Miami Heat Nurse Appreciation Night 2023

3 Min Read Published November 2, 2023
Miami Heat Nurse Appreciation Night 2023

Event Recap - Miami Heat Nurse Appreciation Night 2023

During the game, 3 nurses were recognized on the court and celebrated for their exceptional contributions to the nursing community. They were nominated by their peers, supporters, patients, and loved ones for their dedication to the nursing profession. 

💜 3 Nurses Honored on The Court!

After an online vote, the following 3 nurses were selected to be honored on the court as your 2023 Miami Heat Nurses! 

Chelsea Michaels DNP, APRN, FNP-CA 


Melanie Gomez



Stephany Diaz


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Recap - Miami Heat Nurse Appreciation Night 2022

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Joelle Keslyn Loiseau

Joelle Keslyn Loiseau is a Haitian American travel nurse, who's helped many patients during Covid and has also volunteered extensively throughout her career. 

Joelle’s volunteer experience includes: 

  • In September 2021, she volunteered & helped with Covid swabbing and translation at the Texas border with @hhunited1804

  • She volunteered alongside H.A.N.A at "100 Black Men" to help with health screening. She also volunteered alongside H.A.N.A at Immokalee, Florida to educate the community about their health. She also helped with distributing donations. 

  • Amongst all this, even when she couldn't be physically present to volunteer, she has donated to several organizations such as H.A.N.A, @wereachfoundation, @teamhope, and many more.

Joelle was nominated several times for this honor. Here is what some of her nominators said about her, 

“Joelle is an amazing caretaker who always put everyone's needs ahead of herself. Being a nurse is not just a job or career for her, it's just in her nature to care for others. She is kind, patient, gentle, and reliable. Joelle deserves to be recognized for not only being a hero but also doing what is hard with grace.”

“Joelle Loiseau is one of a kind, very friendly, generous, and hardworking nurse. She is passionate about her career and she’s thriving to learn more in the nursing field.”

“Joelle Loiseau is an extraordinary travel nurse and friend who has helped and volunteered her time a lot during covid. All this while dealing with the death of a close family member at the same time. She has risked her life and health for the benefit of others and she deserves this nomination.”

Danita Turner

Danita Turner has been a nurse for 12 years and has experience in Long Term Care, Home Health, L&D, Med Surg, and ER. She is currently a travel nurse and on her 2nd contract at a Pediatric Emergency Room in South Florida. Danita enjoys working with the pediatric population because she is there for the kids and their parents during the most difficult times in their lives and believes she plays an important role in helping ensure seriously ill or injured children receive the best care possible.

Jason Cardillo

Jason is a Family Nurse Practitioner and was nominated several times for this honor. Here is what is nominators said about Jason.

“Jason Charles Cardillo of Fort Lauderdale treats all his patients like family. A Doctor of nursing practice, he not only takes care of patients as a family nurse practitioner but mentors nurses.”

“Jason Cardillo of Fort Lauderdale is a nursing leader in our community. He sees patients at a local clinic and meets others where they live to deliver care to vulnerable patients. He is also a nurse advocate and mentor.”

“Jason Cardillo of Fort Lauderdale is a Great family nurse practitioner that goes above and beyond for his patients”

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