Community Hospital nurses receive excellence honors • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine

Community Hospital nurses receive excellence honors


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Community Hospital Vice President of Finance and CFO Dan O’Brien (left) and Chief Nursing Officer Ronda McKay (right) congratulate Mary Puntillo, clinical nurse educator (second from the left) and Grozda Vranic, patient care technician, Labor and Delivery on their awards.

MUNSTER – Community Hospital marked National Nurses Week by honoring two of its nurses for their commitment to patient care.

Mary Puntillo, a clinical nurse educator received the 2018 Nursing Excellence Award and Grozda Vranic, a patient care technician in the Family Birthing Center, was presented the 2018 Patient Caregiver Excellence Award.

Vranic and Puntillo were nominated by their peers at the hospital for going above and beyond in their respective patient care areas and in the community.

To meet the criteria for the Patient Caregiver Excellence Award, a staff member must demonstrate excellence in the areas of dignity, compassionate care, community, quality and stewardship.

Vranic, a Crown Point resident, has worked at Community Hospital for more than 13 years. 

Puntillo of Highland has been worked for Community Hospital for more than 35 years.

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually May 6-12. 


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