VNA of South Central CT Honors 89 Nurses with Nightingale Awards

New Haven NG AwardsNew Haven (May 23, 2013) – John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC), announced that 89 Greater New Haven area nurses were recognized at the 2013 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing gala.

The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing was originally developed by the VNA/SCC to be a collaborative effort to celebrate outstanding nurses and elevate the nursing profession. The goals of the program are to encourage retention, focus public attention, recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level, and inspire future nurses.

Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners were nominated for recognition by their employers for their involvement in clinical practice, leadership, scholarship and/or education. Nurses selected to receive the Nightingale Award have made a significant impact on patient care and/or the nursing profession; gone "beyond the call" in a clearly illustrated scenario; demonstrated excellence above what is normally expected; shown commitment to the community served in a way that is significantly above the norm; or achieved a life-long legacy in a particular arena. 

VNA/SCC and community leaders helped to recognize this year’s honorees and shine a spotlight on the profession of nursing at the 13th annual gala, which was held on May 13 at Anthony’s Ocean View. Leadership included Honorary Co-Chairs Kiki and Ted Kennedy, Jr., U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and State Comptroller Kevin Lembo, Keynote Speaker Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, CSP, CPAE, and Co-Hosts Gil Simmons, WTNH-8 Meteorologist and Renee DiNino of Clear Channel Radio. The event was supported by generous corporate sponsors, including Yale-New Haven Hospital, First Niagara, Gaylord Hospital, and Masonicare.

Over 550 attendees were present to recognize the 89 Nightingale Award recipients, who represented 30 local healthcare institutions. Each recipient was called individually to receive their award, while a brief bio detailing their achievements in nursing was read. Said VNA/SCC President & CEO John R. Quinn, “We at the VNA/SCC were very proud to host this prestigious event for the 13th year and were honored by those community leaders and sponsors who joined us in showing their support of the nursing profession. The recipients of the award carry out the great legacy set forth by Florence Nightingale, and we were happy to give them the recognition they so deserve.”  

For more information about the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, visit the Nightingale website at www.nightingalenursingawards.org/newhaven/ or call the Nightingale hotline at 203-859-6765.

To make a contribution to the VNA/SCC in support of this important event, please contact Lindsey Christiani, Community Development Specialist, at 203-859-6054. You can also donate online at www.razoo.com/story/Vna-Of-South-Central-Ct.

 

VNA of South Central CT Announces 2013 Nightingale Nursing Award Winners

Registered LogoNew Haven (May 20, 2013) – John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC), recently announced the 89 recipients of the 2013 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing:

