LCMH recognizes nurses on Certified Nurses Day, March 19th

March 19th is Certified Nurses Day, an annual worldwide event dedicated to celebrating certification as a means to ensure high standards of patient care and to promote continuing excellence in the nursing profession. Certification validates a nurse’s specialty knowledge for practice in a defined functional or clinical area of nursing.

Little Company of Mary Hospital is proud to be able to recognize 125 Certified Nurses today:

First Name Last Name
Cindy Akelis, RN, BSN, CEN
Heather Allen-Griffin, CNN
Sheila Andrasco, CLC
Susan Arnold, MHA, BSN, RN
Tabatha Becker, TNCC
Nancy Bresnahan, CLC
Ashley Brown, BSN
Mary C. Burke, APN, CNM
Leslie Caballero, EFM-C
Marguerite Cacciatore, CLC
Candace Campbell, TNCC
Kathi Cavanaugh, RN, MSN
Elizabeth Cerrentano, MSN, APN, FNP-VC, RN
Cheryl Chemers, RN, MSN
Carra Cichowicz, TNCC
Erma Clark, RN, MBA, MJ
Diane Colburn, RN, CNOR
Theresa Coleman, CLC
Irene Copak, MSN, APN, CCNS, CCRN
Mary Crowley, SCRN
Bonnie Cuevas, RN, NIHSS
Mary Alice Cullina, AOCN, AOCNS
Cynthia Cyrankowski, RN, OCN
Geraldine Daite, CDN
Cathy Daly, ONC
Deborah Dandino-O’Neill, CLC
Aileen De Ocampo, CCRN
Gina Demas, CLC, RNC-OB
Tricia Deskovich, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Cindy Deuser, RN, BSN, MSHA
Michelle Dignan, MSN, MBA, APN, CNS
Lisa DiMarco, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Megan Doheny, CLC
Jeanne Dougherty, APN, FNP-BC
Dianna Douglas, RN, MSN, CNOR
Christie Drozd, BSN
Mary Duffin, RN, BSN
Jean Dykas, BSN
Margaret Egan, EFM-C
Marita Eppenstein, BSN
Colleen Estand, RN, CEN
Chris Ewing-Jedrzejak, ONC
Maria Fitzgerald, CLC
Patricia Gelezauskas, RNC-OB
Lauren Gilligan, TNCC
Victoria Golden, IBLCE
Mary P. Grimm, RN, BSN, CNML
Eileen Grogan, BSN
Ann Halleran, BSN
Patricia Herdman, CNOR
Bridget Higgins, TNCC
MaryAnn Houlihan, IBLCE
Theresa Hughes, CLC
Kathy Hurley, CWOCN
Andrey Ibragimov, RN, BSN, CNOR
Caryn Jachimiec, RN, BSN
Latravia Johnson, TNCC
Rachel Jones, RNC-OB
Katrina Kelly, RN, BSN, MS, OCN
Maureen Konrath, RN, CNOR
Cathy Kosty, BS, R.T. (R) (T)
Diane Kovacevic,  RNC-OB
Sue Kwiatdowski, TNCC
Colleen Lagiglia, RN, BSN
Monica Leal, BSN
Dawn Lombardo, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Mary Lorimer, BSN
Kelly Mackessy, CLC
Karen Marino, MSN, RN, ONC
Jennifer Marsters, IBLCE
Cara McGuire, RN, BSN
Kathy McGury, HCS-D
Peggy McKeever, BSN
Jacqueline “Jax” McKendry, RN, BSN
Roshelle Mead, RN, MSN, CCM
Kelly Meehan, RN, BS, MS
Michelle Minnick, RN, BSN
Marie Moore, RN, BSN
Lisa Murphy, MSN, APN, FNP-C
Eileen Murphy, IBLCE
Debbie Murray, MSN, RN, CDE
Katie Murray, RN, BSN, MSN
Sarah Naoe, BSN
Karen Novak, CHT
Mary Kay Nowick, RN, BSN
Diane O’Connor, RN, CNOR
Lisa O’Malley, RN, BSN, CCM
Yvonne Oldaker, CNM, MPA
Nancy Olsen, APN, CWOCN
Judy Ott, BSN
Angela Pastrana, CCRN
Lisa Pendergast, RN, BSN, CHPN
Carolyn Piersanti, MSN, RN
Joanne Pizzo, BSN
Lynn Polhemus, MSN, RN, TNS
Debbie Pruim, APN, CNS-BC
Julie Ramski, BSN
Sharon Rangel, MSN, MBA, RN
Charlie Rasmason, MSN, RN, CCRN
Mary Rhodes, MSN, APN, FNP-VC, RN
Susan Rios, CLC
Linda Rodriguez,  RNC-MNN, SANE-A
Lisa Rodriguez, RNC-OB
Mary Rohan, APN, CWOCN
Mary Ryan, MBA, BSN
Monica Ryan, DNP, MSN, APN, FNP-VC, RN
Cathy Sawyers, MS
Patty Schultz, BSN
Mary Beth Sheehan, BSN
Aquila Shelby, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Laura Sterling, BSN, CEN, TNCC
Vanessa Suchecki, RN, BSN, OCN
Megan Sulich, CPN
Paul Tarrant, RN, CNOR, CRCST
Carol Tassone, RN, BSN
Carol Tumino, CDN
Patricia Vaughan, RN, BSN, CNN
Mary Ward-Mayster, RN, BSN
Mary Weber, CLC
Georgi Whalen, RN, BSN, OCN
Rosemary White, APN, FNP-BC
Karen Wood, DNSc, RN, CNL, CCRN
Donna Yozze, IBLCE
Rachel Yu, RNC
Phyllis Zanardelli, WCC


dreamstime_xl_7903324According to data collected by the American Board of Nursing Specialties in 2014, more than 757,912 nurses in the United States and Canada held certifications, an increase of more than 74,228 certificants compared to 2013 survey data. These certifications were granted by 28 certifying organizations and represent 144 different credentials. Thank you to all of our nurses for all that you do each and every day!


The DAISY Award for Nurses at Little Company of Mary Hospital:

The DAISY Foundation-Logo-OLThe DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Little Company of Mary Hospital is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner, recognizing one of our nurses with this special honor every month. These nurses consistently demonstrate excellence through their clinical expertise and expecially their extraordinary compassionate care. Patients and families may nominate a deserving nurse by clicking here to fill out your nomination form online!

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