Excellence in Nursing Awards celebrate our outstanding caregivers

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The annual Excellence in Nursing Awards, organized by ChristianaCare’s Professional Nurse Council, spotlight exceptional nurses at ChristianaCare. The awards normally are announced at a sizable gathering at the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center in early May during National Nurses Week. This year, to adhere to social distancing during COVID-19, the awards were presented individually.

“Each of these nurses was nominated by a colleague for being exceptional,” said Professional Nurse Council Chair Lydia Butcofsky, MA, BSN, RN III, CEN.

“These nurses are leaders who guide novice nurses and interdisciplinary caregivers, embrace change and help others through hard days. They bring a level of love and excellence that is inspiring and I am humbled to be able to congratulate them,” she said.

“The Excellence in Nursing Awards program is the highlight of our Nurses Week celebration at ChristianaCare,” said Ric Cuming, Ed.D., RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, chief nurse executive, and president, ChristianaCare HomeHealth.

“These dedicated, exemplary nursing professionals serve with excellence and love, in sunshine and stormy weather, as the past three months clearly demonstrate. Words can hardly express the gratitude and appreciation nurses deserve for their hard work and courage. Thank you to all of them, and to the Professional Nurse Council for spotlighting our extraordinary nurses under these extraordinary circumstances.”

Kelly Souder

Congratulations to these Excellence in Nursing Awards honorees for 2020:

Dot Fowler Award

Helen Gehr, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, RN-BC, 6A Acute Care of the Elderly.

WISH Champion

Joana Lapinid, MSN, RN, PCCN, 2B Transitional Surgical Unit

2019 Magnet Nurse of the Year

Kaci Rainey, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, Christiana Emergency Department

Blue Bell Awards

Provider

Deborah Black, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CCRN, CRN, Neuro Interventional Radiology

Unlicensed

Paula Ortiz from Environmental Services

Licensed

Julie Sharkey, BS, AS, ARRT, Radiology Technician from Wilmington Hospital X-ray

Nursing

Chelsea Sloss, BSN, RN, Wilmington Hospital Emergency Department

Preceptor Award

Kellianne Clossey, BSN, RN, Wilmington Hospital Operating Room
Stephanie Fulton, BSN, RN, CCRN, 3D Transitional Medical Unit
Kaitlin Johnson, BSN, RN, PCCN, 6S Stepdown & Wilmington Hospital ICU
Stephanie Mozher, BSN, RN, PCCN, Christiana Hospital Cardiac Short Stay Unit
Noelia Robinson, MSN, RN, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Robyn Dougherty

Excellence in Nursing Awards – Direct Care Nursing

Melissa Brown, BSN, RN, CCRN, 2A Surgical Critical Care Complex
Erin Schuster, BSN, RN, TCRN, 2A Surgical Critical Care Complex
Alexis Morris-Williams, MSN, RN, CCRN, WTA-C, 2B Transitional Surgical Unit
Allison Lindstrom, BSN, RN, 2D Neuro Critical Care Unit
Taylor Murphy, BSN, RN, CCRN, 2E Cardiovascular Critical Care Complex
Brianna Dix, BSN, RN, CCRN, 2E Cardiovascular Critical Care Complex
Jasmine Cook, BSN, RN-BC, 3 Medical
Alyssa Faraone, BSN, RN, 6M/7M Postpartum
Haley Martindale, BSN, RN, 6M/7M Postpartum
Jamilia Harvey, BSN, RN, 3D Transitional Medical Unit

Stephanie Fulton, BSN, RN, CCRN, 3D Transitional Medical Unit
Labrini Carabetsos, BSN, RN-BC, 4N/5W Medical
Ibelise Smith, ADN, RN, 4N/5W Medical
Kasey Robinson, BSN, RN-BC, 4A Pediatrics
Lynda Warrington, ADN, RN, 4E Cardiovascular Stepdown
Julia Gallo, BSN, BS, RN, 4E Cardiovascular Stepdown
Kai Chan Lee, MS, BSN, RN-BC, 5B Medical
Elizabeth Ngugi, BSN, RN, 5A Medical/Stepdown
Danielle Griffin, BSN, RN, 6A Acute Care of the Elderly
Therese Riofski, BSN, RN-BC, 6A Acute Care of the Elderly

Hayley Sweetser, BSN, RN-BC, 6B Medical
Ashley Farrell, BSN, RN, 6E Oncology/Hematology
Meghan Hormanski, MSN, RN, OCN, 6E Oncology/Hematology
Jessica Leone, BSN, RN, 6S Stepdown & Wilmington Hospital ICU
Martha Robinson, BSN, RN, CCRN, 6S Stepdown & Wilmington Hospital ICU
Jacqueline Kreydt, BSN, BS, RN, CRRN, 6W Center for Rehabilitation
Allyson Piasecki, BSN, RN, 7E Surgical
Brian Perry, BS, ADN, RN, Behavioral Health
Angela Pizza, BSN, RN, Behavioral Health
Kathleen Heller, MSN, RN-BC, 7S Surgical

