NURSES WEEK AWARDS - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Published on October 31, 2011

NURSES WEEK AWARDS

During Nurses Week in May, several CKHS hospitals presented awards to outstanding nurses and other caregivers.

Crozer-Chester Medical Center

  • Nursing Excellence Award for Professional Practice (Critical Care Nursing): Cindy Joseph, RN, Cardiovascular Unit.
  • Award for Outstanding Nursing Service: Rose Robb, Surgical Liaison
  • Nursing Excellence Award for Professional Practice (Intermediate Nursing): Barbara Bevilacqua, RN, Endoscopy Unit.
  • Justin Methven Award for Excellence in Trauma Nursing: Mark Nix, RN, CCRN, Shock Trauma Unit.
  • Nursing Excellence Award for Achievement in Nursing Management: Margaret Speicher, RN, Pediatrics Unit and Intensive Care Nursery.
  • Justin Methven Award for Excellence in Trauma Nursing: Maria Kalinowski, RN, Step Down Unit.

Taylor Hospital

During Nurses Week at Taylor, Nursing department employees were encouraged to vote for co-workers (nurses and patient care techs) whom they thought excelled in several categories. Ballots were tallied and the following winners were celebrated at an event on May 31.

Nurse I Like to Follow

  • Bernadette Wessels, RN, 2 East
  • Nicole Saladino, RN, and A. McKeeman, RN, 2 West      
  • Han Y. Park, RN, 3 West
  • Lisa King, RN, and Sharon Moran, RN, Emergency Department
  • Bonnie Broderick, Intensive Care Unit
  • Deb Ivery, RN, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit
  • BJ Pearsall, RN, Operating Room
  • Pam Golt, RN, and Sue Stretch, LPN, Short Procedure Unit
  • Maureen O’Kane, RN, Rehabilitation

Best at Documentation

  • Jenn Davis, RN, Linda Raszewski, RN, Christine Wiseley, RN, 2 East
  • Nicole Saladino, RN, and Dina D’Alonzo, RN, 2 West
  • Han Y. Park, RN, 3 West
  • Charlene Burkeholder and Bonnie Broderick, ICU
  • Michele Liberatore, RN, ED
  • Patti O’Donnell, RN, Operating Room

Best Preceptor

  • Kathy Lally, RN, 3 West
  • Pat Flick, RN, Emergency Department
  • Marge Westfall, RN, 2 East
  • Dina D’Alonzo, RN, 2 West
  • Steve Fitzgerald, RN, Operating Room
  • Bonnie Broderick, Denise Hale, RN, and Heather Kostyk, RN, Intensive Care Unit
  • Sue White, RN, Rehabilitation

Goes Above and Beyond

  • Denise Gibbons, RN, Emergency Department
  • Heather Kostyk, RN, Intensive Care Unit
  • Tiffany Stollsteimer, PCT, 2 West
  • Bernadette Wessels, RN, 2 East
  • Kathy Lally, RN, 3 West
  • Patty Pearse, RN, Operating Room
  • Sue Stretch, LPN, and Pam Golt, RN, Short Procedure Unit 
  • Eve Snyder, Surg. Tech, Surgical Services
  • Darlene Luther and Natalie Dougherty, Administrative Support

Gives the Best Report

  • Lisa Finn, RN, Rehabilitation
  • Mary Hegazy, RN, Emergency Department
  • Linda Raszewski, RN, 2 East
  • Heather Kostyk, RN, Intensive Care Nursery
  • Joyce McKay, RN, Post Anesthesia Care Unit
  • Han Y. Park, RN, 3 West
  • Lori Smeltzer, RN, Short Procedure Unit
  • Dina Dalonzo, RN, 2 West
  • Kelli Lennon, RN, Operating Room

Best IV Stick

  • Deb Ivery, RN, Operating Room
  • Candy Johnson, RN, Short Procedure Unit
  • Fanta Cabah, RN, and Lisa Bambach, RN, Intensive Care Unit
  • Jamila Geollegue-Aclaro, RN, Emergency Department
  • Vera Gladney, RN, Rehabilitation
  • Ashley McKeeman, RN, 2 West
  • Gin Zhow, RN, 2 East
  • Renuka Patel, RN, 3 West

Best Phlebotomy Stick

  • Vera Gladney, RN, and Ray Lawry, RN, Rehabilitation
  • Shanna Krammer, RN, and Laura McKay, RN, 2 West
  • Kate Barton, RN, Intensive Care Nursery
  • Kathy Hanlon, Catheterization Lab
  • Jack Conner, PCT, 3 West
  • Dawn Jackson, RN, 2 East
  • Jamila Geollegue-Aclaro, RN, Emergency Department
  • Sue Stretch, LPN, Short Procedure Unit

