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Hospital Of Central Connecticut Nurse Receives Award

New Britain [May 11 2007] - A Bristol woman has received The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s highest nursing honor for her expertise, compassion and dedication to her patients and colleagues.
Linda Aparo, R.N., a nurse in the Cardiac Telemetry unit at the hospital’s New Britain General campus, received the Viola Larson Memorial Award May 10 at a special ceremony.
Aparo was one of 12 nurses nominated for the award, which recognizes clinical expertise, leadership, professional development and compassion and respect for patients and co-workers. Named for the former vice president of nursing, the late Viola Larson, it is the hospital’s highest nursing honor.
A hospital employee for over 35 years, Aparo is a nurse preceptor, mentoring and instructing new nurses. She is involved in numerous efforts to develop and enhance nursing procedures and improve patient care. She is also committed to professional development, both her own and other staff members’, according to Bridget Wheeler, the hospital’s vice president of Patient Care Services, who presented the award.
“Linda Aparo acts with compassion towards her patients (and their loved ones) at all times,” Larissa Martineau, R.N., clinical manager of the Cardiac Telemetry unit, said in nominating Aparo for the award. “She is fully aware of the fact that nursing is more than a set of skills, it is also the personal connection.”
The 11 other award nominees were R.N.s: Laurie Sica Acosta, Critical Care; Elizabeth Bak, Labor & Delivery; Michele Bascom, Emergency Department; Laurie Button, Emergency Department; Edwin Cordero, Cardiac Telemetry; Cathy Denuzzio, Critical Care; Kelly Flood, Critical Care; Aimee LeBrun, Newborn Nursery; Anna Oliviera, Critical Care; Stacy Phillips, Critical Care; and Annette Sabukewicz, Emergency Department.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366














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