Noteworthy Nurses

Living Our Values Award

Michelle Genova, MSN, RNC-OB; Director of Nursing Women’s and Children’s 

Sue Duncan, MSN, RN, c-EFM, RNC; Manager, Perinatal Outpatient Services

Presented to a Providence team member for distinction in serving the dear neighbor with the ministry’s values: Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence and Integrity. 

Beacon Award - Silver
Medical Intensive Care Unit
Received the Beacon Silver Award in December for setting the standard for excellence in patient care environments by collecting and using evidence-based information to improve patient outcomes and patient and staff satisfaction.

Mental Health Association of Orange County Outstanding Professional of the Year Award
Glenn Raup, MBA, MSN, RN, CEN; Executive Director, Behavioral Health Services (BHS), Emergency Care Center (ECC) and Observation Services

Honors members of the community for their outstanding contributions to changing the face of mental illness through education, awareness, innovative program development.

Glenn was recognized for his dedication to developing innovative programs for our most vulnerable population.

Emergency Nursing Author of the Year 
Beth Winokur, PhD, RN, CEN; Clinical Educator/Research Facilitator
Jeannine Loucks, MSN, RN-BC; Manager, Emergency Clinical Decision Unit
Glenn Raup, MBA, MSN, RN, CEN; Executive Director, BHS, ECC and Observation Services

These nurses were selected by the Emergency Nurses Association and the Journal of Emergency Nursing (JEN) as recipient of 2019 JEN Author of the Year Award for an article on “Use of a Standardized Procedures to Improve Behavioral Health Patient’s Care: A Quality Improvement Initiative” published in the JEN January 2019 issue.

Moderated Poster Presentation in Practice Improvement Award
Aileen Ingles, MSN, RN, PCCN-K, CHFN; Chronic Disease Program Manager and Heart Failure Navigator

“Heart Failure Nurse Navigator Program Interventions Decreases Heart Failure Readmission Rates” won the Award for Moderated Poster Presentation in Practice Improvement at the American Association of Heart Failure Nurse’s (AAHFN) national conference in Austin, TX, on June 29, 2019. The poster abstract was published in the November-December 2019 issue of the Journal of Cardiopulmonary and Acute Care: Heart and Lung.

AvaPrize “Hub & Spoke” Award
Jennifer Alderson RN, BSN, MHA, SCRN; Medical Telemetry Unit
Jennifer Caldeira BSN, RN, PCCN; Centralized Monitoring

AvaSure’s annual patient safety awards, honors organizations that have advanced patient and staff safety, eased the working lives of nurses, and achieved new efficiencies in care delivery. Its “Hub & Spoke,” award is awarded for the most efficient use of the AvaSure TeleSitter by multi-site organizations using a single remote central observation center. (The AvaSys® Telesitter® is a remote patient observation system that enables audio and visual monitoring of patients at risk for falls.)

Nurse Week Awards
Transformational Leadership Award

  • Beth Winokur, PhD, RN, CEN; Clinical Education
  • Kim Rossillo, MSN, RN, PCCN-K; Medical Telemetry

Exemplary Professional Practice Award

  • Darleen Nguyen, BSN, RN, CMSRN; General Surgery
  • Kori Ann Johnston, BSN, RN, CCRN; Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)

New Knowledge Improvement and Innovation Award

  • Leslie Farrington, BSN, RN, CCRN; MICU

Structural Empowerment Award

  • Aileen Ingles, MSN, RN, PCCN-K, CHFN; Nursing Support
  • Julie Marshall, BSN, RN, PCCN; Medical Telemetry

Nursing Excellence Award

  • Sydney Daebritz, BSN, RN; Observation Unit
  • Sharon “Gail” Morris, RN, IBLCIC; Mother Baby Assessment Center

AACN First Place Nursing Research Award 
Karen Gonzales BSN, RN, CCRN, CN III; Definitive Step Down Unit
Joan Aquino BSN, RN, CCRN, CN IV; Definitive Step Down Unit
Thaddeus Love AD, RN, CN II; Definitive Step Down Unit

National Teaching Institute and Critical Care Exposition May 2018. Podium and Poster presentation. “Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment Implementation Improving Alcohol Dependent Patient Care”.

AACN National Teaching Institute Scholarship Recipient 
Tiffani Natalini-Whitmore MSN, RN, PCCN, CN II; Medical Telemetry

For full attendance at the annual American Association of Colleges of Nursing conference for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients and their families.

Beacon Gold Award
Medical Telemetry Unit: Recognized in February for setting the standard for excellence in patient care environments by collecting and using evidence-based information to improve patient outcomes as well as patient and staff satisfaction. 

Beacon Silver Award
Pulmonary Renal Unit: Recognized in August for setting the standard for excellence in patient care environments by collecting and using evidence-based information to improve patient outcomes as well as patient and staff satisfaction.

