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Awards and Recognition
Our annual advanced practice provider awards recognize the excellence in caregiving that is central to our mission.
2020 Advanced Practice Provider Awards
Described as a role model, educator and problem solver, Emily Abbey, CPNP-AC
, is recognized for her empathy, providing excellent care and going above and beyond for all of her patients. One story clearly demonstrates patient-centered care: Knowing that one of her patients wanted her parents to get married (and she really wanted to wear a fancy dress and be the flower girl) she realized that the only way to do this would be for them to get married at the hospital. Clearly, the COVID-19 pandemic further complicated planning efforts – but this APP worked tirelessly to make this wish come true and did! Congratulations to Emily, our 2020 Patient-Centered Care APP!
Jaytoya Manget, DNP, FNP-BC, MSN, MSPH
, leads local initiatives including reproductive health and Healthy Generations
, advocating for patients in the community. She also addresses wellness and resiliency for staff, coordinating a peer mentorship program to develop academic goals and collaboration. She has successfully obtained grant funding to improve facilities and equipment at THEARC
. As program director for Children's School Services
during COVID-19, she has demonstrated creativity and flexibility. Recognizing all of these contributions to the various communities that she serves, we congratulate Jaytoya, our 2020 Community Service APP!
Miriam Weiss, CPNP-PC
, developed the largest narcolepsy center in the area, a severe obstructive sleep apnea program and the first advanced severe apnea program for children in the United States. She is recognized as a wonderful teacher. She is involved in research, has presented at prestigious meetings locally and nationally and is also a published author. We recognize Miriam as our 2020 Research, Education and Innovation APP!
Shaina Newman, PA-C
, stepped up to the challenge, designing and spearheading our pandemic response. She was responsible for the dissemination of up-to-date system-wide communication based on her comprehensive research. She developed staff education and new policies related to COVID-19, all while providing high quality care. She is described as a motivator who is dependable, collaborative and eager to be involved. She provides education to trainees with excellent clinical and procedural skills. Shaina is our 2020 Covid-19 Hero!
Nominated by a significant number of colleagues, Catherine Gardner, PA-C
, our APP of the year, is described as a fantastic educator, presenter, advocate and team player. She is a published author and among her writings is an article about positive outcomes of APPs on the hospitalist service. She has led quality improvement initiatives for children with asthma. She provides key contributions to safety and efficiency and was an early adopter for evidence-based initiatives within our pediatric hospitalist attending staffed team (PHAST). She has done all of this while providing what is described as high quality, valuable and empathetic patient-centered care. Congratulations to Catherine, our 2020 APP of the year!