2005 Nursing Awards and Recognitions

Published on: 12/29/2005

Individual Nurse Awards:

Nursing Profession: One Profession, Many Roles
2005 Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Nursing Essay Winner: Lisa Capezzuto, RN, 3 South

Jane Bragg, RN, MSN, MBA,CPON, CNAA,BC Director of Psychiatry and Hematology-Oncology received the FNA Nurse Administrator Award in Bonita Springs, FL September, 16, 2005

Connie Fishman, BSN, RN was a finalist for Nursing Spectrum of the Year award (one of 5 selected from 48 nurses statewide)

Seven FNA District V awards were awarded to Nicklaus Children's Hospital nurses at the FNA District V luncheon on Saturday, April 30, 2005:
Jane Bragg, RN, MSN, MBA,CPON, CNAA,BC Director of Psychiatry and Hematology-Oncology received the FNA District V Nurse Administrator Award

Lisa Burton, ARNP-BC, MSN, ARNP for Psychiatry received the FNA District V Advanced Practice

Carolyn Domina, ARNP, MSN, CNA, BC, Director of Operating Room received the FNA District V Community Award

Patricia R. Messmer, PhD, RN,BC, FAAN Nurse Researcher and Chair of the Nurses Charitable Trust, District V, FNA on behalf of the trust received the FNA District V Special Recognition Award

Kris Roberts, MSN, RN,CPN, Nurse Manager 2E, received the FNA District V Nursing Student Liaison Award

Dottie Thomas, RN, BSN, CIC Infection Control Nurse was one of the 6 national finalists for the Sharps Injury Prevention Award.

Dania Vasquez, ARNP, MSN, CNS 3 East/3South received the FNA District V Nursing Student Liaison Award

Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, Nurses received Certificates of Recognition from PNCB for the Pursuit of Excellence by their Certified Pediatric Nurses.

Jackie Gonzalez receives award from Barry University School of Nursing

Jackie Gonzalez received recognition from Barry University School of Nursing (pictured with Dean Pegge Bell & Thomas Rozek) for Community Leader Tribute on February 19th, 2005 at the Conrad Hotel, Miami.

Jackie Gonzalez Selected as Fellow of American Academy of Nursing
July 11, 2005 - Jackie Gonzalez, MSN, ARNP, Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer has been named as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (AAN). Fellows are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the Nursing profession and healthcare.

The criteria for selection of Fellows requires evidence of outstanding and broad contributions to Nursing and healthcare as well as evidence of strong potential for continuing influence in practice and health policy aimed at improving the health of the American people.

Jackie is a devoted and inspiring leader who has instilled a passion for excellence and innovation within the nursing team at Nicklaus Children's. Her selection as a Fellow of AAN is a tribute to her leadership here at the hospital as well as her commitment to the profession of Nursing on a regional and national level. All of us at Nicklaus Children's are enormously proud of her many achievements.

Patricia Messmer, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN, was recently honored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing for being a 2005 Distinguished Alumni Awarde. She was recognized at a ceremony along with 2 of her peers. For more information, please visit the University of Pittsburgh website.

2005 Nicklaus Children's Hospital Nurse Excellence of the Year Award
Carol Cupido-Hylton, RN - NICU

2005 Nursing Leadership Award Winner
Connie Fischman, RN

2005 Unit Nurse Excellence Award Winners
Laura Chechila, RN - 2 East
Holda Delavoe, RN - PICU
Anna Diaz, RN - 3 North
Cathy Donellan, RN - Utilization Quality Management
Karin Espinosa, RN - PACU
Cynthia Etter, RN - IV Team
Roxanna Gomez, RN - After Hours
Denise Jorge, RN - CV
Helene Liwanag, RN - Radiology
Marcina Maraj, RN - 3 South
Kelli Ann L. McIntosh - 3 NorthEast
Flor Olivera, RN - Psych.
Elizabeth Padilla, RN - Float/Staff Relief
Larry Regalado, RN - Emergency Room
Kim Ronselli, RN - Operating Room
Heidi Story, RN - Ambulatory Surgery
Vanessa Tamariz, RN - 3 East
Carla Trueba, RN - CVICU

About Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.

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