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Congratulations to Good Samaritan Nurse of Excellence Nominee, Roseann DeLuca, RN, MSN

July 17th, 2018

Nurse leaders from Long Island’s hospitals and nursing education programs gathered Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Woodbury Country Club to bestow recognition upon their nurse peers at the Nurse of Excellence Award Ceremony hosted by the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC). One nurse from each of the Hospital Council’s member hospitals was nominated for the award, which recognizes outstanding leadership and clinical practice. Deans of area nursing schools also submitted nominations recognizing nursing excellence in education and clinical practice.

Good Samaritan’s nominee for this year’s award was Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator/Special Project Manager Roseann DeLuca, RN, MSN, a 33 year employee and a West Islip Resident.  She is responsible to maintain the standards of excellence for designation for Good Samaritan’s Weight Loss Surgery Program with the nationally recognized Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Quality Improvement Program and adhere to the New York State Safe Patient Handling law requirements.  In addition to her commitment to the patients at Good Samaritan, Roseann was an integral part of the award-winning Healthier Families program, an initiative in conjunction with the Bay Shore Summit Council and Bay Shore School District to identify students and families with obesity related issues and provide them resources such as exercise and nutrition management programs.  

The Hospital Council’s annual salute to nurses is fashioned after the New York State Legislature’s Nurse of Distinction Program that ended in 1995. NSHC is one of the few hospital associations in the state to continue this program voluntarily. It is now in its 23nd year. The NSHC represents Long Island’s not-for-profit and public hospitals.

For more information about this program and a full listing of nominees, visit www.nshc.org.

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