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Outstanding Nurses Honored at North Shore Medical Center

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) recently honored eight of its registered nurses and caregivers for outstanding service and clinical excellence. 

The Broadhead Clinical Excellence Award (BCEA)

  • Kathleen Canizaro, R.N. – NSMC Union Hospital Emergency Department, resides in Lynn.
  • Suzanne Nevins, R.N. – NSMC Salem Hospital Special Care Nursery, resides in Peabody.

The Broadhead Clinical Excellence Award is given in honor of Eleanor Broadhead, who endowed the Broadhead Program for Excellence in Nursing in 1995 in memory of her sister, Elizabeth, who volunteered as a nurse during World War II. Recipients are recognized for achievements in clinical nurse practice, professional development and promotion of NSMC’s patient care mission. The BCEA was presented to two nurses this year, one from NSMC Salem Hospital, and one from NSMC Union Hospital.

NSMC Nursing Leadership Award (NLA)

  • Catherine Gallant, R.N. – NSMC Union Hospital Intensive Care Unit and West 1, resides in Beverly.
  • Jonelle O’Connor, R.N. – NSMC Salem Hospital Davenport 9, resides in Georgetown.
  • Danielle Palen, R.N. – NSMC Salem Hospital Wound Clinic, resides in Haverhill.

NSMC Nursing Leadership Award honors NSMC nurse mangers who exemplify professionalism in nursing and advance the organizational values of patient care quality and employee satisfaction through their managerial and leadership skills.

Donald W. Blodgett Exemplary Service Award (DBESA)

  • Jeffrey McCowan, R.N. – NSMC Salem Hospital Davenport 8, resides in Danvers.
  • Chantelle Porter, C.N.A. – NSMC Salem Hospital Phippen 6, resides in Lynn.
  • Kenia Soto, C.N.A. – NSMC Salem Hospital Davenport 8, resides in Swampscott. 

Nominated by their peers, the recipients of the 12th annual Donald W. Blodgett Exemplary Service Award demonstrate extraordinary service to their patients, families and nursing colleagues. This award honors the late Donald W. Blodgett, who served as an NSMC trustee for 30 years. 

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