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The University of Chicago Medicine formally recognizes and celebrates the excellence of its nursing staff every year by presenting a number of awards at a ceremony during National Nurses Week.
These awards recognize staff nurses who:
This award was established by Nanciann Huening as a loving memorial to her husband, Mark, in recognition of the compassionate and supportive care they both received throughout his critical illness. It recognizes excellence in medical intensive care nursing through excellence in patient care and through the development, education, and mentoring of student nurses, novice nurses, and/or multidisciplinary staff.2018 Recipient: Ashley Tipner, BSN, RN, CCRN
The Staffileno family established this award to recognize the excellent care that Constance Staffileno received during her hospitalization, and during her return visits here as a liver transplant recipient.
2018 Recipient: Joan Schulz, MSN, RN
The Patricia Morgan Award, established in memory of Patricia Morgan, recognizes excellence in oncology nursing practice. Patricia Morgan was a nurse who eventually succumbed to her cancer. Patricia always felt strongly that nurses should be recognized for their excellence and hard work, and her family concurs with this. The recipient of this award is an oncology nurse who exemplifies excellence in patient/family care and who is a mentor to less experienced nurses. The Morgan family started this award in 1992 in Patricia's memory, and it is presented every year during nurses' week.
2018 Recipient: Joshua Schlagel, BSN, RN
2018 Recipients: Aileen Ballerini, BSN, RN, and Kathy Kohr, BSN, RN
James Queenan was a young man diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a malignancy of the bone and soft tissue. He received his chemotherapy treatments and supportive care at what was then the University of Chicago Children's Hospital. He unfortunately died of his disease in 1988 at the age of 22. In James's memory, his parents established an award in recognition of the wonderful care and support he and his family received from the nursing staff during his illness.
2018 Recipients: Sarah Cannon, BSN, RN, and Renee Keith, ADN, RNC-NIC
The Award for Nursing Excellence in a Leadership Role recognizes a nursing leader at the University of Chicago Medicine who:
2018 Recipient: Tamia Walker, BSN, RN
All 2018 Nursing Award recipients were nominated by their nursing peers or their manager. Each one has demonstrated care and compassion to patients and families and exemplifies excellence in nursing practice.
2018 Recipient: Amelia Luardo, BSN, RN
2018 Recipient: Lauren Tinervia, BSN, RN
2018 Recipient: Kelly Kean, BSN, RNC-NIC
2018 Recipient: Christine Baker, APN, CNS
2018 Recipient: Buerkley Rose, BSN, RN
2018 Recipient: Comer 6 UBC
2018 Recipient: Anita Wilcoxson, PSC
2018 Recipient: Corey Tabit, MD, MBA, MPH