Samaritan and Team of the Month for May 2016
Roseann DelucaThis outstanding clinical leader began her career with Good Samaritan as a new graduate in 1985. She has worked as a staff nurse in critical care, a nursing supervisor and in 2004 assumed the role of the hospital’s Bariatric Coordinator. As Bariatric Coordinator, Roseann has refined processes, monitored outcomes and coordinated patient and staff educational programs. Through her efforts, the Bariatric Support Group has developed into an active, client centered focus of support for our bariatric patient population. Rosanne’s ability to offer compassion, acceptance, caring and support to this patient population is a testament to her role as a nurse. She is committed to Good Samaritan and always puts the needs of her patients and families first. Roseann was essential in assisting the hospital in earning the MBSAQIP Designation this year and worked with community members to develop the award-winning Healthier Families Program for the Bay Shore School District, where children and parents partner together to learn good nutrition and ways to avoid and combat childhood obesity.
Rosanne has consistently remained true to her commitment as a novice nurse when taking the Florence Nightingale oath “ I Solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully.” It is very appropriate that she be the recipient of Samaritan of the Month during Nurse’s Week.
Roseann has also been a very significant part of the “Rise Wise” safe patient handling program. On a daily basis she rounds the hospital, assisting nursing and various departments in maximizing the value of this program. In addition she works closely with staff to educate them on the use of the lifting equipment. Her job far exceeds the amount of time she is expected to devote to this program.
Roseann thank you for your service, compassion and for always keeping the Good Samaritan mission in your heart. Please join me in congratulating Roseann Deluca for being our May Samaritan of the month.
Time KeepingThe Nursing Timekeeping Department consists of a team of four very dedicated, hard working and professional employees. They work together as a team to make sure the Nursing Payroll is submitted with accuracy and efficiency, constantly staying in touch with the various departments to ensure information is kept up to date. They are flexible with their schedules to make sure that payroll is completed whether there is a storm brewing, special payroll deadline to meet, holidays falling during a payroll close or any other unforeseen circumstance. They submit close to 1,800 timecards every two weeks. Their dedication to the Nursing Department staff, Payroll and HR departments are exemplary. Most importantly they do all of this in a pleasant, professional manner.