These Are the Top Nurses Around the Main Line in 2024

These Main Line area nurses go above and beyond to provide expert care that caters to every patient's needs.

Behavioral Health/ PsychiatricBurn Treatment/ Wound TherapyCardiologyCase ManagementCertified Registered Nurse AnesthetistCritical Care/ ICUEmergency/ TraumaHome HealthHospice/ Palliative CareInformaticsInpatientMedical/ SurgicalNeonatalNurse ManagerNursing Home/ Long-Term CareNursing School EducatorOB/GYNOncology/ HematologyOrthopedics Outpatient/ Ambulatory CarePACUPediatricsStudent Health Services (College Level)Student Health Services (K-12)

Nursing Legend

Jo Ann Flounders

Jo Ann Flounders begins her day at 3:30 a.m. Ninety minutes later, she’s starting her rounds, checking in on cancer patients before moving to the outpatient side, where she assists survivors and those preparing for chemotherapy treatments. “I usually don’t leave until 5:30 or 6 in the evening,” says Flounders, a nurse with Broomall’s Consultants in Medical Oncology and Hematology.

Flounders has spent more than half a century caring for patients. Her career has taken her from Villanova University’s nursing school to the United States Navy Nurse Corps, Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Jefferson Home Health (now Main Line Health HomeCare and Hospice), and her current position, where she’s spent the last 23 years. Flounders is also a mother to 10 children.

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In 1997, she returned to Villanova for her master’s degree. Over the years, she’s worn everything from a white dress and cap to a naval uniform to lavender scrubs. “Then I earned a white lab coat with my name on it,” she says with a smile. “No matter what the uniform, the nurse in it is still the same and always part of a team caring for others.”

Flounders has been involved in oncology since the 1980s. “I’ve learned the most from patients—people who bravely face their challenges and keep going in spite of their adversities,” she says. “Helping patients attain a degree of wellness and survive serious illness is why I’m an oncology nurse. I can’t think of anything I’d rather do.”

Jo Ann Flounders
Photo by Ed Williams

Behavioral Health/ Psychiatric

#1 Regina Reilly
Main Line Health

Annemarie Browne, Megan Day, Geoffrey Hoxie, Erin Lopes, Gina Nardello, Meghan Szczerba, Katherine Wiedmann
Main Line Health

Jackie Ximines
Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic

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Burn Treatment/ Wound Therapy

#1 Kathy Boyle
Main Line Health

Jennifer Delozier, Jennifer McNicholas
Main Line Health

Cardiology

#1 Jessica Burdsall
Main Line Health

Helen Black, Barbara Brogan, Maeve Callahan, Lisa Cilia, Linda Clark, Jen Hickerson
Main Line Health

Case Management

#1 Jennifer Harper
Crozer Health

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Theresa Belville, Deanna Burns
Main Line Health

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

#1 Lisa Deppen
Main Line Health

Dana Rodgers
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital

Rebecca Epp
Main Line Health

Critical Care/ ICU

#1 Gail Greco
Main Line Health

Bonnie Broderick, Heather Chambers, Meghan Hayes, Joy Meservey, Linnea Si, Katrina Skibicki
Crozer Health

Kelsey Brinton, Maureen Damico, Rachael Georges, Susan Molitoris, Erin Monaghan, Dawn Morris, AnnMarie Puliti, Mary Beth Sedwick
Main Line Health

Denise Davies
Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic

Emergency/ Trauma

#1 Tara Lathbury
Main Line Health

Lisa Barnett, Amy Botta, Karen Delange, Nick Delloso, Angel Estep, Loreen Evans, Denise Gibbons, Denise Hale, Christina Olenik, Caroline Tyson
Crozer Health

Samantha Beck, Sandra Jones, Liz McKinney, Kelsey Newman, Linda Schanne, Jenny Smith, Jessica Strickland, Jaime Tate, Indi Tollini
Main Line Health

Susan Brusco, Stacey Rutland
Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic

Home Health

#1 Cecilia Pizzino
Penn Medicine at Home

Hospice/ Palliative Care

#1 Bernadette Dugan
Main Line Health

Mary Beth Dane, Diane Hayes, Caitlyn Moore, Concetta Murray, Donna Rugh, Christina Truax
Main Line Health

Informatics

#1 Amy Fairbanks
Main Line Health

Lauren Bradley, Lee Cowley, Sarah O’Donnell
Crozer Health

Betsy Cullinan, Theresa Czapka, Michelle Gray, Michelle Holman, Amy Kramer, Sara Landis, Maryann Mattes, Eileen Phillips, Jacki Smith, Cheryl Steward
Main Line Health

Ayesha Gonsalves, Patricia Montella, Nicholas Novella
Penn Medicine

Inpatient

#1 Joyce Plank
Main Line Health

John Kime
Crozer Health

Sara Coffin, Kathleen Dobbins, Alexandra Frank, Danielle Junk, Judy McCollum, Brooke Moebius, Kate Moyer, Laura Sidebotham, Leah Wade
Main Line Health

