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Annalisa Porter, RN, PSM, Surgical Intensive Care Units

Annalisa Porter, RN, PSM, Surgical Intensive Care Units

Annalisa Porter has been promoted to patient service manager (PSM) on the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) on 6-1 and 7-1. Porter began her career at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York as a staff nurse in the ICU in 2000. She joined Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2002 as a SICU staff nurse and in October 2011, took the role of patient safety nurse for Surgical Services. Porter, a recipient of the Nightingale Award for Nursing Excellence, was a member of a team that received honorable mention at the 2013 Joseph A. Zaccagnino Patient Safety and Quality. Porter received her BSN, magna cum laude, from New York University and her BA, magna cum laude, at Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY.

Patricia DeWitt, director, Community Health, named a Legendary
Woman

Patricia DeWitt, director, Community Health, named a Legendary Woman

New Haven community group The Perfect Blend last month named Patricia DeWitt one of its Legendary Women of 2013. She was honored as a professional who can mentor young African American women whom she will advise on education and career choices. DeWitt, who joined YNHH in 1989 as the manager of Employee Relations, is the director of Community Programs/ Grants Administration, Ambulatory Services and manages school-based health centers, the Career High School Partnership Program, WIC, the Me and My Baby program, the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection program and other community outreach programs. She is the co-chair of the hospital's United Way campaign. DeWitt earned her BS and MA degrees from the University of New Haven and also earned a master's degree in public health at Southern Connecticut State University. She is a lecturer at Gateway Community College.