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.


Top row, l - r: Jeffrey McCowan, R.N., Danielle Palen, R.N., Jonelle O'Connor, R.N. Catherine Gallant, R.N.

Bottom row, l - r: Chantelle Porter, Nursing Assistant, Suzanne Nevins, R.N., Kathleen Canizaro, R.N., Kenia Soto, Nursing Assistant


2017 Eleanor Broadhead Clinical Excellence Award

  • Suzanne Nevins, R.N., Special Care Nursery
  • Kathleen Canizaro, R.N., Emergency Department, 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. 


2017 Donald W. Blodgett Exemplary Service Award

  • Chantelle Porter, Nursing Assistant, Phippen 6 – NSMC Salem Hospital
  • Kenia Soto, Nursing Assistant, Davenport 8. – NSMC Salem Hospital
  • Jeffrey McCowan, R.N., Davenport 8– 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.

2017 Nursing Leadership Award

  • Danielle Palen, R.N. – Advanced Wound Center
  • Jonelle O'Connor, R.N. – Davenport 9
  • Catherine Gallant, R.N. – West 1 and ICU, NSMC Union 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