On May 3, Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J., celebrated National Nurses Week with a nursing awards ceremony and luncheon.Enjoying the Nurses Week celebration are cath lab staff, from left, Rocel Mabilog, RN, team leader; Sarah Riccioni, patient care tech; Stephanie Sawon, RN, staff nurse; Beth Kaner, RN, staff nurse; and Stacey McCarthy, radiology technician.
It has been a wonderful time with our recent Magnet designation, and the nursing stories we shared during the Magnet visit exemplify the ways that we touch the lives of others, said Maureen Schneider, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FACHE, PhD(c), senior vice president of clinical program development and CNO.Signing the Nurses Week quilt is Deb Toresco, RNC, nursing performance improvement/quality assurance manager, along with Cathy Numann, RNC, staff nurse, PACU.
We all feel proud for a job well done, and I applaud each of you every single day for what you do for our patients and their families.During Nurse Week, RNs from maternal child health proudly wore their nursing school caps. Labor and delivery nurses, from left, include Nancy Lau, RNC, staff nurse; Angie Loyota, RNC, staff nurse; Jen Irving, RNC, nurse manager, maternal child health and 4 East; and Edie Sylvester, RNC, staff nurse.
Kathy Cummins, RN, MS, APN-C, ACNS-BC, vice president of nursing operations, presented awards to the following nurses: Practice Award M. Arlene Azores, RNC, staff nurse, maternal child health/nursery; Performance Improvement Award Sarah Kish, RN, BSN, staff nurse, critical care; Professional Development Award Denise Morio, RN-BC, assistant manager, 4 East; Patient/family Education Award Dawn Gallagher, RN, CDE, diabetes educator; Research Award 4 East/med/surg staff; Patient Satisfaction Award Doris Crowell, RNC, staff nurse, maternal child health/nursery; and Patient Care Tech Award Nadia DiTrocchio, PCT, surgical aide.Judith Iselin, RN, nurse manager of the diabetes center, left, joins award-winner Dawn Gallagher, RN, diabetes educator at the diabetes center.
Mary Ogiba, RNC, BSN, staff nurse and team leader in maternal child health, and Sharon Fisahn, RNC, staff nurse in the GI lab, received the Jean Dougherty Award, which is the most prestigious honor the nursing department presents each year.Joining Cathy Cummins, RN, third from left, vice president, nursing operations, are award winners M. Arlene Azores, RNC, staff nurse, maternal child health/nursery; Doris Crowell, RNC, staff nurse, maternal child health/nursery; and Sarah Kish, RN, staff nurse, critical care.
It is awarded to the nurse who exemplifies high performance, loyalty and advocacy and is given in honor and memory of Dougherty, a role model for nurses for her standards of practice.