New Hampshire Magazine and the New Hampshire Nurses Association present the 6th Annual Excellence in Nursing Awards.

These awards honor the unsung heroes of the state’s healthcare community – those who go above and beyond to comfort, heal and educate – bringing to light how critical nursing is to achieving comprehensive healthcare.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit a nomination for the 2023 awards.

Congratulations to our 2023 recipients!

Join the celebration
Excellence in Nursing Reception
Thursday, May 18, 2023
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Manchester
700 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101

Ticket prices:

  • Complimentary for 2023 award recipients
  • $79 individual tickets
  • $750 for a table of 10
  • $675 for a table of 9 (intended for guests looking to sit with an award recipient)

Need help? Have questions?

If you need help purchasing tickets for this year’s reception or have any questions, please contact Paul Milone and he’d be happy to assist you.

2023 Excellence in Nursing recipients

Recipients will be honored at an in-person ceremony and reception on Thursday, May 18, 2023 and will also featured in the June 2023 issue of New Hampshire Magazine.

  • Advance Practice RN: Donna Roe of Rockingham County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
  • Ambulatory Care Nursing: Donna Poirier of Elliot Health Systems
  • Clinical Nurse Educator (small hospital): Julie Cole of Wentworth Douglass Hospital
  • Clinical Nurse Educator (large hospital): Debra Hastings of Dartmouth Health
  • Emergency Nursing: Kristie Foster of Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital
  • Front Line-Administrative Nursing (small hospital) – TIE: Katherine Weeks of Wentworth Health Partners
  • Front Line-Administrative Nursing (small hospital) – TIE: Kathleen Huston of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
  • Front Line-Administrative Nursing (large hospital): Anna Holland of Elliot Health Systems
  • Hospice-Palliative Care: Michele Melanson Schmitt of Rockingham County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
  • Maternal Child Health Nursing: Tammy Lambert of Dartmouth Health Children’s
  • Medical Surgical Nursing: Emily Knight of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
  • Nurse Innovator: Janet Thomas of UNH Institute Health Policy & Practice – Citizens Health Initiative
  • Pediatric School & Nursing: Laurie Flanders of The Birchtree Center
  • Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing: Ellen Belter of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Public Health Nursing: Lynda Martin-Heaney of VNA of Manchester and Southern NH Home Health and Hospice
  • Senior Nursing Leader: Jennifer Torosian of Catholic Medical Center

2023 Excellence in Nursing categories:

Judging criteria can be found here.

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
  • Ambulatory Care Nursing
  • Clinical Nurse Educator
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Front Line/Administrative Nursing Leader *New! A large and small hospital winner will be determined for 2023.
  • Hospice-Palliative Care/Gerontologic Nursing
  • Maternal-Child Health Nursing
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing *New! A large and small hospital winner to be determined for 2023.
  • Nurse Innovator
  • Pediatric & School Nursing
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • Public Health Nursing
  • Senior Nursing Leader

*A small hospital is defined as hospital with 199 or less beds and a large hospital is defined as a hospital with 200 or more beds.

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2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony

This event was held on Thursday, May 20, 2021

2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony

Held Thursday, November 19, 2020

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