Palm Healthcare Foundation honored Palm Beach County’s nurses at the eleventh annual Nursing Distinction Awards on May 3, 2013 at The Breakers Palm Beach. Award recipients were recognized for their dedication to excellence, commitment to the profession of nursing, and a sense of community. Congratulations to all of the 2013 award recipients!


2013 Nursing Distinction Awards Recipients

Janice Vasallo, Linda Staples, Eveth Guthrie, Margaret Neddo, Rhonda Goodman, Daphne Jordan, Alexandra Gropp, Cynthia Lang, Sheila Wilson, Pamela Laing


Educator of the Year and Nurse of the Year
Rhonda Goodman, PhD, ARNP
Florida Atlantic University Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing

Leadership Award
Margaret Neddo, MSN, RN, CNL
West Boca Medical Center

Mentor of the Year
Janice Vasallo, RN
Hospice by the Sea

RN of the Year
Cynthia Lang, BSN, RN
Veterans Affairs Medical Center

LPN of the Year
Linda Staples, LPN
Lakeside Medical Center

CNA of the Year
Eveth Guthrie, CNA
Jupiter Medical Center

Hands & Heart Award
Sheila Wilson, RN
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

Extra Mile Award
Pamela Laing, RN, CDE
Children’s Medical Services

Rising Star Award
Daphne Jordan, BSN, RN
Good Samaritan Medical Center

Student Nurse of the Year
Alexandra Gropp
Palm Beach Atlantic University



Proceeds from the Nursing Distinction Awards support nursing advancement in Palm Beach County. To make a gift in support of healthcare in our community, or in the name of a special nurse in your life, donate here.