Orlando Health Celebrates Excellence in Nursing

An outstanding group of 40 nurses were awarded with the Nursing Excellence Award at a special reception held at ORMC on May 6 during Nurses Week. Joined by family and guests, this year's Nursing Excellence Award recipients were honored with an engraved award presented by their chief nursing officer. While each honoree was recognized, stories of how they made a difference in the lives of patients were shared with the audience.

The Nursing Excellence Award is given annually to recognize and reward excellence in nursing practice. Team members and physicians nominated nurses for demonstrating exemplary practice that is focused on safe, quality care and process improvements, and care that seeks to match nursing competencies to the needs of patients.

Congratulations to the 2016 Nursing Excellence awardees!


2016 Nursing Excellence Awardees

Gabriela Alvarez Sanchez, BSN, RN                                               South Seminole Hospital
Donovan Bacuyag, BSN, RN                                                            Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
Susan Bartlett, BSN, RN, CCM                                                        Health Central Hospital
Julie Bell, BSN, RN, OCN                                                        UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health
Christina Britt, BSN, RN, PCCN, CCRN                                         Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
Salvatore Cimbalo, BSN, RN, CMSRN                                           Health Central Hospital
Sarah Conroy, ASN, RN, CLC                                                          Arnold Palmer Medical Center
Arlin Dayrit, BSN, RN, CEN                                                               South Seminole Hospital
Martha   DeCesere, MSN, RN                                                          South Lake Hospital
Tracey Duffendack, BSN, RN, PCCN                                             Orlando Regional Medical Center
Erika Fenimore, MSN/Ed., RN, CPN                                               Arnold Palmer Medical Center
Emily Forbes, BSN, RNC-NIC                                                          Arnold Palmer Medical Center
Donna Frankowski, ASN, RN-BC                                                    South Seminole Hospital
Sharon Gustavsson, BSN, RN                                                       Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
Maryam Hemmali, BSN, RN, ONC                                                  Orlando Regional Medical Center
Connie Johnson, BSN, RNC-OB                                                     Arnold Palmer Medical Center
Deanna Julson, BSN, RN, CCRN                                                   South Seminole Hospital
Chris Kolb, BSN, RN, CRRN                                                            Orlando Regional Medical Center
Valerie Lapp, PhD, RN, CPN                                                          Arnold Palmer Medical Center
Jennifer Lesowitz, BSN, RN                                                              Arnold Palmer Medical Center
Ma Aleta Lael Louh, BSN, RN, PCCN                                             Orlando Regional Medical Center
Karitsha Martinez Octaviani, MSHA, BSN, RN, CCRN                 Orlando Regional Medical Center
Sarah McDonald, BSN, RN, PCCN                                                 Orlando Regional Medical Center
Alicia Mohamed, BSN, RN                                                                Health Central Hospital
Kimone Moncrieffe, BSN, RN-BC                                                   Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
Shannon Mulrooney, BSN, RN, OCN                                              Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
Cody Pigon, BSN, RN, PCCN                                                           Orlando Regional Medical Center
Audrey Poyaoan, BSN, RN                                                                Orlando Regional Medical Center
Elaine Richardson, ASN, RN                                                            Arnold Palmer Medical Center
Kristen Romano, ASN, RN, PCCN                                                  South Seminole Hospital
Michelle Rudman, BSN, RN                                                              Orlando Regional Medical Center
Joanne Simmons, MSN, RN-BC                                                      Orlando Regional Medical Center
Patricia Simmons, BSN, RN                                                              South Seminole Hospital
Jennifer Spinelli, BSN, RN, CPAN                                                    Arnold Palmer Medical Center
Laurie Staup, BSN, RN, PCCN                                                         Orlando Regional Medical Center
Eton Stebbins, BSN, RN, CGRN                                                       Orlando Regional Medical Center
Donna Sweeney, LPN                                                                         Arnold Palmer Medical Center
Jared White, ASN, RN, CNOR                                                           Arnold Palmer Medical Center
Aleen Williams, BSN, RN                                                                   Orlando Regional Medical Center
Devon Yates, MSN, RN, CNML                                                          Health Central Hospital