Tiffany Costanza, RN, was honored this week by Nurse.com, a national nursing publication, with the Rising Star Award.
The award recognizes one nurse from each region of the country with fewer than five years of experience. Each candidate is selected based on nominations by their colleagues. Nominees demonstrate strong knowledge and exceptional clinical practice skills, and display traits of future leadership roles by going above and beyond their role to effect change and make a difference.
“Tiffany is an exceptional NSMC Registered Nurse, who is dedicated to continuous learning and the sharing of knowledge with others,” said Rita Russett, R.N. nurse manager at NSMC Salem Hospital. “We are proud to have Tiffany on our patient care team!”
Costanza lives in Everett, MA and grew up in Malden, MA. She graduated from Salem State University with a degree in nursing. She started at NSMC in 2007 as a transporter at Salem Hospital and soon worked her way up to staff nurse. Her nomination was based on her practice to care for patients and take enjoyment in understanding their whole story, to help patients heal by bonding with them and their families, and she tailors her nursing interventions to every patients unique needs.
“This award means so much to me,” said Costanza. “It makes me feel happy that what I do helps patients feel better and might influence other nurses to provide exceptional care to patients.”
NSMC (North Shore Medical Center) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, NSMC Women’s Center and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. #northshoremed###