Nora Bollinger of Marlton, a clinical nurse specialist with the Kennedy Health System, has been named a recipient of the New Jersey League for Nursing's 2007 nurse recognition award.
The award is presented to several New Jersey nurses who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the profession.
Bollinger, a mother of two, is a 10-year Kennedy associate. In her position at Kennedy, she assesses medical and surgical staff needs related to clinical skills and educational updates. In receiving the award, Bollinger was praised for her commitment to high-level patient care and advancement of education and training within Kennedy's Department of Nursing.
Richard A. Middleton of Voorhees has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of Moorestown Visiting Nurses and Hospice. Middleton also supports the organization as the chairman of the executive committee of Moorestown VNA.
Middleton has served on the board since 2000. He is an associate partner at the accounting firm Alloy, Silverstein, Shapiro, Adams, Mulford, Cicalese, Wilson & Co. in Cherry Hill.
Joseph Monteleone of Haddon Heights is a new appointment to the board. Monteleone is the owner of Interior Construction Plus, based in Haddon Heights.
Moorestown Visiting Nurses and Hospice is a nonprofit home and community based health-care provider serving families in Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties.
Theresa M. Kirkpatrick of Mount Laurel has been appointed to the board of trustees for the Literacy Volunteers of Burlington County.
Kirkpatrick was employed most recently at HP3 Inc., serving as a regional vice president for the health-care consulting firm, which has headquarters in Bethlehem, Pa. She held the position of Regional Vice President.
She was also is cofounder SI Consulting in Mount. Laurel.
Literacy Volunteers of Burlington County programs provide free tutoring to adults in reading and writing. It also offers training classes for tutors in basic literacy and English as a second language.
For more information about the organization and its volunteer opportunities, call 609-877-5566or e-mail
The Burlington County Highway Department was one of seven agencies or municipalities in New Jersey to be recognized Friday by the state Department of Environmental Protection for contributions to improving the state's water quality.
"We have taken a proactive approach to stormwater management in Burlington County and this award is indicative . . . of our efforts," said Freeholder Vincent R. Farias. "Stormwater management is a critical component of ensuring the quality of life in Burlington County, and recognizing the importance of our natural resources."
The county was recognized for a program designed by Paul Wnek, the county's supervisor of roads and bridges, to find illegal stormwater hookups and respond to them.
In cooperation with the county Health Department and the DEP, the program has made it possible to respond to 54 alleged incidents, and to identify or resolve 18 illicit connections in the last two years.
Moorestown Visiting Nurses and Hospice is seeking holiday donations of grocery store and supermarket gift cards to help those with special dietary needs, such as diabetics, those with specific food allergies, or those who have difficulty chewing and swallowing.
Donated cards will be distributed to families in need throughout the local area, so that healthy, diet-appropriate food items may be purchased for the holiday season.