Nursing Recognition

Exceptional NSMC nurses who achieve clinical and service excellence every day are recognized and celebrated in an award ceremony that takes place in May. These awards include the Blodgett Award, the Broadhead Clinical Excellence Award and the Nursing Leadership Award. The Department of Surgery also holds an annual award ceremony, where nursing recipients nominated by the surgeons with whom they work are given a Clinical Excellence and Professionalism Award.

Eleanor Broadhead Clinical Excellence Award



Top row, l - r:

  • Rowena Balisi, R.N. – Special Care Nursery, NSMC Salem Hospital
  • Stephanie Morrison, R.N. – NSMC Union Hospital
  • Dana Fraser, R.N. – NSMC Union Hospital

Bottom row, l - r:

  • Elaine Mello, R.N. – Cardiac Surgery Unit, NSMC Salem Hospital
  • Julie Perry, R.N. – Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, NSMC Salem Hospital
  • Jennifer Watson, R.N. – NSMC Union Hospital
The Eleanor Broadhead Award for Nursing Clinical Excellence is designed to recognize a professional nurse who exemplifies the North Shore Medical Center organizational values through his / her clinical practice. 


Donald W. Blodgett Exemplary Service Award



  • Kelly Rehman, R.N. – NSMC Salem Hospital
  • Basil Madera, C.N.A. – NSMC Salem Hospital
  • Jay Ocio, C.N.A. – NSMC Salem Hospital

This award recognizes a Registered Nurse and a Technical or Nursing Assistant practicing on a Medical or Surgical Unit on the Salem campus. Nominees for this annual award demonstrate holistic and compassionate care for our most vulnerable patients with multiple clinical needs.

Nursing Leadership Award



Madonna Cruz, R.N. – Nurse Director, NSMC Salem Hospital



Josephine Dawes, R.N. – Clinical Nurse Educator, NSMC Salem Hospital

The Nursing Leadership Award is designed to recognize a nursing leader who exemplifies the professional nurse and the organizational values of North Shore Medical Center through his or her managerial and leadership skills.

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NSMC Nurses Honored by Massachusetts Emergency Nurses Association

Two NSMC Emergency Department nurses were honored with 2015 State Council Awards at the Massachusetts Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) meeting. Nancy Hassan, R.N., M.S.N., was presented with the Nurse Educator Award. Mary Martel, B.S., R.N., C.E.N., was presented with the Behind the Scenes Award. Learn more


Department of Surgery Clinical Excellence and Professionalism

NSMC Salem Hospital:

  • PACU Anesthesia: Lori Anketell, R.N.
  • Phippen 7 Patient Care Services: Caitlin Ciampa, R.N. 
  • Main General Surgery Operating Room: Gary P. Lambert, R.N.
  • Davenport 7 Marian B. Cornejo-Suela, R.N.
  • Main General Surgery Operating Room: Bonnie A. Sweet
NSMC Union Hospital:

  • Surgicenter: Lisa T. Aiello
  • Post Anesthesia Care Unit: Lois M. Cakounes, R.N.
  • West 1 Patient Care Services: Katelyn Ferguson, R.N.
  • West Ground Patient Care Services: Joseph C. Ferrer, R.N.
  • Operating Room: Ann M. Fisher, R.N.
  • Union Operating Room: Hubert Simon
  • Operating Room: Patricia A. Wakeham

Read more about the Surgery awards