GEM – Goes the Extra Mile

Every Quarter, one nurse from each office is recognized for being extraordinary.  These nurses show exemplary qualities and professionalism.  

Lakewood’s “GEM” of the Quarter

 Star's GEM

Nurse of the Quarter Rigaud Dorielan, LPN 

Rigaud has been a part of the Star team since 2012. He is furthering his education and will receive his degree and become a RN at the end of this year. He consistently Goes The Extra Mile to help out whenever he can and extend himself to fill in shifts whenever possible. His compassionate care combined with both his physical and emotional strength makes him truly a “Star” nurse. Rigaud sincerely treats his clients as if they were his own, including rocking and singing to them in French as part of his daily routine. 


Mount Laurel’s “GEM” of the Quarter

 Star's GEM

Nurse of the Quarter Joanna Bednarz, RN

Joanna has been apart of the Star team since 2011. She shows kindness and sound clinical judgment on every case. She consistently Goes The Extra Mile to help her families and clients achieve optimal health and psychosocial development. As a professional she is always open to advances in her field and education. Joanna is a integral part of the Star team and we look forward to a long partnership together.


Teaneck’s “GEM” of the Quarter


Nurse of the Quarter Wendy Soto, LPN

Wendy was one of the first nurses to start working at Star in 2008.  Besides being highly trained, she is also very caring and compassionate.   Wendy is extremely reliable; she always Goes the Extra Mile by willing to help cover her peers’ shifts at a moment’s notice.  She knows that her patients need her, so she makes all of the necessary arrangements for her own family to accommodate the needs of her patients and their families.  We are so happy to have Wendy as a part of our Star family.


Please congratulate Wendy, Joanna, and Rigaud on their awards!


Do you want to be a Star ‘GEM’?  Apply for pediatric nursing position at