Lead Editor 
Louise Hummel RN, MSN, CEN; Clinical Education 
Lead editor for Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) 5th Edition “Certification in Certified Emergency Nursing.”

Nursing Assistant Excellence Award
Paul Datu; General Surgery
Tim Clark; Cardiovascular Interventional Lab
Nicole Wypychowski; Oncology

Nursing Excellence Award
Alanna Bretzman, BSN, RN; General Surgery

Exemplary Professional Practice
Chelsea Andreoni, BSN, RN; Oncology
Diane Upton, MSN, RNC-OB, c-EFM; L&D

Structural Improvement Award 
Carol Suchy, MSN, RN, IBLCLC; Mother Baby Unit
Rebecca Mauzey, MSN, RN, CCRN; MICU

New Knowledge and Innovation Award
Belinda Leos, MSN, RN, CEN; ECC

Transformational Leadership
Sue Duncan, MSN, RNC, c-EFM; Outpatient Perinatal
Denise Boyd, MSN, RN, OCN; Oncology

Living Our Values Award

Elaine Go, FNP, MSN, CNN; Kidney Dialysis Center

Adriana Velez, MSN, RN, PCCN; Medical Telemetry Unit

Presented to a Providence St. Joseph Health team member for distinction in serving the dear neighbor with the ministry’s values (compassion, dignity, justice, excellence and integrity). 


ACNL Best Practice in Education 
Patti Aube, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, NE-BC, CAVS; Director Nursing Professional Development, Volunteer Services and Magnet Program Director

The Association of California Nurse Leaders (ACNL) annual awards program recognizes the outstanding contributions of nurse leaders in improving health care delivery, leading change, building healthy work environments, creating innovative programs, advancing education and professional nursing practice, conducting research, providing humanitarian services, contributing to the work of ACNL and many other areas of excellence in leadership and nursing.

PRC Excellence in Health Care 
Silver Award 

Kim Rossillo, BSN, RN, PCCN; Manager, Medical Telemetry, and the Medical Telemetry Unit

PRC, a health care research and consulting organization, celebrates those committed to improving healthcare for patients, employees and physicians. The award is based on survey responses. Kim was identified for achieving excellence throughout the year by improving quiet time and medication communication.

Gold Award
Patient Experience Fellows Program Team Members

Nurse Week Awards

Structural Empowerment
Stacey Ferrante, MSN, RN, OCN; Cancer Center
Jennifer Sturm, BSN, RN, CCRN; Medical Intensive Care Unit

New Knowledge Improvement and Innovation
Joan Aquino, BSN, RN, CCRN; Definitive Stepdown Unit 

Transformational Leadership
Jessica Laske, MSN, RNC-OB; Labor and Delivery

Exemplary Professional Practice
Cecille Lamorena, BSN, RN, CCRN; Medical Intensive Care Unit

Nursing Excellence
Jennifer Alderson, AD, RN; Medical Telemetry Unit
Nita Patel AD, RN; Orthopedic Unit

Values in Action Recipients

August Maggio, BSN, RN, PCCN, SCRN; Medical Telemetry Unit

Darcie Peterson, MSN, RN, FNP; Enterostomal Therapy 

Pamela Koot, BSN, RN, CNN; Kidney Dialysis Center

Featured in CNN Article & OC Register “New War on Sepsis” - June 2017
Dawn Nagel BSN, RN, CNN, CCRN; Medical Intensive Care Unit

2016 APNA Annual Awards Recipients' Award for Media – June 2016
Jeannine S. Loucks, MSN, RN-BC PMH

Jeannine Loucks has taken collaboration with first responders to an added height by developing training videos for police departments demonstrating how to work with people with psychiatric and emotional disorders in the field.

2016 Preceptor of the Year – Western University – August 2016
Diana Roberts, RN, BSN, CN II Labor & Delivery

Diana was recognized for providing a nurturing environment for students, where they see firsthand the compassionate care she provides to her patients.

ENA First Place Poster for Nursing Research – September 2016
Belinda Leos, RN, MSN, CN II, Sherry Endo, RN, MSN, CN II, Robert Garcia, RN, MSN, CMSRN, and Beth Winokur, PhD, RN, CEN

California Giving Excellence Meaning (GEM) Awards – September 2016
Adriana Velez, RN, MSN, CN II, and Sakura Norling, RN, AD, PCCN, CN II, both from the Medical Telemetry Unit, were finalists in the category of Inpatient Clinical Nursing.

Sakura and Adriana
 Adriana Velez and Sakura Norling

ACNL 39th Annual Conference 3rd Place Poster - October 2016
Beth Winokur, PhD, RN, CEN

St. Joseph Health System-Values in Action Recipient for Dignity - November 2016
Dawn Nagel, BSN, RN, NCC