Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Celebrates Nurses Week 2020


Nurses Week 2020: Celebrating Our Nursing Heroes


As Shirley Ryan AbilityLab celebrates National Nurses Week (May 6 - 12), we take a moment to celebrate the extraordinary contributions made by nurses here and far. Thank you to the nurses who have tirelessly dedicated themselves to the health and wellness of all.

Nancye B. Holt Legacy of Nursing Award Winner


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. This year, we congratulate the 2020 award winner, Crystal Kasper, RN. Crystal is a rehabilitation nurse who actively advocates for her patients’ best interests, making sure they have a say in their goals and receives the education needed to be successful at home. Congratulations!

Award winner Crystal Kasper


Nancye B. Holt Legacy of Nursing Award Nominees


We're so grateful for our team of dedicated nurses, including those who've been recognized for their commitment to excellence through nominations. Below is the list of all of this year's award nominees.

  • Alexis Mamparo
  • Amanda June
  • Anna Kuczek
  • Annie Schideler
  • Antoinette “Toni” Johnson
  • Audrone Hogue
  • Brian Cook
  • Carline Dayon
  • Crystal Kasper
  • Diana Rios
  • Elianna Rivkin
  • Ellie Ashbrook
  • Heather Summers
  • James Purdy
  • Jennifer Kasinger
  • Jessica Kouloumbas
  • Karen Allabastro
  • Lauren Spain-Bondi
  • Lisa Marie Osmond
  • Maria Mordel
  • Mary Kuncis
  • Meghan Griffin
  • Melissa Skibinski
  • Morgan Prince
  • Nattali Shelton
  • Olena Bohachyk
  • Olia Skocen
  • Ram Singh
  • Ruth Hufana
  • Sana Jaleel
  • Sasha Robinson
  • Tiffany Buchanan
  • Winny Chiu

Remarkable Image of Caring Award Winner


The Remarkable Image of Caring Award recognizes a patient care technician (PCT), rehabilitation technician, patient support aide or nurse intern who lifts spirits and touches lives in practice. Congratulations to the 2020 award winner, Antranell Smith who was chosen for her selfless dedication to supporting her teams and excellent bedside manner.

Antranell Smith


Remarkable Image of Caring Award Nominees


Congratulation to the all of this year's nominees for the award.

  • Almeta Gray
  • Alvin Jasper Rigor
  • Angel Gooden
  • Antranell Smith
  • Bertrand Bayeg
  • Brenda Saldivar
  • Cheryl McCurdy
  • Danielle Smith
  • Dyrese Brent
  • Faydra Rhinehart
  • Josh Hostetler
  • Joshua Hostetler
  • Joy Harper
  • Joyce Kpodo
  • JoyceEatmon-Watts
  • Kenya Lee
  • Krystian Chalupczak
  • Michelle Dudley
  • Michelle Sivak
  • Riaz Ahmed
  • Sasha Hanna
  • Sherree Smith
  • Sylvia Bussey
  • Tashanika (Tasha) Waldon
  • Veronica Martinez
  • Yvette Styles

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