Three MGH nurses have been selected New England regional finalists for this year's Nursing Spectrum Nursing Excellence Awards. The awards recognize nurses who have made exceptional contributions to their field in the following categories: Advancing and Leading the Profession, Clinical Care, Community Service, Management, Mentoring and Teaching. Following an open nomination process, five finalists in each region are selected in each of the six categories. This year's MGH New England finalists and their nomination categories are: Gino Chisari, RN, MSN, DNP(c), director of The Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development -- Advancing and Leading the Profession; Lillian Ananian, RN, PhD(c), clinical nurse specialist in the Medical Intensive Care Unit -- Clinical Care; and Natalie Harris, RN, staff nurse on Ellison 6 for Orthopædics and materials manager for Medical Missions for Children -- Community Service.
A panel of nursing leaders will select an overall winner in each category. The New England finalists will be honored and the winner in each category will be announced at a May 11 gala at the Marriott Hotel in Newton.