On Cancer: Samuel and May Rudin Awards Recognize Nursing Excellence at Memorial Sloan Kettering

By Media Staff  |  Monday, May 13, 2013
(From Left) Karen Collum, Fred Haro-Zuniga, Katherine Gamble, Janine Kennedy, Virginia Morales, and Joseph B. Narus. (From Left) Karen Collum, Fred Haro-Zuniga, Katherine Gamble, Janine Kennedy, Virginia Morales, and Joseph B. Narus.

Five distinguished Memorial Sloan Kettering nurses and one unit assistant were recognized for exemplary service at this year’s Samuel and May Rudin Awards ceremony, held during National Nurses Week on Wednesday, May 8. An annual event, the Samuel and May Rudin Awards are sponsored by the Rudin Family Foundation and honor excellence in nursing practice, leadership, education, and patient care.

This year’s winners work in various areas of the hospital including Surgery, Urgent Care, Intensive Care, the Adult Blood & Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation Service, and the Male Sexual & Reproductive Medicine Program. The award winners were nominated by fellow nurses, administrators, physicians, and patients.

Congratulations to the following award recipients:

Excellence in Nursing Practice

Fred Haro-Zuniga, RN

Excellence in Nursing Practice

Virginia Morales, MSN, RN

Excellence in Advanced Nursing Practice

Joseph B. Narus, DNP, APRN, NP-BC

Excellence in Nursing Leadership

Karen Collum, MSN, RN

Excellence in Nursing Education

Janine Kennedy, MSN, RN, OCN

Excellence in Nursing EducationExcellence in Patient Care Support

Katherine Gamble


I'd love to give a huge hand for Patty, Suzanne and Pauline in Dr. Motzer's office for outstanding patient care as well! You make every visit south easier! Thank you!!!

Nurse Tracy for Dr. Gavrilovic is the best! She always makes me smile and helps me feel a little less worried! Thank you Tracy!!

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