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Nurse Recognition Awards honor excellence in nursing

From Left: Anwuli Jennifer Onyejose, BS, MS, Victoria Langrill, BSN, RN, Alison Cimino, BSN, RN, Maguy Rene, Jill Grant, BSN, RN, CEN, Megan Camp, BSN, RN, and Diana Benevides, BSN, RN (not pictured: June Nichols, BSN, RN)

Each year, as part of its National Nurses Week celebration, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital celebrates its nurses with awards recognizing excellence in critical thinking, commitment to patient teaching, continuing education and outstanding delivery of patient- and family-centered care with compassion and dignity.

This year, the 2022 Nurse Recognition Awards ceremony was held in person and attended by the award recipients, their loved ones, family representatives for whom the award is named, hospital leadership and colleagues.

In her remarks, Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care Service Cori Loescher, MM, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, reflected on the challenges of the last several years and praised every member of the Department of Nursing for their compassion and commitment. To the award winners in the room, she said, “You are an amazing group of nurses and a huge asset to this organization. Our patients benefit from you each and every day. We are so proud of you and all that you do.”

This year’s winners, listed below, are just a few examples of the amazing work being done within the Department of Nursing on a daily basis.

Anwuli Jennifer Onyejose, BS, MS, from the Emergency Department, was presented with the Mary Devane Award. The award was established in 1998, by the family of Mary Devane, to be given to any member of Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital Department of Nursing (RN, PCA, UST, MHW, Secretary) in recognition of their commitment to delivering patient care with compassion, kindness and humor.

Emergency Department Clinical Leader Jill Grant, BSN, RN, CEN, received the Elaine Hazelton Memorial Scholarship Award. Elaine Hazelton’s family established this award in 2009 to be given to a nurse who demonstrates a dedication to Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital within the practice and advancement of nursing. This recipient should be continuing his or her nursing education.

The ICU’s Victoria Langrill, BSN, RN, received The Angela McAlarney Award. The McAlarney Award was established in 2003 to be given to a member of Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s Department of Nursing in recognition of excellence in patient and family education.

The Emergency Department’s Alison Cimino, BSN, RN, the PACU’s June Nichols, BSN, RN, and 6 North’s Diana Benevides, BSN, RN, all received Mrachek Awards. The Mrachek Award was established in 1995 and is given to three members of Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s Department of Nursing in recognition of their clinical skills and to support their continuing education in the nursing profession.

The Emergency Department’s Megan Camp, BSN, RN, received the Newly Licensed Nurse Award. This award was established in 2019 and is given to a Newly Licensed Nurse hired in the previous 12 months at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in recognition of their personal and professional growth.

The Emmly Fidelia Nursing Support Staff Award was established in 2020 to be given to any support staff member of the Department of Nursing (PCA, UST, MHW, Secretary) in recognition of their integral role to the commitment and delivery of care for the units, staff and patients they care for/work with. This year’s recipient was presented to 6 North’s Maguy Rene.

To watch a recording of the award ceremony, click here.

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