HSS Celebrates Nurses Day 2013

On June 18, 2013 HSS celebrated Nurses Day to highlight all the things nurses accomplish every day. The celebration included opening remarks by Stephanie Goldberg, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer and by Louis Shapiro, President and CEO. The HSS nurse keynote address was given by Jessica Drago, BSN, RN, an OR nurse. The main keynote speaker for the day was Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, who spoke about research and innovations in nursing and health care.

The Friend of Nursing Award was presented by Stephanie Goldberg, MSN, RN, NEA-BC and Eileen Finerty, MSN, RN, FNP, CIC, Senior Director of Infection Control to Dr. Barry Brause, MD, Director of Infectious Diseases.

Patricia Quinlan, DNS, MPA, RN, CPHQ, Senior Director, Nursing Excellence, presented on the Review of Criteria & Source of Evidence for 2013 Nominations.

2013 nursing award honorees
2013 nursing award honorees

The Clinical Excellence awards were presented by Stephanie Goldberg, MSN, RN, NEA-BC to the following winners:

Call Center: Melanie Almonte, BSN
PSS: Luzuiminda Angoluan, RN-BC
8E: Anna Distad, RN
4th Floor OR: Rie O’Brien, RN, CNOR, CNII

6E: Angelica Beato, BSN
8E: Mikhail Kolomoytsev, BSN
ASC OR: Freda Weintraub, BSN, CNOR
Infusion: Margaret O’Donohue, MSN, CCRN
PACU: Ashley French, BSN, CCRN

ASC OR: Geoffrey Canlas, BSN
6E: Woldy Davis, BSN
ASC: Arnulfo Dela Torre, BSN
Pediatrics: Erin Walsh, BSN

Call Center: Cynthia Bruder, BSN, ONC
75th Street: Keesha Holmes, BSN
H&F Center OR: Irma Pangcog, BSN
Same Day Surgery: Hyun Sook Choi, BSN
PSS: Dawn Miller Salisberry, BSN

Additionally, two certified nurses were honored with a certified nurse scholarship award presented by Dr. Thomas Sculco, Surgeon-In-Chief.

2013 Winners of the Certified Nurse Scholarship Award
2013 Winners of the Certified Nurse Scholarship Award

The winners were:
Henry King, BSN, RN, ONC, ATC, CSCS
Virginia Soria, BSN, RN, ONC

Barry Brause, MD, director of infectious diseases
Barry Brause, MD, Director of Infectious Diseases