NMH Nursing Awards and Recognition

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Nursing Awards, Publications and Presentations

Nursing Awards

  • NMH DAISY Award Winners
    Ashley Polito, BSN, RN, CEN
    Rebecca Bernardi, BSN, RN
    Michelle Galos, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Rosa Katz, BSN, RN
    Samantha Kang, MSN, RN, CMSRN
    Kelli Snider, BSN, RN, CBC
    Adam J. Mackay, BSN, RN
    Danielle Verdirame, BSN, RN, CBC
    Darren Will, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Grizelda Gooseman, BSN, RN
  • Illinois Nurses Foundation 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader in Illinois Award
    Amanda L. Roman, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC
    Sarah A. Richmond, BSN, RN, CMSRN
    Trevor Barnum, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Megan Malladi, MSN, RN, CMSRN
    Andrew Bresnahan, MSN, RN, NE-BC
    Arthur Zacharjasz, MSN, RN
    Katie Gonzalez, MSN, RN-BC
    Jodi Cunningham, BSN, RN, OCN
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing
    Gwen McNatt, APRN, PhD, CNN, FNP-BC, FAAN
  • The Power of Nursing Leadership Pinnacle Nurse Leader
    Lisa Williams, MS, APRN-CNS, AACRN
    Sarah Cascino, DNP, MBA, RN
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives Nurse Manager Fellow
    Sarah Buenaventura, MSN, RN, NE-BC
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives Nurse Director Fellow
    Jillian Bergner, MS, RN, NE-BC
  • NMH Excellence in Nursing Practice Award
    Sabrina Robak, BSN, RN-BC
    Rebecca Stephan, BSN, RN-BC
    Samantha Tropeano, BSN, RNC-NIC
    Alexandria Palm, BSN, RN, CEN
    Erica Grant, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Jennifer Plecki, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Paula Failla, BSN, MJP, RN, CMSRN
    Aileen Romero, BSN, RN, CNRN
    Polly Downey, BSN, RN, OCN
    Emily Chumura, MSN, RN-C
    Susan Jablonski, BSN, RN, CMSRN
  • NM Central Region APRN Excellence Award
    Mary‚ÄźAnne Meyer, MS, APRN-CNP, FNP
    Renee Hansen, MSN, APRN-CNP
  • Chicago Chapter National Black Nurses Association, National Black Nurses Day Celebration Award
    Marie Carmel Medard, BSN, RN, CMSRN
  • Biden Cancer Initiative FIERCE Award for Survivorship
    Karen Kinahan, DNP, APN, FNP-BC
  • The DAISY Faculty Award
    Angela B. Maeder, PhD, RNC-OB

Nursing publications

  • Podjasek, K. (2019). The Continuing Saga of Nurse Staffing. JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration. 49(4), 221-227.
  • Karp, J. (2019). Single-Session inferior vena cava filter removal, recanalization, and endovenous reconstruction for chronic iliocaval thrombosis. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders, 7(2),176-183.
  • Gobel, B.H. (2018). Tumor Lysis Syndrome. In M. Kaplan (Ed.), Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A Resource for Nurses (3rd ed., pp. 615-645). Pittsburgh, PA: Oncology Nursing Society.
  • Gobel, B.H. (2018). A Clinical Practice Perspective on Publishing in Oncology Nursing. Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 34(4), 386-392.
  • Yarbro, C.H., Wujcik, D., Gobel, B.H. (2018). Oncology Nursing Review (6th ed.). Burlington, MA.
  • Feinsmith, S. & Pitts, M. (2018). Outcomes of a Simplified Ultrasound-Guided Intravenous Training Course for Emergency Nurses. Journal of Journal of Emergency Nursing.

Nursing presentations

  • “It's A Match! An Electronic Approach to Mentorship.” Minneapolis, MN. June 2019. AAMC Integrating Quality Conference.
    Isabella Tse, MHA, BSN, NEA-BC, RN-BC and Katie Gonzalez, MSN, RN, RN-BC
  • “The More We Talk the Less it Hurts: Improving Pain Management Scores in the General Surgery and Neurology / Orthopedic Service Lines.” June 2019. Association of American Medical Colleges Integrating Quality Conference.
    Katie Gonzalez, MSN, RN-BC
  • “Communication of Surgical Delays.” Nashville, Tennessee. April 2019. Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Global Surgical Conference & Expo.
    Rowena Martinez, BSN, RN, CNOR and Renee Ziomek, BSN, RN, CNOR
  • “A Hospital-Wide Ultrasound-Guided IV Training Program: A Contribution from the ED.” Lisle, Illinois. April 2019. Illinois Emergency Nurses Association 45th Annual Spring Symposium.
    Sarah Feinsmith BSN, RN, CEN
  • “Breaking Down Barriers to Medication Scanning.” Cleveland, OH. April 2019. 15th Annual Clinical Research Conference.
    Katie Gonzalez, MSN, RN, RN-BC and Afenya Montgomery, MBA, MSN, RN
  • “The Impact of Nurse Training on Port-a-Cath Related Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections.” Anaheim, CA. April 2019. The Oncology Nursing Society's 44th Annual Congress.
    Danielle Ready, MSN, RN, CNL, OCN
  • “A Novice’s Guide to Publishing Your Work.” Chicago, Illinois. March 2019. 11th Annual Brinson Foundation Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium.
    Sarah Feinsmith, BSN, RN, CEN
  • “Cultural Concepts; Conduct Disorder, ADHD, Mood Disorders.” March 2019. Coolidge Middle School Spring Conference.
    Evelyn Perkins, MS, RN, PMH-BC, NE-BC
  • “Axillary Intra-aortic Balloon Pump Management.” Chicago, Illinois. October 2018. Northwestern Memorial Hospital Improvement Day.
    Claudia Medrano, BSN RN CCRN
  • “Going Green in the OR.” Chicago, Illinois. October 2018. Northwestern Memorial Hospital Improvement Day.
    Elizabeth Cumpian, BSN, RN, CPAN, CAPA; Lina Cruz-Ripple, BSN, RN, CPAN; Connie Gonzalez-Jimenez, BSN, RN, CNOR and Bertha (Patty) Torres, BSN, RN, CNOR
  • “Happiness: The Highest Form of Health.” Orlando, FL. October 2018. ANCC National Magnet Conference.
    Krystal Hanrahan MS, MSPH, RN, CMSRN and Katie Gonzalez, MSN, RN, RN-BC
  • “Improv for Improving Classroom Teaching.” Chicago, Illinois. September 2018. National League for Nursing Education Summit.
    Emily Chin PhD, RNC, CNE