Presented by SPHP and sponsored by Excelsior College as part of National Nurses Week (May 6-12), Times Union Salute to Nurses celebrates the profession of nursing and the outstanding women and men who represent nursing excellence in the Capital Region. A ceremony will be held Friday, May 10, to recognize the awardees.
Two SPHP nurses will be named “2019 Nurse of the Year,” an honor reserved for just 10 Capital Region nurses:
- Marnie Williams, RN, CCRN | Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, St. Peter’s Hospital
- Amy Mundweiler, MS, RNC, CNS, RAC-CT | Education Specialist, Eddy Village Green
Additionally, four SPHP nurses will be honored as 2019 Nurse of the Year Finalists, a distinction given to only 16 nurses:
- Marcel Cerny, MA, RN, CEN | Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Specialist, Acute Care, St. Peter’s Health Partners
- Denise Delollo, MSN, RN | Patient Logistics, St. Peter’s Hospital
- Usman Khan, LPN | Brain Injury Unit, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital
- Judy Quinn, BSN, RN, NE-BC | Manager, Emergency Department, Samaritan Hospital
“Nurse of the Year” recipients and finalists were selected from more than 600 nominations submitted to the Times Union. Nurses were nominated by their peers, colleagues, supervisors, patients, and the families of patients.
“Nurses are at the heart of the compassionate, people-centered care we provide every day at St. Peter’s Health Partners. It would be impossible to overstate the importance of nurses in providing positive outcomes for our patients,” said James K. Reed, M.D., president and chief executive officer of SPHP. “We congratulate the awardees and finalists of the 2019 Times Union Salute to Nurses. We thank them and all of the nurses throughout our system for all they do, every day.”
Times Union Salute to Nurses honors nurses for their extraordinarily selfless contributions, impact on quality of life for their patients and their passion for the nursing profession.