Assemblywoman Buttenschon Announces Winners of 2020 Nursing Recognition Awards

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D-Utica/Rome) announced the winners of her 2020 Nursing Recognition Awards in the 119th Assembly District. The selfless individuals who work in nursing are celebrated nationwide from May 6 to May 12 in recognition of National Nurses Week.

“The hardworking nurses of our community have always provided us with the best care when it is needed most,” said Buttenschon. “The ongoing public health crisis gripping this country has only reaffirmed how invaluable nurses are to our communities. Every day, they put their health at risk to protect us, and these awards are a way to recognize and honor them for their dedication, skill and tireless commitment.”

A list of 35 winners were selected from the nominations submitted to Buttenschon’s office, including:

  • 3C Unit Nursing Staff at St. Elizabeth's Hospital
  • Heather Bentley – St. Elizabeth's Hospital
  • Tammy Bottini – The House of the Good Shepard
  • Arica M. Briggs – St. Luke's Hospital
  • Nicole Brundage – St. Luke's Hospital
  • Mary Beth Cappelli – Apex Surgical Center
  • Misty Chowaniec – The House of the Good Shepard
  • Angela Donahue – Oxford Home Care Services
  • Janice Elliot – Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.
  • William Ferguson – St. Elizabeth's Hospital
  • Amy Ferguson – Mid-State Correctional Facility
  • Katie Friot – Masonic Care Community
  • Shelby Harwood – St. Elizabeth's Hospital
  • Susan Keeler – Slocum Dickson Medical Group
  • Irene Kurtelawcz – Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.
  • Ann Lindsay – Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.
  • Kim Peppenelli – St. Luke's Hospital
  • Heather Perry – St. Luke's Hospital
  • Megan Maracchion – Rome Memorial Hospital
  • Ellen McCormick – Rome Memorial Hospital
  • Linda McCormack-Miller – St. Elizabeth's Hospital
  • Colleen McFadden – St. Elizabeth's Hospital
  • Elizabeth Mikel – Sitrin Health Care Center
  • Crystal Merrill – Hospice & Palliative Care, Inc.
  • Viktoriya Montik – Masonic Care Community
  • Shilo Morreale – St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Catherine Muller – Utica Pediatrics
  • Melissa Rafferty – St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Alicyn Salato – Auburn Community Hospital
  • Dianna Scranton – St. Elizabeth's Hospital
  • Amanda Sweeney – St. Elizabeth's Hospital
  • Sara Walker – St. Elizabeth's Hospital
  • Rhonda Welsh – St. Luke's Hospital
  • Jacinta Vondell – The Grand Rehabilitation Center
  • Karen A. Zick – Eastern Star Health & Rehabilitation Center

In addition, Nursing Assistant Stacy Moore from the Labor and Delivery Unit at St. Luke's Hospital received special acknowledgement.