CentraState Honors Nursing Excellence Award Winners

The recipients of the 2018 CentraState Nursing Excellence Awards are (left to right): Kimberly Balagot, Astrid Noseal, and Theresa Brown. (Photo courtesy Karen Lippai)

FREEHOLD – Three local nurses were recognized by CentraState Healthcare System’s 18th Annual Nursing Excellence Awards for their exceptional clinical and leadership skills in the workplace.

The winners:

  • Kimberly Balagot, MSN, BA, RN-BC, 4 North, was the recipient of the Medical Surgical Nursing Award.
  • Astrid Noseal, RN, LDRP was the recipient of the Maternal Child Health Services Award
  • Theresa Brown, BSN, MEd, RN, FN-CSA, CHC, Health Awareness Center was the recipient of the Extended Nursing Award.

The winners were honored during Nurses Week at the hospital, where they each received a framed certificate, flowers, a monetary award and a pin. They will also each have their names added to a plaque in the hallway near the nursing administrative offices in the hospital.

Those who are recognized with the Nursing Excellence Award demonstrate exceptional leadership, professionalism, research, publications, formal lectures, certifications, education and clinical skill.

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These attributes are also considered Magnet program ideals. Magnet recognition status is the “gold standard” for measuring excellence in nursing and patient care, an achievement made by CentraState Medical Center since 2005.