South Miami Hospital honored and recognized its Unit Nurses of the Year at an award ceremony during Nurses Week in May. The exceptional nurses were chosen by their colleagues for demonstrating high ethical standards, providing excellent care to patients and families and enhancing the overall quality of patient care at the hospital. Under the direction of Kathy Sparger, R.N., vice president and chief nursing officer (pictured front row, center), their outstanding efforts and professionalism helped South Miami Hospital earn its third designation as a Magnet hospital from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s largest and foremost nursing accrediting and credentialing organization.
The 2014 Unit Nurses of the Year at South Miami Hospital include Osvaldo Artigas, R.N., Lisa Coleman, R.N., Jill Costley, R.N., Arlyn Cua, R.N., Kelly Da Silva, R.N., Stella Deligero, R.N., Lizvette Garcia, R.N., Yesenia Gonzalez, R.N., Jessi Guldris, R.N., Tony Gutierrez, R.N., Maxine Ismail, R.N., Risa Jesurum, R.N., Genevieve Komisarz, R.N., Deanne Leach, R.N., Florence Livingston, R.N., Charo Morales, R.N., Nitchelle Nazon, R.N., Melissa Rodriguez, R.N., Vicki Rodriguez, R.N., Charles Sheldon IV, R.N., Elizabeth Stone, R.N., Agnes Umbay, R.N., and Rafael Yaniz, R.N. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net/SouthMiamiHospital.