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Employees Awarded 2023 Advancement for Clinical Excellence (ACE)

October 11, 2023

We recognized thirty-seven individuals from across the organization as Advancement for Clinical Excellence (ACE) Awardees. Nurses, behavioral technicians and specialists, and respiratory, physical, occupational, speech & language, and recreation therapists were recognized for progressing up the clinical ladder; completing the education, certification, skill growth, and more in each stage.

The Clinical Ladders Growth Program provides opportunities for career advancement at Hospital for Special Care. Clinical staff engage in various initiatives and projects, including mentorship, skill advancement, certification, and procedure implementation. Individuals in all stages of their careers can join the program and participate in advancement opportunities. The program aims to recognize clinical staff’s contributions to patient care and their respective professions.

The following individuals were recognized this year:

Level 2

Annette Morin, Behavioral Technician

Brion Oliver, Behavioral Technician

Elizabeth Collin, SLP

Hayley Sartor, OT

Jacklyn Dugan, Behavioral Specialist

Jasmina Guster, RN

Jennifer Andrulat, RRT

Karim Ba, Behavioral Technician

Lauren Criniti, SLP

Lurine Mack, RN

Meredith Fote, RN

Sandy LaGrave, LPN

Sharon Mann, RRT

Victoria Walsh, RN

Level 3

Autumn Jayson, RN

Barbara Malyszko, CNA

Clarissa Gonzalez, CNA

Karolina Mimouni, RN

Krista Orszulak, SLP

Michelle Bartell, CNA

Monique Jones-Pelletier, Behavioral Specialist

Nicole Meggett, Behavioral Specialist

Sarah Barnes, PT

Level 4

Allison Gallaher, MS, CCC SLP

Christina Rivard, RRT

Christine Vogt, RRT

Joline Farris, RRT

Keturah Best, RRT

Kim Winter, MA,CCC SLP

Kristin Toscano, RRT

Kylee Warden, MSOL, CTRS

Samantha Sowik, RRT

Sandy Morales, MSN, RN


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