New York Methodist Celebrates its Nursing Staff

Nov 23, 2016

RN Dinner Group 2016

Anna Rup, RN, NM, Haofei Wang, RN, DON, Joanna Zanko, RN, DON, Kay-Ann Wilson, RN, DON, Mary Magee, DON, Aisha Miller, RN, DON, Ashley MacNamara, DON, Rebecca Flood, RN, senior vice president for nursing, Wayne Christie, RN, DON, Shari Torres, RN, CNL, Allison Molini, RN, NM, Christina Sansolo, RN, NM

Brooklyn, NY - New York Methodist Hospital recently celebrated the members of its nursing staff with its annual RN Dinner, featuring an awards ceremony at which over a dozen patient care units were honored for an array of achievements.

"I want everyone to know how wonderfully you are doing," said Rebecca Flood, RN, senior vice president for nursing, during the ceremony. "Your commitment to patient care is unparalleled, and you all deserve to be recognized for that."

Maria Luisa Quidilla, RN, NP and the staff of perioperative services received the 2016 Florence Nightingale award in recognition of outstanding nursing work. Ms. Quidilla attributed the win to her team's dedication. "This is because of their teamwork and their engagement. They work very hard, and I could not be prouder of them."

Nancy Rizzuto, RN, and the staff of the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, Kayann Wilson RN, and the staff of Infill 7 and Jenny Brown, RN, and the staff of the Kirkwood Percutaneous Cardiac Interventional Unit won awards for having the most improved HCAHP scores.

Awards for pain management and sedation/re-assessment compliance went to Fidelia Jordan, RN, and the staff of Infill 6 and Patricia Pierre, RN, and the staff of the Mother-Baby Unit.

Theoni Napoli, RN, and the staff of Miner6, Michele Oppong, RN, and the staff of Miner 7 and Jenny Brown, RN, NM, and the staff of the Progressive Care Unit received awards for restrain reduction.

Winners of the awards for fall and injury reduction included Sherene Mercieca, RN, and the staff of Infill-5, Christina Sansolo, RN, and the staff of 7 South, Kayann Wilson, RN, and the staff of Miner 5.

Shireese Sookram, RN, and the staff of the Pediatrics Unit, Wayne Christie, RN Debbie Duggan, RN, and the staff of 6 South and Denise Spence, RN, and the staff of 7 North all received awards for skin/wound care "zero" pressure ulcers.

Attendees at the event were treated to a full dinner spread, a dessert bar and wine provides by the Department of Food and Nutrition Services. The nurses also celebrated with photos at the photo booth and on the dance floor. "We want our nursing staff to feel appreciated for all the hard work they do and know that they earned this celebration," said Wayne Christie, RN, director of nursing.

Maria Luisa Quidilla accepts the 2016 Florence Nightingale Award

Maria Luisa Quidilla, RN, accepts the 2016 Florence Nightingale Award on behalf of the staff of perioperative services from Rebecca Flood, RN, senior vice president for nursing.

Marilyn Butler, RN, and Kathleen Weaver, RN

Marilyn Butler, RN, and Kathleen Weaver, RN, retired in 2016 after three decades of service each.

 

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