General News
Posted May 29, 2006
Twenty ACH Nurses Receive Honors from their Colleagues

National Nurses Week
May 6th - 12th, 2006

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"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." (John Ruskin)

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May 6-12 was National Nurses Week, with activities and events planned to recognize and celebrate excellence in every All Children's Hospital Nurse among peers, professional colleagues, student nurses, and our patients and families. All Children's Hospital proudly participated in celebrating the strength, commitment, and compassion of our truly outstanding nursing staff.

Our nurses received multiple community endorsements, including many from our patients and families. Lyn Marinello, a parent who has experienced the impact of nursing excellence at All Children's with both of her children, introduced her family and presented a special poem as part of the Nurses of Excellence ceremony. (Read the poem / Watch the video)

Twenty Nurses of Excellence were honored at the ceremony:

Lynda Ruckman Employee Health
Joann Levenia Systems Integration / Information Technology
Kim Harrell Transport Team
Cindy Guerra Two South West (2SW)
Michelle Cook Two South West (2SW)
Nancy Hillgruber Tampa Outreach Center
Carol Botwinski Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Lori Blastic Clinical Education
Kentlee Pell Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) 1
Lisa Moore Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)
Linda Watson Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) 1
Teala Dobby Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Margie Baldwin Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Ida Creech-O'Brian IV Team
Katie Claus Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
Beverly Skinner Surgery
Jodi Moll Clinical Education
Pam Clark Two South West (2SW)
Dennelle Sheridon Two South West (2SW)
Jennifer Borland Two South West (2SW)
Suzanne Mullins Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was honored as Preceptor of the Year with registration and travel to a national conference, funded by HRSA
Michelle Bracey Four South West (4SW) was honored as the University of South Florida College (USF) of Nursing Preceptor of the Year, chosen by the USF student nurses for her impact on their student experience at All Children's Hospital