RNF logo2002014 Excellence in
Rehabilitation Nursing Honorees

The following nurses/groups have been recognized by their peers for their exceptional contribution to rehab nursing:


Cynthia S. Jacelon, PhD RN-BC FAAN CRRN, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
In recognition of Cynthia S. Jacelon for her sustained excellence in leadership and mentorship in rehabilitation nursing.

Anne Deutsch, PhD RN CRRN, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
In recognition of Anne Deutsch, internationally known nurse researcher. Role models inter-professional collaboration. Mentor within ARN for research, publishing/editing. History of important research in the field of Rehabilitation. One of the few rehabilitation nurse researchers to employ secondary data analysis. Graciously shares expertise with fellow ARN members.

Anne Deutsch, PhD RN CRRN, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
In recognition of Dr. Deutsch who has made sustained and continuing contributions to the advancement of nursing and rehabilitation research over the past twenty years. Her work has been important in establishing role of functional assessment as a national quality indicator in post-acute care settings.

Margaret Cieri, BSN RN, Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY
Margaret is an excellent nurse manager of a CARF-accredited 40 bed acute rehabilitation unit.  She is a nursing role model and has developed programs that bring quality of life, including a patient council, nurse practice council and multiple educational conferences.  Margaret is a strong advocate for service excellence.

The Center for Rehabilitation at Wilmington Hospital, Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE
Congratulations to Felisha Alderson, MSN BSN RN CRRN, Alice Segerstrom, BSN RN CRRN, Wendy Wintersgill, MSN RN CRRN ACNS-BC and the Center for Rehabilitation Team for their study that provides the evidence that gait belts improve safety!  Over a 15-week pilot and 2,044 gait belt uses there were zero assisted falls recorded!

The 2013 - 2014 ARN Board of Directors
Congratulations to the 2013 - 2014 ARN Board of Directors who have made enormous strides this year in advancing the profession and the strategic plan of ARN.  They have moved us significantly toward the goal of being a preferred resource for rehabilitation nursing knowledge.  This year a new model for rehabilitation nursing was developed, and ARN was represented internationally in China and Portugal.

The Board of Directors are being honored by ARN President, Kris Mauk.

Alhambra Hospital Rehab Unit’s CRRNs, Alhambra Hospital Medical Center, Alhambra, CA
Congratulations to our rehabilitation nurses!  We take pride in your commitment and achievement. We are proud of your devotion in forming a study group and successfully challenging the CRRN examination:  Crystal Chau, CRRN, Peggy Chen, CRRN, Sally Chi, CRRN, Eva Fan, CRRN, Amanda Li, CRRN, Angie Ng, CRRN, Susan Shi, CRRN, PeiChun Tang, CRRN and Kerry Wu, CRRN.

The Alhambra CRRNs are being honored by Eleanor Martinez, MA RN, Chief of Nursing Operations.

Polytrauma Rehabilitation Field Advisory Committee, Office of Nursing Service, Veterans Health Administration
The Polytrauma Rehabilitation Field Advisory Committee (PFAC) represents nurses nationally serving the OEF, OIF, OND Veterans and families.  Members of the PFAC assisted in drafting components for the Caregiver Legislation, in developing the SCI content for the Veterans Health Library and provided input for revisions to many handbooks and policies.

The committee members are being honored by Brenda French, MSN RN CRRN, Polytrauma Staff Educator.

The CRRN's of BAYADAbility, BAYADA Home Health Care, Moorestown, NJ
In 1989, I targeted the important role that rehabilitation nursing plays in home care.  Our BAYADAbility program now boasts 24 CRRN's, and we believe no other home care company in the country provides this program.  I nominate our rehab nurses in BAYADAbility for making my dream a reality.

~Ann Baiada, BAYADAbility Nursing Program of BAYADA Home Health Care.