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New York Methodist recognizes Registered Nurse of Distinction winner

Diane Bonet, RN, of New York Methodist Hospital’s pediatrics unit, received the 2015 Registered Nurse of Distinction Award, the highest accolade conveyed during National Nurses Week at NYM.
Bonet, who has worked at the hospital for more than 15 years, was honored during the annual Nurse Recognition Awards event. Throughout her tenure, rave reviews of Bonet’s care for pediatric patients have poured in from children and family members alike, according to a news release.
“I love helping children,” Bonet said in the release. “When I’m here, the only thing I think of are the patients in our pediatric unit, and the families and loved ones who are with them. I ask myself, ‘If I were in their places, what could a nurse do for me during an inpatient stay — not just medically, but also in terms of emotional support?’ Each child has his or her own story, his or her unique needs, so that patient’s treatment cannot feel to them like it is one-size-fits-all. That’s the mentality I try to bring to my work.”
Six other New York Methodist staff members received NYM’s top awards during National Nurses Week.
The RN Mentor Award, given to veteran nursing staff members with an outstanding ability to help other nursing staff refine on-the-job skills, was jointly presented to Esther Mercado, RN, director of nursing, and Kathleen Marquino, RN, clinical nurse leader.
The New RN Leader Award, reserved for New York Methodist’s superior first-year nurse, was given to Maxiana Louis, RN, who works in the hospital’s med/surg unit. Nadia Braswell, unit care assistant in NYM’s ICU, shared the Outstanding Nursing Associate Award with Steven Dulski, lift team aide. The Friend of Nursing Award, presented to a non-nurse staff member whose close collaboration with the nursing team has drawn high praise, went to Ruben Capeles, an officer in NYM’s security department.
“One out of every four New York Methodist employees is a nurse,” Rebecca Flood, RN, senior vice president for nursing, said in the release. “That’s what always makes National Nurses Week such a high point at this hospital. They collectively represent the culture of patient-centered care that reflects New York Methodist’s mission.”

By | 2015-07-22T12:46:19-04:00 July 18th, 2015|Categories: New York/New Jersey Metro|0 Comments

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