In May, St. Josephs Healthcare System celebrated the services provided by nurses at St. Josephs Regional Medical Center/St. Josephs Children’s Hospital in Paterson, N.J., St. Josephs Wayne (N.J.) Hospital and St. Vincents Nursing Home in Cedar Grove, N.J. Maria Brennan, RN, MSN, CPHQ, chief nursing officer of the health system and vice president of patient care services at SJRMC, presented the 2010 Nursing Excellence Award to seven nurses selected by their peers.Ursula Cahsens Critical Care Excellence Award recipient Joann Duffy, RN, critical care, center, stands with, from left, Marie Van De Veire, RN, Wayne site director of nursing, SJWH; Maria Brennan, RN, chief nursing officer of St. Josephs Healthcare System; Duffys son Kevin, daughter Allison and husband Joseph Duffy, MD, a physician at SJWH; and Joan Murphy, RN, nurse manager of critical care at SJWH.
The 2010 St. Josephs Healthcare System Nursing Excellence Award recipients include Judy Petrazzuolo, RN, maternal/child division, SJRMC/SJCH; Lynn Cordova, RN, SVNH; Richard Sancho, RN, med/surg division, SJRMC; Carmen Ortega, RN, perioperative services, SJRMC; Barbara Wojtal, RN, ambulatory care division, SJCH; Chris Koenig, RN, SJWH; and Randall Mihalik, RN, critical care division, SJRMC. The awards were presented at the annual Nursing Excellence Awards presentation during National Nurses Week.Kathy Padula, RN, second from right, received the seventh annual Kathleen Houlihan Recognition Award for Telemetry and Progressive Care. With her, from left, are Marie Van De Veire, RN, Wayne site director of nursing, SJWH; Devereaux, RN, nurse manager, 4 West, SJWH; and Maria Brennan, RN, chief nursing officer of St. Josephs Healthcare System.
Joann Duffy, APN, CCRN, of the critical care unit at SJWH, received the 16th annual Ursula Cahsens Critical Care Excellence Award for displaying exceptional leadership, patient advocacy, compassion and loyalty to the staff, unit and hospital. The hospital also recognized Kathy Padula, RN, BSN, with the seventh annual Kathleen Houlihan Recognition Award for Telemetry and Progressive Care.