Ocean City Today

Berlin hospital honors nurses during Certified Nursing Day

Mar 29, 2018

(March 30, 2018) Atlantic General Hospital celebrated Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by honoring its board certified nurses.

The following nurses were recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care:

Emergency Department

Judy Cowgar, CEN; Sarah Esh, FNE A/P; Althea Foreman, CCNS, CEN, FNE A/P, APRN-CNS; Christine Freitas, CEN; Alana Long, CEN, CPEN; Shannon Simpson, FNE A/P; Laura Sturla, CEN; Karen Taylor, CEN, CPEN; Andi West McCabe, NE-BC; Nettie Widgeon, FNE A/P; and Lisa Wood, FNE A/P

Diabetic Clinic

Patti Yocubik, CDE


Wendi McDonough, CPAN, CGRN; and Teresa Moore, CNOR


Paula Dize, CCRN; Holly Douglas, CCRN; Robin Jarvis-Ganong, CCRN; Nicole Morris, CCRN; and Carol Smith, CCRN

Infection Control

MaryEllen Beideman, CIC


Jackie Todd, NE-BC

Med Surg

Karen Christmas, WCC, OMS; Iris Hudson, CMS-RN; Cara Mia Sullivan, CMS-RN; and Mary Williams, CMS-RN

Palliative Care

Tracey Wooden, CHPN

Patient Management

Jennifer Cullen, ACM; Donna Elliott, ACM; Charles Gizara, CCM; and Laureen Talbot, CCM, CCDS


Teresa Jenkins, CPN

Surgical Services Department

Moira Horn, CNOR

Wound Care Center

Brenda Marino, CWCA; and Mary Mullins, WCC, OCN


Colleen Wareing, NEA-BC

Atlantic General Hospital encourages national board certification for all its nurses. Patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses on staff when they visit a hospital or their primary care provider.

There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others.

Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system; national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by either the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both.

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties in Maryland and Sussex County, Delaware, since May 1993.

Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin combines personal attention with the latest in technology and services.

It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion and chemotherapy for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, and a comprehensive Women’s Diagnostic Center.

Atlantic General Health System, a network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists associated with AGH, cares for residents and visitors throughout the region.

For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.

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