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Florida Medical Center Recognizes Exemplary Nurses During National Nurses Week

Mar 3, 2020

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (May 28, 2015) - As part of its Nurses Week celebrations, Florida Medical Center hosted a breakfast and an awards ceremony for the nursing staff. Select individuals received “Shining Stars” for demonstrating exemplary performance, including Joseline Medina, Annie Daniel, Nicola Petival, Peturia Bennett, Angela Brown, Nadean Steer, Steven Sadiku, Gabriel Leigh, Folayan Griffiths, Dawne Garcia, Sharon McGreal, Osmedi Calzado, Sandra Carosone, Gary McKay, John Thomas, Gina D’Ottavio, Barbara Kalasunas and Esther Florence. Chrystal Ayala received the special honor of 2015 Nurse of the Year. 

“On behalf of the administrative team at Florida Medical Center, I congratulate each of these dedicated nurses,” said Gabrielle Finley-Hazle, CEO of Florida Medical Center. “Our hospital is fortunate to have such a talented nursing team. Based on the letters of commendation we receive on a daily basis, I am confident that our patients share this sentiment.”

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. During this week, hospitals and other healthcare organizations across the country are encouraged to educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting patients’ healthcare needs. If you are interested in joining our elite team of nursing professionals, please visit

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