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Nursing

Recognition

Nursing Excellence Awards

During Nurses Week each year, Tufts MC and Floating Hospital honors excellence in nursing with an awards ceremony and reception. Nurses are nominated by their peers, leadership and patients, with a committee choosing the recipients. We are fortunate to have generous donors who sponsor two very special awards: The Ryan Compassionate Care Award and the Edward and Sylvia Jaye Excellence in Nursing Clinical Practice Award.

Nurses Week 2017 Award Winners: 

Nursing award, 2017

The Edward and Sylvia Jaye - Excellence in Nursing Clinical Practice - The Edward and Sylvia Jaye Excellence in Nursing Clinical Practice Award is an opportunity to recognize an outstanding nurse who has made a unique contribution to nursing practice at Tufts Medical Center.  This award recognizes a registered nurse that works directly with patients exemplifying the expert application of value put forth in our vision as an institution, practice that is caring, innovative, built on a spirit of inquiry and based on a foundation of leadership and teamwork.     Winner:  Caitlin Loughlin - Proger 5N  (4 years of service)

Innovation in Nursing - This Innovation in Nursing Award is an opportunity to recognize an individual registered nurse or team of nurses who have developed or contributed to the development of a new idea in nursing practice.  This innovation must have promoted excellence in patient care and/or patient and family experience. Winner: Maggie McLaughlin – PICC/IV nurse, Floating Hospital for Children.
(33 years of service)

Leading in Nursing – The Leading in Nursing Award recognizes a registered nurse who is in non-direct care position and who exemplifies multiple leadership attributes.  Winner:  Priscilla Poirier (Drew) - Wound Care (1 year of service)

Pat Sullivan Winners: This award will recognize a nurse(s) from Tufts MC and Floating Hospital for Children who embody the passion, positivity and compassion that we have come to associate with Pat and her highly distinguished and yet humble nursing practice. I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to nominate a colleague who represents these nursing qualities in their own distinctive way.  This RN is someone who reflects the “best of the best” in what creates excellence as a nurse and in nursing practice. Winners:  Linda Hames – North 7 (32 years of service); Patty Lyman – North 6 (38 years of service)

Rookie of the Year - The purpose of the Rookie of the Year Award is to recognize a staff nurse who exceeds role expectations and is viewed by the Unit Leadership Team as a ‘rising star’.  Winner: Amanda McDonald – SICU (2 years of service)

Preceptor of the Year - The purpose of the Preceptor of the Year Award is to recognize a staff nurse who has functioned in the role of a preceptor and shown exemplary performance in acting as a resource to guide a colleague through the orientation process. Winner: Kelsey White – CTU (3 years of service)

Ryan Compassionate Care - Tufts Medical Center is honored to establish the Tufts Medical Center Compassionate Nursing Award Fund created through a generous gift made by Bruce and Arlene Ryan in an expression of heartfelt gratitude to the nursing staff of North 6 – Cardiology and it is the Ryan’s expressed wish that the North 6 – Cardiology nurses determine how these funds are utilized. Winner: Roberta Castiglia  CCU  (16 years of service)

Nurses Week 2016 Award Winners:

  • Edward & Sylvia Jaye Excellence in Nursing: Laura Carideo, RN and Angkana Gould, RN
  • The Ryan Compassionate Care Award: Nora Bosteels, RN
  • Leading in Nursing: Dorothy Didomenico, RN
  • Preceptor of the Year: Coleen Lynch, RN
  • Rookie of the Year: Hannah Cunningham, RN
  • Department Appreciation Award: Public Safety

L-R Laura Carideo, RN; Dorothy Didomenico, RN; CNO and Patient Care Services SVP Terry Hudson-Jinks, RN, MSN; Coleen Lynch, RN; Hannah Cunningham, RN. Not pictured: Nora Bosteels, RN and Angkana Gould, RN


Nurses Week 2015 Award Winners

  • Edward & Sylvia Jaye Excellence in Nursing: Siobhan Duggan, RN and Nadine Linendoll, RN
  • The Ryan Compassionate Care Award: Janet Athens, RN
  • Leading in Nursing: Diane Peterson, RN
  • Preceptor of the Year: Sara Strassenburg, RN
  • Rookie of the Year: Amanda Joyce, RN
  • Department Appreciation Award: Infectious Disease

