Published on March 19, 2020

Chestnut Hill Hospital Celebrates Certified Nurses Day

Chestnut Hill Hospital celebrates Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by honoring the 60 board-certified nurses on staff. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care: 

Lisa Aiello-Laws, PhD, AOCNS 
Cornelia Allen, MS 
Jason Anthony, BSN, CEN, PHRN 
Megan Barry, BSN, CEN, TNCC 
Daniel Bassi, MSN, CEN 
Edward Bell, ASN, CEN 
Althea Carretas, DIP, CNOR, RFNA 
Cherylin Coffee, BSN, ANCC 
Kathleen Senay Davis, BSN, CPXP 
Margaret Davis, BSN, CEN, TNCC 
Natalie Dominick, CEN, NEBC 
Marianne Dougherty, BSN, CNOR 
Katherine Franczyk, MSN, CCRN 
Mark Gallus, BSN, CEN, NLT, ASCP 
Jacklyn Green, BSN, CEN, TNCC 
Jarell Hill, BSN, CEN 
Kathleen Holzerman, BSN, CNOR 
Kristen James, BSN, PCCN 
Sudesh Joshi-Chhibbar, DNP, MSN, RN, CNOR, CEN 
Rebecca Kreyer, BSN, CCRN 
Molly Laraway, ASN, CEN, CCRN 
Mary Lesenko, BSN, CCRN 
Elizabeth Logan, MSN, CEN 
Cate MacFarland, BSN, OCN 
Maria Maiorana, BSN, CNOR 
Timothy Marks, MBA, MSN, CEN, NEA-BC 
Marie Minnick, CEN 
Laura Ann Mcelroy, BSN, CCRN 
Trisha McLaughlin, ASN, CEN, PHRN 
Cameron Miller, CEN, EMT-P, PHRW 
Kathleen Morrione, BSN, RN-BC 
Julie Munger, BSN, PCCN 
Anita Murphy, DNP, RN-BC 
Nancy Novelli, DIP, CRNI 
Ginka Nwogwugwu, BSN, CMSRN 
Carol Patanovich, MSN, OCN 
Cynthia Penman, BSN, CCRN 
Susan Pennington, DIP, CNOR 
Bridget Rehfuss, NE-BC 
Emily Rixon, BSN, CNOR, RFNA 
Debra Ruetz, CEN 
Anita Sanders, BSN, CCRN 
Lakeshia Savage, MSN, CHPN 
Joan Scanlon, CCMC 
Amanda Sebia, BSN, CEN 
Anthony Shapit, BSN, PCCN 
Melissa Shollenberger, MS 
Lorraine Smith, MSN, RN, ANP-C 
Manuela Stone, CCRN 
Barbara Strain, BSN, CCRN 
Marlo Thomas, MSN, RN, APN-BC-CWOCN 
Regina Toppi, MSN, CCRN, CEN ACHF, CALS 
Amy WIlde, BSN, CEN 
Kay Williams, BSN, CCRN, CPAN 
Andrea Williams, BSN, CCRN 
Kelly Anne Butikis, CEN 
Daniel Fitzgerald, BSN, CEN 
Magdalene Greco, CRNP 
Valerie Fulton, CRNP 

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 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 the hospital or their primary care provider. There are many nursing certification specialties, such as medical-surgical, 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 there hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism and a job well done!