2019 Award Recipients

Cameos of Caring® award recipients are recognized as role models within their facility and beyond.  Each facility selects their 2019 award recipient.  Individuals recognized within the specialty categories (Advanced Practice, Case Manager, Donate Life: and Quality & Safety) are nominated by their facility, then designated committees select a limited number of award recipients for these areas. 

The 2019 honorees represent a variety of health systems/hospitals and schools of nursing.  They also span a great number of specialty areas including: anesthesia, oncology, education, intensive care and emergency nursing.

The 2019 award recipients are:

Facility

Honorees

Allegheny Health Network, Allegheny General Hospital

Michelle Kiec

Allegheny Health Network, Canonsburg Hospital

Erica Zimmerman

Allegheny Health Network, Forbes Hospital

William D. Lumsden

Allegheny Health Network, Jefferson Hospital

Lindsey Heidelbach

Allegheny Health Network, Saint Vincent Hospital

Ginny Krise

Allegheny Health Network, West Penn Hospital

Mary Lynn Donaldson

Armstrong County Memorial Hospital 

Tabitha Bowser

Butler Health System

Terri L. Isacco

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Harmarville

Shereea Boswell

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sewickley

Corey W. Jones

Excela Health, Home Care & Hospice

Melissa R. Townsend

Excela Health, Latrobe Hospital

Jamie Kimmick

Heritage Valley Health System, Heritage Valley Beaver

Nancy Kathleen Johnson

Heritage Valley Health System, Heritage Valley Kennedy

Christine Duran

Heritage Valley Health System, Heritage Valley Sewickley

Abbey Inches

Indiana Regional Medical Center

Patti A. Barnes
LifeCare Hospital Behavioral Health

Topias Munde

LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh

Danielle Panach

Monongahela Valley Hospital

Douglas Myers

St. Clair Hospital

Katherine Gillihan

University of Pittsburgh Physicians,
Department of Anesthesiology

Jennifer Fleegle-Vitsas

UPMC Altoona

Shannon McCloskey Stiffler

UPMC Bedford 

Michelle Ritchey

UPMC Center for Nursing Excellence

Lisa Scalise

UPMC Chautauqua

Jerri L. Youngberg

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Ashley M. Lanahan

UPMC East

Amanda Kisak

UPMC Hamot

Lisa Duska

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Christine Carlisle

UPMC Home Healthcare

Lauren Craig

UPMC Horizon

Amy Linn McConnaughey

UPMC Italy, Istituto Mediterraneo
per i Trapianti e Terapie ad Alta Specializzazione

Valentina Bolgia

UPMC Jameson

Gerri Adamo

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Brandi L. Yoder

UPMC McKeesport

Tracey Yaworski

UPMC Mercy

Tammy L. Eaton

UPMC Northwest

Samantha Brison

UPMC Passavant

Veronica White

UPMC Pinnacle

Courtney Lykins

UPMC Presbyterian

Laura Hunsberger

UPMC Presbyterian-Shadyside

Carol Mathews

UPMC Rehabilitation Institute

Caitlyn Schlack

UPMC Senior Communities

Janet C. Sheldon

UPMC Somerset

Cassidy Beener-Terry

UPMC St. Margaret

Sean Williamson

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

Patrice Michalski

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Jennifer Lyn Capets

   

Facility

Advanced Practice Honorees

Allegheny Health Network, Saint Vincent Hospital

Shauna D. Mack

Allegheny Health Network, West Penn Hospital

Dina Boyd

Allegheny Health Network, West Penn Hospital

Marci Youngmark

University of Pittsburgh Physicians, Dept. of Anesthesiology

Kimberly B. Wysocki

UPMC Center for Nursing Excellence

Marianne McConnell

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Dana L. Shiderly

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Marcia M. Tharp

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Jessica E. Sarno

UPMC McKeesport

Jeffrey J. Alvarez, Jr.

UPMC Presbyterian

Erin Jay

UPMC St. Margaret

Sarah Austin

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Michelle Kenny Shields

   

Facility

Case Manager Honorees

UPMC Care Management

Honi M. Kleya

UPMC Health Plan

Mary H. Holzer

UPMC Mercy

Scott Beveridge

UPMC Northwest

Michelle Collins

UPMC Presbyterian

Susan Daugherty

UPMC Shadyside

Cathy B. Bruce

UPMC St. Margaret

William I. Lamberton

   

Facility

Donate Life Honorees

UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Lauren Leigh Gorman

UPMC St. Margaret

Courtney Lynne Nyoh
   

Facility

Nurse Educator Honorees

Allegheny Health Network, West Penn Hospital
School of Nursing

Anita Barisone

Carlow University

Renee Ingel

Chatham University

Jennifer Wasco

Clarion University

Mary Lou Zemaitis

Duquesne University

Mary Kay Loughran

Robert Morris University

Susan Hellier

University of Pittsburgh

Marie A. Fioravanti

UPMC Schools of Nursing

Jennifer Hoover
   

Facility

Quality & Safety Honorees

Allegheny Health Network, Jefferson Hospital

Jewell Coulter

Allegheny Health Network, West Penn Hospital

Patricia Reiser

Indiana Regional Medical Center

Jessa L. Cardelli

UPMC Health Plan

Mary L. Bailey

UPMC Northwest

Christine A. Bingman

UPMC Shadyside

Jill A. Kelley

UPMC St. Margaret

Laura Iole

UPMC Wolff Center

Audrey L. Paul

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

Nicole C. McCune