Hudson Valley RNs honored for our advocacy

Hudson Valley Magazine has recognized 11 NYSNA nurses in their annual “Nursing Excellence Awards.”

Jayne Cammisa, an RN at Westchester Medical Center (WMC), was chosen because of her outstanding advocacy for patients. Among WMC RNs, Jayne is known for working tirelessly to educate lawmakers about safe staffing and the dangers of privatization. “It was a complete surprise to be nominated and after 25 years of service, it is nice to be recognized for the hard work,” Jayne said.

The awards are given to local nurses of the Hudson Valley region who go above and beyond the call of duty for patient care. Winners range from nurses who volunteer their time serving on local boards to those who take time away from their normal work schedules to travel as far as Haiti to provide patient care.  

Three of the awardees, Amy Zimei, Jayne Cammisa, and Terri Rattigan-Davis, scored so high in the judging that they earned themselves a spot among the magazine’s “Top 20 RNs.”  

Here’s the full list of NYSNA honorees: Sue Barnum, RN; Carol Hackett, RN; Jayne Camissa, RN; Nancy Lupo, RN; Karen Wolownik, RN; Sandra Tracey, RN; Kathleen Conlin, RN; Fran Cardone, RN; Terry Rattigan-Davis, RN; Marichu Smith, RN; and Amy Zimei, RN. ​

Congratulations to the award winners, and all NYSNA members who go above and beyond for our patients every day.

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