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Hospital for Special Care Nurses Awarded Nightingale Award for Nursing

May 8, 2023

Three nurses at Hospital for Special Care (HFSC) were awarded the Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing, an award for nurses who have gone beyond the call to provide excellent care to patients and to mentor other nurses, and who have a strong sense of community. The awards will be presented on May 8, 2023, at the Connecticut Convention Center. Winners were selected through nominations for nursing excellence.

This year, the following were awarded:

Monika Duda, MSN, BSN, RN Shift Manager


Guerrillo “Jun” Napuli, BSN, RN Float Nurse


Kristina DiMartino, BSN, RN Case Manager

Monika became a nurse to help others reach their highest potential. She provides leadership and support to nurses and patient care staff on every unit in the hospital. Monika embodies the values of human dignity, sympathy, commitment, and personal and professional competency. She motivates others to make an impact on health outcomes for people in all walks of life, and especially the nursing community.

Jun cares for pediatric and adult patients with complex medical needs as an experienced, dedicated float nurse. He mentors early career professionals and values team work across disciplines. He shares ideas to improve patient safety and care and has become an invaluable resource in addressing technical challenges. He demonstrates excellent critical thinking skills and radiates hope and possibilities to his team members and patients.

Kristina DiMartino’s five-year plan included a brief stay at Hospital for Special care to build complex care experience.  More than 20 years later she has become an exceptional nurse and case manager. She works closely with patients and their family to help them navigate their care journey.  She brings kindness and a high standard of professionalism to the work. She also maintains bedside competencies providing care on the floor and sharing her knowledge and skills to support nurses across the hospital.




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