NYC Health + Hospitals Celebrates 35 Nurses And Two Facilities At Annual Awards

December 5, 2023

NYC Health + Hospitals today honored 35 nurse professionals from across the health system as part of its annual Nursing Excellence Awards.

The honorees were selected from 432 nominations and included nurses from each of the systems’ facilities and clinical service lines, including acute care, post-acute, correctional health services, community care, and Gotham Health. 25 nurses were recognized for Excellence in Clinical Nursing, and 5 nurses were recognized systemwide for their efforts in leadership, volunteering, education and mentorship, home or ambulatory care, and technology and innovation.

Another 5 nurses received the DAISY Award for Nurses Advancing Health Equity, created by the DAISY Foundation to honor nurses who go above and beyond in caring for patients and families who are disadvantaged demographically, psycho-socially, or economically.

“…Structural Transformation Award … presented to NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem…”

The fourth annual Structural Empowerment Award was presented to the nursing leadership and staff at NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health for their commitment to achieving higher performance levels, including increases in certification rates and other notable metrics. New this year, the Structural Transformation Award was presented to NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem for their commitment to implementing and integrating the core principles and concepts of Care Delivery Daily Management system as well as for providing a foundation for nursing professional practice. 


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In addition, the fourth annual Josephine Bolus Nursing Champion Award, NYC Health + Hospitals’ most prestigious designation bestowed upon supporters of nurses and the nursing profession, was given to Earnest Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN, Vice Dean of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Duke University School of Nursing and Immediate Past President of the American Nurses Association.

“NYC Health + Hospital’s Nursing Excellence Awards are the highest honor we as a system bestow upon our nurses, and the ceremony provides a wonderful opportunity to shine the spotlight on those individuals who demonstrate day-in and day-out dedication, superior skills, commitment and enthusiasm for the nursing profession,” said NYC Health + Hospitals Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive Natalia Cineas, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN. “Our nurses provide compassionate and exemplary patient care and continually strive for excellence in clinical practice.

The annual Nursing Excellence Awards embody our organization’s guiding principles of always keeping patients first while pursuing excellence in the clinical, educational, leadership and service aspects of our often-demanding occupation. The nurses recognized each year demonstrate a commitment to providing the best possible care experience for every patient, every time.”

To learn more about the Nursing Excellence Awards or any of this year’s recipients, visit https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/nursing-excellence-awards-2023/.

The 2023 Nursing Excellence Award honorees included:

Bronx

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi, NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln, NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Morrisania

Brooklyn

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings, NYC Health + Hospitals/South Brooklyn Health, NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Cumberland, and NYC Health + Hospitals/McKinney

Manhattan

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem, NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gouverneur, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Renaissance, NYC Health + Hospitals/Gouverneur, NYC Health + Hospitals/Carter and NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler

Queens

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Roosevelt

Staten Island

NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Vanderbilt, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Sea View

Citywide

Correctional Health Services, Community Car, MetroPlus Health, and Central Office

NYC Health + Hospitals

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals.

Its diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. 

For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org 

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