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Riverside Healthcare Celebrates Certified Nurses Day 2018

Over 150 Certified Nurses Honored

KANKAKEE, IL (March 19, 2018)- Riverside Healthcare will celebrate Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by honoring its board certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care: 

Sarah Allen, MSN, RN, CNP,RMG Watseka Primary Care

Dana Arseneau, RN, TCRN, Emergency Department

Diane Ashline, MSN, RN, CCRN, Nursing Administration

Abigail Banter, BSN, RN, RNC-OB, Labor & Delivery

Julie Bayless, BSN, RN, RN-BC,EPIC

Paula Blair, MSN, RN, CNP,RMG Fast Care

Lisa Bodemer, RN, WCC,Home Health

Sarah Bojak, MSN, RN, CNP,RMG Coal City

Brad Boswell, RN, CRRN,4th Rehabilitation

Kathryn Boudreau, RN, CCRN, ICU

Lorraine Brach, MSN, RN, CEFM, RNC-OB, LCCE, Labor & Delivery

Lori-Ann Bruer, MSN, RN, PMHN, Senior Behavioral Health

Jennifer Bruner, RN, CRRN, 4th Rehabilitation

Patricia Bukowski, MSN, RN, OCN, Radiation Therapy Center

Barbara Bunton, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Coal City

Amanda Cadle, RNC-OB, Clinical Resource Management

Vanessa Capps, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Pembroke

Rick Carlson, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Internal Medicine

LaTivia Carr, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Nursing Administration

Kaitlain Cavender, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Fast Care

Shambre Chambers, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Gilman

Ashley Chappell, MSN, RN, CNP, Miller

Karen Cherry, RN, CNOR, Miller

Andrea Cinnamon, MSN, RN, RNC-MNN, Organizational Development & Learning

Diane Clatterbuck, BSN, RN, CEN, Emergency Department

Melinda Cockrell, MSN, RN, PMHN, Mental Health Unit

Dawn Corbin, BSN, RN, RNC-MNN, OB

Jeff Coto, DNP, MS, RN, CNS, CCRN, Magnet Office

Judi Coyne, LPN, Certified Urology Nurse, SLC Assisted Living and Memory Care

Sara Coyne, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Women and Children

Cynthia Croyle, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Monee

Heather Davis, BSN, RN, CPN, 2 Med/Peds

Elizabeth Deck, DNP, RN, RMG Internal Medicine

Lauren Decker, BSN, RNC-OB, Labor & Delivery

Erin Dean, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Bourbonnais Primary Care

Liz DeLong, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, NHDP, Miller

Barbara DeYoung, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Pulmonology

Deborah Denham, MSN, RN, CPPS, CPHRM, Risk Services

Kathy Dietrich, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Nursery

Vicky Dolan, BSN, RN, CEN, Emergency Department

Jennifer Dole, MSN, RN, CNP, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Jean Durell, BSN, RN, CRN, Radiology

Wendy Dyer, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Coal City

Rachel Edwards, BSN, RN-BC, Wound Clinic

Laura Fitzpatrick, RN, PMHN, Senior Behavioral Health

Jennifer Fitzer, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Manhattan

Ashton Forsythe, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Manhattan

Paula Franklin, BSN, RN, LNCC, Nursery

Tiffany Furlan, BSN, RN, CPHQ, Risk Services

Kim Gaddis, BSN, RN, IBCLC, CBC, Nursery

Meghann Giarraputo, MSN, RN, CPPS, SLC Assisted Living

Alejandra Gomez, RN, TCRN, Emergency Department

Julianne Goudzwaard, RN, IBCLC, Nursery

Jackie Granger, RN, PCCN, OPS/PACU

Kaylee Gray, BSN, RNC-OB, Labor & Delivery

Carrie Greenley, BSN, RN, CEN, Emergency Department

Shannon Greenquist, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Cardiovascular Specialists

Susan Gries, RN, PMHN, Mental Health Specialty

Tara Halliday, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Internal Medicine

Kathryn Hamblen, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Neurosurgery

Kendra Hansen, DNP, RN, CNP, RMG Cardiovascular Specialists

Barbara Hartman, BSN, RN, OCN, CTC (Medical Oncology)

Tiffany Hartman, RN, TCRN, Emergency Department

Laura Healy, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Monee

Deanna Hegedus, RN, CHPN, Home Health

Angela Heldt, DNP, RN, CNP, CDE, RMG Pulmonology

Tammie Henderson, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Fast Care

Katan Hertzberg, MSN, RN, TCRN, CEN, CNL, Emergency Department

Christin Hoffner, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Watseka Primary Care

Tenise Irvin, RNC-MNN, Nursery

Keyoma Jamerson, RN, CNP, RMG Fast Care

Deborah Johnston, RN, PCCN, Interventional Recovery Unit

Colleen Johnston, BSN, RN, CNOR, Operating Room

Nicole Jones, BSN, RN, OCN, CTC (Medical Oncology)

Katie Kasper, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Fast Care

Jessica Kellett, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Neurology

Brendan Kelliher, MSN, RN, CNP, Oncology Services

Sheila Kirchner, RN, CNRN, 5 East

Jill Kollman, BSN, RNC-MNN, Nursery

Kim LaFlamme, RN, CCRN, Clinical Resource Management

Brenda Lamping, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Bourbonnais Primary Care

Chris Langellier, MSN, RN, CEN, CNL, Emergency Department

Rubi Lauvina, BSN, RN, CCRN, Emergency Department

Deena Layton, MSN, RN, CPPS, Quality Improvement

Bethani Lewis, BSN, RNC-LRN, CBC, Nursery

Lynn Lochner, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Primary Care Associates - Pavilion

