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News Friday, May 12, 2017

Nurse of the Year announced at the Chicago Shriners Hospital

Annual awards presented during Nurses Week 2017

Congratulation Jennifer Lipumano, BSN, RN, a charge nurse in our outpatient clinic. She is the winner of the 2017 Karin Shelin, RN Award of Nursing Excellence.

This annual award is announced during Nurses Week at the Chicago Shriners Hospital. It is named for Shelin, who helped children and served as a role model for new and established nurses over her 41-year career.

Vivian, Jennifer and ElisaJennifer, this year's winner, works with various clinic areas, including our neurologists, hand surgeons, spine and orthopaedic surgeons. Our staff say Jennifer is “an extremely hard worker. She works collaboratively with the staff and physicians and has great critical thinking skills...and she is wonderful with patients and families.”

Also receiving honors this year were Vivian Bady and Elisa DeFeo-Kelly, both patient care assistants on the inpatient unit. They are co-winners of the 2017 patient care support Award of Care Excellence. This honor is given annually to a non-nursing member of our staff.

We congratulate this year’s award winners and all the nominees.