Awards & Recognition

The Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center and its staff have earned numerous accolades throughout the years, ranging from awards and recognition in Yonkers and in Westchester County to State and federal awards. Our staff has also participated in a number of presentations at respected institutions, and we regularly offer the same opportunity to have speakers visit our facility.

Awards/Honors Presented to Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center Staff 2015

Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
Sr. Miriam Kevin Phillips’ Mission Award for Nursing Excellence
May 7, 2015, Yonkers, N.Y.

  • Jillian Coar, R.N.
    Registered Nurse

The American College of Health Care Administrators
2015 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award
April 2015, San Antonio, T.X.

  • Lisa Poskanzer, C.N.H.A., F.A.C.H.C.A.
    Vice President of Operations

LeadingAge New York
Employee of Distinction Award
November 17, 2015, New York, N.Y.

  • Selena Perez, L.M.S.W.
    Lead Social Worker

Greater NY Healthcare Food Administrator’s Association
Certificate of Recognition
2015, New York Chapter

  • Fari Gutierrez
    Dietary Aide

Child Life of Greater New York
Board Member
2009-2015, New York, N.Y.

  • Vanessa Andrews, M.A., C.C.L.S., A.T.R.-B.C., L.C.A.T., C.E.I.M.
    Clinical Lead for Child Life

American Music Therapy Association Mid-Atlantic Region
Assembly Delegate
2015, Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Kristen O’Grady, M.A., L.C.A.T., M.T.-B.C.
    Clinical Director of Creative Arts Therapies and Child Life

Awards/Honors Presented to Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center Staff 2014

Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
Mission in Motion Awards
2013-2014 Yonkers, N.Y.

  • Humility: Theresa Durant, C.N.A., Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Simplicity: Claire M. Ghetti, Ph.D., L.C.A.T., M.T.-B.C., C.C.L.S., Clinical Director of Creative Arts Therapies and Child Life
  • Charity: Mariel Maffetone, M.S. C.L., C.C.L.S., C.P.M.T., Certified Child Life Specialist

The American College of Health Care Administrators
2014 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award
April 6, 2014, Las Vegas, N.V.

  • Lisa Poskanzer, C.N.H.A., F.A.C.H.C.A.
    Vice President of Operations

The Kiwanis Club of East Yonkers, New York
2014 Nurse Recognition Award
May 1, 2014, Yonkers, N.Y.

  • Elizabeth Almanzar, R.N.
    Registered Nurse

Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center
Sr. Miriam Kevin Phillips’ Mission Award for Nursing Excellence
May 7, 2014, Yonkers, N.Y.

  • Maria Teresa Sangcap, R.N.
    Registered Nurse

Westchester Magazine
1st Annual Healthcare Heroes Awards
May 15, 2014, Tarrytown, N.Y.

  • R. Gordon Hutcheon, M.D.
    Chief Medical Officer

LeadingAge New York
Employee of Distinction Award
November 17, 2014, New York, N.Y

  • Alexandra Faynberg, M.S., C.C.C.-S.L.P.
    Speech Language Pathologist

Awards/Honors Presented to Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center Staff 2013

LeadingAge New York
Employee of Distinction Award
April 2013, New York, N.Y.

  • Kristen O’Grady, M.A., L.C.A.T., M.T.-B.C.
    Music Therapist

Building Owners and Managers Association of Westchester County
Hall of Honor Award
May 2, 2013, Yonkers, N.Y.

  • Pat Tursi, C.E.O.
    Chief Executive Officer

The Kiwanis Club of East Yonkers, New York
2013 Nurse Recognition Award
May 9, 2013, Yonkers, N.Y.

  • Wilbur Alavanza, R.N.
    Registered Nurse

American Music Therapy Association
Mid-Atlantic Region Representative to the Special Target Populations Committee
May 2013

  • Claire M. Ghetti, Ph.D., L.C.A.T., M.T.-B.C., C.C.L.S.
    Clinical Director of Creative Arts and Child Life

The Business Council of Westchester
40 Under 40
June 10, 2013, Yonkers, N.Y.

  • Edwin Araujo, R.N., Team Leader