CentraState Honors Nursing Excellence Award Winners

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CentraState Healthcare System recently honored six RNs with its 19th an- nual Nursing Excellence Awards for demonstrating exceptional clinical skill and leadership in the hospital and in the community.

The 2019 award winners are: Margaret Kurczeski, RN, BSN, Emergency Department, Critical Care/Emergency Department Award; Daniella Davis, RN, BSN, 4 North, Medical Surgical Award; and Laurie DeMonde-Jaffe, RN, BSN, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Perioperative Nursing Award; There- sa Faiella, RN, LDRP Maternal Child Health Department, Maternal Child Health Award; Emily Rosenberger, RN, BSN, 1 South Behavioral Health Unit, Behavioral Health Nursing Award; and Donna Roe, RN, BSN, 4 North, Registered Nurse Advanced Award.

CentraState is one of only 2 percent of hospitals in the country to achieve Magnet designation three times as part of the American Nurses Creden- tialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program®. Viewed around the world as the ultimate seal of quality and confidence, Magnet designation is the most prestigious distinction a health care organization can achieve for nursing excellence.

Nurses who win the Nursing Excellence Award must demonstrate Mag-
net program ideals including leadership; professionalism; involvement in research, publications, and formal lectures; certifications and education; and clinical excellence.

The award winners were celebrated at a ceremony during Nurses Week at the hospital. Each winner received a framed certificate, flowers, a monetary

award and a pin. Their names will also be added to a permanent plaque in the hallway outside of the nursing administrative offices.

ABOUT CENTRASTATE: CentraState Healthcare System is a fully accredited, not-for-profit, community-based health system that provides comprehensive health services in the central New Jersey region. In addition to offering a full range of leading-edge diagnostic and treatment options, CentraState serves as a valuable health partner focused on the latest ways to prevent disease, promote healthy behaviors, and help people of all ages live life well. Based in Freehold, CentraState is comprised of a 284-bed acute-care hospital, a vibrant health and wellness campus, three award-winning senior living communities, a charitable foundation, and four convenient satellite health pavilions. The system also offers a family medicine residency and geriatric fellowship training program in affiliation with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Among its many honors and accreditations, CentraState is one of only 2 percent of hospitals nationwide to earn Magnet® designation for nursing excellence three times. To learn more, visit centrastate.com.

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