CONGRATULATIONS: March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Award Finalists

28 outstanding Rochester Regional Health nurses are finalists for the local March of Dimes’ Nurse of the Year Award. The nurses proudly represent each of our five hospitals in various categories. Congratulations and best of luck in September at the awards gala.

Advanced Practice

Amy Seifert, Rochester General Hospital

Behavioral Health

Laura Cirone, Clifton Springs Hospital

Letha Schaff, St. Mary’s

Amber Heintzelman, Rochester General Hospital

Charge Nurse

Jill Campbell, United Memorial Medical Center

Jeanne Fusco, Unity Hospital

Arjun Sharma, Unity Hospital

Critical Care

Lisa Bonnlander, Unity Hospital


Tiffany Maynard, Rochester General Hospital

Sarah Rector, Unity Hospital

General Medicine/Surgical

Amanda Adams, Rochester General Hospital

Sandra Fostano, Unity Hospital

Hospice/Home Health/Palliative Care

Cassie Collins, Unity Hospital

Infection Control

Patricia Bastedo, Clifton Springs Hospital

Ljubica Salkic, Unity Hospital

Long Term Care/Rehab

Tammy Drollette, Hill Haven

Richard Dubois, Edna Tina Wilson Living Center

Lorin Meyer-Gebo, Rochester General Hospital

Nursing Administration

Abby Rutherford, Unity Hospital

Cynthia Witter, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital

Quality & Risk Management

Jennifer Herb, Unity Hospital

Natalie Passino, United Memorial Medical Center

Janine Schindler, Unity Hospital

Rising Star

Shannon O’Hara, Rochester General Hospital

Michelle Oppelt, Rochester General Hospital

Patricia Reiber, Rochester General Hospital

Surgical Services

Judy Clark, United Memorial Medical Center

Women’s Health

Lisa Cox, Rochester General Hospital

There are a total of 55 finalists in 18 categories.