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Published on May 23, 2011

Nazareth Hospital Announces Second Annual Nursing Excellence Award Winners

NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA: Nazareth Hospital announces the winners of its second annual Nursing Excellence Awards. CEO Christina Fitz-Patrick, MSN, RN, and Chief Nursing Officer/VP-Nursing Monica Eckhardt, MSN, RN, presented the awards on May 6 at a reception at the hospital's Marian Conference Center. Award winners were nominated by their peers and evaluated according to specific criteria by a selection committee. Honorees include:

Award of Excellence in Nursing Practice: Julie Reca, RN, 3 Telemetry Unit. This award is presented to the Registered Nurse who demonstrates excellence in nursing practice and delivers compassionate, person-centered care by applying knowledge of evidence-based practice guidelines, critical thinking skills and clinical decision-making.

Rising Star Awards: Judy Parise, RN, Emergency Department and Krystal Murphy, Emergency Room Tech. These awards are presented to novice nursing professionals [graduation within 18 months] who deliver excellent care, exhibit great teamwork and passion for nursing, and actively work for performance improvement within the unit and by participation on councils.

Award for Advocacy: Terry Nahill, RN, Care Management. This award is presented to the Registered Nurse who has made outstanding efforts in advocating for individuals or groups requiring our services.

Award for Nursing Leadership: Geri Moyer, RN, Cath Lab. This award is presented to the Registered Nurse who demonstrates excellence in leadership, as evidenced by strategy development and implementation and resource management.

Award for Nursing Support: Mary Glass, LPN, Acute Rehab Unit. This award is presented to the nursing support professional who delivers excellent, person-centered care, advances teamwork, and models professional accountability.

Nursing Assistant of the Year: Meghan Banas, 5th Floor. This award is presented to the Nursing Assistant who delivers excellent, person-centered care, advocates for patient safety, and fosters teamwork and communication.

Christy A. McCabe

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Nazareth Hospital
2601 Holme Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19152
215.335.6000

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