HSS Celebrates Nurses Week 2009

“Nurses: Building a Healthy America.” That’s the theme of this year’s National Nurses Week, May 6-12, which celebrated all the things nurses accomplish every day.

The week-long celebration at HSS, May 5-8, included lunch and learn poster presentations, breakfast for the night staff and keynote speakers Ron Perez, RN, assistant vice president for Nursing, Perioperative Services; and Loretta Chin, RN, nurse resident on 6E. On May 7, the 2009 Excellence in Professional Nursing Practice awards were presented in the Richard L. Menschel Education Center, hosted by Stephanie Goldberg, MSN, RN, CNAA-BC, vice president of Patient Care and chief nursing officer. Each year nurses from every unit nominate a co-worker who exemplifies excellence at work.

And the winners are…

2009 nursing award honorees

9th Floor OR: Jennifer Sutherland, RN
9th Floor PACU: Mary Campbell, RN
8 East: Nisha Jose, RN
7 East: Myoungsook Kwon, RN
6 East: Cassandra Gathers, RN
5 East: Nordis Brijmohan, RN
4th Floor PACU-SDU: Ronald Monteron, RN
Main OR: Amelou Ivory, RN
ACC: Maria DiBenedetto, RN
1st Floor SPU H & F Center: Mary Nolan, RN
Private Amb. Care: Cynthia Reid, RN
PSS: Wendy Chen, RN
SDS/Holding: Geraldine Cassidy, RN
Infusion Room: Margaret  O’Donahue, RN
OHS: Sharyn Tondel, DNPc, AHN-BC, RN, CRNA
Infection Control: Patricia Shea, RN
Rheumatology: Monica Richey, RN

In addition, “Special Recognition” was given to the following nursing leadership: Geri DiLorenzo, RN, nurse manager, 6E; Virginia Forbes, RN, director, Ambulatory Care Services; Eileen Finerty, RN, directory, Infection Control and Occupational Health Services; and Ingrid Herrera-Capoziello, RN, clinical nurse specialist, Nursing Professional Development.

Also, Chao Wu, director, Service Excellence, was recognized with a “Special Friend to Nursing” award.


Chao Wu, director, Service Excellence, was recognized with a “Special Friend to Nursing” award