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Olean General Hospital honors nurses

Posted on: 05/12/2017

Olean General Hospital honored its nursing staff during the 15th annual Hilal Nursing Recognition Program May 12 in conjunction with the hospital’s National Nurses Week activities.

This event has been sponsored since 2005 by Drs. Ahmad and Naheed Hilal as an expression of their profound appreciation of the important work that nurses perform on a daily basis. The event honors a Nurse of Distinction, an Outstanding RN and LPN and an Outstanding Nurse Assistant/Technician at OGH. The hospital presented its Nurse of Distinction Award to Heather Faulkner, RN. Rachael DiNapoli, RN, received the Outstanding Staff Nurse Award, Lynn Carlson, LPN, was named Outstanding LPN, and Sandra Capito was selected as Outstanding Nurse Assistant/Technician.


“We congratulate Heather, Rachael, Lynn and Sandra for their outstanding performance,” said Timothy J. Finan, president and CEO of Upper Allegheny Health System and Olean General Hospital. “These nurses each demonstrate exemplary leadership, compassion, and dedication. We thank them, and all of our nurses, for helping our hospital fulfill its mission of providing excellent care to those we serve.”


“The Hilal reception is the culmination of our Nurses’ Week celebration,” said Vi-Anne Antrum, vice president patient care services and chief nursing officer, OGH. “I am proud of the exceptional care provided by our nursing staff every single day in this community. I offer special congratulations to all of our nominees and our winners, Heather, Rachael, Lynn, and Sandy. Olean General Hospital is blessed with an incredibly compassionate team. I am grateful to Drs. Hilal and Hilal for their generosity, kindness, and support today and always. Happy Nurses Week to all of the dedicated nurses serving their communities, especially our own.”

“We are very proud of our nurses and the hard work, dedication, and caring that they give our patients each and every day,” said Denise O’Neil, senior director, patient care services, OGH.
Nominees for the 2017 Nurse of Distinction Award included Heather Burrell, RN, Heather Faulkner, RN, Virginia Goodfellow, RN, Amber Harding, RN, Christine Hewitt, RN, Rebecca Schiano, RN, Maria Stenzel, RN, Rachael Territo, RN, Barbara Walker, RN, and Cindy Wickstrom, RN.


Nominees for the Outstanding Staff Nurse included Elizabeth Barry, RN, Alyssa Carlin, RN, Rachael DiNapoli, RN, Lori Hamed, RN, Amber Harding, RN, Kimberly Light, RN, Tenisha Murphy, RN, Micki Orcutt, RN, Cheryl Peters, RN, Leasa Peterson, RN, Sue Schultz-Schena, RN, Sharon Stalker, RN, Angela Stone, RN, Heather Terhune, RN, Joan Thomas, RN, and Cindy Wickstrom, RN.


Nominees for Outstanding LPN included Lynn Carlson, LPN, Valerie Fusco, LPN, Ellen Gleason, LPN, and Kim Schauer, LPN.


Nominees for Outstanding Nurse Assistant/Technician were Sandra Capito, NA, Rachel Gardner, NA, Diane Harvey, NA, Jenna Helms, NA, Bobbi Jo Puccinelli, NA, and Katie Schessl, NA.

Pictured, from left, are Sandra Capito, NA; Rachael DiNapoli, RN; Dr. Ahmad Hilal; Dr. Naheed Hilal; Heather Faulkner, RN; and Lynn Carlson, LPN.

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