News: AACN Circle of Excellence Award Recipients

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Recipients of 2013 Circle of Excellence Awards From the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Following is a list of recipients of the 2013 Circle of Excellence Awards from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) in alphabetical order by state and last name.

2013 Circle of Excellence Award Recipient List by State

C D I M N O P S T V W
California:

Lynda Stoodley, MSN, NP-C, CCRN-CSC, PCCN
Cardiothoracic Surgery Nurse Practitioner, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Torrance

Connecticut:

Sheryl Hollyday, RN, MSN, FNP
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, St. Vincent’s Multispecialty Group, Bridgeport

Delaware:

Mary Ciechanowski, RN, MSN, APN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Stroke Advanced Practice Nurse, Christiana Care Health System, Newark

Illinois:

Cindy Ruiz, MS, APN-CNS, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Northwest Community Hospital, Arlington Heights

Indiana:

Denise Kerley, RN, BSN, CNRN
Staff Nurse, Medical ICU, Indiana University Health, University Hospital, Indianapolis

Massachusetts:
 

Eileen Grunwald, RN, MS, NEA-BC
Nurse Manager, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield

Linda McGowan, RN, BSN, MS, NE-BC, CCRN
Nurse Manager, ICU, Winchester Hospital, Winchester

Cheryl Toole, RN, MS, CCRN
Nurse Director, Neonatal ICU, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston

Michigan: Sue Sirianni, RN, DNP, ANP-BC, CCRN
Nurse Practitioner, Surgical Intensive Care, Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit
New Jersey:

Michele Zucconi, RN, MSN, CCRN
Administrative Director, Cardiac Care Center, Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Radiology, Inspira Health Network, Vineland

North Carolina:

Carol Rauen, RN, MS, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN
Clinical Nurse Specialist and Education Consultant, Outer Banks

Tracy Avolio Ricket, RN, MS, CCRN, NEA-BC
Nurse Manager, Cardiovascular ICU and ECMO Program, Levine Children’s Hospital-Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte

Ohio:
 

Rhonda Fleischman, RN-BC, MSN, CNS, CCRN-CMC
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Educator, Coronary Care Unit, Aultman Hospital, Canton

Tina Greig, RN, BSN, CCRN
Nurse Manager, Medical ICU, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland

Dianne Pearce, RN, BSN, CCRN
Nurse Manager, Cardiac ICU, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland

Oregon:
 

Mary Spiering, RN-BC, MN, CNS
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Cardiology, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland

Pennsylvania:

Eleanor (Elly) Fitzpatrick, RN, MS, CCRN, CRNP
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Surgical ICU and Intermediate ICU, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia

South Carolina:

Janet Byrne, RN, MSN
Nurse Manager, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

Beckie Church, RN, MSN, ACNP
Surgical Clinical Specialist, Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia

Cheryl Holderfield, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNRN, CNS
Nurse Manager, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

John Whitcomb, RN, PhD, CCRN, FCCM
Assistant Professor of Nursing, Clemson University School of Nursing, Clemson

Texas:

Steve Klahn, RN, MBA, BSN, CCRN-E
Tele-ICU Operations Director, Baptist Health System Vanguard, San Antonio

Virginia:

Shannon Lubin, RN, MS, CCRN
Rapid Response Nurse, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond

Washington:

Cindy Martin-Salinas, RN, BSN, CCRN-CSC
Clinical Educator, ICU and Cardiac Unit, Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland

Mary Jo Moore, RN, MA, CCRN, CNML
Nurse Manager, ICU/Rapid Response Team, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital, Spokane

 

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