Celebrate Caring

Congratulations to this year’s winners, honorees, and finalists


The Independence Blue Cross (Independence) Celebrate Caring campaign recognizes and rewards the top nurses in our region. For the fourth year, we received a multitude of nominations in appreciation and support of outstanding nurses who have done so much for their patients and the community.

This year's winners are:

  • Ann Coyle, RNC-NIC, CPLC, BS-P

    Virtua Health
  • Bonnie Sandy, LPN

    Horsham Clinic
  • Lenore Sears, MSN, RN

    Healthcare STAT Home Care

Winners will be interviewed by our media partners and featured on 6abc and iHeartRadio. Read more about their stories on the IBX Insights blog and follow the Independence Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for additional Celebrate Caring content!

New this year!

We have added a special COVID-19 designation to recognize extraordinary work by nurses who have helped fight COVID-19 in the community. This year’s honorees are:

  • DaVeda Graham, MSN, APRN, CRNP, AG/PCNP, CME, PHN

    My Doc Urgent Care, Vitable Health
  • Markeya Johnson, MSN

    Public Health Management Corporation, Springfield Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center

Our 2022 finalists are:

  • Louis Bellace, RN, BSN, MS, PHRN, CFRN, CEN, CMTE

    Nemours Children’s Hospital
  • Gretchen Ennis, RN

    St. Christopher’s Pediatric Associates
  • Nishelle Harris-Hines, DNP, MSN, RN

    Wilmington VA Medical Center/ Nemours Children’s Hospital
  • Chanel Hart, MSN, RN

    Jefferson Family & Community Medicine
  • Shantia McCoy-Jones, MSN, RN, CRNP, CWCN

    Corporal Michael Crescenz VA Medical Center
  • Paul Robinson, RN

    ANS Infusion Inc.
  • Allen Staltmayer, BNS, RN, CMSRN

    Capital Health Regional Medical Center

Nurses have faced so many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize and celebrate nurses for everything they do for our families and communities!

2022 Winners

Read more about nurses in the community