Faculty Member Recipient of Two Awards from Middlesex Hospital

July 1, 2015

YSN Lecturer and Specialty Coordinator for the School’s Graduate Entry Prespecialty in Nursing (GEPN) program, Philip Martinez, MSN, APRN-BC, recently received the 2015 Nurse Educator of the Year and the 2015 Innovation in Advanced Practice Awards, given by Middlesex Hospital.

“I am honored to receive these awards by both the Department of Nursing and the Family Medicine Residency program at Middlesex Hospital,” commented Martinez. “There are so many superb nurses who deserve recognition at Middlesex that it is humbling to have even been considered for these awards.”

The Nurse Educator of the Year Award is given by the Family Medicine Residency program, and honors the Middlesex nurse who is the greatest supporter of residents and their education. The award is presented annually at the residency program graduation ceremony. Winners are selected by majority vote of the residents each May. 

Martinez was selected for the Innovation in Advanced Practice Award based on a number of criteria. The award is given to a nurse who blends specialty practice, experience, and knowledge into decision-making processes; who integrates evidence-based practice into daily practice, always taking into account the patient’s preferences and best interest; who engages the interdisciplinary healthcare team to ensure the best possible outcomes for the patient; and who contributes to the empowerment and growth of others through mentoring and precepting.

“The hospital’s commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork, coupled with our recently awarded fourth consecutive designation as a Magnet institution by the American Nurses Credentialing Center makes Middlesex a very special place to practice as an advanced practice registered nurse.”

Martinez earned his master’s in nursing as an acute care nurse practitioner from YSN in 2006. He is currently working towards his Doctorate in nursing education at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). Martinez is also a board certified acute care nurse practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and holds certifications in cardiac medicine and as a critical care registered nurse from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Middlesex Hospital exists to provide the safest, highest quality health care, and the best experience possible for the community. Middlesex was the first hospital in Connecticut to receive Magnet Recognition for nursing and one of only twenty hospitals in the nation to receive Magnet status four times in a row. The hospital seeks to pursue excellence, uphold honesty, cooperate and collaborate, support innovation, and deliver compassionate care.