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
Excellence in Patient Experience
Megan Graham, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, RN, OCN
Head and Neck Surgery
Excellence in Advancing the Nursing Profession
Caroline Clark, MSN, RN, OCN
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Excellence in Humanitarian Efforts
Jennifer Ogilvie, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Excellence in Innovation
Melissa Zimmermann, MS, BSN, RN-BC
Nursing Informatics Specialist
Excellence in Mentorship
Kameelah Brown, MSN, RN, OCN
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Excellence in Nursing Support
Urgent Care Center
Excellence in Nursing Partnership
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
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.”