In celebration of Nurses Week, May 6 – 12, we asked employees, physicians, and leaders from within Kaiser Permanente in Northern California to complete a sentence describing the organization’s nurses. The result is a collective poem of praise for the women and men who are dedicated to providing skillful and compassionate care for Kaiser Permanente members and patients. We invite you to participate. Just take a photo while holding a letter-sized piece of paper with your words written in bold, black marker completing the thought: “Nurses are … ” then
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Julie McAllister, RN, Charge Nurse, Oncology/Allergy/Pulmonology, San Jose Sheri James, Sr. LVN, San Leandro Fresno Continuum – Enola Miller, RN, Continuing Care Coordinator; Sandip Sidhu, RN, Continuing Care Coordinator; Deb Prewit, RN, Continuum Administrator; Sherri Lewis, RN, Case Manager; Darla Biswas, RN, Continuing Care Coordinator; Nanci Moore, RN, Continuing Care Service Director Nurse Practitioners of Napa and Vallejo TPMG; “Nurses are also Nurse Practitioners” From Sherril Salangsang, MA, South Sacramento From Sherril Salangsang, MA, South Sacramento From Sherril Salangsang, MA, South Sacramento From Sherril Salangsang, MA, South Sacramento Doyin Dosunmu, MD, HBS Dept., Roseville Bruce Jobe, MD, HBS Roseville South San Francisco volunteers, Phil Dowd, Rita Sverak, and Jo Gaedeke Fresno Continuum Enola Miller, RN, Continuing Care Coordinator; Sandip Sidhu, RN, Continuing Care Coordinator; Deb Prewit, RN, Continuum Administrator; Sherri Lewis, RN, Case Manager; Darla Biswas, RN, Continuing Care Coordinator; Nanci Moore, RN, Continuing Care Service Director Kristin Llaban, LVN, GI, San Jose Vallejo FBC: Lori Day, Marie Schenk, Estela Ramirez Sylvia Solario, LVN, and Julie Morici, RN, GI, San Jose Mimi Serles, RN, Pediatrics, Santa Clara Vallejo FBC: Keshni Lal, Brenda Richard, Cindy Glenn, Alice Miraflor, Odessi Guinto Joy Trias, RN, Assistant Manager, GI & ID, San Jose Carmelita Zanotto, LVN, GI, San Jose Robin Hanna, RN, Oncology, San Jose Pat Phravorachith, RN, Infusion Center, San Jose Yulan Lang, RN, Infusion Center, San Jose Kristen Wright, Technology Risk Office, Pleasanton Shahin Zanganeh, MD, Dharmen Patel, MD, Hayssam Hajar, MD, Marylou Bullen, MD, Irina Badalyan, MD, HBS Dept., Roseville Evelyn Francisco, RN, ICU, South Sacramento Chris Lemacks, RN Traveler, South Sacramento Monica Cox, RN, South Sacramento Joy Aguilar & Roxanne Zavala, ICU RNs , South Sacramento Lisa Prillwitz, RN, ICU, South Sacramento Raji Chitithoti: Nurses are real hearts whom we can trust. Triny D., RN Nurses Are a Team! Family Birth Center Vacaville. Top row: Autumn Miller, Virginia Luke, Katie Rott. Gottom row: Wes Takashiba, Peggie Boso, Charlotte Greene, Linda Bridges, Jaime Donhost. Sam Jose Medical Center Patient Care Coordinators Caressa E., MA, San Mateo Walter G., RN, Psychiatry, San Rafael Catherine Isidro, RN, San Jose Surgery Sub Specialties Continuity of Care- Vallejo Nana Wilford, RN, Infusion Center, San Jose Jas Singh, RN, Infusion Center, San Jose Irene Medriano, RN, Charge Nurse, Infusion Center, San Jose Jimmy Ramirez, LVN, and Lori Anaya-Ramirez, Allergy, San Jose Nina Montanez, RN Case Manager, Nephrology, San Jose Loretta Grandia, RN Case Manager, Nephrology, San Jose Joanne Silin, RN Case Manager, Nephrology, San Jose Hsun Wu, RN, Cardiology, San Jose Julie Orlando, RN, Cardiology, San Jose Napa Solano RN Patient Care Navigators: D. Hamilton (Oncology), M. Guerrero (Surgery), I. Bernabe (Radiology) Terri Sessions, Multifit, Cardiology, San Jose Karin, LVN, Leslie, LVN, Felita, LVN and Razel, RN, Milpitas Pediatrics Hailee Diklich, MA, Santa Rosa Terri Overstreet, RN, and Lizbeth Estrada, RN, Head and Neck Surgery, Oakland Karli Silacci, RN, Multifit, Cardiology, San Jose Jessica Nunez, RN, Charge Nurse, Cardiology, San Jose Brandy Romero – CMA, Campbell Carol Ricketts, RN, Cardiology Heart Failure KPPOST-Kaiser Permanente Patient Outreach Support Team Regional AACC, Oakland Roseville Interventional Radiology RNs Joan & Megan – Oakland GI RNs Berni Wells, RN, San Jose Urology Alvin Gabrera, RN, San Jose General Surgery Marisha Cousins, LVN, San Jose General Surgery Lorraine Castro, LVN, San Jose, Urology Bonnette Nguyen, RN, San Jose Head and Neck Surgery Michael Martinez, RN, Administrative Services Manager, Patient