Laurie G. Radler, RN, BSN, MPA, FHFMA, recently was appointed compliance officer for Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital, members of Catholic Health Services of Long Island. Formerly she was the director of healthcare practice for Navigant Consulting Inc. and has more than 25 years of broad-based operational and consulting experience within hospitals, health maintenance organizations and managed care.
Before working with Navigant Consulting, she was the corporate compliance and privacy officer for Lenox Hill Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. Radler is a member of Women in Health Management, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives and Health Care Compliance Association.
[Laurie] Radler comes to us with a wealth of experience in the area of compliance, and I am sure she will be a valuable asset, Nancy Simmons, Good Samaritans executive vice president and chief administrative officer, said in a news release announcing Radlers appointment.
Radler received a BSN from Columbia University and a masters in public administration from New York University.Denise Richardson, RN
Louis Guarino, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRN, NE-BC, was appointed vice president of nursing at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is responsible for the ED, critical care, women and childrens services and respiratory care.
Denise Richardson, RN, MSN, was appointed CNO and vice president of nursing at St. Barnabas Hospital Bronx (N.Y.). Richardson recently was named “Top Nurse in the Bronx” by the International Association of Nurses. She holds memberships in New Yorks and New Jerseys Organization of Nurse Executives, the Advisory Board/Nursing Executive Center Sigma Theta Tau National Honor Society for Nursing and the American Academy of Healthcare Executives.
Margarett Alexandre, RN, MSN, assistant professor of nursing on the Grant Campus of Suffolk County Community College, received a Literacy Award from the Haitian Americans United for Change Inc.; a Certificate of Special Recognition from Congressman Steve Israel (D-Suffolk); and a citation from New York Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney for service to the Suffolk community and participation in voluntary programs.Margarett Alexandre, RN
In 2009, Alexandre founded Mission Granbois in an effort to provide assistance to the people of Granbois, Haiti. She continues to work with the Haitian community and has advocated for and opened a community health center on land donated by her family.
Alexandre also is director of nursing initiatives in Gonaives, Haiti, Office of University Dean of Health and actively works with the City University of New York Chancellors Haiti Initiative. She traveled to Haiti to assess and provide support for the nursing program at the Universite Publique de LArtibonite aux Gonaives-Faculte des Sciences Infirmieres, where she also presented courses in conversational English and medical terminology, and med/surg nursing case studies related to the care of patients with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and associated complications. Alexandre is a doctoral student at the City University of New York Graduate Center nursing program and is a Jonas Center for Excellence in Nursing scholar.Elodia Mercier, RN-BC
In March, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People recognized Elodia Mercier, RN-BC, MS, associate clinical director of nursing at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y., for her community work and contributions to the healthcare environment. By mentoring minority students from the College of Mount Saint Vincent and Hostos Community College, Mercier helps them prepare for the real world. The organization also recognized Mercier for her hospital noise reduction efforts — the Shhh (Silent Hospitals Help Healing) initiative at Montefiore.