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Photos from Washingtonian’s Excellence in Nursing awards dinner

31 finalists and 11 award recipients were honored for their extraordinary contributions in the field of nursing.

Photos from Washingtonian’s Excellence in Nursing awards dinner

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. 

 

Guests dined in the Carnegie Library's great hall on May 4th for Washingtonian's Excellence in Nursing awards dinner.
Guests dined in the Carnegie Library’s great hall on May 4th for Washingtonian’s Excellence in Nursing awards dinner.
Marian Rodriguez, finalist Fatima Angeles-Reyes, Ann Burke, Nancy Wood, Cyndi Hawley, Nancy Nagel, Kathy Wilson, Monica White, Monica Bond-Fink, Natasha Ahmed, Jill Finkelstein, and Anna BuAbbud.
Marian Rodriguez, finalist Fatima Angeles-Reyes, Ann Burke, Nancy Wood, Cyndi Hawley, Nancy Nagel, Kathy Wilson, Monica White, Monica Bond-Fink, Natasha Ahmed, Jill Finkelstein, and Anna BuAbbud.
Teresa Graves, a nurse at Children's National Health System, receives Washingtonian's Excellence in Nursing Award in the community nursing category.
Teresa Graves, a nurse at Children’s National Health System, receives Washingtonian’s Excellence in Nursing Award in the community nursing category.
Sibley Memorial Hospital purchased a table in support of nursing finalists Mary Cox and Suzanne Dutton.
Sibley Memorial Hospital purchased a table in support of nursing finalists Mary Cox and Suzanne Dutton.
Guests were directed to their tables by prescription bottles filled with M&Ms.
Guests were directed to their tables by faux prescription bottles filled with M&Ms.
Champagne Consort with Bialek's Music played for guests during the cocktail reception and dinner.
Champagne Consort with Bialek’s Music played for guests during the cocktail reception and dinner.
Sherri Wilson, a nurse for Kaiser Permanente, received Washingtonian's Excellence in Nursing Award in the community nursing non-hospital category.
Sherri Wilson, a nurse for Kaiser Permanente, received Washingtonian’s Excellence in Nursing Award in the community nursing non-hospital category.
Virginia Hospital Center purchased a table sponsorship in support of finalists Darlene Vrotsos and Michelle Altman.
Virginia Hospital Center purchased a table sponsorship in support of finalists Darlene Vrotsos and Michelle Altman.
Ridgewells Catering served a delicious dessert for guests after the awards ceremony.
Ridgewells Catering served a delicious dessert for guests after the awards ceremony.
Elizabeth Jarosz, a nurse at Children's National Health System, received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award for community outreach.
Elizabeth Jarosz, a nurse at Children’s National Health System, received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award for community outreach.
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Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center purchased a table sponsorship in support of finalist Tracie Rolle.
Lisa Steeves, Denise Holyoak, Taryn Overman, finalist Michelle Altman, Naomi Coppedge, finalist Darlene Vrotsos, and Susan Dunfee.
Finalist Tijeerah Henderson and Reney Henerson.
Finalist Tijeerah Henderson and Reney Henerson.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital purchased a table sponsorship in support of finalists Maxine Parmer, Dawn Donovan, Sharon Azarcon-Smith, and Jennifer Ragnoni.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital purchased a table sponsorship in support of finalists Maxine Parmer, Dawn Donovan, Sharon Azarcon-Smith, and Jennifer Ragnoni.
Nature of Design created beautiful floral arrangements for the tables.
Nature of Design created beautiful floral arrangements for the dinner tables at Washingtonian’s Excellence in Nursing Awards.
Children's National Health System purchased a table sponsorship in support of finalists Elizabeth Jarosz, Teresa Graves and Modupeola Tosin Oluwole.
Children’s National Health System purchased a table sponsorship in support of finalists Elizabeth Jarosz, Teresa Graves and Modupeola Tosin Oluwole.
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Vallerie Martin, a nurse for the Washington Home and Community Hospices, received a Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award in the general nursing category.
