Awards - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA


Many Crozer-Keystone nurses have received honors and awards for excellence, both internally and externally. These awards include the following: 

2013 CKHS Nursing Awards and Honors


Congratulations to Crozer-Keystone Nurses who were Honored for Excellence in Nursing 

Crozer-Keystone recognized stellar nurses acrossnurse as visionary the health system in the following categories:






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Darlene Luther Named Taylor Hospital's ManaLutherger of the Year 

Taylor Hospital presented its Manager of the Year award to Darlene Luther during the hospital's annual Employee Service Awards ceremony.

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2012 CKHS Nursing Awards and Honors

2011 CKHS Nursing Awards and Honors

2010 CKHS Nursing Awards and Honors

2008 CKHS Nursing Awards and Honors

Nancy Bucher, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, standing at left, chief nursing officer and Crozer-Keystone vice president, poses with Crozer-Chester Medical Center Nursing Excellence Awards winners. Kneeling, left to right, are Debra Lillback, RN, MSN, from the Crozer Regional Trauma Center; Joe Anne Johnson, PCT, from
the CardioVascular Unit (CVU); and Justine Voell, RN, from Labor and Delivery. Standing, left to right, are Marianne Kupchick, RN, from the CVU; Kathryn Miller, RN, BSN, from Telemetry; and Carlo Emmons from the Burn Treatment Center.

Crozer: Annemarie Kennedy, RN, BSN, BA, Nursing Education  

Crozer: Marianne Kupchick, RN, MSN, CCRN, Cardiovascular Unit at Crozer

Crozer: Kathryn Miller, RN, BSN, Telemetry Unit at Crozer. Miller also earned a “Spirit of Crozer” award at the medical center’s employee recognition awards ceremony.   

Crozer: Tina Voell, RNC, Labor and Delivery Unit at Crozer

Tina Voell, RNC
















Crozer: Debra Lillback, RN, BSN, MSN, Trauma Center at Crozer

Springfield: Mimi Arpa Meeder, RN, Acute Care

Mimi Arpa Meeder, RN

















Springfield: Diane Neary, RN, BSN, CEN Emergency Department

Diane Neary, RN, BSN, CEN, right, with
Jo-Zetta Shawl, RN, MHA, NEA-BC














Springfield: Mary Weldon, RN, CDE, Center for Diabetes

Mary Weldon, RN, CDE



















Taylor: Glenys Zigmont, RN, 3A

2008 Nursing Spectrum Nurse Excellence Award Nominations

Left to right: Kathy Manuel, RN, Maureen DePrince, R.N., Flossie Hogan, R.N., CCRN, Patricia LaPorta, MS, BSN, RN, CCRN, BC, and Jeanne Stanton, RN, BSN, CNOR, CRNFA.

Maureen DePrince, RN, stroke coordinator at DCMH

Flossie Hogan, RN, CCRN, Critical Intensive Care Unit at DCMH

Kathy Manuel, RN, MSN, OCN, Oncology Unit at DCMH

Jeanne Stanton, RN, BSN, CNOR, CRNFA, Operating Room at DCMH

Patricia LaPorta, RN, MSN, BSN, CCRN, BC, Critical Intensive Care Unit at DCMH 

2008 Nightingale Award Nominations

Patty Washkalavitch, RNC,OB, BSN















Marianne Kupchick, RN, MSN, CCRN, Cardiovascular Unit at Crozer

Kathryn Miller, RN, BSN, Telemetry Unit at Crozer

Justine Voell, RNC, Labor and Delivery Unit at Crozer

Debra Lillback, RN, BSN, MSN, Trauma Center at Crozer

Other Awards and Appointments

David Bullen, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNA, of Crozer-Chester Medical Center’s Shock Trauma Unit received the Patsy Whitner award from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses in 2007.

Becca Choitz, RN, MSN, CNM, of the Midwives of Delaware County earned the 2008 Regional Award for Excellence from the AmericanCollege of Nurse Midwives (ACNM).

Marie DeStefano, RN, MSN, FAAMA, administrative director of Oncology for Crozer-Keystone Health System, was named president of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, Southeast Region.

CKHS Home Care Teams Achieve Elite Status

The Home Care Teams at Delaware County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) and Taylor Hospital were named in the 2008 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home healthcare providers in the United States – DCMH for the third year and Taylor for the second year.

“A hospital-based home healthcare program may shorten or eliminate the need for an inpatient hospital stay, help the patient delay or avoid nursing home placement, or avoid re-hospitalization,” says Jane Hanahan, RN, BSN, MHA, administrative director, CKHS Home Care and Hospice. 

CKHS home care teams achieved significantly lower rates of re-hospitalization than the national average of 29.8 percent.  DCMH achieved 19.9 percent; Taylor, 14.8 percent; and Crozer-Chester Medical Center, 19.9 percent. Factors driving their success include a patient education tool, developed by a nursing work group, which directs the patient when to call a nurse or physician and when to call 911. In addition, nurses were educated on the SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) method of reporting to physicians, and the home care teams changed their practice to “front load” visits during the period when patients are most at risk for re-admission.

The HomeCare Elite, the only performance recognition of its kind, is compiled by OCS, Inc., a provider of healthcare rating information, and DecisionHealth, publisher of the home care newsletter, Home Health Line.

CKHS Home Care nurses at their Drexeline location.

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