Baptist Hospital names Unit Nurses of the Year

Baptist Hospital Unit Nurses of the Year gather for group photo.

Unit Nurses of the Year were named at Baptist Hospital at a special presentation held during the recent National Nurses Week celebration.

Each Unit Nurse of the Year was chosen by his/her peers for holding 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: Marilyn Alvarez, RN; Vera Bryant, RN; Diane Callas, RN; Maria Cobo, RN; Elizabeth Conover, RN; Diane Deaza, RN; Melissa Dobol, RN; Connie Drutman, MD; Ava Duke, RN; Delores Eachus, RN; Erika Encalada, RN; Shiela Escobar, RN; Cassandre Fernandez- Andrew, RN; Rosario Flynn, RN; Courtney Fry, RN; Melissa Garcia, RN; Hannah Gauran, RN; Wil Gil, RN; Jasmin Guzman, RN; Miriam Hernandez, RN; Paula Hernandez, RN; Claudia Hodgson, RN; Michelle Houellemont, RN; Ellen Denise Houston, RN; Grace Kittelle-Cintas, RN; Jill Knight, RN; Delphena Magloire, RN; Maria Marcial, RN; Simla Mathew, RN; Patti Miller, RN; Jenny Navarro, RN; Eugene Obando, RN; Leyzer Ramirez, RN; Maria B. Serrano, RN; Janice Sodemann, RN, and Elizabeth Zike, RN.

Baptist Hospital is affiliated with Baptist Health South Florida, the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. It also includes Baptist Children’s Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Baptist Outpatient Services.

Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities affiliated with Baptist Health.

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