Washingtonian honored thirty-one of the top nurses in the D.C. area at the third biennial Excellence in Nursing awards dinner on May 4 at the Carnegie Library. Of the extraordinary finalists, eleven individuals received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award for their contributions in the field of nursing. The 2016 award recipients – Teresa Graves, Sherri Wilson, Elizabeth Jarosz, Jennifer Ragnoni, Vallerie Martin, Modupeola Tosin Oluwole, Heather Ward, Leslie Cnossen, Darlene Vrotsos, Dawn Donovan, and Maxine Parmer – celebrated their achievement among family and friends with a lovely cocktail reception followed by a delicious three-course dinner by Ridgewells Catering. Champagne Consort from Bialek’s Music performed during the cocktail reception and dinner, Nature of Design created beautiful floral arrangements for the tables, and Sprinkles Cupcakes provided delicious nursing-branded cupcakes for guests to enjoy. Washingtonian thanks the Washington Home and Community Hospices, Virginia Hospital Center, Reston Hospital Center, Holy Cross Health, Children’s National Health System, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital for supporting their honorees by purchasing a table sponsorship.
All photos by Jeff Elkins.