Nursing Week 2017 was observed in a special way at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center last week at the annual Department of Nursing Awards Ceremony held Fri., May 12.
Nurses were recognized and honored in five categories. UH SJMC President and Chief Experience Officer Robert G. David, Robert Stern, MD, President Medical Staff, and Cathy Knorzer, Chief Nursing Officer, also welcomed nurses and guests with special words of acknowledgement.
Outstanding Clinical Support Award: Alex Rodriguez (winner), Theresa Figueroa, Karen Holzhauer, Cathy Kenny, Alex Lawson, Jackie Marvin, Michael Pasek, Tracie Sanders, Samantha Schubert, Antoinette Sprinkle and Kate Whitson.
Nursing Preceptor Award: Lurrie Cavano (winner), Amy Hernandez-Ochoa, Christine Jessel, Eileen Kinney, Samantha Nelson, Susan Vasi and Kelli Zacharias.
Outstanding Nurse of the Year Award for Clinical Excellence: Debbie Ciprus (winner), Haleigh Cerny, Heather Culpepper, Melanie Fetter, Bobbie Jo Freas, Tracey Geisler, Barbara Gibbs, Molly Lamuth, Kristin Mulica, Jennifer Seasor, tricia Schiel and Renee Zacharias.
Nurse Leader Award: Clare Ruic (winner), Jessica Furin, Amanda Lesko, Shelly Loop, Jackie Marvin, Jennifer Mogus, Samantha Nelson and Lauren Scherry.
Rookie of the Year Award: Brandon Babbitt (winner), Dawn Freas, Rachel Jalowiec, Stephanie Liptak, Caitlyn Roberts, Kathryn Shiels and Candace White.