Employee of the Year

Presented April 30, 2014

filippaDawn Filippa, RN, MSN, MHA, RRT, EMTP
Employee of the Year

Dawn Filippa, RN, MSN, MHA, RRT, EMTP, surgical simulation coordinator at the Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation (CESI), was named Hartford Hospital’s 2014 Employee of the Year on April 30 in a special ceremony.

Dawn has worked at Hartford Hospital since 1989. She has extensive experience in respiratory care, critical care, flight medicine, nursing, and simulation-based education. Dawn worked as a flight nurse for LIFE STAR for 17 years. While working on the helicopter, she was a flight educator and incorporated simulation and research into practice.

As the surgical simulation coordinator education specialist, her responsibilities are to develop, design, refine, and update the surgical simulation curriculum. She is the surgery resident research coordinator and oversees and participates in resident research. She also assists with training and education of the many customers that come through CESI, including the Army National Guard, Navy corpsman, medical students, and nurse anesthetist students. While working at CESI, she obtained a master’s degree in nursing and in health care administration.