2007 Nursing Awards and Recognitions

Published on: 12/29/2007

Dottie Thomas, RN, BSN, CIC - Miami Dade Health Care Hero Award Recipient

Jeanette Diana, MSN, ARNP - Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Tau Chapter- Leadership Award

Deborah Hill-Rodriguez, MSN, ARNP, CS-BC - Florida Nurses Association District V- Promoting an Environment for Excellence of Nursing Practice

Michelle Burke, MSN, ARNP, CPN, CPON - 2007 Jean Fergusson Excellence in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing Education Award, American Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Association

Maria Fernandez, MSN, ARNP, MBA, CFRN – 2007 Florida Flight Nurses Association Transport Nurse of the Year
Jill Tahmooressi, RN-BC, MBA - 2007 Nursing Spectrum Nursing Excellence Awards for the Florida region, finalist in the category of Advancing and Leading the Profession
Jean Buckley, RN - 2007 Nursing Spectrum Nursing Excellence Awards for the Florida region, finalist in the category of Community Participation

2007 Nurse of the Year Winners

RN of the year: 
3East: Johnny Mok, RN

LPN of the year:
3South: Lizette Garcia, LPN
Rookie of the year:
3Northeast: Liane Franquiz, RN
Leader of the year: 
CICU: Ingrid Gonzalez, MSN, RN, CPN
Nursing support staff of the year: 
Psychiatry:  Saskia Izaquirre, BHT
Research Award Winner:
Carolyn Domina, ARNP, MSN, NE-BC, CORN
Carol Roach, RN, MSN, CPN

Unit Winners

2E: Ana Arrubla, RN, BSN
2NE: Marocon Villnueava, RN, BSN
3N: Sylvia Perez, RN, BSN
3NE: Jean Buckley, RN
3S: Beatriz Milian, RN, BSN
Same Day Surgery: Ana Ruiz, RN, BSN
CICU: Susan Flores, RN, BSN, CPN
ED/Rapid Care: Susana Sanchez, RN
Float/Staff Relief: Elizabeth Padilla, RN, BSN, CPN
NICU:  Janet Madill, RN
OR: Karen Witsken, RN
PICU: Vivian Lacandalo, RN, BSN
Psychiatry: Shirley Kendroza, RN, MSN, APRN-BC
Quality Resources: Grisel Cepeda, RN
PACU: William Gehring, RN
MRI/Radiology: Veronica Rivera, RN, CPN
South Dade Center: Verna Haik, RN, CPN
Support Department: Cindy Garlesky, ARNP, MSN, CEN, RN-BC

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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