Excellence in Nursing 2024

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Excellence in Nursing

Every year Hudson Valley Magazine is proud to pay tribute to the area’s top nurses in our May issue along with the 2024 Excellence in Nursing Awards coinciding with National Nurses Week. This elegant evening honors local nurses who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, nominated by their supervisors, and selected by a panel of judges. The event features cocktails, a three-course sit-down dinner, live music and an award presentation.

Event Details

Excellence in Nursing

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
The Grandview
Poughkeepsie, NY
6-10 p.m.

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(845) 463-0542 / sales@hvmag.com

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(845) 463-0542 / pr@hvmag.com

Nominations

Nominations for our 2024 Excellence in Nursing Awards have closed.
 

Gold Sponsors

Archcare

Silver Sponsors

SunRiverHealthLogo
WMC Health

Bronze Sponsors

Gift Bag Sponsors

Montefiore St. Luke's Cornwall
Premier Medical Logo Horizontal

2024 Top 20 Nurses

Mary Antalek, RN, PCCN

Westchester Medical Center

Anne Benedetto, RN

Vassar Brothers Medical Center/Nuvance Health

Jessica Boland, RN

Westchester Medical Center

Allison Campion, RN, BSN

Northern Dutchess Hospital/Nuvance Health

Kristen Collins, RN, MSN, CPAN

White Plains Hospital

Veronica Esposito, RN, CPN

Vassar Brothers Medical Center/Nuvance Health

Julianna Finnegan, RN

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall

Samantha Gleeson, RN

Sun River Health

Karen Gormley-Vitale, RN, BSN, CHPN

Putnam Hospital/Nuvance Health

Kelly Hofmann, RN, BSN, C-EFM

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall

Cara Josiah, RN, C-EFM

Vassar Brothers Medical Center/Nuvance Health

Elenor L'Abbate, RN, MSN, CCM

White Plains Hospital

Kelly Mace, RN, MSN, CENP

Optum

Stephanie Paruolo, RN, MSN, NE-BC

Optum

Lisa Sanchez, RN, BSN, OCN

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Saski Senorine, RN, BSN

The Pines at Poughkeepsie Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

Samantha Sinclair, RN, BSN

Northern Dutchess Hospital/Nuvance Health

Lorna Sutherland, RN, BSN

White Plains Hospital

Richard Tamburrino, RN, BS, CRN-CSC

Vassar Brothers Medical Center/Nuvance Health

Cathleen Tunno, RN

Bon Secours Community Hospital/WMC Health

2024 Nursing Administrators

Eric Mutchie, RN, MHA, FACHE, CPHQ, CNE

Keller Army Community Hospital

2024 Top Nurse Administrator

Keller Army Community Hospital
Eric Mutchie, RN, MHA, FACHE, CPHQ, CNE

Northern Westchester Hospital
Maureen Munson, RN, MSN, NE-BC

Putnam Hospital/Nuvance Health
Sarena Chisick, RN, BSN, MEd
Patricia Marinan, RN, MPA, CCM

Sun River Health
Carol Hicks, RN
Carissa Munoz, RN, MHA

2024 Excellence in Nursing Awards Nominees

Anderson Center For Autism
Christopher Rios, RN, BSN

ArchCare at Ferncliff Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center
Samantha Dedrick, LPN

Bon Secours Community Hospital/WMC Health
Danielle Dunnigan, RN
Cathleen Tunno, RN

Columbia Memorial Hospital
Loretta Bauer, RN
Mary Ann Culver, RN
Cindy Kozel, RN
Deborah Mannweiler, LPN
Karin Renee Roberts, RN
Regina Trantel, MSN, RN, CCRN

Cornerstone Family Healthcare
Braelyn Ford, LPN

Family Services
Mary Anderson, RN

HealthAlliance Hospital/WMC Health
Gail Bernard, RN

Hudson Valley Hospice
Shannon Johns, RN, CHPN
Ricardo King, LPN
Karen Mercado, LPN

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Lisa Sanchez, BSN, RN, OCN

MidHudson Regionl Hospital/WMC Health
Erik Lynch, RN

Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall
Donna Ramsey, RN, BSN, CEN
Julianna Finnegan, RN
Kelly Hofmann, BSN, RN

