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Nursing Excellence Awards 2021

Nursing Excellence Awards 2021

Our annual Nursing Excellence Awards allow us to celebrate the more than 9,600 dedicated nurses who care for patients in our hospitals, neighborhood health centers, in home care and every corner of our health care system. Every day, our nurses reach beyond their routine duties to ensure patients are taking better charge of their own health and the health of their families. We thank them for all they do.


Hyacinth Simpson, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi

Karen Garcia, MSN, RN, CEN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln

Sharon Simmonds, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx

Silvia Romero, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Belvis

Rosa Vargas, BSN, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Morrisania


Jawwad Butt, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island

Nicola Madou, MSN, MPH, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull

Chandrapatti Singh Reddy, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

Kendra Kartheiser, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

Corine Armand, MS, RN, NP
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, East New York

Vernita Ellison Brown, BSN, MSN, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Cumberland

Fredrick Adeyemi, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/McKinney


Maria Luisa Patria, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

Barbara Browne, BSN, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem

Blesilda Zapanta, MSN, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan

Sonia Reyes Mendoza, BSN, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan

Jasmine Slater-Small, BSN, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur

Yi-Hsiang Hsiao, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gouverneur

Tina Hackman, BSN, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Carter

Patra Lee, BSN, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler

Milana Leviyev, BSN RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler


Justin Yi, BSN, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst

Linda Bulone, RN, OCN, CCRC
NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens

Jasmine Samuel, MSN, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens

Staten Island

Alex Apostol, MSN, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View

Tayyaba Mughal, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Vanderbilt

Xiaowei Ling, BSN, RN
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Vanderbilt

Community Care

Keenfan Rebecca Sze, FNP, MPA, MSN, RN

Correctional Health Services

Joseph Oyibotsa, BSN, RN

Julissa Ramos, BS, RN

Verne Corey Baptiste, LPN