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 2015

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.

Gary Lambert, RN, NSMC Salem Hospital 

Donna Abu-Sabra, RN, NSMC Union Hospital

Donald W. Blodgett Exemplary Service Award 2014

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.

Karen Correnti, RN, staff nurse

Maxine Robinson, nursing assistant

Nursing Leadership Award 2014

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.

Nancy Hassan, MSN, RN, clinical nurse educator

Also: Robert Ferdinand, BSN, RN, CRNI, nurse director

March of Dimes 2014 Nurse of the Year

Carrie Siefken, R.N.C., M.S.N., Clinical Educator in the NSMC Birthplace. Learn more

March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award Finalist 2013

  • Lisa Cavallaro, R.N., Nurse Manager of the Birthplace

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

Schwartz Compassionate Caregiver Award