Nurse of the Year Past Winners (1996-2015)


Torrend Enecio, RN, MSN, MHA, OCN (2015)
Rush University Medical Center

Linda Rivard, RN, BSN, CPON (2015)
Advocate Children's Hospital, Oak Lawn, Ill.

Elizabeth Hurter, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP (2014)
The University of Chicago Medical Center

Courtney Schwartz, MS, RN, APHON (2014)
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Katherine Breitenbach, RN, MSN, APN, NP-C (2013)
The University of Chicago Medical Center

Karina Danner-Koptik, RN, MSN, AP (2012)
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Joseph D. Tariman, Ph.D., ANP-BC (2012)
Northwestern University Myeloma Program

Ima N. Garcia, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, AOCNP (2011)
University of Chicago Medical Center

Maureen Haugen, RN, MSN, APN, CPNP, CPON (2011)
Children's Memorial Hospital

Cindy Savaiano, RN, BSN (2010)
HomeTech Therapies, Schaumburg, Ill.

Jennifer Tornatta, MSN, RN, ANP-BC (2010)
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Margaret Green, RN, OCN (2009)
University of Chicago Medical Center

Jacqueline Marie Toia, RN, ND, MSN, APN, CPNP (2009)
Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Kathleen M. O’Connell, RN, BSN, CPON (2008)
Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Tracy Smiley, RN, BSN (2008)
John Stroger Jr.Hospital, Chicago

Theresa Asai, RN, BSN (2007)
Rush University Medical Center

Barb Lockart, RN, APN (2007)
Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Susan Burke, RN, MA, CPNP (2006)
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Lisa Dobogai, MS, APN, CNP (2006)
University of Illinois Chicago Medical Center

Alla Donets, RN, BSN (2006)
Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill.

Karen Kiley, RN, MSN, AOCN (2005)
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.

Jean Ridgeway, MSN, RN, AOCN (2005)
University of Chicago Medical Center

Kelly Kramer, RN, MSN (2004)
University of Chicago Children's Hospital

Sandy Purl, RN, MS, AOCN (2004)*
Lutheran General Cancer Care Center, Park Ridge, Ill.

Cathleen Kiely, RN, BSN (2003)
University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago

Sharon Manson, RN, MS, ACNP (2003)
Rush Cancer Institute

Julia O'Malley Stepenske, RN, BSN, CPON (2003)
Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago

LeAnn Kooyenga, RN (2002)
Advocate Hope Children's Hospital, Chicago

Jill Perrone, CPNP (2002)
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Kimberly Thormann, RN, MA, CPNP (2002)
Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Jane Frugo, MSN, BSN, RN, OCN (2001)
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Ill.

Lois Means, RN, OCN (2001)
Rush University Medical Center

Lydia Gonzalez Ryan, MSN, PNP (2000)
Clinical Director, AFLAC Cancer Center
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Barbara Kinast, RNC, OCN (1999)
West Suburban Center for Cancer Care

Susan Moore, RN, CCRN, OCN (1998)
Rush University Medical Center

Katie Opfer, RN (1997)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago

Carol White, RN, MSN, AOCN (1997)
University of Chicago Medical Center

Sharon Bolster, RN, APN, CCNS (1996)
Program Manager, Stem Cell Services
Institute for Transfusion Medicine

*Deceased