Hughes’ Lina Dureza Honored With the 2017 Public Service Award From the Connecticut Nurses Association

Lina Dureza, director of nursing services at Hughes Health & Rehabilitation, was honored with the 2017 Public Service Award from the Connecticut Nurses Association as CNA’s recent Diamond Jubilee and Awards Reception.  The award, according to CNA, “is given to an individual who has made notable contributions to the advancement of nursing, public health or health care in Connecticut through public service, public education/advocacy, public policy or organizational leadership.” 

In his remarks introducing Lina, Hughes’s Vice President Mark Finkelstein said, “Lina Dureza’s work ethic, her commitment to excellence, and her outstanding leadership abilities have distinguished her as an exemplary nurse manager and education leader.” Lina was one of several nurses, interdisciplinary teams, educators and advocates honored by the CNA at the Radisson Hotel in Cromwell. Joining Lina, pictured standing at right with her husband Julius, at the ceremony are her fellow Hughes associates, standing from left, Satyarani Tallapureddy, M.D., Amy Peruti, Laurie Ann Spruill and Iride Beiletti, and sitting, from left, Barbara Senak and Jeanne Cardwell.

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