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For Immediate Release April 08, 2016


UMMS Media Relations:

Nurses will be featured in May edition of Baltimore magazine

Baltimore magazine is honoring 13 nurses from six University of Maryland Medical System hospitals in its second annual “Excellence in Nursing” issue for May 2016.

The editors of Baltimore asked readers to submit nominations and recruited an expert panel of nurse leaders from the region to help select the best 55 in 17 categories.

The UMMS nurses chosen by the magazine are from the following hospitals:

University of Maryland Medical Center

  • Donna AudiaDonna Audia, RN, HN-BC
    Integrative Care Team
    Medical/Surgical Nursing category



  • Christina PurificatoChristina Purificato, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Surgical Intensive Care Unite
    Intensive Care category

  • Jasmine NoronhaJasmine Noronha, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Pediatric Progressive Care Unit
    Pediatrics: Non-neonatal category


  • Chona RizzariChona Rizarri, BSN, RN, PCCN
    Cardiac Surgery Stepdown Unit
    Cardiovascular category


University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center

  • Dyanne BarnesDyanne Barnes, RN




  • Donna ThompsonDonna Thompson, BSN, RN


  • Valerie RohrbaughValerie Leatherman, MSN, RN, CMSRN
    - Neurology, Psychology, Behavioral Health









Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

  • Joan GeckleJoan Geckle, MS, RN-BC
    Pediatrics: Neonatal



  • Jacqueline ParlerJacqueline Parler, BSN, RN
    Pediatrics: Non-neonatal



University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

  • Davis SevereBarbara Davis-Severe, BSN, RN
    Emergency Department




  • Walter WilsonWalter Wilson, BS, RN, ONC, CHTP




University of Maryland Baltimore-Washington Medical Center

  • Terry DeVeauxTheresa DeVeaux, MS, RN, ACNP-BC







University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus

  • Mariama DialloMariama Diallo, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Intensive Care







Read more about how nurses were selected and see a list of all winners.