The Reading Hospital and Medical Center recently presented nursing excellence awards to several individuals and units.
Kelly Klucsarits, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CHRN, received the Clinical Excellence RN Award; Marisa Swisher, LPN, the Clinical Excellence LPN Award; Kathy Leonardo, BSN, RN, CCRN, the Excellence in Teaching Award; Tammy Foreman, RN, the Excellence in Quality/Patient Safety Award; Judy Bowman, BSN, RN, CAPA, the Excellence in Mentoring Award; Shannon Ebinger, MBA/HCM, BSN, the Excellence in Administrative Practice Award; Denna Long, RN, the Nursing Service Excellence Award; Chelsie Ober, BSN, RN-BC, the Nursing Community Service Award; Lisa Lynn, MSN, RN, CCRN, the Staff Leadership Award, and student Monisha Knight, the Rising Star Award. The Spirit of Caring Award was presented in memory of Lisa Minnich, BSN, RN, to her family.
The C3 surgical unit received the Professional Excellence Award, and the RN-IV advisory board, perioperative division, received the nursing innovation award.
In other news, a number of nurses earned specialty certification.
The following nurses earned certification in emergency nursing: Tracee Rowley, BSN, RN, CEN, Lisa Horton, RN, CEN, Amanda Stilwell, RN, PHRN, CEN, Lauren Nikki Doganes, BSN, RN, CEN , Maria Celeste Klostik, BSN, RN, CEN, Chris Dimaio, RN, CEN, Gina Bezler, RN, CEN, Cindy L. Mohn, BSN, RN, CEN, and Jerry Brenner, RN, CEN.
Earning certification in critical care nursing were Leeann Zieber, RN, CCRN, Julie Straka, RN, CCRN, Heather Baum, BSN, RN, CCRN, Brenda Shoemaker, RN, CCRN, and Sherry Evans, BSN, RN, CCRN.
Cathy Prall, RN, CRRN, Judi Gibbs, RN, CRRN, and Kim Meglathery RN, CRRN, earned certification in rehabilitation nursing.
Sue Bailey, RN, CEN, CAPA, and Tami Koumaris, RN, CEN, CAPA, earned certification in perianesthesia nursing.
Sheila Amole, RN, earned med/surg nursing certification.
Tracy Graeff, RN, CVRN, earned certification in cardiovascular nursing.
In academic accomplishments, Barbara Zuppa, RN, and Susan Alexander, RN, CPAN, earned MSNs. Jeanne Long, MSN, RN, CCRN, finished an adult health clinical nurse specialist program. Earning BSNs were Mary Bilotta, RN, Ashley Gipprich, RN, Rose Miller, RN, Katelyn Bieber, RN, Jill Beal, RN, and Jessica Butts, RN.
Several nurses also earned promotions.
Promoted from RN-III to RN-IV were Patti Dasilva, RN, Rose Miller, RN, Kelly Klucsarits, RN, and Jeanie Winkley-West, RN.
Promoted from RN-II to RN-III were Mike Shuker, RN, Tracee Rowley, RN, Robin Anderson, RN, Phoebe Torrens, RN, and Wendy Zellers, RN.