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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2016 Department of Surgery Clinical Excellence and Professionalism


Read 2016 press release

NSMC Salem Hospital:

  • Operating Room: Kellie A. Wood, R.N.
  • PACU: Lisa A. O'Neil, R.N.
  • Phippen: Michelle C. Nuccio, R.N. (pictured above)
  • Davenport 7: Jean L. Dibble, R.N. AND Natalie R. Benoit Heim, R.N.
  • Cardiac Surgery: Patricia A. Fox, R.N.
  • OR Tech: Joelle D. Clarizia AND Matthew J. Richard
NSMC Union Hospital:

  • Operating Room: Patricia F. Bernier, R.N.
  • PACU: Patricia A. Krol, R.N.
  • West Ground: Marites Habana L. Delos Reyes, R.N. AND Joseph Ferrer, R.N.
  • West 1: Deborah Greene, R.N.
  • OR Tech: Melissa Gaynor

CRNAs:  Marissa N. Fantasia, C.R.N.A. and Luke Ackroyd, C.R.N.A.

Read more about the Department of Surgery awards