Awards and Recognitions

The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Queens are well- respected institutions, with outstanding nurses known for their excellence in patient care delivery. We are also recognized for our collaborative environment – where nurses can reach their maximum potential as clinical leaders, working alongside all members of the health care team who are second to none.

Our Mount Sinai Nurses have earned the prestigious Magnet honor from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for their unwavering dedication to patient care and nursing excellence for four consecutive cycles. The latest, and current, re-designation was received in 2019, which follows the earlier 2014, 2009, and 2004 recognitions.

The Mount Sinai Board of Trustees 40th Annual Awards for Excellence in Nursing Practice

2022 Winners 

Nurse Leader Award
Juliana Guiney, BSN, RN

Magnet Nurse Award
Dionne Ocdenaria BSN, RN

Jen Moniz Award 
Lakeena T.Lloyd, AAS, RN

Pat Liang Award
Lillian T. Sims, BSN, RN

Rookie of the Year Award
Kevin Duggan, BSN, RN

Honorary Nurse Award
Stephen Lin

Nursing Excellence Award Winners
Susan Lin, BSN, RN
Herbie James Medalla, BSN, RN
Myrtle Laniro, BSN, RN, CNOR
Tachelyne Visaint, BSN, RN
Darlyn Bretous, BSN, RN
Joventino Soriano Jr. BSN, RN

Leadership Awards and Recognitions

  • Beth Oliver, DNP, RN – Honored with the Mount Sinai Digital & Technology Partners Business Partner of the Year
  • Kimberley Ennis DNP, ANP-BC – Honored as a National Black Nurses Association 2022 Under 40 Awardee
  • Jonathan P. Nover, MBA RN – Won the 1199 Nurse of Distinction Leadership Award
  • Lorisa Richards, DNP, RN, FNP – Selected as the Nurse Administrator of the Year by the Greater New York Black Nurses Association
  • Kimberly Souffront, PhD, RN, FNP-BC – Received the Mount Sinai Faculty Council’s 2022 Junior Faculty Award


The DAISY Foundation Award was created in memory of J. Patrick Barnes as a way to honor skillful and compassionate nursing care. The Barnes Family established this recognition award program to “honor the super-human work nurses do for patients and families every day.”

Today the program is in over 1000 hospitals and recognizes nursing talent all over the world. The DAISY Award allows nurses to be recognized for their truly compassionate care. Nurses are nominated by patients, families and colleagues and each month one nurse is chosen who exemplifies the values of a DAISY Nurse.

2022 Winners

MSH Winner


MaryDee McEvoy, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ

Daisy Lifetime Achievement

Terence Chan, BSN, RN


Yehudis Kenner, BSN, RN


Katherine Osborn-Jones, BSN, RN


Kelsey Mulhern, BSN, RN


Pamela Streinz-Gioia, AAS, RN 


Joanna Vitale, BSN, RN


Hannah E. Laitman, BSN, RN


Maria Rodriguez, BSN, RN


Karinna Rae Sabas, DNP, RN

Palliative Care

Madrisa Samson-Ramos, MSN, RN


Faith Godden, BSN, RN

2S Rehab

Brittany Friday, BSN, RN, CCRN


Silvia Chavez, MSN, ANP-BC

Visiting Docs

Elvist Lleku, BSN, RN

Cardiac Surgery ICU, 5C


MSQ Winner


Rajinder Singh, AS, RN


MyLyn Castillo, BSN, RN

4 East

Hope Washington, MSN, RN

4 East

Tenzin Yangzom, BSN, RN


Cindy Nabeejat, BSN, RN

4 East