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Bristol Hospital Celebrates Certified Nurses Day March 19 By Honoring the 73 Board Certified Nurses

Bristol Hospital is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by honoring its board certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care:
Stephanie Adkins, MSN, RN, CCRN – ICU
Kara Aparo, BSN, RN-BC – F South
Barbara Banda, MSN, RN, CEN – Documentation Specialist
Debbie Barnes, MS, RN, CCM – Case Management
Diane Bernier, MSN, RN-BC – Barnes 3
Elaine Bernier, RN-BC OB, CEFM- Families are First
Kimberly Boory, BSN, RN-BC- Float Pool
Diane Bouffard, BSN, RN, MHA, CPHQ– Quality Improvement
Darlene Bourgoin, BSN, RNC-OB – Families are First
Sue Byrnes, RNC-OB – Families are First
Ruth Camacho, RN, BSN, IBCLC- Families are First
Jenny Cannon, BSN, RN, SANE/SAFE – Float Pool
Maria Cantito, RN-CV – Diagnostic Services
Patricia Carobini, BSN, RN, CGRN, SGNA – Endoscopy RN4
Patricia Caruso, BSN, RN, CNML – Quality Improvement
Caren Chalfant, BSN, MSN(c), CHPN – Home Care and Hospice
Sonja Chambers, RN, CNOR – Operating Room
Cathy Chasse, RNFA, CNOR – Operating Room
Kara Cleveland, RN, CEN – Professional Development
Nancy Cocchiola, BSN, RN, PCCN – ICU
Patricia Coviello BSN, RN, OCN – Cancer Care Center
Crystal Cunningham BSN, CEN – Emergency Care Center
Kathy Cutter, BSN, RN, CRNI – IV Therapy
Allan Czellecz, RN, CNOR – Operating Room
Susan Danielowski, BSN, RN, CCRN – ICU RN4
Christy D’Aquila, BSN, RN, CIMS – Families are First
Donna Desaulniers, BSN, RN, CCRN – ICU
Katherine Dodaro, MSN, RN-BC– G South RN 4
Betsey Dreher, BSN, RN, CCRN – ICU RN4
Patricia Duclos-Miller, MS, RN, NE-BC – Quality Improvement
Lisa Emerich RN, CEN- ED
Miles Everett, RD, RN, CDE, - Bristol Hospital Diabetes Center
Sue Ferreira RN, CPAN- PACU
Aleksandr Frenkel, BSN, RN-BC- G-South
Patricia Goggins, BSN, RNC-OB – Families are First
Kathryn Graves, MSN, RN, CCRN – ICU RN4
Francine Hallinan, BSN, RN, CCRN – ICU
Ariel Herren RN, CCE- Families are First
Macrina Hopko, MSN, RN-BC – ICU RN4
Mary Beth Johnson, MSN, RN-BC – G South RN4
Pamela Kamens, RNC-OB, IBCLC – Families are First
Patricia Kenney, BSN, RN, CPAN – PACU RN4
Katie Kileen, RN, BSN, PCCN, Home Care and Hospice
Ellen Kraemer, RN, MS, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC – Families are First
Barbara Labbe RN, CDE- Home Care and Hospice
Francine Leach, MSN, RN, CCM – Professional Development
Michelle Leece, RN, BS, SANE/SAFE – Emergency Care Center
Laura Leonetti, RN, COHN-S – MedWorks
Jill Lincoln, BSN(c) RN-BC – Home Care and Hospice
Tina Loarte-Rodriguez RN, BSN, BS, CIC- Quality
Jennifer Mallia, MSN, RN, CEN – Professional Development
Martha Mamrosh, BSN, RN-BC – F South
Donna Marrero, RN, CHPN – Hospice
Sigrid Matthias, RN, CNOR – Operating Room
Chris Ann Meaney, DNP, MHA, RN-BC, NE-BC – Patient Care Services
Catherine T. Milne APRN, MSN, BC-ANP/CNS, CWOCN – Wellness Center
Ellen Pappalardo, RN, IBCLC – Families are First
Sharon Petersen RN, BSN, COS-C- Home Care
Carolyn Pollack, RN, CCRN – ICU
Lynne Ramer, MSN, RN, CNOR – Perioperative Services
Thomas Riordan, MSN, RN, CEN – Emergency Care Center
Korrine Roth, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FACHE – Patient Care Services
Margaret Scott, RN, CNOR, CMLSO – Operating Room
Julie Serrano, BSN, RN-BC – Diagnostic Services RN4
Josephine Soucy, MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC – ECC, Critical Care, Cardiology, Oncology
Joan Terciak, BSN, CMSRN, WCC- F-South
Rebecca Theriault BSN, RN, FAF Prepared Childbirth Educator
Karen Tolli, BSN, RN, WCC – Home Care and Hospice
Deb Valk, RN-BC – F South RN3
Kim Ward, BSN, RN, CNOR – Perioperative Services
Jake Wayne, BSN, RN, CEN – Emergency Care Center RN4
Sophie Whitlock, RN, CHPN – Hospice
Kerry Yeager, MSN, RN-BC – Professional Development
 Board Certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like health care in general has become increasingly complex. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.
Bristol Hospital encourages national board certification for all its nurses. Patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses on staff when they visit a hospital or their primary care provider. There are many nursing certification
specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others. Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of
specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system; national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by either the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both.
Please join Bristol Hospital and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring these hardworking,
dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and a job well done!

Pictured from left to right at Bristol Hospital’s certified nurses luncheon: Sue Ferreira, RN, CPAN-PACU, chair of the nursing professional practice council; Korrine Roth, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FACHE, director of clinical excellence and professional practice; Betsey Dreher, BSN, RN, CCRN-ICU, RN4, chair of the nurse executive council; and Sheila Kempf, sr. vice president, patient care services, chief nursing officer.