Saint Barnabas Medical Center Honors Nurses and
Pictured, from left, at the 2010 Nursing Excellence Awards held during Nurses’ Week at Saint Barnabas Medical Center are the 2010 Morton Samuels Award winners, from left, Norma Bablington, RN; Laura Trovato, RN; Soledad Acuna, RN, BSN; Imelda Perez-Bulos, RN; Maryanne Hopson-Buletza, RN; and Lynn Ferrer, RN, HNC; who are joined by Gail and Ben Lobel, members of Mr. Samuels family.
Livingston, N.J. -- Saint Barnabas Medical Center recently honored six of its nurses with the 25th Annual Morton Samuels Award for Excellence in Nursing. Awardees include Soledad Acuna, RN, BSN, Renal Transplant, of Edison; Norma Bablington, RN, Burn Step Down Unit, of South Orange; Lynn Ferrer, RN, HNC, Outpatient Infusion Center and Cardiac Services, of Boonton; Maryanne Hopson-Buletza, RN, Intensive Care Unit, of Dover; Imelda Perez-Bulos, RN, 2300 Telemetry, of Union; and Laura Trovato, RN, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, of Lincoln Park.
This annual event, established in 1985, is made possible through the generosity of the Samuels and Lobel families. The award was created to show the family’s appreciation for the excellent nursing care that their husband and father, Morton Samuels, received while a patient at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and to recognize the importance of nurses to patients and families.
According to Gale Lobel, Mr. Samuels’ daughter, “My family wanted to remember my father in a loving way and we felt a fitting tribute would be to establish a nursing award in his memory.”
“We are very grateful to the Samuels Family for the creation and endowment of this important outstanding nursing care recognition award,” said Maggie Lundberg, RN, MPA, CCRN, Director of Cardiac Patient Care at Saint Barnabas. “We take great pleasure in recognizing and once again thanking Gail and Ben Lobel, Mr. Samuels’s daughter and son-in-law, for their ongoing support which allows us to continue this time-honored tradition,” Ms. Lundberg added.
In addition, this year, in honor of the 25th Anniversary, The Lobel Family has generously funded an upgrade to the nursing literature available at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Seventy new nursing books, addressing a wide variety of subjects, are now available in the Health Sciences Library. The additional resources will greatly assist our nurses in both their work and their continuing education classes.
Date: May 24, 2010
Contact: Samantha Anton