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Local nurses honored by North Shore Medical Center

Posted by Ryan Mooney  June 25, 2012 11:19 AM

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The following was submitted by Jean Graham, marketing and media relations manager for North Shore Medical Center:

North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) recently honored seven of its registered nurses and caregivers for outstanding service and clinical excellence.

Awards included the Broadhead Clinical Excellence Award, the Broadhead Clinical Nursing Excellence Award for Advanced Practice, the NSMC Nursing Leadership Award, and the Blodgett Award.

This year's award recipients were:

Blodgett Award: Becky Delande, C.N.A., of Danvers - Salem Hospital Davenport 8th floor; Melissa Kimball, R.N., of Hamilton - Salem Hospital Phippen 7th floor. This award is given in honor of Donald W. Blodgett, who was an NSMC Trustee for 30 years. For this award, nurses nominate their peers based on exemplary service to patients, families and nursing colleagues.

NSMC Nursing Leadership: Melissa Bruning, R.N., of Peabody - Salem Hospital Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Unit. This award recognizes a nurse manager who exemplifies the professional nursing and organizational values of NSMC through their management and leadership skills. This nurse manager excels in quality improvement, employee satisfaction, financial management and patient satisfaction.

The Broadhead Clinical Excellence Awards were presented to three nurses to recognize clinical excellence:

Catherine Gallant, R.N, of Lynnfield - Union Hospital Intensive Care Unit; Marta Kane, R.N., of Swampscott - Salem Hospital Birthplace; Dorris O'Leary, R.N., of Groveland - Union Hospital Post Anesthesia Care Unit.


The Broadhead Clinical Nursing Excellence Award for Advanced Practice was given to Carrie Siefken, R.N., of Swampscott - Salem Hospital Birthplace.

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