College of Nursing Professor Linda D’Antonio, MSN, RN, CNL and Senior BSN student Alyssa Ingravallo were recognized as 2016 Community Honorees for the Lester Z. Lieberman Humanism in Healthcare Awards at a dinner which took place on July 20th at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, NJ. The award is given through The Healthcare Foundation of NJ to healthcare employees, nursing students and faculty in the greater Newark region who are model examples for compassion, empathy, respect and cultural sensitivity in the delivery of care to patients and their loved ones. Both women were nominated by their peers for their tireless efforts as leaders in reducing barriers that can impede care due to economic restrictions while practicing strong ethical values for patients of different ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Professor D'Antonio is a Senior Faculty Associate who specializes in critical care and intensive care nursing. Intrinsic to her teaching methodology are instilling the values of respect and dignity when dealing with patients and their families. In advocating for their autonomy and decision making, her students become better and more effective resources between patients, families and their medical teams. She is the recipient of the Beacon Award from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses for nursing excellence in intensive care nursing.
Alyssa Ingravallo is a student that typifies the best in Seton Hall servant leadership through work with chronically ill patients, including those with strokes, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, in addition to numerous extracurricular activities that fuel her passion for helping others. When not engaged in her own student nursing efforts she tutors fellow students, collaborates on peer educational activities, and acts as a Peer Advisor for Freshman Studies. She is also the founder and president of "Crocheting for a Cause", a club that raises awareness for vulnerable populations in local areas and abroad. In this capacity she has brought together students and faculty for projects such as the crocheting of hats for premature babies and for children at the Burma Children Medical Fund in Southeast Asia.
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