Nursing Awards

Nursing Awards

Across all settings of care at South Nassau Communities Hospital, nurses are an integral part of our health care team. To recognize nursing’s unconditional commitment and contributions to patient care, we have established an annual internal awards program that honors nurses at all levels, serving in a variety of professional nursing roles.

Internal awards include:

  • Transformational Leadership Award
  • Excellence in Nursing Education Award
  • Excellence in Nursing Practice Award
  • Excellence in Nursing Research Award
  • Excellence in Community Service Award
  • Excellence in Nursing Quality Award
  • Novice Nurse Award
  • LPN of Excellence
  • The DAISY Award

South Nassau Communities Hospital's Nurses are also recognized by our community at large, who appreciate and value the talents of nursing in our organization.

External recognition awards include:

  • The Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Annual Nurse of Excellence Award

The following Nurses were Internal Award Recipients for 2017:

Excellence in Nursing Practice Award
Recognizes a direct care RN who demonstrates outstanding clinical performance and who contributes innovative, progressive ideas that promote excellence in nursing practice.
Recipient: Sandra Baracaldo BSN, RN, Emergency Department

Sandra Baracaldo BSN, RN, Emergency Department


Transformational Leadership Award

Recognizes an RN in a formal leadership role who has made significant contributions to improving patient outcomes and who fosters a positive work environment that supports professional nursing practice
Recipient: Wynette Bruno-O’Connell MSN, RN Nurse Manager, F1

Wynette Bruno-O’Connell MSN, RN Nurse Manager, F1


Excellence in Nursing Education Award

Recognizes a nurse educator or preceptor who has made significant contributions to advancing professional nursing by promoting an environment that embraces continuous learning and supports professional development.
Recipient: Teresa Eberhart MSN, RN-BC, Nursing Professional Development Specialist

Teresa Eberhart MSN, RN-BC, Nursing Professional Development Specialist


Excellence in Nursing Quality Award

Recognizes an RN who has contributed to the advancement of nursing practice through a focus on patient safety and improved clinical outcomes..
Recipient: Kelly Amore BSN, RN, D1

Kelly Amore BSN, RN, D1


Excellence in Community Service Award

Recognizes an RN who has made significant contributions to professional nursing practice through community service and who serves as a role model to inspire other nurses.
Recipient: Lori Brady MSN, RN, Cardiac Rehabilitation

Lori Brady MSN, RN, Cardiac Rehabilitation


Novice Nurse Award

Recognizes an RN in the first 2 years of practice who demonstrates outstanding clinical performance and contributes innovative ideas that promote excellence in practice
Recipient: Jessica Walberg BSN, RN D1

Jessica Walberg BSN, RN D1


LPN of Excellence

Recognizes an LPN who demonstrates outstanding clinical performance and contributes to patient safety and service excellence.
Recipient: Angela Tobias LPN Logistics

Angela Tobias LPN Logistics


The following Nurses were External Award Recipients for 2017:

Kathryn Alfonso-Geraghty BSN, RN from D1 was nominated for the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Annual Nurse of Excellence Award.

Kathryn Alfonso-Geraghty BSN, RN