Kathleen Marino, a registered nurse serving at Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway), received a distinguished “Excellence for Management” award from the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) for outstanding work.
The HHC press release described the high standards set for the various honors:
The HHC nurses who received the award have gone beyond their daily routines to be positive leaders and mentors for other nurses, implement programs and processes to improve patient care, and volunteer their personal time to provide medical services to communities in New York City and abroad. They are among the 8,000 nurses at HHC — men and women who provide care each day to New Yorker’s in its public hospitals, long-term care facilities and health centers across the five boroughs.
“HHC nurses are not only going above and beyond for their patients and colleagues, but voluntarily bringing that expertise and medical care to their communities,” said HHC President Alan D. Aviles. “These nurses are an example of the skill and compassion we see and appreciate from them each day.”
“These individuals have not only demonstrated their commitment to quality patient care, but also to advancing the knowledge and tools available to all staff,” said HHC Chief Nursing Officer Lauren Johnston, RN, MPA. “They work tirelessly to not only improve the lives of patients, but to also make sure their families and caregivers have the support they need.”
The HHC signaled out why Marino won the “Excellence for Management” award, stating that she, “creates procedures and tools to help her staff improve performance for better patient outcomes, and encourages them to complete certifications. She also coordinates groups for NICU parents where they receive support and important health information.”
Congratulations to Marino for going beyond the call of duty to provide people in our area with excellent service in the extremely demanding world of health care.