Eleven UNC Health Care nurses chosen as 'Great 100 Nurses of North Carolina'

The prestigious list recognizes registered nurses for their outstanding professional abilities and commitment to improving health care in their communities.

September 8, 2015

UNC Health Care is proud to announce that 11 nurses across its system have been selected for this year’s list of the Great 100 Nurses in North Carolina. The prestigious list recognizes registered nurses for their outstanding professional abilities and commitment to improving health care in their communities.

“Our nurses are an integral part of the excellent and compassionate care that we provide to our patients and their families every day,” said Dr. William L. Roper, CEO of UNC Health Care. “We congratulate our Great 100 winners on their tremendous accomplishment and thank them for their commitment to improving patient care.”

The list is compiled by The Great 100 Inc., a grassroots, peer recognition organization that honors the nursing profession in North Carolina. The group recognizes nursing excellence and provides scholarships to nursing students across the state. This year’s winners will be recognized during a gala on Oct. 17 in Raleigh. Read more at great100.org/index.asp.

The UNC Health Care winners include:

Fadwa Bousliman, RN PCCN, Team Leader, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Services (Rex)

Fadwa Bousliman
RN, PCCN
Team Leader
Cardiovascular &
Pulmonary Services
Rex Healthcare

Cathy Gage

Cathy Gage
MHA, RN-BC
Professional
Development Coordinator
Nursing Practice and
Professional Development
UNC Hospitals

Rosemary Hill

Rosemary Hill
BSN, RN
Special Care Nursery
Women’s and
Children’s Services
Rex Healthcare

Shannon Ingram

Shannon Ingram
BSN, RN, CCRN
Unit Coordinator
ICU and IICU
High Point Regional

Ellenita Kornegay

Ellenita Kornegay
BSN, RN
Adult Specialty Care Team
UNC Hospitals

Paul Perryman

Paul Perryman
MS, RN, CCRN-CSC
Clinical Nurse IV
Cardiothoracic Intensive
Care Unit
UNC Hospitals

Usha Pulickal

Usha Pulickal
MSN, RN, PCCN
Clinical Nurse III
Cardiothoracic Stepdown Unit
UNC Hospitals

Sharmila Soares-Sardinha

Sharmila Soares-Sardinha
BSN, RN, CCRN
Clinical Nurse IV
Neuroscience Intensive
Care Unit
UNC Hospitals

Jayne Stitzel

Jayne Stitzel
BSN, RN, CCRN
Clinical Nurse II
Cardiac Intensive
Care Unit (CICU)
UNC Hospitals

Sheri Taylor

Sheri Taylor
BSN, RN, IBCLC
Lactation Services
Women’s and
Children’s Services
Rex Healthcare

Vanessa Zito

Vanessa Zito
BSN, RN-BC
Clinical Nurse IV
Cardiovascular Acute Care
5 Anderson North
UNC Hospitals



About UNC Health Care
UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit integrated health care system owned by the state of North Carolina and based in Chapel Hill. Originally established Nov. 1, 1998, by N.C.G.S. 116-37, UNC Health Care currently comprises UNC Hospitals and its provider network, the clinical programs of the UNC School of Medicine, and seven affiliate hospitals and hospital systems across the state.

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