Katelyn Allen, LPN - Gaylord Hospital, Inc
Lydia Alpigini, RN, MSN - Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, Inc.
Atena Ancunta, RN - Jewish Home For The Elderly
Anna Andreozzi, RN, BSN - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Dennis Araujo de Rosales, BSN, RN - New England Home Care
Dr. Karen Barnett, DNP - Southern Connecticut State University
Mary Bartlett, APRN - Fair Haven Community Health Center
Maryalyce Bell, RN, Designee - Benchmark Senior Living: The Village at East Farms
Karly Bender, RN, BSN - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Beth Boyd, RN, BSN - Sacred Heart University
June Brackett, RN, CNIII - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Natalie Bycenski, RN, MSN - Community Health Center, Inc.
Mary Bylone, RN, MSM, CNML - Quinnipiac University
Tina Chillemi, LPN - Benchmark Senior Living: Maple Woods at Hamden
Nancy Christiano, RN - New England Home Care
Margaret “Peggy” Cirillo, LPN - Milford Hospital
Jeremy Colonghi, LPN - Benchmark Senior Living: Village at South Farms
Laura Conklin, BSN, RN - VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Ellen Connell, RN - VNA Community Healthcare
Elizabeth "Liz" Consorte, RN - VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Vilma Corpuz, RN, MSN - VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Jane Counter, RN - VNA Community Healthcare
Susan Deko, LPN - The Village at Mariner's Point
Melissa Delia, RN - Waterbury Hospital
Lynn Dell, RN, BSN - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Michelle Diaz, RN - Waterbury Hospital
Kathryn Diaz, RN, BSN, CNIII - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Kathryn Dibona, RN - Griffin Hospital
Lisa Duarte, LPN - Benchmark Assisted Living: Carriage Green at Milford
Lauren Edwards, RN, BSN, CCRN - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Jeremy Estes, RN - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Angelica "Angie" Falcon, RN - New England Home Care
Bonnie Furguson, RN - The Hearth at Gardenside
Patrick Ferguson, BSN, CCRN, NR-Paramedic - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Stacey Finch, LPN - Masonicare Health Center
Marjorie Funk, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN - Yale School of Nursing
Eugenia Gazsi, LPN - Jewish Home For The Elderly
Colleen Glinsky, RN - Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, Inc.
Patricia Haskell, RN - Gaylord Hospital, Inc
Linda Hill, LPN - Masonicare Home Health & Hospice
Faith Hunt, RN, CNRN - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Nancy Hutt, RN, BSN - Waterbury Hospital
Gina Hyatt, Associate in Nursing - Milford Hospital
Paulina Jaworski, RN, BSN - Griffin Hospital
Paula Johnson, RN, Wound Care Certified - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Deb Johnson-Ceccolini, RN, DCS - Utopia Homecare, Inc.
Marie Johnston, RN, LADC, CCS - Waterbury Hospital
Ayanna Jordan, RN, BSN - Waterbury Hospital
Jennifer Kapteina, RN - Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, Inc.
Myong Kim, RN, Unit Manager – Hamden Health Care Center from Transconbuilders
Rosmarie Kuhn, LPN - Masonicare Health Center
Dr. Kimberly Lacey, DNSC, APRN, CNE - Southern Connecticut State University
Susan Levine, RN, BSN, MSN - Gateway Community College
Lisa Liquori, RN - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Christine Lynch, LPN - The Hearth at Gardenside
Diane Matikowksi, RN - Benchmark Senior Living: Coachman Square at Woodbridge
Margaret Meglin, RN, CNIII - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Lisa Mikulski, BSN, CWCN, RN - New England Home Care
Daniela Mineo, RN - Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, Inc.
Robin Mix, RN - Jewish Home For The Elderly
Bernadette "Bernie" Montano,ADN, Nurse Manager - VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Evelyn Morrissey, RN- Yale Health
Oni Muhammad, RN, BSN - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Kathy Nadeau, RN - Masonicare Home Health & Hospice
Melissa Nadeau, RN, BSN - Visiting Nurse Association of South Central CT
Melissa Nelson, BSN - Milford Hospital
Danielle Niedzwiecki, RN, BSN - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Linda Nugent, RN - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Jillian Orlando,RN, MSN, CPON - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Magalys Perez, RN, BSN - Fair Haven Community Health Center
Gerarda "Geraldine" Pires, RN, BSN - VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Celeste Potter, RN, BS - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Lynn Price, JD, MSN, MPH - Quinnipiac University
Rose Quiello, RN - VNA Community Healthcare
Meighann Recile, RN - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Cynthia Robinson, Associate in Nursing - Milford Hospital
Evelyn Rodriguez, BSN, RN - New England Home Care
Andrea Santos, RN - Gaylord Hospital, Inc
Jennifer Savino, RN - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Monica Scott, RN, ASN - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Debra Shanley, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM - Milford Hospital
Amanda Siemann, BSN, RN - Quinnipiac University
Maureen Smith, RN, BSN, MBA, CEN - Griffin Hospital
Susan Surdykowski, RN - Yale Health
Martha Swartz,PhD, RN, CPNP, FAAN - Yale School of Nursing
Kate Thompson, RN, ADN - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Sarah Valerie, BSN, C-EFM - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Jolanta Vitale, RN - Masonicare Health Center
Yilei Wu, RN, Nursing Supervisor – Hamden Health Care Center from Transconbuilders

The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing was originally developed by the VNA/SCC to be a collaborative effort to celebrate outstanding nurses and elevate the nursing profession. The goals of the program are to encourage retention, focus public attention, recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level, and inspire future nurses.

For more information about the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, including sponsorship information and how to purchase tickets, visit the Nightingale website at www.nightingalenursingawards.org/newhaven/ or call the Nightingale hotline at 203-859-6765.

To make a contribution to the VNA/SCC in support of this important event, please contact Lindsey Christiani, Community Development Specialist, at 203-859-6054. You can also donate online at www.razoo.com/story/Vna-Of-South-Central-Ct.

 

VNA of South Central CT Awards Nightingale Scholarships to Nursing Students

2013 Scholarship WinnersNew Haven (April 9, 2013) – John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC), recently announced that five local nursing students were each awarded with a $1,200 scholarship through the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program.

The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing was originally developed by the VNA/SCC to be a collaborative effort to celebrate outstanding nurses and elevate the nursing profession. The goals of the program are to encourage retention, focus public attention, recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level, and inspire future nurses. To help achieve these goals, for the past ten years, the Nightingale program has provided scholarships to outstanding students from five local nursing schools.

This year’s winners were Suzanne Clarke Allen of the Yale School of Nursing, Jennifer Ann Basler of Southern Connecticut State University, Linda Magliocco of Quinnipiac University, Sandra Quigley of Sacred Heart University, and Tamara Vasquez of Gateway Community College.

