood, RN, BA, Institute of Living; Lori Zagaja, RN, BSN, CGRN, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

VNA South Central Connecticut—New Haven

Joan Apfel, RN, Marathon Health Care Center of West Haven; Dayna Arduini, RN, BSN, Hospital of Saint Raphael; Nancy Babbit, RN, VNA of South Central CT; Nicole Barbarotta, RN II, Hospital of Saint Raphael; Denise Bias, RN, BSN, Milford Hospital; Linda Bonneau, RN, BSN, Masonic Home Health and Hospice; Carolyn Bradley, RN, BSN, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Lori Chieka, RN II, BSN, Hospital of Saint Raphael; Veronica Ciola, RN, Griffin Hospital; Cathi Colburn, RNC, Griffin Hospital; Connie Cole-Ingber, RN II, ASN Hospital of Saint Raphael; Deborah Colombo, RN, The Jewish Home for the Elderly; Margaret Conant, RN, Gaylord Hospital; Jessica Coviello, MSN, RN, Yale University School of Nursing; Gina D’Agostino, RN, MSN, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Christopher DeFrancesco, RN, BSN, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Patricia DeLucia, RN, VNA Community Healthcare; Judith Devin, RN, New England Home Care — Cromwell Branch; Dennis Dilulio, RN, AS, Milford Hospital; Karen Doukas, RN, Gaylord Hospital; Ann Dwyer, RN, Gaylord Hospital; Christina Ferraiolo, RN, Patient Care; Susan Fisher, EdD, APRN, BC, AOCN, ACHPN, Hospital of Saint Raphael; Erena Fitzgerald, RN, The Jewish Home for the Elderly; Cheryl Gambrell-Claxton, RN II, ASN, Hospital of Saint Raphael; Mary Catherine Gannon, RN, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Elizabeth Gedney, RN II, BSN, Hospital of Saint Raphael; Portia Gonzales, RN, BSN, Milford Hospital; Jill Gorecki, RN, VNA Services; Nancy Gourley, RN, BSN, VA CT Healthcare System; Kelly Gutmann, RN, BSN, Level II, Griffin Hospital; Annette Haller, RN II, BSN, WCC, WOCN, Hospital of Saint Raphael; Sally Harris, RN, The Jewish Home for the Elderly; Barbara Jackson, AS, BSN, Masonic Home Health and Hospice; Barbara Kavanagh, RN, CNII. Yale-New Haven Hospital; Lauren Kiernan, RN, BSN, CN III, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Claire Krueger, RN, BSN, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Alice Labonte-Esposito, RN, Masonic Home Health and Hospice; Victoria Lashley, BSN, RN, VA CT Healthcare System; Alison Linske, RN, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Sue Mazarella, RN, New England Home Care — Shelton; Sandra McDonald, RN, AS, Milford Hospital; Barbara McFarland, RN, MSN, CCRN, Gateway Community College; Mikki Meadows-Oliver, RN, PhD, MPH, CPNP, Yale University School of Nursing; Nancy Meliso, RN, The Jewish Home for the Elderly; Robin Michalak, RN, BSN, CCM, Griffin Hospital; Sue Miklinevich, RN, New England Home Care — Waterbury; Bahiyah Muhammad, RN, BSN, American Red Cross-South Central CT Chapter; Dolores Nappi, RN, Level II, Griffin Hospital; Kathy O’Connor, RN, VNA Community Healthcare; Gayle Parks, RN, BSN, VNS of CT; Earlene Peckham, APRN, PNP, MSN, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Johanna Piscitelli, RN II, ASN, Hospital of Saint Rapheal; Dorothy Quinn, RN, Milford Health Care Center; Veronica Redente, RN, Yale University Health Services; Carol Richards, RN, VNA Services; Ann Marie Richardson, RN, Masonic Home Health and Hospice; Kathleen Rickert, RN, New England Home Care — New Haven; Rita-Marie Rossetti, RN, BSN, MSHA & LNC, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Patrizia Schaefer, RN II, BSN, Hospital of Saint Raphael; Nancy Schaffer, RN, BSN, VNS of CT; Collette Sengupta, RN, BSN, VNS of CT; Tracy Shamas, RN, MSN, APRN, VA CT Healthcare System; Hope Sparks, RN, VA CT Healthcare System; Cynthia Taylor, RN, BSN, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Angelina Tomanio, LPN, Masonic Home Health and Hospice; Andrea Voets, RN III, BSN, Hospital of Saint Raphael; Louise Ward, RN, BSN, MSN, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Susan Westrick, JD, MS, RN, CNE, SCSU, Dept. of Nursing; Charlene Wright, LPN, Skyview Center; Lyudmila Zarovny, RN, New England Home Care — Windsor; Deborah Zeoli, RN II, BSN, Hospital of Saint Raphael.

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