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Nurses Week 2014

St. Luke's 2014 Nursing Excellence Awards

Carol Kuplen

 

Carol A. Kuplen, RN, MSN

A message from Carol Kuplen, RN, MSN, Chief Nursing Officer,St. Luke’s University Health Network

“Nurses Leading the Way” is the theme selected by the American Nurses Association for Nurse Week 2014. This theme validates the essential role nursing plays in health care.  Across St. Luke’s University Health Network this role is evident in all aspects of our care - at the patient’s bedside in care coordination, in the evidence-based care provided by nurse practitioners, through the formal leadership roles in management held by nurses, by the nursing faculty who prepare future nurses and in the outcomes we achieve for our patients and community.  Over the past year, St. Luke’s nurses have “led the way” in primary care, diagnostic departments, emergency departments, operating rooms, clinics and inpatient nursing units.

Nurses are vital to health care.  St. Luke's nurses have a well-deserved reputation for providing excellent and compassionate care and raising the nursing profession to its highest level; a reputation on which our patients and families can rely.

During National Nurses Week, we celebrate the St. Luke’s University Health Network Nursing Excellence Award winners. These individuals are selected for their outstanding nursing care, leadership and community contributions and serve as shining examples of St. Luke’s nurses at their best.

I feel truly privileged to work at St. Luke’s with my fellow nurses and colleagues in the diverse, challenging and fulfilling field of health care.

St. Luke’s salutes the 2014 Nursing Excellence award winners and ALL of our fine nursing professionals.

 

Congratulations to our Winners!

Definition of Nursing

Tittenbach-Trish 
Trisha Trittenbach, RN
Allentown Campus

Sarah Brodzinski
Sarah Brodzinski, RN

Anderson Campus

Goodin-Amber
Amber Goodin, RN, BSN

Bethlehem Campus 

Russell- Montese
Montese Russell, RN, BSN

Miners Campus

Dietz-Misty
Misty Dietz, RN

Quakertown Campus 

Waldman- Gabrielle
Gabrielle Waldman,
RN, BSN
Warren Campus 

Van Zandt-Michelle
Michelle Van Zandt, RN

St. Luke's Home Health/Hospice 

 

Relationship with Patient

Betancourt-Helen 
Helen Betancourt, RN
Allentown Campus

Schumada-Jonathan
John Schumada, RN
Anderson Campus

Tristani-Bonnie
Bonnie Tristani, RN

Bethlehem Campus 

Stermer-Susan 
Susan Stermer, RN
Miners Campus

Florkowski-Adam
Adam Florkowski,
RN, BSN

Quakertown Campus 

Graves- Patricia
Patricia Graves, RN, MSN

Warren Campus 

Shorette-Amanda
Amanda Shorette,
RN, BSN

St. Luke's Home Health/Hospice 

 

Commitment to Nursing

Heffelfinger-Sherri  
Sherri Heffelfinger,
RN, BSN

Allentown Campus

Anderson McCabe-Deb
Debora Anderson-McCabe, RN

Anderson Campus 

Anastasides-Elizabeth
Elizabeth Anastasides,
RN, BSN

Bethlehem Campus 

James-Patricia
Patricia James,
RN, BSN

Miners Campus

Sorensen-Rebekah  
Rebekah Sorensen,
RN, BSN, OCN

Quakertown Campus

Loaiza- Joan
Joan Loaiza,
RN, BS, CCRN

Warren Campus 

Mercado-Julie
Julie Mercado, RN, BSN

St. Luke's Home Health/Hospice

 

Community Health Promotion

Borden-Sara 
Sarah Borden,
RN, BSN

Allentown Campus

Oravec-Sharon
Sharon Oravec, RN

Miners Campus 

Sames-Lisa
Lisa Sames,
RN, BSN, CWS

Quakertown Campus 

Zehner-Lisa
Lisa Zehner,
RN,CEN

Warren Campus 

Paden-Chris 
Christine Paden,
RN, BSN

St. Luke's Home Health/Hospice

 

 

 

Accountability

Schmalzer-Jaimie
Jamie Schmalzer, RN

Allentown Campus 

Seymour-Dawn
Dawn Seymour,
RN, BSN

Anderson Campus 

Ramos- Candida
Candida Ramos,
RN, BSN

Bethlehem Campus

Hartung-Christine
Christine Hartung, RN
Miners Campus 

Benton-Janae 
Janae Benton, RN
Quakertown Campus

Lockhart-June
June Lockhart,
RN, BSN

Warren Campus 

Sheridan-Susan
Susan Sheridan, RN, BSN

St. Luke's Home Health/Hospice 

 

Teamwork

Saliby-Sara
Sara Saliby, MSW

Allentown Campus 

Briggs-Jim
Jim Briggs

Allentown Campus 

Kressman-Jennifer
Jennifer Kressman

Anderson Campus 

Fresh-Steve
Stephen Fresh

Bethlehem Campus 

Recchiuti-Donna
Donna Recchiuti

Bethlehem Campus

Cannarella-Alice
Alice Cannerella

Miners Campus 

Barnhart-Catherine
Cathy Barnhart

Miners Campus 

Jimenez-Nydia
Nydia Jimenez, MHT

Quakertown Campus 

Hyndman-Shawna
Shawna Hyndman, CST

Quakertown Campus

Billow-Carol
Carol Billow, CNA

Warren Campus

Llagas- Erika
Erika Llagas, CNA

Warren Campus

Heywood-Robert
Robert Heywood, CNA

St. Luke's Home Health/Hospice

Strauss-Jessica
Jessica Strauss

St. Luke's Home Health/Hospice

     

Leadership

Rehnert-Catherine 
Catherine Rehnert,
RN, MSN
Allentown Campus

Cassidy-Michele
Michele Cassidy,
RN, BSN

Anderson Campus 

Schroettner-Deborah 
Deborah Schroettner,
RN, BSN

Bethlehem Campus

Weigand-Melissa
Melissa Weigand,
RN, BSN

St. Luke's Home Health/Hospice 

Watchous-Maryfrances
Maryfrances Watchous,
RN-BC
Quakertown Campus 

Delibero- Brenda
Brenda Delibero,
RN, BSN

Warren Campus 


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Leah Gavornik,
RN

Miners Campus 

 

Advanced Practice Award

Rizollo- Cathy
Cathleen Rizzolo, CRNP

Warren Campus 

School of Nursing

Feller-Frederica
Fredericka Feller, RN, MSN

School of Nursing