Lisa Peters, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CCRN, started her registered nurse career at Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH) with a passion in caring for others and a drive for making a difference. Today, decades later, her passion and drive are alive as ever.
Gaining valuable experience at each step of her career, Lisa began as a clinical registered nurse in medical/surgical, step-down, and the ICU departments, and grew in her role to nurse manager for the surgical stepdown/ICU. Her ambition was welcomed because at Northwell we are championed to think beyond our jobs and envision a long career path ahead of us. That’s just one reason why the health system has been named a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®.
Northwell takes pride in its employees by equipping them with the resources and support they need to reach their fullest potential, including continuing their education. For Lisa, that was a dream come true. Since starting with Northwell, she has benefitted from our tuition reimbursement and paid certification programs. “I love my career here at Northwell because it has afforded me many opportunities to grow personally and professionally,” says Lisa. “I have been able to complete my BSN and my MBA in addition to my NE-BC and CCRN through programs offered or supported by Northwell.”
As compassionate as she is ambitious, Lisa finds these opportunities are the perfect way to help give even more to her patients. Along with a commitment to growth, she values that Northwell encourages interdisciplinary collaboration that results in positive patient outcomes. She says, “Northwell supports us in being our best selves and this in turn allows us to be our best for our patients.” Being our best and true selves is a core value at Northwell and it goes beyond who you are as a professional. Named Best Health System for Diversity by DiversityInc., Northwell’s mission is to create an environment where employees feel embraced regardless of their backgrounds or identities. This in effect impacts the greater community because our workforce is representative of it.
Lisa’s work in helping to transform care, optimize patient satisfaction, and create better patient outcomes through teamwork and service excellence, has not gone unnoticed throughout our organization. Lisa received the Distinction in Nursing Leadership Award. Now as nurse manager in the surgical stepdown/ICU at LHH, Lisa is leading and guiding other registered nurses through their own career journeys. “I have a passion for nursing at Northwell because of my own growth, but also because Northwell supports my ability to foster the same growth in others. Anyone who has the desire to grow is nurtured.”
When asked why she loves Northwell Health, her answer was simple. “Our values are not just words on a banner; we actually live by them,” she says.
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