For Nurses

Nursing Excellence: Awards and Recognition

From every corner of the Medical Center, our nurses are award winning. Magnet Designation honors them all, and on many occasions, nurses are celebrated for individual accomplishments. Here are a few of our recent honorees:

Daisy Award Honorees:

Monthly Award for Extraordinary Nurses

May 2010

All Endoscopy RNs

Endoscopy Unit

April 2010 

Ena Scrivani

4 East

August 2009 

Mindy Delaney 

Radiation Oncology

March 2009

Nelda Pluchino 

4 East

February 2009  

Dorothy Zorzopian


January 2009 

Jan O’Reilly   

Home Health

December 2008

Harrietta (Gigi) Venegas 

Cardiac Catheterization

November 2008

Nancy Wienberg 

Pre-Admissions Testing (PAT)

October 2008 (NICU)

Susan Maher-Dziemian

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Nursing Service Award 2010 Honorees:

Excellence in Professional Nursing Practice:

Patient Care Management: Maia Bregman, BSN, RN, Home Health

Nursing Practice: Sung Yeon Sophia Choi, BSN, RN, 6 Dean

Collaborative Practice: Cynthia Mulder, MSN, APN, NP-C, Pain Management

Leadership: Sue Degennaro, RN, MS, APN-C, OCN, Oncology APN

Community Outreach:
Arlene Keys, RN, BSN, CEN, Emergency Dept; Cathi Goldfischer, RN, MS, ACNP-BC, CNS-C, CEN, TNCC, EMT-B, Emergency Dept; Leocadie Toussaint, RN BSN. Mother/Baby

Humanitarian Service:
Arlene Keys, RN, BSN, CEN, Emergency Dept.;
Cathi Goldfischer,
RN, MS, ACNP-BC, CNS-C, CEN, TNCC, EMT-B, Emergency Dept.;
Leocadie Toussaint, RN, BSN, Mother/Baby;
Eleanor Dunn
, RN, MPA, CNOR, Main OR;
Mae Carlson
, RN, BSN, CNOR, Main OR;
Rose Trojkovich, RN, BSN, CNOR, Main OR

Rising Star: Kinga Fryzlewicz, BSN, RN, 3NW

Nursing Team: 8 Dean; 2 Kaplen; Main OR Nursing Robotics Team

Excellence in Nursing Research:Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN, CWOCN

Leadership Award: Pat Lanzellotti, RN, BSN, 3NW/Hemo PCD