Unit Nurses of the Year were named recently at Baptist Hospital at a special presentation held during National Nurses Week. Each Unit Nurse of the Year was chosen by his or her peers for high ethical standards, honoring the caring spirit of the nursing practice and holding the nursing process in high regard.
These nursing practices have gained Baptist Hospital Magnet status for excellence in nursing. The recognition is the nursing profession’s highest honor and is awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the nation’s largest and foremost nursing accrediting and credentialing organization.
The nurses honored were: Diane Adside, RN; Alex Banaag, RN; Sandra Benitez, RN; Shenny Cordero, RN; Maria Fuego, RN; Jose Garcia, RN; Mariana Garcia, RN; Sonja Hunt, RN; Nasi Kazemian, RN; Sook Kim, RN; Delia Leal, RN; Maggy Pierre Louis- Berg, RN; Silvia Medina, RN; Evelyn Molleda, RN; Leah Moran, RN; Loni Novak, RN; Sabata Nunes, RN; Lianet Pacheco, RN; Ligaya Panopio, RN; Yani Pascual, RN; Ludmilla Paulovich-Rolim, RN; Arturo Penarredonda, RN; Mercedita Perolina, RN; Georgeanna Quamina, RN; Walkiria Rojo, RN; Chiara Salomon-Sriro, RN; Roselle Samson, RN; Melissa Samuels, RN; Consuelo Sanclemente, RN; Noelle Schultz, RN; Dianne Schwartz, RN; Jacqueline Schwartz, RN; Victor Suarez, RN; Beena Thomas, RN; Beth Voss, RN; Paula Williams, RN, and Karen Wysocki, RN. Baptist Hospital is affiliated with Baptist Health South Florida, the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in South Florida. It also includes Baptist Children’s Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Baptist Outpatient Services.