Care Services, Fresno Rodalyn Timbol, LVN, San Jose Urology Wayne Riley, NFS BIO, Oakland Linda Mroz, RN, Case Manager, Bariatrics, Fresno Sandy Salazar, RN, House Supervisor, Fresno Kelley Richardson, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, Patient Care Services, Fresno Josh Jackson, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, Patient Care Services, Fresno Heather Martin, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, Patient Care Services, Fresno Brenda Morgan, RN, Manager, Birthing Center, Fresno Darlene Gnagy, RN, Supportive and Palliative Care, Fresno Jacob Silva, RN, Manager, Supportive and Palliative Care Lucielle Meister, RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, Birthing Center, Fresno Debbie Hemker, RN, Senior Vice President/Area Manager, Fresno Karen Strauman, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and Terri Lutz, RN, Administrative Services Director, Fresno Winsome Douglas, RN, Risk Coordinator, Risk Management, Fresno Nitza Coleman, RN, Interim Area Quality Leader, Fresno Celina Blair, RN Care Manager, Chronic Care Management, Selma Medical Offices, Fresno Martha Kokor, RN, Ob/Gyn, Selma Medical Offices, Fresno Lulu Reyes, RN, Pediatrics, Selma Medical Offices, Fresno Dalla R. Ortiz: Nurses are our heroes!! Jin Yang, RN NCal National Transplant Services CAPD, Santa Clara Regional – Oakland Joyce Gordon-Simmons, RN, Janel Castillo, RN, Lori Collett, RN Unnamed Poria Jocson, RN Manager, San Leandro Emergency Department, Sacramento Morse Medical Center Margaret Nan, Outside Referral Coordinator, and Darla Biswas, RN, Continuing Care Coordinator, Fresno Kristy Cooney, RN, Folsom Occupational Medicine Two awesome nurses in SSC Occupational Medine & PMR who are very sympathetic.. Michael V. Fronda, MSN, RN, CMSRN DME UM Northern CA Regional Office Shadelands – Walnut Creek Bo Roberson, RN, Myra Bird, RN Amy Clark, RN, Judy Johnson, RN Alicia Beltan, RN Amanee Williams, RN, Toya Vogt, UA Amirah Abuthuray, RN & Shawna Robb, RN Amy Bush and Benny Tabingo , Charge Nurses, ICU South Sacramento The Happy ICU Nurses of South Sacramento Tessa, Anne, Leah, Eugen, Hauting, Benny, and Vanessa Eugen Burachek RN, and Vanessa A. Fabela, Assistant Nurse Manager, ICU, South Sacramento Jennifer Fong, RN, South San Francisco Eloisa Mangalindan, Per Diem RN, South San Francisco Kashika, on call RN, South San Francisco Heather Newcomb, Traveler RN, night shift, South San Francisco Evalyn Palacio, Night Shift Supervisor, South San Francisco Mary Grace Faigao, Night Shift RN, South San Francisco Virginia Day, RN, South San Francisco Anne Laroco ICU-RN, South Sacramento Marjorie Torres, RN, South San Francisco South San Francisco Staff and Leadership Haunting Panoke, RN, ICU, South Sacramento Leah Drew, ICU staff, South Sacramento Registered Nurses, Vacaville Mother/Baby Unit Just want to appreciate all the ICU nurses!! Bella Reyes is representing our team! SSC Gi-Endoscopy Nurses SSC Gi-Endoscopy Nurses SSC Gi-Endoscopy Nurses SSC Gi-Endoscopy Nurses SSC Gi-Endoscopy Nurses Gi-Endoscopy, SSC SSC Gi-Endoscopy Heather Winter, RN, Tobin Miller, RN, Lynne Schexnayder, RN, San Leandro Cardiology Vivian Ochiagha, RN, Richmond Medical Center Elvie Mariano, RN, San Jose Robin Price, RN, and Kathy Campos, RN, Sacramento Cathy Seithel, MSN, RN, CEN Manager of Cardiology, Pulmonology/Sleep Services GSAA-San Leandro/Fremont Lucinda Allen , RN, Vallejo Appointment and Advice Call Center SSC GI-Endoscopy Nurse Vickie SSC GI-endoscopy nurse Arleen SSC GI-Endoscopy Nurses Cion & Ejay Mary Ann Voellinger, Patient Care Coordinator, San Leandro Jane Gorwin, RN, NCAL Regional Director, Care Delivery Compliance Yvette Niles and Essie Louie, Kaiser San Francisco OB/Gyn Heidi Lopez, CRNA, Roseville Jennifer Rivera, Travel RN, Vallejo Nurses at San Mateo Medical Office Building Rita Bernal, Mountain View Felino, RN, Kaiser Permanents Northern California Transplant Hub Teresa Head, RN, Georgette Bynum, RN, Richmond Senika Levias, RN, Richmond Melissa Schneider, RN, Richmond Mary Holt, RN, Richmond Kristien Kilpatrick, Richmond Justin Paulk, Richmond Jenna Liv, RN, Richmond Jamal Rana, MD, Richmond J. Sedric Williams, RN, Richmond Elaine Sun, RN, Teresa Head, RN, Richmond Anita Zuniga, RN, MaryJo Williams, RN, Regional Offices Alicia Hawck, Richmond Adesua Orianele, RN, Richmond Back to previous photos