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Nursing Excellence Awards
Top Nurses

St. Luke's Celebrates National Nurses Week & Nursing Excellence Award Winners

Carol Kuplen

Carol A. Kuplen, RN, MSN


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

Better Nurses. Best Hospital.

Named 100 Top Hospital – 4 YEARS IN A ROW!
For the fourth year in a row and sixth time overall, St. Luke’s has been named one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the Nation by IBM Watson Health.™   100 Top Hospitals are proven to provide the highest value to the communities they serve – demonstrating excellence in quality, safety and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s is the ONLY hospital in the region to win this prestigious award!

Excellence in health care begins with exceptional nurses.

Across St. Luke’s, our nurses have a critical responsibility to uphold the highest level of quality and ethical standards in their practice to ensure the delivery of superior health care to patients, families and the community. Registered nurses may choose to practice as direct care providers, advanced practitioners, administrators or educators. Regardless of their position, their professional commitment is evident in all aspects of care - patient safety, care coordination, patient/family engagement, education, patient outcomes and quality of care. St. Luke’s nurses are highly trusted as a result; earning a well-deserved reputation for providing the best care to our patients.

In recognition of National Nurses Week 2018 and the week’s theme of “Nurses Inspire, Innovate, Influence” we celebrate and thank all of our outstanding nursing professionals throughout St. Luke’s Network who inspire those around them, innovate the world of health care and influence the lives of the community we serve. 

We take this opportunity to recognize our Nursing Excellence Award winners. These fine individuals are shining examples of St. Luke’s nurses at their best. They are selected for their outstanding nursing care, leadership and community contributions. It is a privilege to practice with such outstanding individuals who represent the “best” of the nursing profession.

 National Nurses Week Logo 2018
 Watson Top 100

Congratulations to our Winners!

Image of Professionalism

Delilah Alicea
Delilah Alicea, RN
Anderson Campus

Jamie Supeck
Jamie Supeck, RN
Allentown Campus

Jayne Donchez
Jayne Donchez, RNC-NIC
University Hospital

Brittany Garris
Brittany Garris, RN
Miners Campus

Christina Baker
Christina Baker, RN
Monroe Campus

Cathy Jones
Cathy Jones, RN
Quakertown Campus

Melissa Weigand
Melissa Weigand, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D
Home Health/Hospice

Cora Fuentespina
Cora Fuentespina, RN
Warren Campus

Relationship with Patient

Melissa Azzalina
Melissa Azzalina, RN

Anderson Campus

Tara Kutney
Tara Kutney, RN

Allentown Campus

Caitlin Miller
Caitlin Miller, BSN, RN, CCRN

University Hospital

Mary Kay Horvath
Mary Kay Horvath, RN

Miners Campus

Heather DeBenedetto
Heather DeBenedetto, RN

Monroe Campus

Deborah Jenkins
Deborah Jenkins, BSN, RN

Quakertown Campus

Jennyfer Cruz
Jennyfer Cruz, BSN, RN

Home Health/Hospice

Laura Briar
Laura Briar, RN

Warren Campus

Commitment to Nursing Excellence

Gisele Commins
Gisele Commins, RN

Anderson Campus

Donna Saylor
Donna Saylor, RN

Allentown Campus

Emily Schwalm
Emily Schwalm, BSN, RN

University Hospital

Tiffany Bieber
Tiffany Bieber, RN

Miners Campus

Jessica Arner
Jessica Arner, BSN, RN

Monroe Campus

Karen Benetz
Karen Benetz, RN

Quakertown Campus

Kaitlyn Langan
Kaitlyn Langan, RN

Home Health/Hospice

Tatiana Lesiv
Tatiana Lesiv, RN

Warren Campus

Teamwork

Patricia Penrose
Patricia Penrose, PCA
Anderson Campus

Brian Thatcher
Brian Thatcher, PCA
Anderson Campus

Heather Herman
Heather Herman
Allentown Campus

Cathy Miletics
Cathy Miletics
Allentown Campus

Brenda Delgado
Brenda Delgado, UC
University Hospital

Heather Worthington
Heather Worthington, PCA
University Hospital

Stefanie Gensure
Stefanie Gensure, PCA
Miners Campus

Debra Connely
Debra Connely, ED Tech
Miners Campus

Yohana Hernandez
Yohana Hernandez, PCA
Monroe Campus

Kelsey Clemens
Kelsey Clemens, MHT
Quakertown Campus

Kamryn Drake
Kamryn Drake, PCA
Quakertown Campus

Michele Semler
Michele Semler, HHA
Home Health/Hospice

Marisa Garra-Helffrich
Marisa Garra-Helffrich
Home Health/Hospice

Jimmy Zavala, NA
Jimmy Zavala, NA
Warren Campus

Anna Macapagal
Anna Macapagal, NA
Warren Campus

Excellence in Leadership

Timmy Kress
Timmy Kress, RN

Anderson Campus

Grace Ganchoso
Grace Ganchoso, RN

Allentown Campus

Tracey Santiago
Tracey Santiago, BSN, RN, OCN

University Hospital

Theresa Hosking
Theresa Hosking, RN, PCM
Miners Campus

Damaris Rowe
Damaris Rowe, BSN, RN
Monroe Campus

Jolie Gaudiuso
Jolie Gaudiuso, MSN, RN
School of Nursing

Shannon Heffner
Shannon Heffner, BSN, RN
Quakertown Campus

Diane Hummel-Spruill
Diane Hummel-Spruill, MSN, RN
Home Health/Hospice

Christine Wagner
Christine Wagner, RN

Warren Campus

Exemplar Preceptor in Clinical Practice

Peggie Naples
Peggie Naples, BSN, RN

Anderson Campus

Carol Kaunas
Carol Kaunas, RN

Allentown Campus

Chelsea Kokolus
Chelsea Kokolus, RN

University Hospital

Ann Louise Abrachinsky
Ann Louise Abrachinsky, RN

Miners Campus

Katie Adam
Katie Adams, RN

Monroe Campus

Douglas Radcliff
Douglas Radcliff, RN

Quakertown Campus

Debra Crush
Debra Crush, MSN, RN, CNS,
COS-C, HCS-D

Home Health/Hospice

June Lockhart
June Lockhart, RN

Warren Campus

Network Awards

Tina Wida
Community Health Promotion Award - Tina Wida, BSN, RN

Angela Tout
Pride and Accountability Award -
Angela Tout, BSN, RN

Jennifer Craig
Pride and Accountability Award -
Jennifer Craig, RN

Jens Hansen
Advanced Practice Award - Jens Hansen, DNP, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, ENP-BC

SL Monroe, Emergency Department

Jennifer Sanwald
The Nightingale Nurse Collaboration Award - Jennifer Sanwald, RN

SL Monroe, Emergency Department

Deborah Schroettner
Patient Care Manager Of the Year Award - Deborah Schroettner, BSN, RN

Infusion & Oncology Support Services

Kelly McCormick
Excellence in Knowledge And Innovations Award - Kelly McCormick, MSN, RN, CES

SLB Cancer Support Services

New Beginning Family Birth Center
New Beginning Family Birth Center