An Evening with the Stars

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With 125 years of history already in the air, five people joined the galaxy of Hopkins Nursing at An Evening With the Stars, a third-annual fall gala at the school. Surrounded by alumni, students, staff, faculty, and friends of the school as well as nurses from across the medical system, four Shining Star Award winners were chosen from the Johns Hopkins-affiliated hospitals and the School of Nursing. There was a separate winner of the second-annual Rosenwald Star Nurse of the Year Award.

Photos by Chris Hartlove | Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends dressed the part and smiled for the occasion as Evening With the Stars offered a celebration of 125 years of Hopkins Nursing that was part gala, part play date, part history, and all in good fun.

To view more photos from the event, click here to see our Flickr album.

Emcee Candace Dold of Fox 45 in Baltimore, whose brother is a nurse at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, announced the winners (quotes, except for Rosenwald Star, from nomination forms):

Hopkins Nurse Star

Genieveve Cline, DNP, RN, advanced education specialist, All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL: “Her enthusiasm and passion are evident in all her endeavors.”

Morning Gutierrez, RN, senior clinical permanent charge nurse, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center: “Morning has a customer service approach to patient care that is exceptional.” She is “an awesome role model to her colleagues.”

JHSON Student Nurse

Clifton Thornton, MSNC, RN, CNMT (will graduate from the pediatric nurse practitioner program in December): “An outstanding student, a talented and capable research assistant, and a skilled tutor.” (Read a Q&A with Cliff on Page 12.)

Rosenwald Star Nurse (recognizes a nurse working in The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s intensive care units who goes above and beyond the call of duty)

Allison Pyles, RN, nurse clinician, Neuroscience Critical Care Unit: “I have always felt that I am the lucky one. I have the opportunity to be in a job that I love and I get to work with patients and families at such a critical time in their lives.”

JHSON Faculty Nurse

Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, MPH, RN, associate professor, pediatric emergency nurse practitioner: Has “excelled in her roles as a researcher, professor, and mentor.”

Shining Star Runners-Up

Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb, PhD, RN, ANP
Associate Professor, Department of Acute and Chronic Care

Kelly Hann
BSN Candidate 2014, Hopkins School of Nursing

Doris Cybert Wilcher, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant, Howard County General Hospital

Lynn McDonald, DNP, RN
Cervical Cancer Screening Program Coordinator, The Johns Hopkins Hospital

LeighAnn Sidone, MSN, RN
Director of Professional Practice and Nursing Quality, Suburban Hospital

Mary “Katie” Sisk, RN, CIC
Certified Infection Preventionist, Sibley Memorial Hospital

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