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May 3, 2016 Kim Maialetti
  Wendy Marano


Burlco Woman Named Cooper Nurse of the Year
Twenty-One Nurses Honored During 2016 Nursing Excellence Awards

CAMDEN, N.J. Burlington County resident Jeanette A. “Nettie” Trotman, RN, BSN, was named Nurse of the Year tonight during the 2016 Nursing Excellence Awards hosted by The Cooper Foundation and Cooper University Health Care.

Trotman, who lives in Riverton, N.J., is the nurse coordinator for Cooper’s Audubon Urgent Care Center. She received the Cooper Nurse of the Year Award and the Women’s Board of Cooper University Health Care Award for Excellence in Ambulatory Nursing.

“Many patients know Nettie by name and seek her advice and solace in times of need,” said Stephanie Conners, Hospital Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer, Cooper University Health Care. “She provides the highest level of nursing care at Cooper’s Urgent Care Center in Audubon and is the go-to person for every issue, circumstance and question during a shift.

“It gives us great pleasure to celebrate our outstanding nurses and collaborative care teams to kick off National Nurses Week.” Conners continued. “Our nurses are the heart of our care delivery system, and our success as an organization is highly dependent on the exceptional care that our nurses provide to those we serve.”

The 2016 Nursing Excellence Awards honored 21 nurses for their outstanding contributions to excellence in patient care. Award winners were nominated by their colleagues for their commitment to upholding the Cooper mission “to serve, to heal, to educate.”

More than 250 guests attended the awards dinner, which was held at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill.

“The Nursing Excellence Awards are supported by generous donors to The Cooper Foundation to assist our phenomenal winners with education and training,” said Susan Bass Levin, President and CEO, The Cooper Foundation. “We are thankful to our donors for their contributions and for recognizing the important role of nurses in delivering high quality, compassionate care each and every day.”

The Nursing Excellence Awards recognize exceptional professional nurses and advanced practice nurses, in the ambulatory care and inpatient setting at any Cooper University Health Care location, as well as members of the collaborative care teams that support nursing. “Cooper nurses work tirelessly to meet the needs of our patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Adrienne Kirby, President and CEO, Cooper University Health Care. “In every department and every unit, they remain a constant presence of comfort and compassion. They provide highly skilled, expert care with dignity and compassion.”

A complete list of the 2016 Nursing Excellence Awards winners follows.

  • Devyn Berry, RN-BC, of Bridgeton – Staff Nurse, Pavilion 6, Selma and Martin Hirsch Award for Excellence in Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Jacqueline Bockarie, RN, BSN, of Sicklerville – Staff Nurse, Special Tests Unit, Barbara and Jack Tarditi Award for Excellence in Nursing Mentorship
  • Lisa B. Butler, BSN, MSN, APN, of Philadelphia – Lead Advanced Practice Nurse, Emergency Department/Urgent Care Centers, Moorestown Auxiliary Award for Excellence in Advanced Practice Nursing
  • Kathrina M. Chapman, RN, CCRN, MICN, of Cherry Hill – Staff Nurse, Trauma Surgical Care Unit, Award for Excellence in Trauma Nursing
  • Shannon M. Clapper, RN, of Haddon Township – Staff Nurse, Pavilion 9, Cooper Heart Institute & The Heart House Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Wendy Colindrez, EMT, of Camden – Technician, Emergency Department, Barbara and Jack Tarditi Award for Excellence in Service (Non-Nursing)
  • Sean A. Deiter, RN, BSN, of Philadelphia – Staff Nurse, Pavilion 9, Shaina Horton Memorial Award for Excellence in Service
  • Tasha Herbert, RN BSN, of Pennsauken – Staff Nurse, Labor and Delivery, Charlotte Tobiason Memorial Award for Excellence in Obstetrical Nursing
  • Adrian Hernandez, RN, BSN, RNC-NIC, of Collingswood – Staff Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, John Henry Kronenberger Memorial Award for Excellence in Neonatal Nursing
  • Kasey L. Massa, MSW, LSW, of Moorestown – Social Worker, Pediatrics/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Women’s Board of Cooper Hospital Allied Health Professional Excellence Award
  • Jennifer Nazarethian, RN, BSN, of Medford – Staff Nurse, Pavilion 7, Ruth Parry/Moorestown Auxiliary Award for Excellence in Geriatric Nursing
  • Charlotte Nussbaum, MD, MPH, of Philadelphia – Attending Physician, Hospitalist, Excellence in Nursing-Physician Partnership Award
  • Alice C. O’Brien, RN, OCN, HP (ASCP), of Cherry Hill – Nurse Navigator, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper Rose Smith & Sue Zamitis Memorial Award for Excellence in Oncology Nursing
  • Jonelle “Jodi” O’Shea, RN, MSN, of Blackwood – Research Coordinator, Vascular Surgery Research, Barbara and Jack Tarditi Award for Excellence in Nursing Research
  • Patricia K. “Patti” Passarelli, RN, of Medford Lakes – Staff Nurse, Digestive Health Institute Carol G. Tracey Compassion Award
  • Giacinta Roupas, CRNA, MSN, of Deptford – Chief Nurse Anesthetist, Anesthesia, Philip and Carole Norcross Award for Nurse Leadership
  • Janine M. Rousseau, RN, BSN, CPN, of Westmont – Staff Nurse, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Dr. Ronald Bernardin Memorial Award for Excellence in Pediatric Nursing
  • Michelle L. Shannon, RN, BSN, CCRN, CMC, of Albion – Staff Nurse, Coronary Care Unit, William and Eileen Archer Award for Excellence in Critical Care Nursing
  • Mary Alice Smith, RN, CNOR, of Deptford – Staff Nurse, Operating Room, Philip and Carole Norcross Award for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing
  • Megan M. Staerk, RN-BC, BSN, of Delran – Staff Nurse, Emergency Department, Lynn Nelson Award for Excellence in Emergency Nursing
  • Jeanette A. “Netti” Trotman, RN, BSN, of Riverton – Urgent Care Nurse Coordinator, Emergency Department/Urgent Care Centers, Women’s Board of Cooper University Health Care Award for Excellence in Ambulatory Nursing, Nurse of the Year

About Cooper University Health Care
Cooper University Health Care is one of the largest health systems in Southern New Jersey with over 100 outpatient offices and its flagship, Cooper University Hospital located in Camden, NJ. It is the premier university hospital serving South Jersey and the Delaware Valley. Cooper University Hospital is the clinical teaching campus for Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, the only four-year allopathic medical school in South Jersey. Cooper is renowned for signature programs in cardiology, cancer, critical care, pediatrics, trauma, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Cooper is also home to the only state designated Children’s Hospital in South Jersey—The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper. Over the last decade, Cooper has transformed its Camden City neighborhood into the Cooper Health Sciences Campus. In October 2013, the new MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, a freestanding cancer center for comprehensive care, opened on the Health Sciences Campus. Cooper also continues its regional expansion with the opening of new and expanded facilities throughout Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties.