Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sinai Nurse Wins Spirited Women Award

Sinai Hospital oncology nurse Bunny Kohn, R.N., was honored as the 2009 Spirited Women of Baltimore this afternoon. The event was held at Morton's Steakhouse and benefited the American Red Cross.

The Spirited Women Awards recognize women making extraordinary contributions to the community. Kohn, who works in the Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute Outpatient Infusion Center, has worked at Sinai for 37 years. She began her career in Women’s Surgery and continued on with the program after it was combined with the Department of Oncology in 1995. Since that time she successfully completed a local oncology and chemotherapy curriculum and earned her National Oncology Nursing Certification in 1999.

In her spare time, and using her own funds, Kohn organizes "card parties" to make homemade cards for cancer patients, and also knits scarves and hats for those undergoing chemotherapy.

The award recognizes someone who is a leader and mentor in her profession, as well as exemplifying volunteerism, generosity, compassion, sensitivity and humility. In this picture, Kohn poses with MyCity4Her founder Monyka Berrocosa.

"I was more than overwhelmed to be honored for the things I do in the community," Kohn says. "I was speechless."

Other awards winners were Teresa Hall, named the Spirited Woman on the Rise, and Sharon Perfetti, named the Spirited Woman in Balance.

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