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Western Reserve Hospital Announces Nurses Week Award Recipients

Nurses Daygroup

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, May 8, 2019 – Each year Western Reserve Hospital celebrates Nurses Week in appreciation of the many men and women on its nursing staff that continue its commitment to improving healthcare in the region. Western Reserve Hospital honored its nursing team on May 6th (National Nurses Day) at an annual Nurses Awards Program, which recognizes nurses for their outstanding performance of nursing practice, leadership and education.

“Our nurses are shining examples of our collective commitment to the care of others,” said Dr. Robert Kent, President and CEO. “Whether involved in direct patient care or in administrative or support roles, our nurses are truly at the forefront of the care experience. Their strength, compassion and diverse skill sets is vital to our organization, and we can’t honor their work enough.”

Nurses from every department in Western Reserve Hospital were nominated by physicians, peers and other staff members for excellence in one of four categories – Cameos of Caring, Nursing Excellence, Physicians Choice and Rookie of the Year. A surprise announcement of Western Reserve Hospital’s Sigma Theta Tau honoree and Tenured Nursing Excellence Winner was also unveiled. Sigma Theta Tau membership is by invitation-only to nurse leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing. The 2019 nursing award winners include, Cameos of Caring Winner, Heidi Gross, 3 West; Nursing Excellence Winner, Greta Evans, Pain Medicine; Physicians Choice Winner, Patty Wolfe, Surgical Services; Rookie of the Year Winner, Alyssa Leppla, ICU and Sigma Theta Tau honoree and Tenured Nursing Excellence Winner, Cathy McNamara, Infusion.

Pictured, front row, left to right: Carrie Gallo, CNO and Vice President, Patient Care Services; Cameos of Caring Winner, Heidi Gross, 3 West and Sigma Theta Tau honoree & Tenured Nursing Excellence Winner, Cathy McNamara, Infusion
Back row: Physicians Choice Winner, Patty Wolfe, Surgical Services; Nursing Excellence Winner, Greta Evans, Pain Medicine and Rookie of the Year Winner, Alyssa Leppla, ICU

More than 100 Western Reserve Hospital nurses were nominated for the awards and include:

Cameos of Caring

Sarah

Bowe

Cardiovascular

Chris

Duplay

Pain Medicine

Stephanie

Frazier

3 West

Heidi

Gross

3 West

Jennifer

Heerema

Case Management

Colleen

Jewell

3 West

Laura

Knott

Cardiovascular

Jane

Lau

ICU

Cathy

McNamara

Infusion

Jane

Meredith

Infusion

Sara

Miller

ICU

Mark

Pallante

Emergency

Holly

Patton

ICU

Mary

Rupert

Emergency

Angela

Smoleny

2 West

Rene

Tassile

Endoscopy

Christina

Vineyard

2 West

Nicole

Youel

Cardiovascular

 Award HGross

Cameos of Caring Winner - Heidi Gross, 3 West

 

Nursing Excellence

Nikki

Adkins

Stow Urgent   Care/Occ Med

Kathy

Bachtel

Pain Medicine

Sarah

Bowe

Cardiovascular

Qiana

Campbell

Emergency

Gail

Donofrio

Stow Urgent   Care/Occ Med

Chris

Duplay

Pain Medicine

Kelley

Dzurovcin

3 West

Greta

Evans

Pain Medicine

Heidi

Gross

3 West

Kay

Guenther

Pre-Surgical   Testing

Kare

Jones

Pain Medicine

Amy

Kidd

Emergency

Laura

Knott

Cardiovascular

Jane

Lau

ICU

Danielle

Marino

Pain Medicine

Mike

Marsh

Stow Urgent   Care/Occ Med

Cathy

McNamara

Infusion

Sara

Miller

ICU

Jean

Morgan

Stow Urgent   Care/Occ Med

Brittany

Musgrave

Cardiovascular

Tim

Norman

ICU

Victoria

Piermarini

ICU

Liz

Raggi

Infusion

Vernon

Rowe

2 West

Mary

Rupert

Emergency

Michelle

Smart

Pain Medicine

Susan

Straus

Cardiovascular

Rene

Tassile

Endoscopy

Sue Rose

Thomas

Surgical   Services

Lisa

Trettel

Emergency

Christina

Vineyard

2 West

Betty

Vue

3 West

Aimee

Weaver

ICU

Dana

Welton

Emergency

Nicole

Youel

Cardiovascular

Award GEvans

Nursing Excellence Winner - Greta Evans, Pain Medicine

 

Physicians Choice

Denise

Abood

PACU

Michelle

Bartish

Pain Medicine

Erin

Berry

Cardiology   Support

Sarah

Bowe

Cardiovascular

Christina

Breese

Emergency

Robert

Brenza

Pain Medicine

Nicole

Caldwell

Pain Medicine

Qiana

Campbell

Emergency

Kim

Caynor

Pain Medicine

Kristin

Chabak

Surgical   Services

Kelly

Cornelius

Emergency

Shawn

Coss

Emergency

Karen

Criblez

Pain Medicine

Liz

D'Amico

Emergency

Karla

Davis

Pain Medicine

Micheline

Dienes

Emergency

Chris

Duplay

Pain Medicine

Greta

Evans

Pain Medicine

Krystal

Green

2 West

Heidi

Gross

3 West

Dawn

Harshaw

Pain Medicine

Brandi

Iftiu

Pain Medicine

Dana

Johnson

Emergency

Julianna

Keeler

Cardiology   Support

Laura

Knott

Cardiovascular

Tameca

Lee

Pain Medicine

Danielle

Lenhart

Emergency

Danielle

Marino

Pain Medicine

Holly

Meyer

ICU

Sara

Miller

ICU

Brittany

Musgrave

Cardiovascular

Alina

Nadeau

Pain Medicine

Tera

Nash-Jascoe

Pain Medicine

Mark

Pallante

Emergency

Holly

Patton

ICU

Victoria

Piermarini

ICU

Lisa

Ray

ICU

Vernon

Rowe

2 West

Mary

Rupert

Emergency

Lindsay

Sandmann

Emergency

Michelle

Shultz

Pain Medicine

Michelle

Smart

Pain Medicine

Teena

Spengler

Pain Medicine

Anne

Springer

Emergency

Beverly

Steadman

Emergency

Patrice

Taylor

ICU

Michelle

Tigelman

Cardiology   Support

Lisa

Trettel

Emergency

Paula

Unaitis

Pain Medicine

Yvonne

Vincent

Pain Medicine

Dawn

Weissling

2 West

Dana

Welton

Emergency

Patty

Wolfe

Surgical   Services

Nicole

Youel

Cardiovascular

Award PWolfe

Physicians Choice Winner - Patty Wolfe, Surgical Services 

 

Rookie of the Year

Emmy

Jenior

Emergency

Alyssa

Leppla

ICU

Sarah

Michney

3 West

Erin

Sells

Emergency

Award ALeppla

Rookie of the Year - Alyssa Leppla, ICU 

 

Sigma Theta Tau & Tenured Nursing Excellence

Cathy McNamara   Infusion

Award CMc Namara

Sigma Theta Tau & Tenured Nursing Excellence Winner - Cathy McNamara, Infusion