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2017 Nightingale Award Winners

Finalists were honored and winners were announced at the 28th Annual Gala on Friday, November 3, 2017 in Harrisburg, PA. The following exemplars were selected for recognition in one of nine categories, from more than 100 nominations. The Patient Choice Award winner is chosen from nominations submitted by patients and/or patients' family members. 

Congratulations to our 2017 Finalists and Winners!

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Advanced Practice RN

  • Katrina Fetter | Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine | Resides in Lancaster, PA
  • WINNER: Mandy Hendricks | Lehigh Valley Health Network | Resides in Orwigsburg, PA
  • Wendy Wintersgill | Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine | Resides in Rising Sun, MD

Clinical Practice RN

  • Gary Eble | Geisinger Health System | Resides in Harding, PA
  • Tina Hedgepeth | Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine | Resides in Newmanstown, PA
  • WINNER: Susan Molitoris | Main Line Health - Riddle Hospital | Resides in West Grove, PA

Community Nursing

  • Gwen Burgess | Main Line Health - Paoli Hospital | Resides in Clifton Heights, PA
  • WINNER: Carol O'Hara | Geising Holy Spirit | Resides in Hummelstown, PA
  • Joanne Simone | Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates | Resides in Cheltenham, PA

Doctorate of Nursing Practice

  • Amy Callahan-Lesher | Main Line Health - Paoli Hospital | Resides in Royersford, PA
  • Hope Johnson | Lehigh Valley Health Network | Resides in Nazareth, PA
  • WINNER: Michael Kost | Frank J. Tornetta School of Anesthesia at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

Nursing Administration – Executive

  • Joanne McGovern | Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center | Resides in Philadelphia, Pa
  • Betty Ann Rock | Uniontown Hospital | Resides in Perryopolis, PA
  • WINNER: Abigail Strouse | WellSpan Health - York Hospital | Resides in York, PA

Nursing Administration – Leader/Manager

  • WINNER: Kristy Glass | Reading Health System | Resides in Blandon, PA
  • Terre Lynn Mirsch | Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice | Resides in Bensalem, PA
  • Angela Uhler | WellSpan Health - York Hospital | Resides in Red Lion, Pa

Nursing Education – Academia

  • Jessica Devido | Duquesne University | Resides in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Jane Tang | Immaculata University | Resides in Exton, PA
  • WINNER: Karen Thacker | Alvernia University | Resides in Sinking Spring, PA

Nursing Education – Staff Development

  • Helen (Lynn) Kane | Methodist Hospital of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals | Resides in Philadelphia, PA
  • Patricia Nichols | Aria-Jefferson Health | Resides in Philadelphia, PA
  • WINNER: Shannon Rutberg | Main Line Health - Bryn Mawr Hopsital | Resides in Bryn Mawr, PA

Nursing Research

  • WINNER: Sheila Alexander | University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing | Resides in McKees Rocks, PA
  • Kimberly Fenstermacher | York College of Pennsylvania | Resides in Thomasville, PA
  • Jennifer Lingler | University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing | Resides in Pittsburgh, PA

Patient Choice

WINNER: Gregory Addvensky | Lehigh Valley Health Network | Resides in Schnecksville, PA


The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania is a philanthropic organization whose purpose is to create, cultivate and support environments where professional nursing achievements are valued. Nightingale’s volunteer board and committees utilize gifts, donations, and annual gala proceeds to recognize excellence in a wide variety of nursing career paths and financially contributes to the continuing nursing education at all levels in the Commonwealth.