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Mineola, NY - Nurse leaders from Long Island’s not-for-profit and public hospitals gathered on May 14, 2008 at the Woodbury Country Club to recognize their nurse peers at the Nurse of Excellence Award Ceremony hosted by the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC). Susan Marra, RN, who has worked as a staff nurse at Winthrop-University Hospital for 16 years – of which she has spent more than seven years within the Hospital’s renowned Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit – was the Hospital’s nominee for Long Island’s “Nurse of Excellence.”

Winthrop's nurse of excellence nominee, Sue Marra, RN, (center) is congratulated by Valerie T. Terzano, MS, RN, CNA, Vice President, Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer at Winthrop-University Hospital (left) and Gara Edelstein, Chair of the Nurse of Excellence Committee and CNO at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center.
“I am truly honored by this nomination and wish to thank the dynamic group of hard working and compassionate individuals who I have the pleasure to work with each day at Winthrop,” said Ms. Marra.

One nurse from each of NSHCs member hospitals was nominated for the prestigious award, which recognizes outstanding leadership and clinical practice.

“Susan’s compassionate care, competence, confidence and calm demeanor have touched the lives and hearts of so many of our patients and their families at the most challenging of times,” said Valerie Terzano, MS, RN, CNA, Vice President, Nursing, and Chief Nursing Officer at Winthrop-University Hospital. “Her expertise and reassuring demeanor as a neurosciences nurse has the respect of so many. I am so very proud to have Susan Marra represent Winthrop’s nursing at its best!”

The NSHCs annual salute to nurses is fashioned after the New York State Legislature’s Nurse of Distinction Program that ended in 1995. NSHC is one of the few hospital associations in the state to voluntarily continue this program, which is now in its thirteenth year. The NSHC represents Long Island’s 24 not-for-profit and public hospitals.

Founded in 1896 as Long Island’s first voluntary hospital, Winthrop-University Hospital is a major healthcare provider for Long Island. A regional healthcare resource committed to the dignity and well being of every patient, the Hospital employs nearly 1,500 nurses and has over a century of experience providing high quality, comprehensive healthcare services.

Winthrop has received prestigious accreditations including designations as a NYS Department of Health-designated Stroke Center, NYS Regional Perinatal Center and NYS-designated Regional Trauma Center. For additional information about Winthrop-University Hospital and its world-class programs and services, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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