Wallingford, CT, May 14, 2013……..At special awards dinners held in May at four locations throughout Connecticut, Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing were presented to 11 nurses nominated by Masonicare. The Nightingale Awards program recognizes hundreds of nurses throughout Connecticut for their dedication, commitment and generous contributions to the field of nursing. The program is open and inclusive of all healthcare settings — hospitals, home health care, health centers, schools, health departments, long-term care, nursing schools, agencies and medical practices.
The following nurses were recognized for their outstanding service to Masonicare:
Masonicare Health Center: Stacey Finch, LPN;Rosmarie Kuhn, CNA, LPN; Jolanta M. Vitale, RN
Masonicare at Newtown: Maria Fabrizzi, RN
Masonicare Home Health & Hospice : Lisa Davanzo, RN (Norwalk); Linda Hill, LPN (Wallingford); Susan Moore, RN, BSN, MS (Brookfield at Newtown); Katherine Nadeau, RN (Wallingford); Deborah Tedford, RN, AD (Danielson)
Masonicare Partners Home Health & Hospice: Mary E. Keating, RN, BSN; Lorraine Roy-Galat, LPN
This year, at the thirteenth annual Nightingale Awards presentations, these special nurses were honored at award dinners held in May in Groton, Hartford, Stamford and New Haven.
Stephen B. McPherson, President and CEO of Masonicare, said, “As a continuum, Masonicare embraces a wide range of nursing practice — including long-term care, home health, hospice and acute care as well as management, quality oversight and education. These 11 individuals join more than 180 previously honored Masonicare nurses who have been role models for others in our organization and have helped us nurture and develop the nurses of tomorrow.”
Wallingford-based Masonicare is Connecticut’s leading not-for-profit provider of healthcare and retirement living for seniors.
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