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Congratulations to our Nurses Week Award Winners & Nominees

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This week the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab celebrated our nurses for providing exceptional care to patients day in and day out. In particular, we’d like to recognize award winners and nominees for our Nancy B. Holt Legacy of Nursing, Helping Hands and Remarkable Image of Caring awards:

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The Nancy B. Holt Legacy of Nursing Award recognizes a nurse or advanced practice nurse who best exemplifies rehabilitation nursing practice. Congratulations to Amanda June from the 25th floor Innovation Center for winning this award.

Amanda came to our Brain Injury Unit as a new graduate nurse in July 2014. She has laddered (level II), earned her certification and served as a preceptor for new staff members and for students. She most recently applied for and was chosen as a clinical nurse coordinator. She was one of the reasons that the 25th floor transitioned so seamlessly into their new environment.

Amanda's patient care is exceptional. She is creative, an excellent communicator, patient and always willing to step into a difficult situation to assist her team.

Anne Bines, Nurse Manager

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"Her smile, energy and sense of humor (very necessary on the brain injury unit) are ever present when she is working. We are proud to claim her as a member of our team and she is very deserving of this award," said Anne Bines, Nurse Manager.

Award Nominees:

  • Adam McCue
  • Amanda June
  • Brian Yates
  • Debbie Burris
  • Kristen Gracz
  • Laura Weigel
  • Mary Kuncis
  • Matthew Grissom
  • Oolong Smith
  • Sherry Tiaokhiao
  • Shuk Ng
  • Taylor Glover
  • Winny Chiu

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Helping Hands Award recognizes a nursing staff member who demonstrated exceptional teamwork and leadership during the hospital move to the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Congratulations to Oolong Smith on the 19th floor Innovation Center for this special recognition.

Oolong shows great patience, compassion and love when caring for her patients as well as her team.

Sylvia Jara, Nurse Manager

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“I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Oolong for the past year and a half,” said Sylvia Jara, Nurse Manager. “Oolong brings great energy, support and knowledge to all of her team members. Additionally, she shows great patience, compassion and love when caring for her patients as well as her team. Oolong has been wonderful embracing all of the changes in our new environment and the positive influence she has generated has been, and continues to be, integral to the success of the unit.” 

Award Nominees:

  • Amanda Jackson
  • Brian Yates
  • Gigi Ellison
  • Jessi Timmins
  • Joann Scearcy
  • Megan Johlie
  • Oolong Smith
  • Rachel Demarco
  • Sylvia Jara
  • Tonette Mayo
  • Yesenia Marquez

The Remarkable Image of Caring Award recognizes a PCT, medical assistant, rehabilitation technician, patient support aide or nurse intern for excellence. Congratulations to Brittany Jones from the 20th floor Innovation Center for this award.

Brittany has eagerly picked up the new pace and technology. Her coworkers are grateful for her work ethic...

Crystal Frantilla

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Brittany joined our organization in September 2015. She started as a full-time PCT on the night shift, but often expressed interest to work during the day shift. Brittany was patient, at times even volunteering to work a few night-to-day shift doubles,” said Crystal Frantilla, Nurse Manager. “Her eagerness for days was noted. Finally, over a year later, Brittany transitioned to day shift. Her transition to the new schedule and to the 20th floor of the new hospital were seamless. She has eagerly picked up the new pace and technology. Her coworkers are grateful for her work ethic, and we are always looking to see what hairstyle she will have next.”

Award Nominees:

  • Amanda Jackson
  • Andrew Horsburgh
  • Brittany Jones
  • Dehana Sims
  • Elise Zuke
  • Gigi Ellison
  • Glendine Graham
  • Klinda Shearod
  • Lavinia Bell
  • Lucy Arias
  • Naomi Johnson
  • Radovan Pejovic
  • Tonette Mayo
  • Yesenia Marquez

Congratulations to all of our winners and nominees!

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