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Smilow Cancer Hospital Celebrates the Smilow Luminary Awards of Excellence

October 18, 2019

About the Smilow Luminary Awards of Excellence

The Smilow Luminary Awards of Excellence honor people who consistently exceed performance expectations and deliver high-quality cancer care for patients, families and the health system throughout the year. The award categories are:

 

Community Service

Honors members of the organization that have aided the cancer community in extraordinary ways. Someone who embraces community diversity and demonstrates community benefit by improving the health and well-being of our cancer communities through healthcare, economic or social initiatives. All nominees must demonstrate the YNHHS Standards of Professional Behaviors in their professional practice.

 

Leadership

Honors members of the organization that demonstrate leadership in patient safety and quality improvement. Award selection criteria are weighted to reflect an emphasis on leadership and mentorship consistent with the mission, vision and values. Honoree who not only leads a team but also serves as the mentor for others. All nominees must demonstrate the YNHHS Standards of Professional Behaviors in their professional practice.

 

Optimization/Innovative Solutions

Honors members of the organization who develop or support developments in innovation or optimizing a system or process (i.e. reducing readmission rates; turning rooms over in a more efficient way; ensuring requests are completed in a timely and efficient manner, etc.) All nominees must demonstrate the YNHHS Standards of Professional Behaviors in their professional practice.

 

Patient Experience

Honors members of the organization who go above and beyond to provide an excellent cancer care experience for our patients and families. Someone who facilitates initiatives to improve or exceed goals, elevating the patient experience. All nominees must demonstrate the YNHHS Standards of Professional Behaviors in their professional practice.

 

Research

Honors members of the organization that are involved in the ongoing processes of discovery and/or interpretations of discovery in cancer care research, including those who serve in supporting roles. May include basic research establishing the building blocks for future oncologic clinical outcomes, clinical research to improve patient care, population-based research exploring cancer cases and trends in specific populations and translational research helping to move research findings into everyday cancer. All nominees must demonstrate the YNHHS Standards of Professional Behaviors in their professional practice.


The Smilow Luminary Awards of Excellence 2019 Recipients

Community Service Leadership
Jose DeJesus Carolyn Truini
Debra Nadaskay Brian Jin
Elena Ratner, MD Julie Papascoe
Shannon Ramos
Optimization Leigh Rooney
Lynnanne Selezan



Patient Experience

Rachel Abraham Kelly Ford Andrea Lucibello
Michelle Armellino Pamela Fitzgerald Sabrina Paradis
Denise Armstrong Cheryl Gaffney Halley Robinson
Susan Beno Antoinette Graziano Jessica Rodriguez
Stephanie Cerrito Briana Gregoire Edward Schwartz
Hannah Chatillon Amberlie Hoydic Constance Smith
Jennifer Cohen Brian Jin Jessica Stein
Evelyn Corporan Angela Khairallah Michael Stevenson
Susan Crawford Christin Knowlton Mary Strauss
Vanna Dest Johanna LaSala Lee Tremback
Shari Damast, MD Susanne Lee-Baldassini Jocelyn Wallis
Laura Donnelly Gena Lennon-Gomez Maria Wasko
Janice Douglas Liora Lew Diane Viveiros


Submitted by Jessica Collins on October 18, 2019