2008 Nursing Awards and Recognitions

Published on: 12/29/2008

Patricia Dean, MSN, ARNP, PNP-BC- 2008 Hospital Hero of the Year from the Florida Hospital Association (FHA).

Deborah Del-Favero, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CPN- Nominee 2008 South Florida Organization of Nurse Executives (SFONE) Leadership Award.

Jackie Gonzalez, MSN, ARNP, NEA-BC, FAAN- 2008 Alumni of Distinction Award, University of Miami

Evelyn Gonzalez-Morlate, RN-BC, MSN- 2008 Professional Advocate, Advance for Nurses

2008 Nurse of the Year Winners

RN of the year: 
CICU: Emily Zubira, RN, BSN

LPN of the year:
MRI: Teresa Sanchez, LPN, (now RN)
Rookie of the year:
PICU: Janice Serrano, RN, BSN

Leader of the year:
PICU: Pat Thorpe, RN, BSN

Nursing support staff of the year:
3 Northeast:  Reyna Amador, CA

Research Award Winner:
Joanne Nieves, MSN, ARNP, PNP, CPN

Evidence Based Practice Award:
Alison Scheflow, RN, BSN, CCRN

Unit Winners

2E: Rochelle Gabas, RN, BSN
2NE: Monica Brown, RN, MSN, CPN
3N: Tracee Smith, RN, BSN
3NE: Adam Fader, RN, BSN
3S: Claudia Alfonso, RN
Same Day Surgery: Irene Bowers, RN
3E: Vivian Gimon, RN, CPN
ED/Rapid Care: David Pastor, RN, BSN, CPN
Float/Staff Relief: Lisa Morgan, RN, MSN
NICU:  Viviana Gonzalez, RN, BSN
OR: Enio Ortega, RN, BSN
PICU: Sandra Wiley, RN, BSN
Psychiatry: Nova Franklin-Bremmer, RN
Quality Resources: Charity Zayas, RN
PACU: Maria Morales-Ojeda, RN
MRI/Radiology: Margot Sarratea, RN, CPN
South Dade Center: Carmen Rodriguez, RN, BSN, CPN
Support Department: Jane Salvaggio, ARNP, MSN
IV Team: Alicia Lue, RN
Pediatric Care Center: DeDe Lichtman, RN, BSN
Afterhours: Monica Hawkins, RN, BSN

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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