PCT That Gives the Best Personal Care to Patients

  • Rochelle Duncan, PCT, Rehabilitation
  • Brynal Delgrosso, PCT, 3 West
  • Maria Mancuso, PCT, 2 East
  • Laura McKay, PCT, 2 West
  • Peg Shank, PCT, Emergency Department
  • Tiffany Stollsteimer, PCT, Float

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Mia Agno, RN, BSN, PCCN, Acute Care at Springfield: PCCN (Progressive Care Certified Nurse by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses)
  • Dawn Barnard, RN, BSN, CCRN, Critical Care at DCMH: CCRN
  • Bernadette Cornelle, RN, CNOR, Perioperative at DCMH: CNOR
  • Judy DiTomo, BSN, MSN, CCRN, Critical Care at DCMH: CCRN
  • Marsha Doney, BSN, CCRN, Critical Care at DCMH: CCRN
  • Denise Frankenfield, RN, CNOR, Perioperative at DCMH: CNOR
  • Marylynne Friel, RSN, MSN, CCRN: Critical Care at DCMH: CCRN
  • Cathy Heagy, BSN, CCRN, Critical Care at DCMH: CCRN
  • David Ingram, RN, BSN, VA-BC, MS, CEN, EMT-P, Infusion Team at DCMH: VA-BC
  • Mary Jo Kernaghan, RN, BSN, CEN, Emergency Department at DCMH: CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse by the Board of Certification of Emergency Nursing)
  • Melody Massi, RN-BC, 3 East at DCMH: BC (Medical Surgical Certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center)
  • Patricia McCaffrey, RN-BC, 5 East at DCMH: BC (Medical Surgical Certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center)
  • Maureen Migliaccio-Rega, RN, CCRN, Step Down Unit and Shock Trauma Unit at Crozer: CCRN
  • Michelle Murray, RN, BSN, CPN, Pediatrics at Crozer: CPN
  • Barbara Nolan, RN, CNML, 3 East at DCMH: CNML (Certified Nurse Manager and Leader by the American Organization of Nurse Executives & American Association of Critical Care Nurses)
  • Han Y. Park, RN, BSN, PCCN, 3 West at Taylor: PCCN
  • Sherly Padinjarekutt, RN, CCRN, Intensive Care at Taylor: CCRN
  • Carole Placido, BSN, CCRN, Critical Care at DCMH: CCRN
  • Dolores R. Porri, RN, BSN, CIC, Infection Control at Taylor: CIC
  • Terry Sandman, RN-BC, CHPN, Palliative Care at Crozer: BC, Pain Management Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Colleen Shivetts, RN, BSN, WCCN, Wound Care at DCMH: WCCN
  • Janet Slaven, RN, BSN, CWON, Wound Care at Crozer: NBCR (National Board Certified Reflexologist)
  • Patricia Sloskey, RN, CCRN, Critical Care at DCMH: CCRN
  • Barbara Spinosa, BSN, MS, CCRN, Critical Care at DCMH: CCRN

ACADEMIC DEGREES/CERTIFICATES

  • Thierry Arnout, RN, BSN, Emergency Department at Crozer: BSN from Immaculata University (June 2011)
  • Teri Brennan, RN, BSN, Oncology at DCMH: BSN from Immaculata University (2010)
  • Patti Butler, RN, BSN, Perioperative at DCMH: BSN from Immaculata University (May 2010)
  • Renee Corbin, RN, BSN, MICU at Crozer: BSN from Immaculata University (January 2011)
  • Kristen Doonan, RN, BSN, Clinical Director of 5 Telemetry at DCMH: BSN from Immaculata University (December 2010)
  • Ken Durning, RN, BSN, Emergency Department at Crozer: BSN from Immaculata University (January 2011)
  • Gabe DeCicco, RN, BSN, Telemetry at Crozer: BSN from Immaculata University (January 2011)
  • Donna Herman, RN, BSN, Night Supervisor at DCMH: BSN with Latin honors from Immaculata University (May 2011)
  • Carla Hogan, RN, BSN, Oncology at DCMH: BSN from Immaculata University (2010)
  • Tara Horkan, RN, BSN, 3 Telemetry at DCMH: BSN from Immaculata University (2010)
  • David Ingram, RN, BSN, VA-BC, MS, CEN, EMT-P, Infusion Team at DCMH: BSN from Widener University (December 2010)
  • Rita McGarry, RN, BSN, Oncology at DCMH: BSN from Immaculata University (2010)
  • Maureen Reilly, RN, BSN, 3rd Telemetry at DCMH: BSN from Immaculata University (May 2009)
  • Kim Riley, RN, BSN, Case Management at DCMH: BSN from Immaculata University (May 2010)
  • Colleen Shivetts, RN, BSN, WCCN, Wound Care at DCMH: BSN from Immaculata University (May 2010)
  • Janet Slaven, RN, BSN, CWON, Wound Care at Crozer: Certificate, Lourdes Institute of Wholistic Studies, and Certificate in Complementary and Integrative Therapies, Drexel University