Lindsay Fulton, Madison Heffron
Penn Medicine

Medical/ Surgical

#1 Anna Garton
Main Line Health

Mike Abdalla, Kelli Anspach, Marsha Fortunato, Corinne Graci, Colleen Jennings, Gina Kirk, Alexis Kurtz, Jeannine Scarpato
Main Line Health

Neonatal

#1 Carol Hand
Main Line Health

Barbara Dozsa, Tammy Kuhn
Main Line Health

Nurse Manager

#1 Christina Myers
Main Line Health

Nicki Alesi, Nick Brunetti, Heather Kostyk
Crozer Health

Deborah Donahue, Rebecca Farrell, Tatiana Villamarin
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Rachael Amodei, Kelly Amoroso, Jaime Bartholf, Mary Beth Berry, Penelope Bivens, Jennifer Brockson, Elizabeth (Betty) Craig, Geralyn Esworthy, Jaclyn Holmes, Colleen Irey, Emily Keller, Karen Maggio, Joann Martin, Johanna McNally, Jessica Nardi, Simone Nicholson, Theresa Ritz, Ivan Scott, Mary Lance-Smith, Colleen Terinoni, Kyle Wills, Kelly Ann Zazyczny
Main Line Health

Nursing Home/ Long-Term Care

#1 Ryan Anne Pishock
Family Practice of Jeffersonville

Nursing School Educator

#1 Nancy Barker
West Chester University

Christina Hays, Rita Linus
Main Line Health

Joanne Mandell
Penn Medicine

Michelle Kaulback, Megan Mraz
West Chester University

Rose Rossi
Widener University

OB/GYN

#1 Nancy Shields
Main Line Health

Ashley Cautillo, Nancy Fisher, Crystal Hallermeier, Kelsey Horvath, Christina Ketler, Mallorie Marrone, Danielle Morris, Lisa Sullivan, Heather Wigmore
Main Line Health

Oncology/ Hematology

#1 Marianne Casale
Penn Medicine

Kimberly Berman, Valerie Heron, Christa Shine
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Orthopedics

#1 RoseMarie Dooling
Main Line Health

Lauren Granata, O’Shell Higgins, Amy Russo, Erin Spangler, Erin Zembruski
Main Line Health

Outpatient/ Ambulatory Care

#1 Karen Acello
Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic

Christine Amoroso, Susan Smolenski Burke, Debora Gallelli, Maria Hicinbothem, Lisa Lettieri, Carol Shellock, Maureen Sims
Fox Chase Cancer Center

MaryPat Ahern, Sara Biju, Lauren Braybrook, Kelly Cashman, Jackie Kane, Leanne Tascone
Main Line Health

PACU

#1 Melanie McCusker
Main Line Health

Theresa Wisely
Crozer Health

Crystal Davenport, Patrick DeCecco, Jamie Miller, Susan Osborne, Elizabeth Williams
Main Line Health

Pediatrics

#1 Meghan McCusker
Main Line Health

Haley Dyer, Elizabeth Kelly, Meghan Maguire
Main Line Health

Student Health Services (College Level)

#1 Judd Strauss
West Chester University

Student Health Services (K-12)

#1 Kristin Hartner
Springton Lake Middle School

Kathleen McNulty
Lower Merion School District

Peg Gallagher
Upper Darby School District

FAQS

Q: How selective is the top nurses directory?

A: Main Line Today employs an annual peer-to-peer balloting system that determines the cream of the crop in the nursing profession.

Q: How many votes does a nurse need to make the list?

A: It depends. Most categories have a standard threshold based on the overall number of nurses. We will sometimes lower the threshold for certain specialties when balloting numbers are low.

Q: Can healthcare systems pay to have their nurses on the list?

A: Never. We receive no compensation from health systems or any other source in exchange for placement on the list. Advertisers are not guaranteed placement. Only after the list has been finalized are nurses notified. At that point, healthcare systems may choose to advertise to celebrate their nurses.

Q: How do you choose the specialties on the list?

A: We consult with healthcare systems for their recommendations.

Q: Do you verify all nurses on the list?

A: Yes. All voters and nominees are vetted using the appropriate state licensure resources, and a balloting coordinator confirms practice information. Every effort is made to collaborate with healthcare systems and employers during the verification process.

Q: I’m a nurse. Why didn’t I receive a ballot?

A: Every effort is made to include as many nurses as possible in the balloting process. Marketing and communications teams at healthcare systems and group practices are called on to help facilitate nominations and verify winners.

Q: Can I find the directory online?

A: Yes. The Top Nurses directory can be accessed for free anytime at mainlinetoday.com.

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Our Best of the Main Line Elimination Ballot is open through February 22!