L-R: Diane Peterson, RN; Sara Strassenburg, RN; CNO Terry Hudson-Jinks, RN, MSN; Amanda Joyce, RN; Janet Athens, RN; Not pictured: Siobhan Duggan, RN and Nadine Linendoll, RN


Nurses Week 2014 Award Winners

  • Edward & Sylvia Jaye Excellence in Nursing: Michelle Markey, RN and Bob Paninski, RN
  • The Ryan Compassionate Care Award: Patti Lyman, RN
  • Preceptor of the Year: Ann Branton, RN
  • Rookie of the Year: Lindsey Holland, RN
  • Professional Development Award: Judi Cullinane, RN
  • Department Appreciation Award: Nursing Informatics

L-R: Judi Cullinane, RN; Lindsey Holland, RN; Bob Paninski, RN; CNO Terry Hudson-Jinks, RN, MSN; Pat McLaughlin Sullivan, RN; Ann Branton, RN; Michelle Markey, RN. (Not pictured: Patty Lyman, RN)


Special Mentions:

In honor of Nurses Week 2016, the Inpatient Psychiatric Nursing staff was awarded an Honorable Mention for Best Nursing Team 2016 in Advance for Nurses.  Check out the accompanying article on the measures we have taken to cut down on workplace violence. Congratulations Jasper Tolbara, DNP, RN, NEA-BC and team!

Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award: 2015 Honorable Mention Elizabeth Mobassaleh, RN, Pediatric Heme-Onc Clinic

 

March of Dimes Annual Awards

Each fall, the March of Dimes announces its list of finalists for its Pediatric Nursing Excellence Awards, recently expanded from Massachusetts to all of New England. The finalists were nominated for these awards by members of the community, patients who received care from them and by their colleagues.

The award recognizes nurses who are leaders in improving the health of moms and babies, and identifies a specific nurse who exemplifies the absolute best in nursing and maternal and infant advocacy to receive its top award. Floating Hospital is very proud to be the “home” of the past three years’ winners of its top award, Nurse of the Year or Heart Award:

2015: Linda Potts, RN (New England)


Five of our six finalists for the March of Dimes Nursing Excellence awards (L-R): Kristine Miller, RN, Theresa Taverna, RN, Diane Storti, RN, Marianne Shea, RN, and Linda Potts, RN. Not pictured: Ann Devine.

 

2014: Heather Kennedy, MSN, RN, (Massachusetts)


L–R: Kathleen Glass, RN; Heather Kennedy, MSN, RN; Ann Marie Melino, RN; Deidre Morton, RN; and Amy Stephen, RN

 

2013: Susanne Meninger, RN (Massachusetts)

Floating Hospital for Children had nine finalists, more than any other hospital in the state: Along with Susanne were:  Londa Dugan, RN, BSN; Pamela Hallahan, RN, BSN; Linda Mazzola, RN, BSN; Mary McCourt, RN; Deidre Morton, RN, MSN; Lisa Robinson, RN; Kerin Romano, RN; Mary Ellen Smith, RN, BSN.

L-R: Laura O’Garro, RN; Maria Lombardi, RN; Susanne Meninger, RN; Linda Mazzola, RN; Judi Cullinane, RN

 

Boston Globe Salute to Nurses

Each year, the Boston Globe invites patients, family and colleagues to nominate exceptional nurses for the paper’s Salute to Nurses section. These are our honorees for the past 3 years:

2016:

  • Patty Lyman, RN – North 6
  • Maura McMahon, RN  – North 8
  • Marc Silva, RN – Pediatric Floating

2015:

  • Ellen LeBlanc, RN – TBA
  • Elizabeth Mobassaleh, RN – Pediatric Heme-Onc Clinic

2014:

  • All Operating Room Nurses
  • Elizabeth Ashe, RN – Floating 7
  • Claudia Ballway, RN - Proger 5 North
  • Lucy Dominguez, RN – Coronary Care Unit
  • Tiffany Laroche, RN –Operating Room
  • Pam Levy, RN - Floating 7
  • Cathy MacPherson, NP - Pediatric Heme-Onc Clinic
  • Liz Mobassaleh, RN - Pediatric Heme-Onc Clinic
  • Cate Mullen, RN- Breast Health Clinic
  • Kathy Peuser, RN- Pedi Bone Marrow Transplant Unit
  • Kristin Wilner, RN  - Pediatric ICU