RESEARCH/PRESENTATIONS/NEWS MEDIA

  • Nancy Eisenhuth, RN, MSN, CEN, CCRN, NE-BC, nurse director of the Step Down Unit and Shock Trauma Unit at Crozer, was quoted in a Nursing Spectrum article, “On the Cusp: Safety Program Makes its Way Across Country” (http://news.nurse.com/article/20110418/CRT01/110421001).
  • John Harper, MSN, RN-BC, Nursing Education at Crozer, was published in two publications: “Temporary Transvenous Pacemaker Insertion” in the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Procedure Manual for Critical Care (6th edition, 2011), and "Development of an Education Program on Postcardiac Catheterization Care for Ambulatory Care Nurses,” in the Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, Volume 26, 279-283, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.  
  • Maureen Ingram, RN, MSN, CWOCN, Nursing Education at DCMH, contributed to a poster presentation done in collaboration with colleagues from several local hospitals, “1 Ostomate + 1 Affiliate = Partners in Care,” at the 2011 WOCN national conference, New Orleans.
  • Mary O’Prey, RN, BSN, Orthopedics at Taylor, and Alisha Hartunian, RN, BSN, Rehabilitation at Taylor, made a presentation, “Rapid Adoption Network Project HCAHPS: Discharge Process,” to the VHA (October 2010).
  • Cynthia Reigart, RN, nurse director of the Burn Treatment Center at Crozer, contributed to four research poster presentations done in collaboration with other professionals recently:
    • “Multidisciplinary Performance Improvement (PI) Task Force Project Markedly Reduced and Eliminated Resistant Acinetobacter Baumanii/Haemolyticus (AB),” presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Las Vegas (April 2010)
    • “Assessment of the Treatment of Acinetobacter Baumannii Following the Outbreak of a Multi-resistant Clone and a Varient Clone in a Burn Treatment Center,”  presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society, Las Vegas (April 2010)
    • “Burn Center Management of Operating Room Fire Injuries,” presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association, Chicago (March/April 2011)
    • “Retrospective review of Inhalation Injury patients Receiving APRV versus other Ventilator Modes for Respiratory Distress Syndrome or Acute Lung Injury in the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center,” at the 31st Annual Meeting of the Surgical Infection Society of North America, Fort Lauderdale (2011)
  • Rose Schwartz, RN, Oncology at DCMH, was published twice in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 42 (3): “Ripples from a stone skipping across the lake: A narrative approach to the meaning of Huntington’s disease,” and (with others) “American Association of Neuroscience Nurses scope and standard of practice for neuroscience advanced practice nurses.”
  • Rose Schwartz, RN, Oncology at DCMH, earned a $1,500 Provost Grant funded through Widener University for “Predictors of Nursing Home Placement through a Narrative Inquiry of Caregivers of Patients with Huntington’s Disease” (2010).
  • Rose Schwartz, RN, Oncology at DCMH, presented three papers:
    • “Aging and head injury: Care, considerations, and case studies,” at the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses annual meeting, Baltimore (March 2010).
    • “In search of meaning: Qualitative approaches to nursing research,” at Crozer-Keystone’s Nursing Research Symposium (October 2010).
    • “Nursing ethics and end of life,” at the 5th Annual Critical Care Symposium: Acquiring Knowledge, Advancing Skills” in West Chester (October 2010).
  • Rose Schwartz, RN, Oncology at DCMH, presented a poster, “Genetic discrimination and the law: Know your patients’ rights,” at the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses annual meeting, Baltimore (March 2010).

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

  • Candy Johnson, RN, Perioperative at Taylor, coordinates blood pressure screenings at St. Joseph’s Church, Norwood.
  • Melody Massi, RN-BC, 3 East at DCMH was a team coordinator at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® (May 2011).
  • Melissa Kerr, RN, BSN, and Anne O'Donnell, RN, Endoscopy at Crozer, did a Lunch and Learn, "Why we need endoscopies and what to expect,” for Crozer employees and the community at Crozer (March 2011).
  • Joyce Roman, RN, BSN, CNOR, Perioperative at Taylor, did a presentation about fall prevention for older adults at Our Lady’s Seniors at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, Swarthmore (December 2010).

PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT

Ruthann Chelius, RN, MSN, Emergency Department at Springfield, accepted the chair position for Crozer-Keystone’s Nursing Research Council.

  • Suzanne McAndrew, RN, BSN, is now an Infection Preventionist at Taylor after serving as a nurse in 2 East.
  • Rose Schwartz, RN, Oncology at DCMH, was elected president (for a term of 2010-2012) of Sigma Theta Tau, Eta Beta Chapter.
  • Colleen Shivetts, RN, BSN, WCCN, was relocated from 3 East to the Wound Care Center at DCMH.