Join New Hampshire Magazine and the New Hampshire Nurses Association as we honor the 2022 Excellence in Nursing Award recipients! 

In partnership with the New Hampshire Nurses Association, New Hampshire Magazine will honor health care professionals who deserve recognition for their efforts in fighting Covid-19, and celebrate the very best in nursing – those who go above and beyond to comfort, heal and educate – and to bring to light how critical nursing is to achieving comprehensive health care. This year’s recipients were honored during an awards reception on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown Hotel in Manchester, NH.

Recipients are also featured in the June 2022 issue of New Hampshire Magazine.

Congratulations to our 2022 Excellence in Nursing Award recipients:

  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse: Sandra J. McDonald, MSN, ACNP-BC, APRN, Neurocritical Care Unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Ambulatory Care Nursing: Laurie B. Kofstad, BSN, MSN, RN, Manchester VA Medical Center
  • Cardiovascular Nursing: Monica Matulonis, RN, ICU, Catholic Medical Center
  • Emergency Nursing: Melissa Eastman, CEN, BSN, Concord Hospital
  • Front Line/Administrative Nursing Leader: Anna Ivy M. Park, BSN, RN, OCN, MED-SURG-BC, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Hospice-Palliative Care/Gerontologic Nursing: Jacob Fox, RN, Nursing Supervisor, Maplewood of Cheshire County
  • Maternal-Child Health Nursing: April Henry, MSN, RNC-OB, CNL, Exeter Hospital
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing: Caitlin Kretschmar, BSN, RN, PCCN, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
  • Nurse Educator: Jennifer Miller, MSN, RN-BC, Elliot Medical Group
  • Pediatric & School Nursing: Jennifer Orbeso, Charge Nurse, DNP, MAN, RN NICU, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing: Christina Favero, RN, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Public Health Nursing: Darlene Morse, MSN, RN, MEd, CIC, NH Division of Public Health Services, Bureau of Infectious Disease Control
  • Senior Nursing Leader: Amy Matthews, DNP, RN, CENP, Cheshire Medical Center

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2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony

This event was held on Thursday, May 20, 2021

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