The Boston Globe honors four nurses who have changed lives

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We are proud to present the names of all the nurses who were nominated, in order of their facility.

JUDGES

NURSE NOMINATIONS
Gail Lenehan, Director, Emergency Nurses Association; former Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Emergency Nursing
Dorothy Upson McCabe, RN, MS, M.Ed; Director, Divisions of Nursing and Health and Safety
Lin Zahn, Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
FACULTY NOMINATIONS
Doris Ferullo, Massachusetts Hospital Association, President, The Taylor Group
Maureen Sroczynski, President/CEO,
Farley Associates, Inc.

HEALTHCARE ADVISORY BOARD

Michelle Barrella, Boston Medical Center
Pat Bonner, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
Genevieve Conlin, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Regina Cullen, North Shore Medical Center
William A. Gouveia, Tufts-New England Medical Center
Dorothy Upson McCabe, Massachusetts Nurses Association
Patricia Mechan, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Nancy Roberge, Chestnut Hill Physical Therapy Associates
Mary Jane Ryan, Partners Healthcare Systems
Aideen Snell, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Maureen Sroczynski, Farley Associates, Inc.
Lori-Ann Thwing, Massachusetts General Hospital
James Zachazewski, Newton-Wellesley Hospital

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston Medical Center
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Children's Hospital Boston
Emerson Hospital
Faulkner Hospital
Lahey Clinic Medical Center
Mount Auburn Hospital
New England Rehabilitation Hospital
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
Youville Hospital & Rehabilitation Center

HONOREES

An indispensable resource
Gail Benedetti

An indispensable resource

Benedetti says it can be tough juggling the difficult tasks she needs to do, but it's important to have a sense of calmness when you walk into a patient's room.
NOMINATION LETTER Making patients feel special: Gail Benedetti
Giving students the big picture
Inge Corless

Giving students the big picture

Corless has been recognized with more than a dozen awards honoring her work as a teacher and role model in AIDS care, palliative care, and hospice. But she is not one to rest on her laurels.
NOMINATION LETTER A woman of conviction: Inge Corless
A case manager who puts others first
Janice Tully

A case manager who puts others first

Regardless of a patient's time in the hospital, 36 hours or 2 months, Tully says she is almost always able to help because of her years of experience as a bedside nurse.
NOMINATION LETTER A model cardiac care manager: Janice Tully
Nothing rattles this skillful caregiver
Teresa Colacitti

Nothing rattles this skillful caregiver

Colacitti sees between five and eight people a day, and usually has a caseload of 40-plus homebound patients logged into her PDA. That's in addition to managing her own complex family life.
NOMINATION LETTER A master of compassion: Teresa Colacitti

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