Dr. Edna Cadmus: 2016 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Organization of Nurse Leaders
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov 10, 2016
CONTACT: Susan Cholewka, 609-275-4110
Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey to Honor Several Nurse Leaders at Annual Holiday Meeting
Monroe Township – The Organization of Nurse Leaders of New Jersey (ONL NJ) will honor several nurse leaders at its Annual Holiday Meeting and Awards Brunch, “Celebrating Nursing Leadership in New Jersey,” on Dec. 8 at the Forsgate Country Club.
The following nurse leaders will be recognized for their years of dedication and unreserved support for New Jersey’s nursing profession:
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Edna Cadmus, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, FAAN of Rutherford, clinical professor specialty director at Rutgers School of Nursing and executive director of the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing, in recognition of her lifetime dedication to nursing leadership and her limitless passion to advance the profession.
The Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Rita V. Smith, DNP, MPA, RN, NEABC of Edison, senior vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Jersey City Medical Center, in recognition of her contributions of time and talent to the medical center that exceed expectation.
The Nurse Executive Award will be presented to Jennifer A. O’Neill, DNP, APN, NEA-BC of Hoboken, vice president and chief nursing officer at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, for her exceptional leadership, guidance and service to the medical center and to the nursing profession.
The Nurse Leader Award will honor Judith Kay Fogg, BSN, RN, CRNI, of Salem, nurse manager at Inspira Medical Center Elmer, for her leadership, guidance and service to Inspira Medical Center and the nursing profession.
The Impact Award will be presented to The Nicholson Foundation in Newark for their commitment to improving healthcare.
Cheryl Clancy, MSN, MS, RN, NE-BC, of Sicklerville, assistant vice president of Patient Experience at Kennedy University Hospital, will receive the Professional Recognition Award for her continued commitment to nursing and significant impact on the profession.
Charles Vannoy, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC of Parsippany, assistant vice president at The Valley Hospital, will receive the Divisional Leader Award for his exceptional leadership in his role as the individual responsible for several units and areas of clinical practice.
Margaret Thornton, DNP, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, NE-BC of Little Falls, nurse manager at The Valley Hospital, will receive the Aspiring Nurse Leader Award for demonstrating exceptional leadership, guidance and service to the hospital and to the nursing profession.
“This annual event offers ONL NJ the opportunity to celebrate and honor individuals for their significant contributions to nursing,” says ONL President Maria Brennan, DNP, RN, CPHQ, chief nursing officer at Lourdes Health System. “The 2016 class of honorees is quite an accomplished group.”
Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz (R-Union), the only licensed nurse in the New Jersey Legislature and longtime advocate for ONL NJ, will serve as guest speaker at the event. ONL NJ has been the professional organization for nursing leaders in their quest for a united
voice in representing nursing administration and management in all practice settings, and is inclusive of the engagement of all nurse leaders and aspiring nurse leaders in the state. ONL NJ is committed to ongoing professional development, creating and sustaining formal and informal nursing mentorship opportunities at all levels, and mapping the future of safe patient care delivery in NJ.
# # #