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Honoring the Nurses of Lowell General Hospital

2022 Nursing Excellence Awards

On Thursday, May 12, hospital leadership celebrated the accomplishments of our Patient Care Services team at the annual Nursing Excellence Awards held at Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro, MA. The event, held during Nurses Week, honors those who exemplify the unwavering commitment to patient care that is a hallmark of the nursing profession. Honorees were nominated for the award by their peers.  

“It is a true pleasure to work alongside such an amazing group of nurses every day. The past few years have been very challenging in the profession with the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Cece Lynch, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nurse Executive at Lowell General Hospital. “These honorees are a testament to our hospital’s mission of Patients First in Everything We Do.’’

2022 Nursing Excellence Awards Group

Winners of the 2022 Nursing Excellence Awards are:

  • Excellence in Professional Practice – Nancy Clifford, RN, Endoscopy
  • Excellence in Community Involvement – Laura dos Santos, RN, Endoscopy
  • Excellence in Nursing Quality – Kayleigh Farrell, RN, Emergency Department 
  • Excellence in Professional Nursing Image – Eric Friedrich, RN, Nursing Informatics
  • Excellence in Nursing Mentorship – Tiffany Kopanski, RN, Emergency Department 
  • Excellence in the Use of Electronic Medical Record Technology – Jessica Lynch, RN, Nursing Informatics
  • Excellence in a Commitment to Direct Patient Care – Amanda McLaughlin, RN, Surgical Daycare
  • Excellence in Evidence-Based Practice – Jennifer Meehan, RN, Infection Prevention
  • Excellence in Quality Caring – Beth Mody, RN, Cancer Center 
  • Excellence in Continued Professional Development – Melissa Paquette, RN, PACU
  • Excellence in Nursing Mentorship – Nancy Renaud, RN, Reilly 4, Saints Campus
  • Excellence in a Commitment to Direct Patient Care – Erin Weir, RN, PCU

2022 Florence Nightingale Award

Lee Rogers, RN, Director of Nursing Informatics, was awarded this year’s Florence Nightingale Award. This award is presented to a nurse who emulates the enduring symbol of Florence Nightingale herself and represents the mission, hopes and expectations of the nursing profession to its members and to the world at large.

Rogers has worked at Lowell General Hospital for 24 years in a number of positions. As a valued team member in Nursing Informatics for the past 15 years, Lee has been instrumental in helping our leadership and care teams with our digital transformation projects in patient care.  

2022 Outstanding Nursing Team (MS2)

Outstanding Team

The staff from MS2 was awarded Outstanding Team for characterizing the true meaning of collaboration, professionalism and dedication to working together to improve patient care. They exemplify teamwork beyond the walls of their unit by interacting with multiple departments and are always willing to go above and beyond for patients and each other.

Mary Beth Foley, Nursing Scholarship

Stephanie Buendia, RN, Labor & Delivery, was the recipient of the Mary Beth Foley Nursing Scholarship.

Special thanks to the Lowell General Hospital Medical Staff and The Foley Family for their contributions to Nursing Scholarships at Lowell General Hospital.


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