Published on March 19, 2019

Chestnut Hill Hospital Celebrates Certified Nurses Day By Honoring our 57 Board Certified Nurses

Chestnut Hill Hospital is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, by honoring its board-certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care:

Lisa Aiello-Laws, PhD, RN, AOCNS
Jason Anthony, BSN, RN, CEN
Elizabeth Attanasio, BSN, RN CCRN
Megan Barry, BSN, RN, CEN
Daniel Bassi, PhD, MSN, RN, CEN
Edward Bell, RN, CEN
Alethea Carretas, RN, CNOR
Margaret Davis, BSN, RN, CEN
Marianne Dougherty, BSN, RN, CNOR
Frederick Everett, RN, CEN
Katherine Franczyk, MSN, RN, CCRN
Kristy Fundora, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, ANP-C
Mark Gallus, RN, CEN
Maggie Grecco, OSF, MSN, RN, ANP-C
Jacklyn Green, BSN, RN, CEN, TNCC
Jarrell Hill, BSN, RN, CEN
Kristen James, BSN, RN, PCCN
Molly Laraway, RN, CEN, CCRN
Mary Lesenko, BSN, RN, CCRN
Elizabeth Logan, BSN, RN, CEN
Catherine MacFarland, RN, ONC
Brian Mack, BSN, RN, PMHN
Maria Maiorana, BSN, RN, CNOR
Rachel Mast, BSN, RN, CEN
Laura McElroy, BSN, RN, CCRN
Trisha McLaughlin, RN, CEN, PHRN
Cameron Miller, BSN, RN, CEN, EMT-P, PHRN
Marie Minnick, BSN, RN, CEN
Kelly Miskill, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, ANP-C
Natasha Mitchell, BSN, RN CEN
Kathleen Morrione, BSN, RN-BC
Anita Murphy, DNP, MSN, RN-BC
Nancy Novelli, RN, CRNI, OCN
Ginka Nwogwugwu, BSN, RN, CMSRN
Barbara Oelschlegel, MSN, RN, CEN
Gina Paladinetti, MSN, RN, CEN
Carol Patanovich, MSN, RN, OCN
Cynthia Penman, BSN, RN, CCRN
Alexis Puglia, BSN, RN, CEN
Bridget Rehfuss, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Elizabeth Ridgely, BSN, RN CCRN
Emily Rixon, RN, CNOR
Debra Ruetz, BSN, RN, CEN
Anita Sanders, BSN, RN, CCRN
Lakesha Savage, MSN, RN, CHPN
Patricia Scherle, DNP, MHA, RN, NEA-BC
Kathleen Senay Davis, BSN, RN, CPXP
Melissa Shollenberger, RN-BC
Lorraine Smith, MSN, RN, ANP-C
Manuela Stone, BSN, RN, CCRN
Barbara Strain, BSN, RN, CCRN
Amanda Sebia, BSN, RN, CEN
Marlo Thomas, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, CWOCN
Regina Toppi, BSN, RN, CCRN
Rachel Tornambe, MSN, RN, ANP-C
Amy Wilde, RN, CEN
Kay Williams, BSN, RN, CCRN, CPAN

Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like health care in general, has become increasingly complex. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.

Chestnut Hill Hospital encourages national board certification for all its nurses. Patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses on staff when they visit a hospital or their primary care provider. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others. Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system; national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA).

Please join Chestnut Hill Hospital and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and a job well done!