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Mercyhurst represented at Cameos of Caring Awards

Thursday, October 22, 2015

When the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing honors nursing professionals at its annual Cameos of Caring Program & Awards Gala, Mercyhurst University will be well represented.

Among the honorees are Dennis Seth, who earned an Associate of Science in Nursing from Mercyhurst North East in 2008, and Joanne Sorensen, who earned a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership in 2001.

“It’s a significant honor to be nominated for the Cameos of Caring awards,” said Mary Ann Lubiejewski, assistant professor in Mercyhurst North East’s ASN program.

Lubiejewski was also one of Seth’s professors while he was at Mercyhurst North East. “He was a very dedicated student and a caring person,” she added.

Each year, hospitals throughout western Pennsylvania nominate honorees who exemplify extraordinary patient care. Both Seth and Sorensen work at UPMC Hamot, Seth as a nurse and Sorensen as clinical director. Sorensen is a winner in the new Quality & Safety award category, which was created to recognize nurses focused on creating a culture of safety and quality patient care throughout their facility.

This marks the 17th year the University of Pittsburgh has presented awards to honor nursing professionals who deliver excellent nursing care, serve as patient advocates and exemplify the essence of their profession.

The Cameos of Caring event is set for Saturday, Nov. 7, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. For more information, visit