May 5, 2023
As we celebrate Nurses Week, we want to recognize the compassionate and dedicated nurses at St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children who go above and beyond their duties to provide exceptional care.
- Marie Derisme, a highly skilled and classically trained nurse who consistently advocates for the best possible care for all her patients.
- Annabel Daria, a dedicated patient advocate who goes above and beyond in her compassionate care, always willing to go the extra mile for her patients.
- Laura Bern, Jessenia Alvira, and Janine Landini, are outstanding preceptors who are passionate about nursing education and committed to guiding new nurses to becoming the best they can be.
- Yeimy Marroquin and Jennifer Wasiak, are novice nurses who are already making a difference and paving the way for the next generation of nurses with their caring, passionate, and team-oriented approach to patient care.
- Jiliana Rivera and Vivian Feng – Remarkable nurses who embody flexibility, adaptability, and excellence in every clinical setting. Their expertise as preceptors is unparalleled, inspiring the next generation of nursing professionals.
- Shawntey Bailey – A brilliant critical thinker, whose ingenuity shines bright even in the most challenging situations. Her quick thinking and resourcefulness are an inspiration to all those around her.
- Catherine Gonzales – A fierce advocate for patients, standing up for their rights and ensuring their care is always of the highest quality. Her unwavering commitment to the well-being of her patients is truly inspiring.
- Faith Holt, Jean Marie Bach, Therlude Pierre Jerome, Denise Clue, and Theresa Shepherd – These hardworking CNAs embody the spirit of collaboration, always working hand in hand with nurses to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.
- Beth Rivera – An unstoppable force, her remarkable ability to juggle multiple tasks while keeping the unit running like a well-oiled machine is nothing short of incredible. Always willing to lend a helping hand to other units, her dedication to nursing is truly awe-inspiring.
- Danielle Swenson – A kind-hearted leader who leads by example, always putting her staff’s needs first. Her positive attitude, eagerness to assist, and dedication to giving her best is a testament to her exceptional leadership qualities.
- Bency Massinello – A true multitasking hero, Bency has never forgotten her roots as a nurse in the trenches. Her ability to handle multiple responsibilities with grace and ease is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
- Michelle Punnette – With an unwavering work ethic, Michelle is committed to providing the best care possible for the children and families she serves, always striving to go above and beyond.
- Benedetta Montalvo – Benedetta’s dedication to her patients and families is unmatched. She actively listens to their needs and concerns, ensuring they are engaged in their child’s care and empowered to make informed decisions.
- Hannah Golden – Hannah’s eagerness to help and accommodate the needs of the children she works with sets her apart. Her unwavering dedication to her patients ensures they receive the highest level of care.
- Fiorela Estarada – Fiorela’s dedication to the children she serves is unwavering. She is committed to educating families and ensuring they fully understand their child’s care needs, so they feel empowered and confident.
- ADNs – Our ADNs are exceptional leaders, partnering with all disciplines to ensure residents receive the best possible care. Benedetta, Danielle, Eileen, Michelle, and Sharon bring their unique strengths and expertise to create a cohesive and collaborative team.
- Nursery Nurses – The Nursery nurses are diligent in providing caregiver education, ensuring families are not only trained but also comfortable with their child’s care. Their dedication and hard work make a difference in the lives of the families they serve.
- Nursery CNAs – The Nursery CNAs care for each baby in the nursery with love and compassion, treating them as if they were their own. They provide comfort to families and ensure that their babies are well taken care of.
- Toddler Nursing Team: Your unwavering commitment to delivering extraordinary care to our children is genuinely valued. We extend heartfelt gratitude for the immeasurable impact of your efforts.
- Shaunell Campbell – With her exceptional multitasking skills, Shaunell is always willing to help colleagues and families. Her dedication to the Nursery is unparalleled, and she is always ready to lend a hand to other units.
- Carol Sanchez – Carol works tirelessly to ensure parents are trained and educated on their child’s care. She rearranges her schedule if needed, so families have the opportunity for one-to-one education and training, ensuring they feel confident in caring for their child.
- Germaine Judge – Germaine is dedicated to ensuring that families and patients on 2CU receive the best possible care. She is always willing to go the extra mile to help her colleagues and patients.
- Heather Gallagher – Heather’s diligence in ensuring patient and staff safety regarding infection prevention is vital to our patient’s well-being. Her hard work and dedication make a difference every day.
- Jennifer Allen – Jennifer’s tireless efforts to ensure each shift is fully staffed is invaluable. She works tirelessly, even on weekends and late nights, to ensure our patients receive the best possible care.
- Sharon Dejoya – Sharon’s commitment to ensuring our nursing staff is knowledgeable and up-to-date on the latest practices and procedures is crucial to our patient’s well-being. Her dedication to staff education is admirable, and we are grateful for all she does
- Dina Spierer- Dina is an exceptional professional who excels in her role as the Manager of Clinical Discharges at St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. Her dedication, expertise, and passion for helping children and families make her an invaluable member of the organization.
We are truly grateful for the work and dedication of all our nurses, who make a difference every day in the lives of the children and families we serve. Thank you for all that you do!