Recognizing Excellence in Nursing

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Cooper University Health Care recognizes nurses, collaborative care providers, and teams throughout the year.

The Cooper Foundation's Annual Nursing Excellence Awards recipients are nominated by their colleagues for their commitment to upholding the Cooper mission: To serve, to heal, to educate. Click here to see past recipients.

The DAISY Award is an international program to reward excellence in the nursing profession. It was created by the DAISY Foundation to recognize the extraordinary compassion, outstanding clinical skills and personalized care exhibited by nurses every day. Cooper University Health Care is proud to be a DAISY Award Partner. Click here to see past recipients.

2023 Nursing Excellence Award Recipients

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Elizabeth “Lisa” Moriarty, MSN, RN 2021 Nurse of the Year
Lydia Acevedo, BSN– Emergency Department The Lynn Nelson Award for Excellence in Emergency Nursing
Catherine Albanese, BSN, RN– Palliative Care The Franklin Morse Archer, Jr., & Mary Joy Reeve Archer Memorial Award for Excellence in Outpatient Oncology Nursing
Tracie Alvarez, BSN, RN– Critical Care Unit The Barbara and Jack Tarditi Award for Excellence in Nursing Mentorship
Kimberly Bell, LPN– Practice LPN, Gloucester City The Women’s Board of Cooper University Health Care Award for Excellence in Ambulatory Nursing
Geraldine Brown– Environmental Services The Carol G. Tracey Compassion Award
Dhurata Collaku, MBA, RRT– Respiratory Therapy The Women's Board of Cooper Hospital Allied Health Professional Excellence Award (Non-Nursing)
Alyssa Cooper, BSN, RN-C– NICU The John Henry Kronenberger Memorial Award for Excellence in Neonatal Nursing
Clinical Educators Team– Professional Development The Barbara and Jack Tarditi Award for Excellence in Nursing Research
Daniel Dangle, RN, CCRN– Trauma Intensive Care Unit The Award for Excellence in Trauma Nursing
Monika Dobrowolski, MSN, APN-C, RNFA– Colorectal Surgical Services The Rose Smith & Sue Zamitis Memorial Award for Excellence in Inpatient Oncology Nursing
Jennifer Ford, RN– Pediatrics The Dr. Ronald Bernardin Memorial Award for Excellence in Pediatric Nursing
Catherine Hassinger, BSN, RN, CGRN– Digestive Health Institute Mount Laurel The Philip and Carole Norcross Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing
Daniel Hyman, DO– Physician, Primary Care The Nursing Alumni Excellence Award for Nursing-Physician Partnership
Melissa Iannacone, MSN, APN, FNP-BC– Advanced Practice Nurse, CUES The Moorestown Auxiliary Award for Advanced Practice Nursing
Kunjunjamma Joseph, BA– Pavilion 7 The Ruth Parry/Moorestown Auxiliary Award for Excellence in Geriatric Nursing
Kimberly Kadelski– MD Anderson at Cooper call center The Barbara and Jack Tarditi Award for Excellence in Service (Non-Nursing)
Kelly Klinger, BSN– Labor and Delivery The Charlotte Tobiason Memorial Award for Excellence in Obstetrical Nursing
Theresa Maerten RN, BSN– Medical Informatics The Philip and Carole Norcross Award for Nurse Leadership
Janine McNamara, BSN, RN, CGRN– Digestive Health Institute The Shaina Horton Memorial Award for Excellence in Service
Elizabeth Moriarty, RN, MSN– Pavilion 7 Medical Surgical The Selma and Martin Hirsch Award for Excellence in Medical Surgical Nursing

Kay Pine, RN– Cooper Heart Institute/Cardiac Partners at Cooper and Inspira

The Cooper Heart Institute & The Heart House Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Nursing
Meggan, Zarrella, RN, BSN– Intensive Care Unit The William and Eileen Archer Award for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing
The Viner Intensive Care Nursing Team Outstanding Team Award

 

 

2023 DAISY Award Recipients

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Recipient Month
Samantha Smith-Beavers  January
Laura Profico February
Jillian Cooper March
Caroline Huelster April
Kelly Van May
Kayleigh Lawrence  June
Alivia Siedlecki  July
Gigi Martinez August
Elaine Nguyen   September