Two Holy Name Nurses are YMCA's "TWIN" Honorees
HNMC Wins Corporate Award
Teaneck, NJ - Holy Name Medical Center's Donna Vaglio, CNOR, BS, MA, Director of Surgical Services/LDRP/PEDS and a resident of Secaucus; and Sheryl Ann Syby, RNC, Unit Director of Pediatrics, Sniffles Club and the Special Care Nursery, and a resident of Dumont, were each honored with the TWIN Diamond Award by the YWCA of Bergen County at the 36th annual TWIN event on April 29. They were among 28 women from 21 organizations who were recognized. Holy Name Medical Center received the Corporate Recognition Award for its outstanding support of the advancement of women in industry.
TWIN, an acronym for Tribute to Woman and Industry, is a multifaceted program that recognizes women in managerial, executive and professional roles who make significant contributions to their workplace. It also honors their sponsoring companies for establishing progressive personnel policies and providing women with opportunities for advancement.
"One of my priorities has always been to encourage both staff and my management teams to have no fear," says Ms. Vaglio. "Always ask questions and seek responses while you develop critical thinking skills and take yourself well beyond where you thought you would never venture. Accept responsibility and accountability for all of your actions-this is a quality that allows us to be successful."
"I have committed my life to children and their families," explains Ms. Syby, "and it has always been my utmost goal to improve the quality of patient care. I am proud of the work that my staff and I accomplish every day. It is an honor to be a source of comfort to the children and parents who enter our doors."
Special Award Goes to Holy Name
Since 1979, the TWIN Alumnae Association (TAA) has presented its prestigious Corporate Recognition Award to companies that demonstrate exemplary leadership in recognizing women in the workplace and for being champions of diversity. At the April 29th dinner, Holy Name Medical Center was selected as this year's honoree. Sheryl Slonim, RNC, M.Ed., RN, CNAA, Executive Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Holy Name, accepted the award on behalf of the Medical Center.
Holy Name Medical Center is a fully accredited, not-for-profit healthcare facility based in Teaneck, New Jersey, with off-site locations throughout Bergen County and into Hudson and Passaic counties. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the comprehensive 361-bed medical center offers leading-edge medical practice and technology administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Holy Name provides high quality health care across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, early intervention, comprehensive treatment options, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance-from pre-conception through end-of-life. Affiliation with the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System brings an added dimension to care, in the form of increased access to clinical trials, highly specialized physicians, and expanded opportunities for professional medical education.