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Congratulations to Our 2017 Nurses’ Week Award Winners!

Posted by South Shore Health System on May 12, 2017 10:37:26 AM

During National Nurses’ Week (May 5-12), we celebrate the critical importance of the nurses of South Shore Health System. Dozens of nurses were nominated by their peers to receive awards for their exceptional service to our patients and their families.

Below are the recipients of South Shore Health System’s 2017 Nursing Awards.

Community/Population Service Award


Betsy Gallagher, RN, South Shore VNA

Presented to a nurse who makes significant professional or voluntary contributions in community-based settings and transfers knowledge in a manner that promotes dialogue, open communication and interdisciplinary relationships within the community setting.

Rising Star Award


Ginny Philippeaux, RN, Emergency Department

Presented to a nurse new to his/her role who demonstrates commitment to the nursing profession through commendable daily performance. This nurse exceeds the expectation of a novice in their position and possesses an inner drive to succeed.

Exemplary Professional Practice Award


Meaghan Donovan, RN, Critical Care

Presented to a nurse who demonstrates exemplary clinical practice, uses innovative and creative approaches to achieve quality outcomes, advocates for patients and families in all activities, consistently provides compassionate and professional nursing care for patients and families, and works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team.

Hall of Fame Award


Diane King, RN, Employee Health

This esteemed award is presented to a visionary who has a lifelong dedication to nursing and who has the ability to adapt to meet the changes in health care.

Transformational Leaders of the Year Award

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Nadine Bousaleh, RN, Care Progression


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Lea-Anne Meals, RN, Endoscopy

Presented to the nurses who exemplifies the mission of South Shore Health System and the elements of Magnet Culture by consistently demonstrating transformational leadership qualities.

 Patient and Family Centered Care Award


Theodora “Teddy” DeCosta, RN, Home & Community Care

Presented to a nurse who consistently supports patients and families in achieving positive health care outcomes; works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to include patients and families in all aspects of their health care; supports colleagues to create more time for the caregiver at the patient’s bedside, and participate collaboratively in the mentoring and education of patients and families, nurses, and other members of the health care team.

Innovation Award/Continuous Improvement Award


Margaret “Margo” Mitchell, RN, Anticoagulation Services

Presented to a nurse who meets the challenge of continuous improvement in his/her own practice and does not accept status quo.

 Sue Tobin Award


Christine Hajjar, RN, Critical Care

Presented to a nurse who demonstrates expertise in nursing practice and actively promotes the mission, vision and goals of evidenced-based nursing.

Thank you to all our South Shore Health System nurses for all that you do to care for our community.

Topics: People of South Shore Health

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