On April 26, 2019, more than 700 guests gathered at the Grand Hyatt New York for the 16th Annual 1199SEIU League Nurse of Distinction Awards. The nurses, who represent hospitals and nursing homes in New York City, Long Island and Upstate New York, were recognized for their professionalism and dedication by leaders from 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, the League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes of New York, the 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds and members of the Nurse of Distinction planning committee. Nadine Williamson, Vice President in the 1199SEIU RN Division, and Daniel F. Murphy, Jr., Managing Partner of Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP and a labor and employment attorney, served as the emcees for the event. After the 71 nominees completed a rigorous interview process, nine nurses were selected to be presented with awards in five different categories. This is the first year in which two winners earned the Nurse of Distinction in a Hospital Setting award.
Please join us in congratulating the following winners of the 2019 Nurse of Distinction awards:
Nurse of Distinction in a Hospital Setting
Shannon Land, Eastern Long Island Hospital
Munyaradzi Rwakonda, Good Samaritan Hospital
Mechelle Webb, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
Mary Cronin, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Nurse of Distinction in a Nursing Home
Catherine Ossei, Mary Manning Walsh Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center
Tyiesha Wyatt, Isabella Geriatric Nursing Care Center
Dmitry Yanovsky, Mount Sinai Brooklyn
Colleen Springer, New York Community Hospital
Jessica Forman, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
For more information about the 1199SEIU Nurse of Distinction Awards, please contact Bernadette Braddy at (212) 894-4322 or Bernadette.Braddy@1199Funds.org.