NMH Nursing Awards and Recognition

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Nursing Awards, Publications and Presentations

Our nurses regularly receive recognition for their continual commitment to excellence.

Nursing Awards

  • January 2018 NMH DAISY Award Winner
    Nanette Lagatao, BSN, RN, CMSRN
  • December 2017 NMH DAISY Award Winner
    Whitney Benson, BSN, RNC-NIC
  • FY2018 NMH Pinnacle Nurse Leader
    Richard Ray, MS, RN, PMH-BC
  • FY2018 NMH Pinnacle Nurse Leader
    Katie Gonzalez, MSN, RN, RN-BC
  • November 2017 NMH DAISY Award Winner
    Alexandra Zago, BSN, RN
  • October 2017 NMH DAISY Award Winner
    Caitlin Donnelly, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
    Barbara Holmes Gobel, MS, RN, AOCN, FAAN
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association 2017 Award for Excellence in Innovation
    Richard Ray, MS, RN, PMH-BC
  • Saint Xavier University School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award
    Elizabeth Cumpian, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
  • September 2017 NMH DAISY Award Winner
    Elizabeth Cumpian, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA
  • Illinois Nurses Foundation 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader in Illinois Award
    Marge Duggan-Marouni, MS, RN
    Margaret C. Konieczny, BSN, RN-BC, CMSRN
    Jessica Rosati, MSN, RNC-OB
    Ashley Stewart, RN, MSN, CNL, CMSRN
    Angela Maeder, PhD, RNC-OB
    Mary Molloy, MSN, RN, OCN
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives Nurse Director Fellow
    Brenda Schmitz, MS, RN, CRN
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives Nurse Manager Fellow
    Nancy Foster, MSN, RN, ONC
  • Press Ganey Nurse of the Year Award Finalist
    Krystal Hanrahan, MS, MSPH, RN, CMSRN
  • Jackson Chance Foundation Owl Give Award
    Tiffany McCallum, RN

Nursing publications

  • Feinsmith, S. & Pitts, M. (TBD, 2018). Outcomes of a Simplified Ultrasound-Guided Intravenous Training Course for Emergency Nurses. Journal of Journal of Emergency Nursing.
  • Barnum, T. & Even, L. (2017). Orientation to the Operating Room: An Introduction to the Surgery Clerkship for Third-Year Medical Students. MedEdPORTAL: The Journal of Teaching and Learning Resources.
  • Barnum, T. (2017). A Nursing Protocol for Safe IVIG Administration. Nursing2017, 47(8), 15-19.
  • Maeder, A. (2017). Titration of intravenous oxytocin infusion for post-dates induction of labor across body mass index groups. The Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 46(4), 494-507.
  • Tegge, A. (2017). Levels of Empathy in Undergraduate Health-Care-Professions Students. International Journal of Human Caring, 21(1), 41-45.
  • Collazo, S. (2016). Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases. In S. L. Lewis, L. Bucher, M. M. Heitkemper, M. M. Harding, J. Kwong & D. Roberts (Eds.), Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems (10th ed., pp. 538-586).
  • Rucker, Y. (2016). Spinal Cord Compression. In C. H. Yarbro, D. Wujcik & B. H. Gobel (Eds.), Cancer Nursing Principles and Practice (8th ed., pp. 1153-1168). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
  • Gobel, B. H. (2016). Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation. In C. H. Yarbro, D. Wujcik & B. H. Gobel (Eds.), Cancer Nursing Principles and Practice (8th ed., pp. 1095-1106). Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.

Nursing presentations

  • “Communication, Collaboration, and Consistency: Reducing CAUTI and CLABSI in the MICU.” Chicago, IL. October 2017. Northwestern Memorial Hospital Improvement Day.
    Leigh Anne Wild, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Macy Brusich, MS, CIC
    Carrie Faber, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Ashley Anderson, MSN, RN, CCRN
    Jen Stever, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Neely Shanahan, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Megan Oakford, MSN, RN, CCRN
    Chris French, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • “Increasing Breastfeeding Scores on the Mother/Baby Units Through the Development of a ‘Basics Breasfeeding Class’ for Patients.” Chicago, IL. October 17, 2017. Northwestern Memorial Hospital Improvement Day.
    Brooke Cohen, BS, MSN, BFC
  • “Enhancing the Patient Experience During Vaso-Occlusive Crisis.” Houston, TX. October 2017. ANCC National Magnet Conference.
    Sylvia Ranalli, MSN, RN, CMSRN and Alisha Tompkins, BSN, RN, CMSRN
  • “Making an ImPACT: Tools for Advanced Care Planning Conversations.” Houston, TX. October 2017. ANCC National Magnet Conference.
    Natalie Weaver, BSN, RN, OCN
    Mary Molloy, MSN, RN, OCN
    Polly Downey, BSN, RN, OCN
    Cahren Cruz, MBA, RN, NE-BC
  • “Ultrasound Guided Intravenous Access (USGIV) by Emergency Nurses: Nurse Perceptions of Training.” St. Louis, MO. September 2017. Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Annual Conference.
    Kelly Gleason, BSN, RN
  • “Outcomes of a Simplified Ultrasound-Guided Intravenous Poster for Emergency Nurses.” St. Louis, MO. September 2017. Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Annual Conference.
    Sarah Feinsmith, BSN, RN, CEN
  • “Violence and the Brain.” Phoenix, AZ. October 2017. 31th Annual APNA Conference.
    Evelyn Perkins, MS, RN, PMH-BC, NE-BC
  • “Effects of Violence on the Brain.” Chicago, IL. November 2017. Academy of Med-Surg Nurses-Chicago.
    Evelyn Perkins, MS, RN, PMH-BC, NE-BC
  • “Violence and the Brain.” Chicago, IL. November 2017. Jesse Brown VA Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds.
    Evelyn Perkins, MS, RN, PMH-BC, NE-BC