Nursing Recognition

nursing award 2019

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.

2019 Eleanor Broadhead Clinical Excellence Award

  • Erlinda Dofitas, RN, Davenport 5
  • Eileen Morris, RN, Pacemaker Clinic

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. 


2019 Donald W. Blodgett Exemplary Service Award

  • Michelle Oliver, PCA, Davenport 9
  • Erin Yates, PCA, Float
  • Myra Alimagno, RN, Davenport 8
  • Kelly Rehman, RN, Davenport 9

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.

2019 Nursing Leadership Award

  • Madonna Cruz, RN, Davenport 8
  • Stephanie Ferraro, RN, Psychiatry Clinic

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.

2019 Preceptor of the Year Award

  • Caitlin Conners, RN, Salem Emergency Department

The Preceptor of the Year Award is designed to recognize a nurse who exemplifies the qualities and characteristics of a preceptor, mentor, and teacher. The individuals in this award category were nominated by the new graduate nurses of whom they precepted with recognition of the support and guidance they offered them during their journey of orientation and the period of transition from nursing student to a professional nurse. This is awarded to one nurse.