For Immediate Release

12 LifeBridge Health Nurses Named Among Baltimore Magazine’s 2019 “Excellence in Nursing” Honorees

Excellence in Nursing honorees

Twelve LifeBridge Health nurses are among 75 nurses in the Greater Baltimore region who will be honored by Baltimore magazine in May for their outstanding contributions to the healthcare field. 
The magazine’s fifth annual “Excellence in Nursing” survey recognizes nurses who go the extra mile in their department. Award candidates may be nominated by a colleague, employer or supervisor, patient, friend, or family member. Self-nominations are also accepted. A panel of nurse advisors retained by Baltimore magazine reviews the nominations and helps the magazine decide on winners in each of several categories, including emergency department, orthopedics, pediatrics, and medical-surgical nursing. 
LifeBridge Health staff have been featured on every list of Baltimore magazine’s top nurses since the “Excellence in Nursing” survey was introduced in 2015. Congratulations to the 2019 honorees (from left to right in the photo): 

Marcia McMullin (Carroll Hospital)
Sheila Deriso (Carroll Hospital)
Denise Prudencio (Sinai Hospital)
Kristina Crumbie-Barrick (Sinai Hospital)
Shannon Leuenberger (Sinai Hospital)
Sol Dominic Sebastian (Sinai Hospital)
Emmanuel Paron (Sinai Hospital)
Diane Bongiovanni (Sinai Hospital)
Jason Chiang (Sinai Hospital)
Marie Jones (Sinai Hospital)
Melissa McCoy (Northwest Hospital)
Michele Clark (Sinai Hospital)

The 2019 “Excellence in Nursing” honorees will be celebrated at a dinner and awards reception at the Belvedere in Baltimore City on Wednesday, May 1. They will also be featured in the May edition of Baltimore magazine, which will be on newsstands and mailed to subscribers in mid-April. 
This is the latest honor from Baltimore magazine for LifeBridge Health. Last fall, 123 LifeBridge physicians were featured on the magazine’s 2018 “Top Doctor” list across dozens of specialties. 

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Sharon Boston