Department of External Affairs
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 01, 2010
Contact: John P. Broder
Vice President-External Affairs


Winthrop-University Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Rita E. Roberts, RN, CNOR, to Assistant Vice President of Perioperative Surgical Services.

Ms. Roberts, a long-time esteemed member of Winthrop’s clinical leadership team, most recently served as the Administrative Director of the Hospital’s Ambulatory Surgery Unit (ASU) and the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), located on Zeckendorf Blvd. in Garden City. In her new role, Ms. Roberts assumes responsibility for Perioperative Surgical Services in a range of Winthrop areas including the Main Operating Room (OR); the ASU; the ASC; Pre-Admission Testing (PAT); Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU); Same Day Surgery (SAS); as well as Mini-Surgery and OR Materials Management.

Ms. Roberts has more than 30 years of experience in Perioperative Surgical Services in a range of healthcare settings. She began her career at Winthrop in 1981 in the Hospital’s Main Operating Room, where she was a registered nurse and served in various clinical management roles for nearly 16 years before joining the management team at Bethel Israel Medical Center – Philips Ambulatory Care Center. After a free standing Ambulatory Surgery Center in Garden City was purchased by Winthrop in 2004, Ms. Roberts, who had been the Center’s Administrative Director for four years, resumed her employment with Winthrop.

Ms. Roberts is a Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) and holds Quality Improvement Certification through Beth Israel Medical Center. She is also an active member of the Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN).

Ms. Roberts earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Adelphi University and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau – the National Honor Society for Nursing. She also holds an Associate degree in Applied Science in Operating Room Technology from Nassau Community College. Ms. Roberts resides in Franklin Square.

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