The 2013 scholarship recipients were honored at a special reception hosted by the VNA/SCC on April 8. In addition, thanks to the generosity of Platinum sponsor Yale-New Haven Hospital, they will be recognized at the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, which will be held on Monday, May 13 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven.

For more information about the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, including sponsorship information and how to purchase tickets, visit the Nightingale website at www.nightingalenursingawards.org/newhaven/ or call the Nightingale hotline at 203-859-6765.

To make a contribution to the VNA/SCC in support of this important event, please contact Lindsey Christiani, Community Development Specialist, at 203-859-6054. You can also donate online at www.razoo.com/story/Vna-Of-South-Central-Ct.

 

Nursing Students Receive Nightingale Scholarships

Registered LogoNew Haven (March 28, 2013) – John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC), recently announced that five local nursing students: Jennifer Ann Basler, Suzanne Clarke Allen, Linda Magliocco, Sandra Quigley, and Tamara Vasquez will each receive a $1,200 scholarship through the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program.

The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing was originally developed by the VNA/SCC to be a collaborative effort to celebrate outstanding nurses and elevate the nursing profession. The goals of the program are to encourage retention, focus public attention, recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level, and inspire future nurses. To help achieve these goals, for the past ten years, the Nightingale program has provided scholarships to outstanding students from five local nursing schools: Gateway Community College, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart, and Southern Connecticut State University, and the Yale School of Nursing.

Tamara Vasquez, the recipient from Gateway Community College, is the Vice President of the Student Nurses Association at GCC, employed as a surgical technician, and a full-time student carrying 11 credits of courses. She is described by Associate Professor Barbara McFarland, MSN, RN as a student who “embodies the characteristics of a nurse: intelligent, warm and compassionate, professional, and enthusiastic about the profession of nursing.”

Linda Magliocco, the recipient from Quinnipiac University, is a senior with a 3.9 GPA, an active member of the Quinnipiac Student Nurses’ Association, and the current student representative to the Curriculum Committee and School of Nursing general meetings. She is described by Professor Lisa O’Connor as “organized, articulate, and able to communicate with patients and families in a professional, calm manner.”

Sandra Quigley, the recipient from Sacred Heart University, participated in a service-learning trip to Jamaica, where she displayed caring, growth, and enthusiasm, all in a challenging international setting. She is described by Clinical Assistant Professor Shery Watson, MSN, RN as a “shining star amongst her peers for her clinical, academic, and leadership abilities.”

Jennifer Ann Basler, the recipient from Southern Connecticut State University, is an Accelerated, second degree nursing student who in 2008, completed a 40-hour CAPA certified doula training course in the Dominican Republic and in 2010, volunteered for 6 months at an LGBTQ community health center in Argentina. She is described by Department Chairperson Lisa Ribeschi, RN, MSN, CNE, as an “enthusiastic about nursing and willing to accept challenges in order to further her own development.”

Suzanne Clarke Allen, the recipient from Yale University, maintains honor grades and stellar clinical evaluations while raising two small children and commuting from Rhode Island. She has been selected as a student representative to the External Advisory Committee for Yale School of Nursing and also student representative to the Dean’s Advisory Committee. Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Frank Grosso, PhD. says that Suzanne is “an excellent student and student leader. She is mature, addressing both client concerns and academic concerns with thoughtfulness and the ability to look at the whole picture.”

All 2013 scholarship recipients will be honored at a special reception hosted by the VNA/SCC on April 8. In addition, thanks to the generosity of Platinum sponsor Yale-New Haven Hospital, they will be recognized at the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, which will be held on Monday, May 13 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven.

For more information about the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, including sponsorship information and how to purchase tickets, visit the Nightingale website at www.nightingalenursingawards.org/newhaven/ or call the Nightingale hotline at 203-859-6765.

To make a contribution to the VNA/SCC in support of this important event, please contact Lindsey Christiani, Community Development Specialist, at 203-859-6054. You can also donate online at www.razoo.com/story/Vna-Of-South-Central-Ct.

 

Karyn Buxman to Serve as Keynote Speaker for
VNA of South Central CT’s Nightingale Awards

Karyn BuxmanNew Haven (February 19, 2013) – John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC), recently announced that Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN, CSP, CPAE, will serve as Keynote Speaker for the 2013 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven.  Other leadership at the event will include Honorary Co-Chairs Kiki and Ted Kennedy, Jr. and Co-Hosts Gil Simmons, WTNH-8 Meteorologist and Renee DiNino of Clear Channel Radio.

The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program was originally developed by the VNA/SCC to be a collaborative effort to celebrate outstanding nurses and elevate the nursing profession. The goals of the program are to encourage retention, inspire future nurses, focus public attention and recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level.

