Three Masonicare Nurses Recognized with Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing

Posted on Apr 22, 2020

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Three Masonicare Nurses Recognized with Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing

Wallingford, CT, April 21, 2020 - Three Masonicare nurses are being recognized with the 2020 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing which celebrates RNs and LPNs from any healthcare setting who demonstrate excellence in clinical practice, leadership, and/or education. Masonicare nominated three outstanding nurses for the award:

Stephanie Allen  Stephanie Allen, LPN, The Towers in New Haven

Erin Cerrito  Erin Cerrito, RN, Masonicare Home Health & Hospice

Renee Hernandez  Renee Hernandez, LPN, Masonicare Health Center

In the process of becoming an RN, Stephanie Allen has made a significant impact on resident care at The Towers (where Masonicare provides Assisted Living Services) by serving that community with enthusiasm, efficiency, and an ability to stay calm in the most stressful of circumstances. Her supervisor describes her as someone who “looks for solutions instead of excuses.”

Treating every patient as an individual, Masonicare Home Health’s Erin Cerrito works hard to establish trust and build rapport with her clients so that she’s better able to tailor care to their unique needs.

Renee Hernandez was a logical choice for charge nurse. When Masonicare Health Center transitioned to a new electronic medical records system, Renee was someone that other staff knew they could turn to for help. Families also respond well to Renee because she takes the time to explain a resident’s condition in ways that they can understand.

JP Venoit, President and CEO of Masonicare, said, "As a continuum, Masonicare embraces a wide range of nursing practices and these three outstanding nurses exemplify the dedication and compassion of a Nightingale honoree. They are role models for their peers and we thank them for their generous contributions to our organization and those we serve every day.” 

Masonicare is Connecticut's largest non-profit provider of senior care, providing a full continuum of care to residents and patients which includes independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, home health care and home hospice and palliative care. The Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing is statewide nursing recognition program is open to full or part-time RNs and LPNs.