Toni Jata, RN, a nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital, West Islip, N.Y., was among several members of the community honored recently at the Town of Islip Hispanic Heritage Celebration Awards.
The event was established to recognize exceptional contributions made by residents who live and work in town.
Jata was nominated for her passion for mentoring nurses and being an advocate to Hispanic patients in the hospital and in the community, according to a news release from the hospital. She was recognized for the dedication, hard work and bilingual communication skills she exhibits with physicians, patients and family members. She also is a strong advocate for those at the end of life, ensuring they are pain free and treated with dignity, according to the release.
I have been fortunate to work with so many talented newly licensed nurses at Good Samaritan, Jata said in the release. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing someone choose nursing as their career. Helping people is a calling.
Jata said she takes tremendous pride in being a member of the nursing profession, as well as helping those in the community.