Mountainside Residential Care Center/WMC Health
Amy Hallock, RN

Northern Dutchess Hospital/Nuvance Health
Michele Bowman, RN
Allison Campion, RN, BSN
Samantha Sinclair, RN, BSN
Jennifer Sinnott, RN, BSN

Optum
Kelly Mace, RN, MSN, CENP
Stephanie Paruolo, RN, MSN, NE-BC

Premier Medical Group
Laura Cawley, LPN
Rosalie Geminiano, RN
Shprese Gjikolli, LPN

Putnam Hospital/Nuvance Health
Helena Calvao, RN
Sandra Farinella-Shubert, RN, BSN
Karen Gormley-Vitale, RN, BSN, CHPN
Kerry Kirby, RN, BSN

Schervier Pavilion/WMC Health
Ande Kimble, RN

St. Anthony Community Hospital/WMC Health
Cireena Caldwell, RN

Sun River Health
Rasheed Ali, RN
Ashley Awn, RN
Samantha Gleeson, RN
Liliana Luongo, LPN
Samantha Ramos, RN

The Pines at Poughkeepsie Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
Saski Senorine, RN, BSN

Vassar Brothers Medical Center/Nuvance Health
Ann Benedetto, RN
Christina Dubois, RN
Tzeitel Epstein, LPN
Veronica Esposito, RN, CPN
Cara Josiah, RN, C-EFM
Lisa Ricker, RN, MA, ANP-C
Joseph Samanich, RN, BSN
Kaitlin Shea, RN, BSN
Richard Tamburrino, RN, BS,CRN-CSC
Jennifer Thietje, RN, MHA

Westchester Medical Center
Mary Antalek, RN, PCCN
Jessica Boland, RN
Myra Lelis, RN
Zona Ramirez, RN

White Plains Hospital
Leomar Cespedes, MSN, GERO-BC
Kristen Collins, RN, MSN, CPAN
Janet Gaynor, RN, BSN, CGRN, CPAN
Gentjan Hasanaj, BSN, MEDSURG-BC
Eleanor L’Abbate, RN, MSN, CCM
Julianne Lappe, RN, BSN
Antonia LaMonica, BSN, C-EFM, CBC
Kaitlyn Rose, RN, BSN, CCRN
Jessica Seikovsky, MSN, MEDSURG-BC
Lorna Sutherland, RN, BSN
Alen Thomas, RN, BSN, CHN
Toyoko Yasui, RN, DNP, AHN-BC, OCN, HWNC-BC, CCAP, CHTP

WMCHealth Network
Rachel Abboudi, RN

2024 Scholarship Winner

ARIANA ELIAS 
Hudson Valley magazine is happy to announce the winner of our 15th annual nursing scholarship, awarded to Ariana Elias. “I know this is hard, but there is no greater honor than to care for someone.” Those words were spoken to Ariana by her mother — a nurse whose dedication to her own patients and to Ariana’s ailing grandmother served as an example. 

 Ariana says her earliest memories of her parents always involved them caring for others. Her mother and father, who is an emergency medical technician, devoted their life’s work to serving others. When asked why she wants to enter the nursing field, Ariana says, “I don’t think I had a choice; I truly believe it is just a part of me.” 

 A volunteer at Montefiore St. Luke’s Hospital since 2018, Ariana is also a member of the National Honor Society and National Technical Honor Society. Her creativity, ambition, and unwavering commitment to excellence has prompted her to pursue other credentials. After enrolling in Warwick Valley High School’s cosmetology program, Ariana demonstrated that hard work truly pays off. She has consistently earned top grades of 95 percent or more. 

 Through caring for her grandmother, Ariana has developed skills that will help her better serve the patients of tomorrow. Ariana’s experience at the hospital, coupled with the care she has extended to her grandmother, her stellar grades, and leadership skills, makes her well suited for this scholarship. She will undoubtedly bring her hardworking spirit and sense of compassion to all she serves. 

Our Excellence in Nursing Awards take place on May 1!

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