The Washington Home and Community Hospices purchased a table sponsorship in support of finalist Vallerie Martin.
The Washington Home and Community Hospices purchased a table sponsorship in support of finalist Vallerie Martin.
Finalist Rachel Rosenberg with Barry Rosenberg and Mark Langan.
Finalist Rachel Rosenberg with Barry Rosenberg and Mark Langan.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center purchased a table sponsorship in support of finalists Rachel Rosenberg, Pramila Jaladanki, Dionne Ross and Tijeerah Henderson.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center purchased a table sponsorship in support of finalists Rachel Rosenberg, Pramila Jaladanki, Dionne Ross and Tijeerah Henderson.
Modupeola Tosin Oluwole, a nurse at Children's National Health System, received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award in the mothers and children category.
Modupeola Tosin Oluwole, a nurse at Children’s National Health System, received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award in the mothers and children category.
Reston Hospital Center purchased a table sponsorship in honor of finalists Nancy Susco and Laurie Rudolph.
Reston Hospital Center purchased a table sponsorship in honor of finalists Nancy Susco and Laurie Rudolph.
The thirty-one nursing finalists received certificates for their extraordinary achievement.
The thirty-one nursing finalists received certificates for their extraordinary achievement.
Heather Ward of Inova Fairfax Hospital received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing award in the nominated by patients category.
Heather Ward of Inova Fairfax Hospital received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing award in the “nominated by patients” category.
Holy Cross Hospital Center purchased a table sponsorship in honor of finalist Fatima Angeles-Reyes.
Holy Cross Hospital Center purchased a table sponsorship in honor of finalist Fatima Angeles-Reyes.
Sprinkles Cupcakes baked delicious nurse-themed cupcakes for guests to enjoy.
Sprinkles Cupcakes baked delicious nurse-themed cupcakes for guests to enjoy.
Leslie Cnossen of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award in the government nursing category.
Leslie Cnossen of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award in the government nursing category.
Kaiser Permanente purchased a table sponsorship in honor of finalists Carole Kelly, Sherri Wilson, Sara Dakins, and Lawan Dines.
Kaiser Permanente purchased a table sponsorship in honor of finalists Carole Kelly, Sherri Wilson, Sara Dakins, and Lawan Dines.
Darlene Vrotsos, a nurse at Virginia Hospital Center, received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award for nursing leadership.
Darlene Vrotsos, a nurse at Virginia Hospital Center, received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award for nursing leadership.
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Children’s National Health System purchased a table sponsorship in support of finalists Elizabeth Jarosz, Teresa Graves and Modupeola Tosin Oluwole.
Dawn Donovan of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award for nursing research and education.
Dawn Donovan of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award for nursing research and education.
Cathy Ambrogi, Chris Rolle, Moira McCarthy, finalist Traci Rolle, Joan Vincent, Mary Holliday and Amy Gilkey at the cocktail reception.
Cathy Ambrogi, Chris Rolle, Moira McCarthy, finalist Tracie Rolle, Joan Vincent, Mary Holliday and Amy Gilkey at the cocktail reception before the awards dinner.
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MedStar Washington Hospital Center purchased a table sponsorship in support of finalists Rachel Rosenberg, Pramila Jaladanki, Dionne Ross and Tijeerah Henderson.
Maxine Parmer of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award in the oncology category.
Maxine Parmer of MedStar Georgetown University Hospital received the Washingtonian Excellence in Nursing Award in the oncology category.
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Award winners Elizabeth Jarosz, Maxine Parmer, Modupeola Tosin Oluwole, Teresa Graves, Darlene Vrotsos, Heather Ward, Leslie Cnossen, Vallerie Martin, Sherri Wilson, and Dawn Donovan with Washingtonian’s Leslie Milk.

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