Kerri Zippe, BSN, RN, CCRN-K, Cardiac Rehabilitation
Christine Fitzcharles, BSN, RN-BC, CCM, CareVio
Patrick Kappauf, ADN, RN, Christiana Hospital Emergency Department
Tyler Ottinger, BSN, RN, CEN, Christiana Hospital Emergency Department
Emily Riley, BSN, BS, RN, CEN, Christiana Hospital Emergency Department
Ali Sollenberger, BSN, RN, Christiana Hospital Emergency Department
Katie Zee, MSN, RN from Christiana Hospital Prep & Hold, PACU and Surgical Admissions
Brionna Masterson, BSN, RN, PCCN, Christiana Hospital Prep & Hold, PACU and Surgical Admissions
Frank Domanski, BSN, RN, Endoscopy Suites
Jolene O’Neill, BSN, RN-BC, Float and Per Diem Pool

Teresa Reilly, BSN, BS, RN-BC, Float and Per Diem Pool
Rebecca Campbell, BSN, RN, PCCN, Float and Per Diem Pool
Cynthia Taylor, MS, BSN, RN, CRN
Janice Evans, MSN, RN, Hemodialysis
Alison Tyson, BSN, RN, ChristianaCare HomeHealth, Camden Branch
Kelly Souder, ADN, RN, ChristianaCare HomeHealth, Camden Branch
Kara Welcher, BSN, RN, ChristianaCare HomeHealth, Care Transitions
Margaret Duke, LPN, ChristianaCare HomeHealth, Private Duty Nursing
Janet Kucera, BSN, RN, ChristianaCare HomeHealth, Private Duty Nursing
Jennifer Brooks, LPN, ChristianaCare HomeHealth, New Castle Branch

Keri Molin, BSN, RN-BC, SCRN, Heart & Vascular Prep and Hold/PACU
Antoinette Hardy, MSN, BS, RN-BC, Primary Care, Middletown East
Lyrae Graham, BSN, RN-BC, Primary Care, Middletown West
Jeffrey Day, ADN, RN, CCRN, Radiology Nursing
Pamela Decostanza, BSN, RN, CNOR,  Wilmington Hospital Prep & Hold, PACU and Surgical Admissions
Heather Brant, BSN, RN, Wilmington Hospital Emergency Department
Kimberly Balogun, MS, BSN, RN, Wilmington Hospital Emergency Department

Brian Perry

Direct Care Experts

Robyn Dougherty, BSN, RN, CCRN, 2B Transitional Surgical Unit
Kenneth Anderson, BSN, RN, CCRN, 3D Transitional Medical Unit
Justin Bartels, BSN, BS, RN-BC, 4N/5W Medical
Susan Atkison, BSN, RN-BC, 4N/5W Medical
Amanda Wuilleumier, BSN, RN-BC, 5A Medical/Stepdown
Kathleen Fetters, BSN, RN-BC, WTA-C, 5B Medical
Leslie Combs, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CHFN from 5E Cardiovascular Stepdown
June Maluki, BSN, BS, RN-BC, 6A Acute Care of the Elderly
Helen Gehr, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, RN-BC from 6A Acute Care of the Elderly
Tyesha Rodriguez-Gist, BSN, RN, CCRN, 6S Stepdown & Wilmington ICU

Rhonda Ross, BSN, RN-BC, 6S Stepdown & Wilmington ICU
Kathleen King, BSN, RN, CRRN, 6W Center for Rehabilitation
Ashley Connell, BSN, RN-BC, 8S Acute Care of the Elderly
Lorrinda Lockard, MSN, RN-BC, Float & Per Diem Pools
Nathalie Miller, BSN, RN-NIC, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Sharon Wooldridge, BSN, RN, CPAN, Wilmington Prep & Hold, PACU and Surgical Admissions

June Maluki

Leader

Bola Folarin, MSN, RN-BC, CNL, 5E Cardiovascular Stepdown
Megan Smakulski, MSN, MBA, RN, PCCN, 6S Stepdown and Wilmington Hospital ICU

Educator

Alexandra Colin, MSN, RN, CCRN-K, iLEAD, Nursing Professional Development, Ambulatory Medical Office Practices
Danielle Coyne, MSN, RN-BC, iLEAD, Nursing Professional Development, 4E & 5E Cardiovascular Stepdown Units
Kendall Scott, MSN, RN-BC, NPD-BC, iLEAD, Nursing Professional Development, 6A & 8S Acute Care of the Elderly Units

APRN

Glenda McLean-Grant, MSN, APRN, CPNP, School Based Wellness Centers
Vani Ramdoss, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, RN-BC, 6A Acute Care of the Elderly
Shirley Brogley, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, Supportive & Palliative Care

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