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Monday, June 27, 2016 - Inspira’s Zucconi appointed to National Board for Critical Care Nurses
Inspira’s Zucconi appointed to National Board for Critical Care Nurses



MULLICA HILL, NJ (June 28, 2016) – Inspira Health Network’s Michele Zucconi, R.N., M.S.N, C.C.R.N., has been appointed to the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Leadership Board Nominating Committee.

Zucconi has been a member of the AACN for more than 20 years and has served in a number of volunteer positions within the organization. She has twice presented at the AACN’s prestigious National Teaching Institute (NTI) is a multiple-unit, multiple-time recipient of the AACN’s Beacon Award for Excellence in Critical Care, as well as a recipient and lifetime member of the AACN’s “Circle of Excellence.”

Currently, Zucconi serves as the administrative director for Critical Care, Cardiac Catheterization and the Interventional Radiology Laboratory at Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Stockton University and a Master of Science in Leadership and Management from Walden University.

Zucconi has more than 26 years of nursing experience and has been honored numerous times for her leadership abilities. In 2014, Inspira Vineland’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory team was recognized by Advance for Nurses with the “Best Nursing Team Award” in the Mid-Atlantic Region. In 2012, Zucconi was honored as “Nurse of the Year” by the March of Dimes New Jersey Chapter and was also named “National Nurse of the Year” by Nurse.com for patient and staff management.


The AACN is the professional organization for over 100,000 high acuity and critical care nurses across 49 states and three foreign countries. Less than one dozen individuals make up the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee which lead the multi-faceted organization. To be appointed a AACN board member, applicants must demonstrate excellency in the areas of global thinking, self-leadership, visioning, consensus building, delivering effective messages and knowing and committing to AACN. For information about AACN please visit, www.AACN.org.

About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization serving communities across southern New Jersey. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, comprises three hospitals, a comprehensive cancer center, several multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 100 access points. These include urgent care; outpatient imaging and rehabilitation; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing, digestive health and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than 30 primary and specialty physician practices in Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem and Camden counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,700 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Accredited by DNV Healthcare, the network’s clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network,  call 1-800-INSPIRA.