Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Awards Dinner 2013

Philippa Tarrant created gorgeous red rose arrangements for the celebratory evening. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Honoree Sue Eckert receives her corsage. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
J.D. Hampton Sr., Stephanie Hampton, honoree Lt. Dwight Hampton, and Teresa Dent. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Rob Whitney, honoree Carol Whitney, and Kenneth Whitney. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Honorees Janeen Constantine and Sue Eckert. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Honoree Joni Brady (center) with her supporters. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
The cocktail reception took place in the Montpelier Room at the Loews Madison Hotel. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Honoree Maria Reinitz was surprised by 20 Anne Arundel Medical Center colleagues, who purchased tickets to the event to support her. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Cleo Dujon, honoree Lindsey Kennedy, and Rose Szeles. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Teresa Mott, Dania Northcutt, Johnny Gayden, University of Marland’s Dean Jane Kirschling, Usha Parker, Alison Murray, and honoree John Bing. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Julie Butler, Kathy Gorman, Kathy Sheely, honoree Christy Baxter, Rahshida Humphrey-Wall, and Liz Bettini. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Christy Weimer, Deborah Kumaroo, Jennifer Vedral-Baron, honoree Lt. Dwight Hampton, Teresa Dent, Gayle Walker, and Sarah Christian. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
The Anne Arundel Medical Center team gathers for a group picture. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Deborah Edmonds, Debbie Dwyer, honoree Janeen Constantine, Kelly McNiff, Catherine Bohen, and Kate Hilgartner. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Honoree Teresa Wenner (center) with her Inova supporters. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Ida Sistoza of Fair Oaks Anesthesia shows off her medical-themed escort card. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Washingtonian publisher Cathy Merrill Williams delivers the opening remarks. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
The Dolley Madison Ballroom was buzzing with joyful and gracious guests. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Karla Chisholm of Elan Artists performed during the dinner. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Natasha Constantine, honoree Janeen Constantine, and Jay Constantine. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Honoree Sue Eckert surrounded by MedStar supporters. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Honoree Maria Reinitz with her Anne Arundel Medical Center supporters. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Guests at the Children’s National table enjoy the dinner. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Terri Gaffney of the American Nursing Association begins the awards ceremony. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Washingtonian publisher Cathy Merrill Williams speaks about the honorees and their contributions in the field of nursing. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Assistant editor Mary Yarrison, honoree Christy Baxter of Children’s National, and Cathy Merrill Williams. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Assistant editor Mary Yarrison, honoree Joni Brady of Inova Alexandria Hospital, and Cathy Merrill Williams. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Assistant editor Mary Yarrison, honoree Janeen Constantine of Cardiology Associates, and Cathy Merrill Williams. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Assistant editor Mary Yarrison, honoree John Bing of the Diversity in Nurse Anesthesia Mentorship Program, and Cathy Merrill Williams. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Assistant editor Mary Yarrison, honoree Sue Eckert of MedStar Washington Hospital Center, and Cathy Merrill Williams. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Assistant editor Mary Yarrison, honoree Lieutenant Dwight Hampton of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and Cathy Merrill Williams. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Assistant editor Mary Yarrison, honoree Lindsey Kennedy of Children’s National, and Cathy Merrill Williams. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Assistant editor Mary Yarrison, honoree Maria Reinitz of Anne Arundel Medical Center, and Cathy Merrill Williams. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Assistant editor Mary Yarrison, honoree Teresa Wenner of Inova Loudoun Hospital, and Cathy Merrill Williams. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Assistant editor Mary Yarrison, honoree Carol Whitney of Montgomery Hospice, and Cathy Merrill Williams. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
The 2013 Excellence in Nursing honorees: Joni Brady, Janeen Constantine, Lieutenant Dwight Hampton, Sue Eckert, John Bing, Christy Baxter, Lindsey Kennedy, Maria Reinitz, Carol Whitney, and Teresa Wenner. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
For dessert, the Loews Madison Hotel served a chocolate truffle mousse with tuille and raspberries. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Honorees Lindsey Kennedy and Christy Baxter with their supporters from Children’s National. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Honoree John Bing with his family, friends, and supporters. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Guests received a gift bag at the end of the reception filled with goodies from Washingtonian, Children’s National, Fair Oaks Anesthesia, Maryland Association of Nurse Anesthetists, MedStar Health, Montgomery Hospice, and Sprinkles Cupcakes. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.
Sprinkles Cupcakes provided red velvet cupcakes with adorned with the Excellence in Nursing logo for guests to take home. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

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