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2016 GEM Award National Winners
Excellence in Community Care
Michele Rubin, MSN, BSN, APN, CSN-BC, CGRN Clinical Nurse Specialist, Colorectal Surgery University of Chicago Medicine
Excellence in Clinical Nursing
Lauren Micale, BSN, RN, CPHON Clinical Nurse, Bone Marrow Transplant/Hematology Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del.
Excellence in Education and Mentorship
J. Cedar Wang, MSN, RN, APN, GNP-BC, CHSE Director of Simulation Education Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, N.J.
Excellence in Management
Tamre Del Valle, MSN, RN Director of ED and Cardiac Cath Lab Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Van Nuys, Calif.
Excellence in Executive Leadership
Kimberly Pearson, MHA, MBA, RN, CCHP Deputy Agency Director, Correctional Health Services County of Orange, Health Care Agency, Santa Ana, Calif
2016 GEM Award Regional Winners
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2016 GEM Award West Winners
Deborah Lang Rice, FNP-BC Family Nurse Practitioner, Garrison Medical Clinic Palmdale/Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Clinical Faculty, UCLA School of Nursing
Valerie Hayes, PhD, MN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, APHN-BC Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Integrated Community Care VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Carol Stevens, PhD, RN Clinical Associate Professor College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix
Alyse Straub, MSN, RN, PCCN Clinical Nurse, Progressive Care Sharp Grosmont Hospital, La Mesa, Calif.
2016 GEM Award Northeast Winners
Jennifer Dorman, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN Clinical Nurse Specialist, Rapid Response Team Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Daniella Casimir, DNP, FNP-BC Family Nurse Practitioner NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York City
Jennifer O’Neill, DNP, APN, NEA-BC CNO and Vice President of Patient Care Services Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J.
Laura Iacono, MSN, CCRN, CNRN, CNML Nurse Manager, Neurosurgical ICU North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, N.Y.
Sonja Schwartzbach, RN Registered Nurse, CTICU Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.
2016 GEM Award Mid-Atlantic Winners
Meghan Walker, MSN, RN, CBCN Breast Nurse Navigator Paoli (Pa.) Hospital
Gwyn Parris-Atwell, MSN, RN, APN-C, CEN, FAEN, CS Nurse Practitioner, Employee Health, Kennedy Health Chief Nurse, 514th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, USAF Reserve Unit, McGuire Air Force Base
Janet Davies, MSN, RN, APN, CCNS, CENP Vice President of Patient Care Services Inspira Health Network – Vineland/Elmer
Stephan McDonald, MSN, RN Nurse Manager, Emergency Dept. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, Philadelphia
Rachel Lehman, BSN, RN Registered Nurse, MICU Abington (Pa.) Hospital Jefferson Health
2016 GEM Award Midwest Winners
Debra Skopec, BSN, NIC-BC Neonatal Outcomes RN Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Advocate Children’s Hospital – Oak Lawn, IL
Molly Moran, MSN, RN, CCRN Clinical Nurse Educator, Pediatric Intensive Care Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
Patricia Nedved, MSN, RN, CENP, FABC Acting Chief Nursing Officer Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
Diane Stonner, MSN, RN, APN, RNC-NIC Patient Care Manager, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Northwestern Medicine/Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago
David Chilicki, BSN, RN, ONC Nurse Clinician, Exceptional Practice Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest (Ill.) Hospital
2016 GEM Award South & New GEM States Winners
Ann Benedict, MSN, RN, CCRN Clinical Staff Nurse, PICU The Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C.
Allison Lowderman, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC Doctor, The Center for Concussion Management The University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan.
Kathleen Atwell, MSN, RN-BC Education Coordinator, Education Department Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South, Burleson, Texas
Pamela Dotson, MBA, RN, NEA-BC Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
Anna Liza Fernandez, MSN, BSN, RN, CSSM Nurse Manager, Perioperative West Palm Beach (Fla.) Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Colleen McKay, BSN, RN Registered Nurse, CVCU Houston (Tex.) Methodist Willowbrook Hospital