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Seven RWJBarnabas Health Nurses Honored at New Jersey League for Nursing Gala


Nursing Gala

West Orange, NJ, November 30, 2017 –Seven RWJBarnabas Health nurses were honored by the New Jersey League for Nursing (NJLN) at the 2017 Nurse Recognition Awards Gala held on November 3, 2017. The NJLN, an affiliate of the National League for Nursing (NLN), has been serving New Jersey and celebrating excellence in nursing since 1915. The Annual Nurse Recognition Awards Gala was established by NJLN in an effort to recognize nursing excellence and benefit nursing education.

The Jack Robertson Scholarship, which recognizes a commitment to advancing a nursing education, was presented to Mayra Navarro, RN, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Six RWJBarnabas Health nurses were honored with Nurse Recognition Awards for their outstanding contributions to nursing and in recognition of their efforts go above and beyond to make a difference. The recipients of the Nurse Recognition Award include:

  • John Indarjit, MBA, MSN, RN, CLNC, CDP, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Catherine Lubliner, MSN, RN, APN C, CCRN, CWOCN-AP, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Danilo Bolima, EdD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, PCCN, CNML, CNE, Clara Maass Medical Center
  • Jackie Baras, MSN, MBA, RN, RWJUH New Brunswick and Somerset
  • Vittoria Pontieri-Lewis, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CWOCN, RWJUH Somerset
  • Mary Beth Russell, PhD., MA, RN-BC, NEA-BC, RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Barnabas Medical Center

“We are honored that several RWJBarnabas Health nurses were recognized for their achievements in nursing and nursing education,” said Nancy Holecek, MAS, MHA, BSN, RN, Senior Vice President of RWJBarnabas Health and Chief Nursing Officer, Northern Region. “Our nurses are dedicated to providing quality education and healthcare services to the residents of New Jersey and serve a vital role in patient care, overall wellness and recovery. We celebrate their achievements as we continue our commitment to serving our communities across the state to be healthy together.”

“This recognition is a testament to both the leadership and dedication of our nurses,” said Lori Colineri, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President, RWJBarnabas Health and Chief Nursing Officer Southern Region. “We are so pleased to have several RWJBarnabas Health nurses recognized. They are all well-deserving of this honor and their commitment to delivering the highest quality of care continues to establish the RWJBarnabas Health system as a leader in nursing and nursing education.”

About the New Jersey League for Nursing

The New Jersey League for Nursing supports and implements the mission of the National League for Nursing to promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce to advance the nation's health at the constituent level. NJLN believes in the professional advancement of nursing education and practice through programs and opportunities that address the needs of diverse students, faculty and nurses in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. We believe in the importance of promoting collaboration and forming partnerships with nurses and the consumers they serve. We also believe that NJLN must take measures to positively promote nursing through education, health care coalitions and public recognition of nursing excellence.

ABOUT RWJBarnabas Health

RWJBarnabas Health is the largest, most comprehensive health care system in New Jersey, with a service area covering nine counties with five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH in New Brunswick, RWJUH Somerset in Somerville, RWJUH Hamilton, RWJUH Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital with a network of outpatient centers (Children’s Specialized Hospital) with its multiple outpatient centers, a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, two trauma centers, a satellite emergency department, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and two accountable care organizations.

RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest private employer – with more than 33,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety. RWJBarnabas Health recently announced a partnership with Rutgers University to create New Jersey’s largest academic health care system. The collaboration will align RWJBarnabas Health with Rutgers’ education, research and clinical activities, including those at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.

Contact: Carrie Cristello

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