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John Hopkins Bayview celebrates a Nurse.com national GEM winner

By Janice Petrella Lynch, MSN, RN

Amminikutty Ninan, MSN, CMSRN, advanced clinical nurse, MED B, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, recently was honored as the 2015 Nurse.com Nursing Excellence national GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) Award winner in the Clinical Nursing, Inpatient, category. Colleagues, friends and family enthusiastically joined together at the facility to celebrate with Ninan, where she received the Nurse.com obelisk.

When Ninan accepted the award, she expressed gratitude and appreciation to her manager and colleagues acknowledging their dedication, hard work and commitment to patient care. She thanked her family for their love and support over the years, especially while she was in school.

“I first met Ammini when I began working on MED B in 2009, said Patient Care Manager, Michele Applegate, RN, MS, NE-BC, at the reception. “I was immediately impressed with Ammini’s level of professionalism and dedication to both the unit and the hospital. Through the years I have continued to be impressed with Ammini’s dedication and tenacity. And in many ways Ammini reminds me of the famous nurse Clara Barton, for Clara Barton was quoted as once saying ‘The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.’”

Maria V. Koszalka, EdD, RN, vice president, patient care services, praised Ninan for all she has accomplished at JHBMC, and proudly accepted the Nurse.com GEM facility plaque, recognizing JHBMC as home to a 2015 national GEM winner.

Ninan’s nominator, Marilyn Van Wykk, MSN, CMSRN, and colleagues weren’t surprised at all when they first heard about Ninan’s award. They describe her as a dedicated, passionate and focused leader who recognizes that hard work is necessary to achieve positive outcomes. And Van Wykk said she successfully empowers her staff with the clinical knowledge and technical skills they need to provide safe and quality patient care.

Ninan is humble about all of her accomplishments and said she feels glad she chose a career that allowed her to grow, both professionally and emotionally, while improving the lives of other people.

Janice Petrella Lynch, MSN, RN, is nurse editor/nurse executive.

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Photo caption: At the 2015  Nurse.com national GEM reception in honor of Amminikutty Ninan, RN, advanced clinical nurse, MEDB, Patient Care Manager Michele Applegate, RN,  pictured on right, said, “I first met Ammini when I began working on MED B in 2009. I was immediately impressed with Ammini’s level of professionalism and dedication to both the unit and the hospital. Through the years I have continued to be impressed with her dedication and tenacity. And in many ways Ammini reminds me of the famous nurse Clara Barton, for Clara Barton was quoted as once saying ‘The door that nobody else will go in at, seems always to swing open widely for me.’” Ninan was the national winner in the category of Clinical Nursing, Inpatient.

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