National Nurses Week 2019: Celebrating with Fun and Awards!

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National Nurses Week 2019: Celebrating with Fun and Awards!

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab celebrated National Nurses Week (May 6–12, 2019)!

It started on Monday with Unit Day (in which units organized their own celebrations). The celebration continued all week long with treats, cooking demonstrations, meditation classes ... and awards presentations!

Florence Nightingale's Birthday Party
On Friday was the party in honor of Florence Nightingale (the English social reformer, statistician and founder of modern professional nursing), complete with games, a raffle, informational booths, and a chocolate fountain!

Nancye B. Holt Legacy of Nursing Award
One of the annual highlights of National Nurses Week is the announcement of nominees and the winner of the Nancye B. Holt Legacy of Nursing Award, which recognizes a nurse or advanced practice nurse who demonstrates our mission, philosophy and commitment to excellence in patient care.

The winner of this year’s Nancye B. Holt Legacy of Nursing Award is Nancy Kasprzyk of the Nursing Flex Staff!

“She is truly a role model, mentor and ambassador for nursing, the Flex Staff department, and the organization,” wrote the anonymous colleague who nominated Nancy. “Nancy does it all. And perhaps, most noteworthy, she does it all for patients she has never met before and will never meet again. This is the role of the Flex Staff nurse, and Nancy does it beyond expectations each and every day.”

Congratulations to All Nominees

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Nancye B. Holt Legacy of Nursing Award

  • Amy Bentley – OP 15N
  • Allison Min – 19th
  • Talia Sheedlo – 22nd
  • Tonya Pipolo – 25th  
  • Symone Van – 24th
  • Valerie Torres Bertoni – 20th
  • Rachel Quillin – 20th
  • Nancy Kasprzyk – Flex Staff
  • Robert Gemelli – MACU
  • Colleen Wiegmann – 21st
  • Lisa Osmond – 23rd
  • Gleness Omana – 23rd
  • Sarah McCarter – 20th
  • Evelyn Newton – 20th
  • Adam McCue – MACU
  • Nattali Shelton – 18th
  • Jesica Munoz – 18th
  • Tara Reyes – 18th
  • Ruth Jones – Pain Management Center
  • Maria Mordel – 22nd
  • Rebecca Thomson – 22th
  • Andrea Haller – 21st
  • Mat Peltier – 21st
  • Lindsay Hong- 25th
  • Antonia Rodgers – 20th
  • Nadine Sykes – 20th
  • Winny Chu – 20th
  • Matthew Grissom – 22nd
  • Carline Dayon – 20th 
  • Rebekah Regan – 25th
  • Amy Balas – Burr Ridge OP
  • Jackie Burke – 18th
  • Elizabeth Wojciechowski – LIFE Center

Remarkable Image of Caring Award
Recognizing a PCT, MA, rehabilitation technician, patient support aide or nurse intern who lifts spirits and touches lives in practice

  • Marcus Baker – 23rd
  • Juire Rushing – 25th
  • Tashanika Waldon – 22nd
  • Jennifer Lopez – 20th
  • Monique Williams – 24th
  • Louise Allen – 20th
  • Brenda Saldivar – 23rd
  • Marisela Favela – 23rd
  • Emily Ciasto – 23rd
  • Antranell Smith – 22nd
  • Naomi Johnson – 20th
  • Marvina Freemon – 25th
  • Wayne Darring – 20th
  • Cheryl McCurdy – 22nd
  • Elise Zuke – 25th
  • Diana Starks – Flex Staff
  • Janice Pittman – 20th
  • Ayanna Felton – 22nd
  • Vanessa Glass – 21st
  • Hannington Muwanga – 21st
  • Trelisha Haymer – 20th
  • Jackie Davis – 19th
  • Riaz Ahmed – 24th
  • Katie Panici – 18th
  • Mary Grant – 18th
  • Yvonne Bradley – 18th

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