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Cameos of Caring

Excela Health is proud to be a participant 
in the
 Cameos of Caring Award sponsored 
by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.

What is the award?
The award was created to pay tribute to the profession of nursing and recognize registered nurses’ commitment and dedication to the delivery of quality patient care.  Also, the award provides increased public awareness of the nursing profession by highlighting the rewards of a nursing career. This awareness is vital in recruiting a new generation of nurses to offset the current nursing shortage.

Who is eligible?  
Nominations for this award are open to all non-exempt registered nurses who provide
direct patient care.
  
Our goal is to select a registered nurse from each of Excela Health’s hospitals who:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to consistent, proactive decision-making and 
    excellence in nursing care
  • Serves as an effective advocate for patients and their families
  • Encourages and motivates others, and be recognized as a role model for the profession of nursing

How do we nominate a registered nurse to receive this award?
Although only professional registered nurses may be nominated, anyone from any discipline or department may nominate an RN. The nomination forms are reviewed anonymously by a group of judges that may include administration, the Executive Board, nursing management, the cheif nursing officer, Education and physicians. This group selects the awardees (one from each campus) using the information submitted on the nomination forms. 
 
What happens next?
The awardees are announced during the National Nurses Week Celebration.  Our registered nurses represent Excela Heath at an awards gala in Pittsburgh.  Awardees receive a specially crafted award that symbolizes excellence in clinical practice and are featured in the Cameos of Caring video presentation.  Proceeds from the gala benefit the Cameos of Caring Scholarship Fund, an endowment that helps registered nurses advance their education.

2012 Cameos
Kerri Humes, RM, Frick Hospital
Brenda Toth, RN, Excela Health Home Care and Hospice
Patti Lukon, RN, Latrobe Hospital
Angela Ritz, RN, Westmoreland Hospital

2011 Cameos
Kim Wystepek, RN, Frick Hospital
Mary Ellen Davin, Excela Health Home Care and Hospice
Barbara Grote, RN, Latrobe Hospital
Diane Testa, RN, Westmoreland Hospital

2010 Cameos
Sandra C. Brown, RN, Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Frick Hospital
Luanne M. Klimchock, RN, CHPN, Excela Health Home Care and Hospice
Jill Helinsky, RN, Pediatrics/Women’s Care, Westmoreland Hospital
Cindy Weston, RN, ER, Latrobe Hospital

2009 Cameos
Amy Medved, CRNP, Westmoreland Hospital
Christina Yasick, RN, BSN 3D, Westmoreland Hospital
Stacie L. Shultz, RN, Emergency, Frick Hospital
Kathy Phillips, RN, Home Care and Hospice
Nancy J. Goodman, RN, Clinical Coordinator 3 South, Latrobe Hospital
Diane Brannan, RN, 1st Floor Annex, Westmoreland at Jeannette Hospital campus

2008 Cameos
Michele Curcio, RN, 2 South, Frick Hospital
Charles Burkholder, RN, Excela Health Home Care and Hospice
Lynnette Rendina, RN, 3D Nursing Supervisor, Westmoreland Hospital
Michelle Stevens, RN, Westmoreland at Jeannette Hospital campus

2007 Cameos
Bobbi Jo Davis, RN, IV Team, Frick Hospital
Judy Welty, RN, Behavioral Health, Latrobe Hospital
Sandra Zebrak, RN, 2 AB, Westmoreland Hospital

2006 Cameos
Lori Basinger, RN, Frick Hospital
Mary Alice Hoffer, RN, Latrobe Hospital
Gary Pernelli, RN, Westmoreland Hospital

2005 Cameos
Diane Kreider, RN, CCU, Frick Hospital
Andrea "Angie" Eicher, RN, 3 North, Latrobe Hospital
Darlene Nagrosky, BSN, RN, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab, Westmoreland Hospital

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