Cleveland Clinic Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence Inducts 28 Nurses into Nurses Hall of Fame

September 15, 2011

The Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence recently held its 10th Annual Nurses Hall of Fame awards ceremony, inducting 28 talented Cleveland Clinic nurses into the Nurses Hall of Fame.

“These exceptional individuals exemplify the special skills, dedication and compassion that are essential to providing the highest quality patient care,” said Sarah Sinclair, MBA, BSN, RN, FACHE, Executive Chief Nursing Officer and Chair of The Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence, Cleveland Clinic. “Each serves as a model of professionalism and demonstrates the honor and sense of purpose that are at the heart of nursing.”

Since 2002, Cleveland Clinic has honored deserving nurses with the Hall of Fame Award. Nominated by health system employees, physicians, patients and volunteers, the Nurses Hall of Fame Award is the most prestigious nursing award offered by Cleveland Clinic.

2011 Nurses Hall of Fame Recipients

  • Toni Neal, RN, CRNI, CNSC, Cleveland Clinic Home Care Services, Home Infusion Pharmacy
  • Amber H. Cefaratti, RN, Marymount Hospital, Outpatient Short Stay Unit
  • Joanne Majewski, MSN, BSN, RN, Marymount Hospital, Stroke Center
  • Susan Covert Lendvay, RN, TNCC, Lakewood Hospital, Emergency Department
  • Alice Flaherty, BSN, RN, Lakewood Hospital, Intensive Care Unit
  • Margaret J. Piernik, RN, Fairview Hospital, ParkView Patient Care Center
  • James K. Schoch, RN, CNOR, Fairview Hospital, Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Nell Hancin, LPN, Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation, Shaker Campus
  • Heather Dear-Garfield, BSN, RN, Hillcrest Hospital, Adult Acute Care
  • Cheryl Devonshire, MSN, BSN, RN, IBCLC, Hillcrest Hospital, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Jodi Huffman, RN, Medina Hospital, Emergency Department
  • Sarah Naso, BSN, RN, Medina Hospital, Medical/Surgical Unit
  • Rebecca Shine, BSN, RN, Ashtabula Regional Home Health Services
  • Angel Helsel, LPN, Glenbeigh Hospital, Detoxification Unit
  • Phyllis A. Bruno, MSN, RN, CDE, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Department of Endocrinology
  • Cynthia C. Austin, RN, CPAN, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Post Anesthesia Care Unit
  • Ruth E. Garner, BSN, RN, CPN, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Mary Lou Lucas, RNC, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Sheila Kelly, BSN, RN, OCN, Huron Hospital / Twinsburg Family Health Center, Oncology Unit
  • Holly Myers, RN, Huron Hospital, Family Maternity Center
  • Terri Cobb, BSN, RN, Lutheran Hospital, Emergency Department
  • Rochelle Dunlap, RN, Lutheran Hospital, Orthopedic Surgical Unit
  • Steven Mailer, RN, Euclid Hospital, Intensive Care Unit
  • Renee Marincic, RN, Euclid Hospital, Medical/Surgical Unit
  • Kathryn Shelby, RN, Ashtabula County Medical Center, Pediatrics / Medical/Surgical Unit / Hospice
  • Karen Yendriga, RN, Ashtabula County Medical Center, Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Helen Marie Dureiko, RN, South Pointe Hospital / Sagamore Hills Medical Center, Emergency Department
  • Shenika S. Todd, BA, RN, South Pointe Hospital, Medical/Surgical Unit
About Cleveland Clinic Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence

The Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence, one of 26 institutes at Cleveland Clinic, includes more than 11,000 nurses, 950 of whom are advanced practice nurses. All collaborate to provide high-quality patient care on specialty-based nursing units within inpatient, outpatient and operating room settings at more than a dozen locations in Northeast Ohio, Florida, Nevada, Canada and Abu Dhabi. Cleveland Clinic hospitals strive for Magnet status, the highest recognition of excellence in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Cleveland Clinic Main Campus was re-designated in 2008 and Fairview Hospital received its designation in 2009. Visit the Zielony Nursing Institute .

About Cleveland Clinic

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. It was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S.News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,800 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic Health System includes a main campus near downtown Cleveland, eight community hospitals and 16 Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Cleveland Clinic Canada, and opening in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. In 2010, there were 4 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 155,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 100 countries. Visit us at Follow us at

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