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Excellence in Nursing

 

Pittsburgh Magazine presents the first annual Excellence in Nursing awards. The program honors the unsung heroes fo the Western Pennsylvania health care community. Congratulations to the 2016 honorees!

 

Honorees:

Leadership / Executive

Diane Hupp, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

International / Entrepreneur

Renee Thompson, RT Connections

​Advanced Practice Nurse

Darlene Ursiny, Health Associates East, CRNP

 

​Clinician

Sergey Blyakhor, Allegheny Health Network

Academic

Janice Nash, Carlow University


Honorable Mention:

Leadership / Executive

​Heather Ambrose, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Jacqueline Collavo, Western Pennsylvania Hospital

Amber Egyud, Allegheny Health Network Forbes Regional Hospital

Kathleen Harley, Heritage Valley Health Systems

Dawndra Jones, UPMC, Marianne McConnell

Marianne McConnell, UPMC, Joy Peters, Allegheny Health Network Jefferson Regional Medical Center

Joy Peters, Jefferson

Kristen Straka, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Shelley Watters, UPMC

 

International / Entrepreneur

Anthony Battaglia, Pocket Nurse Enterprises

 

Advanced Practice Nurse

Jamie Bloch, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

​Jennifer Diserio, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

​Loretta Filitske, Allegheny General Hospital

Mary Kish, Jefferson Hospital Women and Infants Center, Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Excela Westmoreland Hospita

Yolanda Lang, UPMC

Jennifer Troutman, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

 

Clinician

Marne Bilanich, VA Hospita

Stacey Cote, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Sharon Johnson, St. Clair Hospital

Jodi Licata, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Cynthia Shaffer, Magee Women's Hospital of UPMC

Cecelia A. Peterson, Allegheny General Hospital

Jessica Weale, UPMC

 

Academic

Angela Balistrieri, UPMC

Alison Colbert, Duquesne University

Ebony Edwards, Community College of Allegheny County

Jessica Huber, Carlow University

Judith Kaufmann, Robert Morris University

Margaret Rosenzweig, University of Pittsburgh

J.Ann Spence, Carlow University

Jennifer Wasco, Chatham University