Medical Staff Pulse Newsletter

Medical staff honors 8 South nurse

Monette De Leon, BSN, RN, received the Maggie Stempson-Carter, RN, Excellence in Caring Award. De Leon received an unprecedented nine nominations this year for the medical staff's highest nursing honor. She had been nominated 12 times over the past three years.

Her nominators wrote:

  • "Monette is an excellent nurse. She takes exceptional care of the patients. She is extremely empathic and always goes above and beyond what she is asked to do. She is one of the most dedicated nurses that I have ever had the pleasure to work with."
  • "Monette is one of the best nurses I have ever worked with. She is not only compassionate, but smart – almost better than some of the newer doctors! I have no hesitation recommending her."
  • "Highly regarded for her expertise and caring attitude. One of the best and conscientious nurses."
  • "Monette is a fantastic nurse. Her smiling disposition is a joy to see up on 8 South. Patients and doctors love her dearly."

The Maggie Stempson-Carter award is given each year on behalf of the medical staff to a Cedars-Sinai nurse who exemplifies professionalism, clinical excellence and caring. Originally known as the Excellence in Caring Award, it was renamed in 2005 in honor of the late Maggie Stempson-Carter, RN, who received the award in 2004. The recipient is selected by the Excellence in Caring Award Medical Staff Selection Committee.

Shown above: Allan Silberman, MD, Monette De Leon, BSN, RN, and Chris Ng, MD