Georgina Lopez, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Fast Care

Beth Ludwig, MSN, CHFN, CCP, Complex Care Management

Gail Marich, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Fast Care

Tina Martis, RN, IBCLC, Nursery

Melinda Mattox, RN, CPHQ, SCRN, Quality Improvement

Diane McGrath, BSN, RN, CPN, 3 Cardiac/Tele

Teresa McKissack, BSN, RNC-OB, Labor & Delivery

Christina Mitsdarffer, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Gilman

Jessica Morales, MSN, RN, CNP, Emergency Medicine

Laura Muehling, BSN, RNC-OB, Labor & Delivery

Michael Mutterer, MA, BSN, RN, LNHA, LCPC, CADC, Nursing Administration

Tammy Mylcraine, MSN, RNC-OB, OB

Naila O'Connell, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Dwight

Erika Ohlendorf, BSN, RN, CCRN, ICU

Margaret Ondrey, MSN, APRN, OCN, CHPN, Nursing Administration

Kaylene Opitz, BSN, RN, CMSRN, Operating Room

Cherie Parker, BSN, RN, CRN, OPS/PACU

Nancy Peeler, BSN, RN, CDE, Diabetes Center

Connie Perry, RNC-OB, Labor & Delivery

Karlie Peters, MSN, RN, CNOR, Operating Room

Heather Petkunas, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Magnet Office

Barb Pfingsten, BSN, RN, OCN, Watseka Diagnostic

Janet Phelan, RN, CARN, Mental Health Unit

Mary K Pittman, BSN, RN, CCRP, Cardiac Rehab

Kristina Poole, BSN, RN, CADC, Senior Behavioral Health

Valerie Pop-Brandt, RN, PMHN, Resolve Youth Rehab

Mona Poskin, MSN, RN, PMHN, CNML, Mental Health Unit

Julianne Post, BSN, RN, CNOR, Special Procedures Lab

Paula Pourchot, RN, CIC, Quality Improvement

Danielle Ratazak, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Coal City

Crystal Rath, BSN, RN, CCRN, ICU

Jessica Ray, BSN, RN, TCRN, Emergency Department

Dena Reddick, DNP, RN, CNP, RMG Bourbonnais Primary Care Associates

Sonyia Renshaw, BSN, RN, NSQIP SCR, Quality Improvement

Nicole Robinson, BSN, RNC-LRN, Nursery

Cheryl Rogers, MSN, RN, CNP, CCRN-K, EKG

Jennifer Rogers, MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Resource Management

Kim Ruckman, BSN, RNC-MNN, OB

Tammy Schneider, BSN, RNC-LRN, Nursery

Mary Schore, MSN, RN, CPPS, CPHQ, Quality Improvement

Deanna Schroeder, DNP, RN, CNP, RMG Primary Care Associates - Pavilion

Janella Schroeder, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Gilman

Karla Schweigert, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Cardiovascular Specialists

Brittani Seagren, DNP, RN, CNP, RMG Watseka Primary Care

Cynthia Shabazz, BSN, RN, CEN, Emergency Department

Madhu Sharma, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Internal Medicine Bradley

Kimberly Shelanskey, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Oncology

Melissa Shepherd, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Dwight Immediate Care

Julie Sieling, MSN, RN, CNP, Breast Center

LaRee Shule, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Watseka Primary Care

Mandi Troli, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Momence

Sarah Tudor, BSN, RN, CRRN, 4th Rehabilitation

Wende Varboncoeur, BSN, RN, OCN, Watseka Diagnostic

Sharmella Varboncoeur, BSN, RN, CCRN, ICU

Karen Verrill, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Oncology

Marsha Wagner, RNC-OB, RMG Women & Children

Angel White, MSN, RN, CNP, Fast Care

Kimberly White, BSN, RN, CEN, Emergency Department

Sheryl Wieghaus, BSN, RN, CARN, Mental Health Unit

Marian Wilkinson, RN, OCN, CTC (Medical Oncology)

Elizabeth Wirth, MSN, RN, APN, ANCS-BC, CHFN, EKG

Cheryl Woosnam, RNC-LRN, Nursery

Maggie Worby, BSN, RN, CCRN, Float

Jamie Wourms, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Manhattan

Kristen Yunker, MSN, RN, CNP, RMG Manhattan

Denise Zilinger, RN, TCRN, Emergency Department

Elizabeth Zimmer, LPN, WCC, Miller

https://mlsvc01-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/5ee7b62b401/7b89e22f-e558-48cd-91b8-f87b7363985d.pngBoard Certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like health care in general, has become increasingly complex. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.

Riverside Medical Center encourages national board certification for all its nurses. Patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses on staff when they visit a hospital or their primary care provider. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiovascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others. Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system; national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by either the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both.

Please join Riverside Medical Center and the nation's national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, commitment to development and patient care in our region, and a job well done!

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About Riverside Healthcare

Riverside Medical Center is located in Kankakee, Illinois, and is part of Riverside Healthcare, a fully-integrated healthcare system serving the needs of patients throughout five Illinois counties including Kankakee, Iroquois, Livingston, Will, Grundy and parts of Western Indiana. Riverside Medical Center is a 312-bed Level II Trauma hospital that provides a full scope of inpatient and outpatient care. Offering award-winning programs in heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery, orthopedics and a reputation for nursing excellence has placed Riverside as a leader nationally and locally. Riverside is the area's only Magnet® Recognized hospital and ranks among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance. The healthcare system has earned Truven Health's Top 100 Hospitals award eight times and is a multi-year recipient of Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award. Riverside Medical Group includes more than 140 primary and specialty care providers that deliver care at sites throughout the region. For more information visit www.RiversideHealthcare.org.