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Mount Sinai Beth Israel nurse collects two honors at nursing celebration

Thursday June 26, 2014
Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Carlos Santos, RN, (center, holding crystal plaque), was named the 2014 winner of the 1199SEIU/League Nurse of Distinction Award as Novice Nurse. He is pictured with (from left) Mereli Llarenas, RN, MSBI Brooklyn ICU, nominee for Nurse of Distinction; Ann O’Neill, RN, nurse manager of ED, MSBI Brooklyn, nominee as Nurse Leader; Mary Walsh, RN, senior vice president for patient care services/CNO; Harris M. Nagler, MD, chief medical officer; Cathy Sullivan, RN, director of patient care services, Nurse Leader nominee; Tanya Murray, RN, 3 Karpas/3 Dazian MSBI, nominee for Nurse Preceptor; and Sheila Scully, RN, cardiac cath lab, MSBI, nominee for Nurse of Distinction.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel’s Carlos Santos, RN, (center, holding crystal plaque), was named the 2014 winner of the 1199SEIU/League Nurse of Distinction Award as Novice Nurse. He is pictured with (from left) Mereli Llarenas, RN, MSBI Brooklyn ICU, nominee for Nurse of Distinction; Ann O’Neill, RN, nurse manager of ED, MSBI Brooklyn, nominee as Nurse Leader; Mary Walsh, RN, senior vice president for patient care services/CNO; Harris M. Nagler, MD, chief medical officer; Cathy Sullivan, RN, director of patient care services, Nurse Leader nominee; Tanya Murray, RN, 3 Karpas/3 Dazian MSBI, nominee for Nurse Preceptor; and Sheila Scully, RN, cardiac cath lab, MSBI, nominee for Nurse of Distinction.
(Photo courtesy of Mount Sinai Beth Israel)
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Carlos Santos, RN, was the toast of a National Nurses Week awards ceremony in May, celebrated jointly by Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn. He received both the Beatrice Renfield Circle of Excellence Award and the 1199SEIU/League Nurse of Distinction Award as a Novice Nurse.
Santos, who works the night shift on 9 Silver at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, received his ADN from the Borough of Manhattan Community College and is working on a BSN at Adelphi University. According to a news release, he previously worked as a patient care associate but was determined to become a nurse.
His supervisors praised his efforts to advance his knowledge base, applying best practices and theory into his highly honed practice. He also mentors PCAs.
Angela Babaev, RN, MSN, interim director, Beatrice Renfield Division Nursing Education and Research, presided at the event. Kate Maitland of the Beatrice Renfield Foundation presented the Circle of Excellence sterling silver laurel wreath pin designed by Renfield to award winners, along with a $1,000 certificate for continuing education.
Winners of the Circle of Excellence in Patient-Centered Care by a Staff Nurse were Maria De Jesus, RN, BSN, CNOR of MSBI interventional radiology; Mereli Llarenas, RN, BSN, CCRN of BI Brooklyn ICU; Alison Salevan, RN, BSN, CCRN of MSBI NICU; and Sheila Scully, RN, BSN, CCRN of MSBI cardiac cath lab).
Joaquin Valdez, RN, BC, CCRN, a staff nurse on MSBI 3 Karpas, received the Renfield Award for Excellence as a Preceptor, and Mary Lakaszawski, RN, MSN, CWOCN, part of the wound, ostomy and continence team, was selected for the Renfield Circle of Excellence in Nursing Leadership.
Two groups tied for Excellence in Multidisciplinary Team Collaboration – the wound, ostomy and continence nursing team and the nursing professional standards and practice council team.
Also recognized was Mary Walsh, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, CEN, senior vice president, patient care services and CNO, for her leadership and advocacy of patient care initiatives.


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