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Hospital council recognized 2 RNs as Nurse of Excellence winners

Monday August 12, 2013
Photo courtesy of Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council
From left, Gara Edelstein, RN, chairwoman of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Councilís Nurse of Excellence subcommittee and senior vice president of administration/CNO at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Smithtown, N.Y., congratulates 2013 co-winners Lori Escallier, RN, and Catherine Videtto, RN, along with Patricia Darcey, RN-BC, CNO and vice president of patient care services at Southampton (N.Y.) Hospital and chairwoman of the NSHC nurse executives committee.
Photo courtesy of Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council From left, Gara Edelstein, RN, chairwoman of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Councilís Nurse of Excellence subcommittee and senior vice president of administration/CNO at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Smithtown, N.Y., congratulates 2013 co-winners Lori Escallier, RN, and Catherine Videtto, RN, along with Patricia Darcey, RN-BC, CNO and vice president of patient care services at Southampton (N.Y.) Hospital and chairwoman of the NSHC nurse executives committee.
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The Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council honored nurses Catherine Videtto, RN, MSN, CCRN, ANP, CPHQ, and Lori Escallier, RN, PhD, CPNP-BC with the 2013 Nurse of Excellence Award May 22 at the councilís annual awards reception at Woodbury (N.Y.) Country Club.

Videtto has worked for 13 years at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown, N.Y., where she currently serves as the stroke program coordinator. Under Videttoís direction, the medical center achieved New York State Department of Health Stroke Certification and the Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certification for Stroke.

Escallier has been a professor at the Stony Brook (N.Y.) University School of Nursing since 1988 and at Stony Brook University Hospital for more than 30 years. Escallier currently works at the school of nursing as associate dean for evaluation and outcomes. She has presented nationally and internationally on the process of creating and maintaining diverse workforces and the evaluation and outcome methodologies.

Other nominees for the award were Jason Layug, RN, BSN, CMSRN, Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, Patchogue, N.Y.; Ellen Baglivi, RN-C, MSN, Franklin Hospital, Valley Stream, N.Y.; John J. Fazio, CRNA, Eastern Long Island Hospital, Greenport, N.Y.; Adriana Paz-Mongrut, RN, BSN, Glen Cove (N.Y.) Hospital; Chukwuma Egbuziem, RN, MS, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, N.Y.; Mary Skaf, RN, NCC-OB, MS, Huntington (N.Y.) Hospital; Faustina Stoebe, RN, BSN, CPAN, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, Port Jefferson, N.Y.; Joanne Bonura, RN, Long Beach (N.Y.) Medical Center; Grace R. Grisafi, RN-C, CEFM, CBC, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, N.Y.; Olubukola Keshinro, RN, BSN, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, N.Y.; Barbara Ruvolo, RN, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, N.Y.; Donna Lyburt, RN, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, N.Y.; Noreen M. Grady, RN, MSN, CEN, Plainview (N.Y.) Hospital; Elizabeth Chille, RN, MS, CPNP, PMHS, St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, N.Y.; Allison Chenel Trevellini, RN, MSN, CWOCN, St. Francis Hospital; Roslyn, N.Y.; Kareen Lewis, RN, MSN/Ed, St. Joseph Hospital, Bethpage, N.Y.; Barbara Guy, RN-BC, MS, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, N.Y.; Roberta Griffin, RN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, Southampton (N.Y.) Hospital; Hilda N. Rivera, RN, BSN, Southside Hospital, Bay Shore, N.Y.; William D. Roberts, RN, ACNP-BC, DNSc, Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital; Laura Ditzel, RN, Syosset (N.Y.) Hospital; Jason C. Serigano, RN, LCSW, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Northport, N.Y.; Alice Nash, RNC-NIC, MA, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y. •

LEARN MORE about the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council at NSHC.org.