Extraordinary Health Professionals of Nursing School Honored
Five members of the Trinitas family recently received the Humanism in
Healthcare Award for 2006 given by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.
Rita Foegan, RN, an advanced Practice Nurse in the outpatient Substance
Abuse Department, was recognized for her kind and compassionate care to an
ever-challenging target population. Rita provides care to those most in need
among the homeless, addicted, and substance abuse populations who also have
chronic mental illness, regardless of their age, gender, ethnic background
Annie Magbitang, RN, staff nurse in the Intensive Care Unit, helps bridge
the gap in a care setting where technology can often create separations
between patients and their caregivers. As a critical care nurse, she works
to positively influencing a patient's recovery by working with gentleness
and care with patients and their families in the ICU.
Janine Graf-Kirk, MA, RN of the Trinitas School of Nursing, has spent more
than 30 years in medical-surgical nursing, psychiatric-mental health
nursing, and nursing education. As a senior level faculty member, she is
committed to ensuring that graduating students have acquired the
competencies vital to the practice of safe and professional nursing care.
A student at the Trinitas School of Nursing, Marie O'Donnell is a paramedic
who became interested in nursing so that she could provide comprehensive
care to clients and their families. Her compassion and empathy, excellent
communications skills, strengths in patient advocacy, and commitment to
community service combine to make her a deserving winner.
Irina Rud, a senior at Trinitas School of Nursing, has distinguished herself
among her fellow students as an extraordinary patient advocate. As a future
nurse who identifies with those who are foreign born, Irina has impressed
faculty members of Trinitas School of Nursing who are confident she will
bring compassion and professional to her nursing career.