Karyn Buxman is a speaker, nurse and comedienne who delivers insights cleverly disguised as humor. She shares with folks from the world of healthcare how to think with an amazed and amused mind, how to love with an amazed and amused heart, and how to live with an amazed and amused spirit. She is seriously funny when she talks about success and significance and she is committed to humor for health and profitability.

From professional nurse to professional speaker, from the ANA to the NSA, from Lifetime Achievement Award Winner to inductee into the Speaker Hall of Fame, Karyn Buxman knows humor, healthcare, and personal success. She delivers inspiring life lessons in a fun, laugh-out-loud kind of way that is powerful, practical and memorable.

“We are very excited to welcome Karyn Buxman as the Keynote Speaker for this year’s Nightingale Awards,” says VNA/SCC President & CEO John Quinn, “her unique and humorous perspective on the nursing profession will provide inspiration and validation for our honored nurses, as well as light-hearted entertainment for our attendees.”  

For more information about the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, including sponsorship information and how to purchase tickets, visit the Nightingale website at www.nightingalenursingawards.org/newhaven/ or call the Nightingale hotline at 203-859-6765.

To make a contribution to the VNA/SCC in support of this important event, please contact Lindsey Christiani, Community Development Specialist, at 203-859-6054.  You can also donate online at www.razoo.com/story/Vna-Of-South-Central-Ct.

 

Gil Simmons and Renee DiNino to Co-Host
VNA of South Central CT’s Nightingale Awards

Simmons and DiNinoNew Haven (February 15, 2013) – John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC), recently announced that Gil Simmons, WTNH-8 Meteorologist and Renee DiNino of Clear Channel Radio will emcee the 2013 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing.  Other leadership at the event, which will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, includes Honorary Co-Chairs Kiki and Ted Kennedy, Jr.

The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program was originally developed by the VNA/SCC to be a collaborative effort to celebrate outstanding nurses and elevate the nursing profession. The goals of the program are to encourage retention, inspire future nurses, focus public attention and recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level.

This will be the fourth year that Simmons and DiNino will have co-hosted the event.  “Gil and Renee are not only entertaining emcees, but also, enthusiastic advocates for the nursing profession and the Nightingale Awards program,” says VNA/SCC President & CEO John Quinn,   “we are very happy that they will again be lending their voices to this important event.”  

For more information about the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, including sponsorship information and how to purchase tickets, visit the Nightingale website at www.nightingalenursingawards.org/newhaven/ or call the Nightingale hotline at 203-859-6765.

To make a contribution to the VNA/SCC in support of this important event, please contact Lindsey Christiani, Community Development Specialist, at 203-859-6054.  You can also donate online at www.razoo.com/story/Vna-Of-South-Central-Ct.

 

Kennedys to Serve as Honorary Co-Chairs at
VNA of South Central CT’s Nightingale Awards

Kiki and Ted Kennedy, Jr.New Haven (February 1, 2013) – John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC), recently announced that Kiki and Ted Kennedy, Jr. were named as Honorary Co-Chairs for the 2013 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, which will be held on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven.

The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program was originally developed by the VNA/SCC to be a collaborative effort to celebrate outstanding nurses and elevate the nursing profession. The goals of the program are to encourage retention, inspire future nurses, focus public attention and recognize the breadth and scope of nursing practice at the local level.

“We are extremely honored that Ted and Kiki Kennedy would take the time out of their busy schedules to lend their support and leadership to the 2013 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing” says VNA/SCC President & CEO John R. Quinn, “they are both knowledgeable about our health care system in Connecticut and they have the highest respect and regard for the nursing profession. Their mere presence at the Nightingale Awards is a tribute to those nurses we honor and will make the nurse’s evening a very special and memorable event”

Mr. Kennedy is the President and co-founder of the Marwood Group, a healthcare focused financial services firm.  Previously, Mr. Kennedy served as Counsel to the law firm of Wiggin & Dana in New Haven, where his health law practice focused primarily on state and federal regulatory and reimbursement issues affecting hospitals, home care agencies, long-term providers, physicians, and mental health providers. In addition, Mr. Kennedy served as Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at the Connecticut Hospital Association, counseling acute care providers and policy-makers on a wide variety of emerging health care issues.    

Dr. Katherine “Kiki” Kennedy supervises residents and teaches psychotherapy as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University, and sees patients in her private psychiatry practice in New Haven.  As a Board Member for several non-profit organizations, Dr. Kennedy is a supporter of and advocate for health care issues, the environment, and the arts.

For more information about the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, including sponsorship information and how to purchase tickets, visit the Nightingale website at www.nightingalenursingawards.org/newhaven/ or call the Nightingale hotline at 203-859-6765.

To make a contribution to the VNA/SCC in support of this important event, please contact Lindsey Christiani, Community Development Specialist, at 203-859-6054.  You can also donate online at www.razoo.com/story/Vna-Of-South-Central-Ct.

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