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Cadence Health notable nurses


Nurses at Cadence Health were recognized for earning the following certifications:

Sandy Berger, RN, MSN, MBA, CNOR – Accredited Case Manager; Judy Scheppach, RN, BSN – Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse; Janet Schramek, RN, BSN – Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse; Sarah Lepore, RN, BSN, BC – Medical Surgical Certification; Beverly Tayaban, RN, BSN, CCRN – Neuroscience Certified Nurse; Rachelle Kinzer, RN, BSN – Certified Pediatric Nurse; Felix Mendoza, RN, BSN – Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse; Ginny Mora, RN, BSN – Certified Pediatric Nurse. Jennifer Raitt, RN, BSN, CMSRN – Orthopaedic Nurse Certification; Shelia Shastri, RN, BSN – Certified Pediatric Nurse; Christina Thompson, RN, BSN – Certified Pediatric Nurse; Anna V. Tomac, RN, BSN – Certified Registered Medical Surgical Nurse (recertification); Sarah C. Collatz, RN – Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse; Carrie Vournazos, RN, BSN, MBA, CNML – Nurse Executive-Board Certified; Tia Monkemeier, RN, BSN – Maternal Newborn Certified Nurse; Joanne Heidorn, RN, BSN – Gastroenterology Certification; and Abbigayle Doerr, RN, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, CVRN – Stroke Certified Registered Nurse.

The following nurses at Cadence Health earned BSNs in the past year: Jackie Reuter, RN, BSN; Cheryl MacDuff, RN, BSN; Melissa Werkmeister, RN, BSN; Kelly Lorimer, RN, BSN; and Patrick Mallin, RN, BSN. The following nurses earned MSNs: Margaret Gallagher, RN, MSN; Alyssa Jezioro, RN, MSN, APN, FNP-BC; Carla Zavala, RN, MSN, APN, ACNP-BC; and Anu Stephen, RN, MSN.

Doreen Portugal, RN, BSNC-NIC, had “Axillary Temperatures in Full-Term Newborn Infants: Using Evidence to Guide Safe and Effective Practice” published in Advances in Neonatal Nursing. Jan Reynolds, RN, BSNC, had a “A Mother’s Touch” published in

Corinne Haviley, RN, PhD, MS, was appointed representative of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to the Illinois Center for Nursing Advisory Board by Gov. Pat Quinn. Janet A. Davis, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, was appointed content panel member for ANCC Nurse Executive Certification Exam. Mary Lyons, RN-BC, MSN, APN, ONC, was elected president for Midwest Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting. Gina Reid Tinio, RN-BC, PhD, MS, MPH, was appointed chair of content expert panel for ANCC Nurse Professional Development Certification Exam. Judy Biggus, RN, BSN, CMSLO, was named to the board of commissioners for the National Board of Laser Safety.

Poster presentations were given by Claudia Mahoney, RN, MSN, NE-BC, and Sue McCoy, RN, MSN, NNP-BC, NE-BC. They were “Success! How Four Nursing Departments Measured Outcomes” and “Implementing and Sustaining Relationship-Based Care from the Middle” at the International Relationship-Based Care Conference in Huron, Ohio. Mahoney and Gina Reid Tinio, RN-BC, PhD, MS, MPH, also gave a panel presentation, “RBC and Magnet: Where the Two Shall Meet,” at the conference.


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