Celebrating Exceptional Service in Nursing at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: Third Annual Robbins Family Awards

2022 Robbins Family Award for Nursing Excellence Winners

2022 Robbins Family Award for Nursing Excellence Winners

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and the Robbins Family Foundation are proud to announce today that 13 distinguished MSK nurses and one nursing team were recognized with the 2022 Robbins Family Award for Nursing Excellence. During National Nurses Week (May 6 – 12), MSK recognizes outstanding nurses for exemplary service.

For the third consecutive year, the Robbins Family Foundation has sponsored the awards to honor MSK nurses’ extraordinary achievements and contributions to MSK’s mission and core values. The honorees or awardees are nominated by fellow nurses, administrators, and physicians.

“MSK nurses continue to showcase their vital role in our patients’ and their families’ lives. It is an honor to guide this dynamic nursing team as we continue to advance MSK’s mission and core values,” said Tracy Gosselin, PhD, RN, AOCN, NEA-BC, FAAN,  Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive, and Chair of Nursing at MSK. “We are very appreciative and extend our gratitude to the Robbins Family Foundation for their continued support and leadership of our annual Excellence in Nursing Award program.”

“There is no doubt that MSK nurses continually play an essential role in giving the finest care to our patients. Their dedication to MSK’s mission, the patients and their families never ceases,” said Clifton S. Robbins, MSK Board of Trustees Member. “The Robbins Family Foundation is proud to continue supporting this recognition program and honoring all of these exceptional nurses.”

2022 Robbins Family Award for Nursing Excellence Honorees

The following MSK staff were recognized for their outstanding service at this year’s 2022 Robbins Family Award for Nursing Excellence ceremony:

Excellence in Clinical Nursing Leadership
Thomas Bracken, MA, RN, OCN

Clinical Nurse IV 
Memorial 4

Excellence in Patient Experience
Megan Graham, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, RN, OCN

Nurse Practitioner
Head and Neck Surgery

Excellence in Advancing the Nursing Profession
Caroline Clark, MSN, RN, OCN

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Basking Ridge

Excellence in Humanitarian Efforts
Jennifer Ogilvie, MSN, RN, NE-BC

Clinical Supervisor

Excellence in Innovation
Melissa Zimmermann, MS, BSN, RN-BC

Nursing Informatics Specialist
Nursing Informatics

Excellence in Mentorship
Kameelah Brown, MSN, RN, OCN 

Nursing Professional Development Specialist

Excellence in Nursing Support
Dashawn Gadsden

Unit Assistant
Urgent Care Center

Excellence in Nursing Partnership
Brian Kelly

Koch Center

Excellence in Collaboration


  • Nora Love, MS, RN, CNS, CURN, OCN, Clinical Nurse Specialist 
  • Amy Caramore, BSN, RN, CEN, Quality Management Nurse 
  • Kathleen McAllan, BSN, RN, PCCN, Interim Nurse Leader, M18  
  • Jessica Leone, BSN, RN, PCCN, Clinical Nurse III, M18 
  • Likhita Kanneganti, Data Analyst, Nursing Quality

MSK Receives Press Ganey Excellence Awards for Patient Experience

For the second year in a row, Press Ganey has honored MSK for providing an outstanding patient experience. Press Ganey is a leading research firm and strategic partner organization that evaluates patient satisfaction. MSK nurses play a pivotal role in providing an exceptional patient experience.

This year, MSK was recognized with the following Press Ganey Awards:

  • Pinnacle of Excellence Award in HCAHPS & Inpatient, recognizes healthcare institutions that have consistently maintained high levels of excellence over three years of inpatient experience, employee engagement, physician engagement, or clinical quality performance.
  • Guardian of Excellence Award in HCAHPS & Inpatient, honors organizations that have reached the 95th percentile for patient experience, engagement, or clinical quality performance.

“This recognition from Press Ganey is extremely meaningful because it is based on feedback from the patients we care for,” said Dr. Gosselin. “I am honored to join our patients in singing the praises of MSK’s nurses.”


Rebecca Williams 
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