Entries by mmclaughlin

Victory Greens, Lenox Hill Hospital’s rooftop garden, has recently opened for its 4th growing season

Victory Greens provides fresh produce for our chefs, brings together our employees, and allows us to be partners with Harlem Grown – an organization whose mission is to inspire youth to lead healthy, productive, fulfilling lives. “Through the garden, I’ve been able to connect with colleagues I never would have met. I’ve had the opportunity to make a deep commitment to the community around us as well as to make a sincere pledge to help preserve the environment,” says Pamela Johnson, one of the rooftop garden founders. Learn more about this initiative.

Huntington Hospital receives its 4th Magnet® designation

Huntington Hospital, one of our community hospitals, has recently attained its 4th Magnet® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Magnet status is the gold standard for nursing excellence – a reflection of Huntington Hospital’s nursing professionalism, strong collaboration, innovation, and teamwork as well as superiority in patient care. Here at Northwell Health, it doesn’t just take courage and determination to do what we do – it’s that spark and instinct to care that changes lives. Learn more about why our nurses are made for this.

A small gesture for those who go the extra mile

Last week our Workforce Readiness Team connected recent Veteran graduates with our recruiters at our Veteran Graduation event. “Our goal is to help as many Veterans as possible. If that means having events like this so they can get in front of our recruiters, then we’ll try to have one every month,” said Veteran Program Specialist Lyndon Chichester. Learn more about our commitment to connecting with Veterans.

Our employees are the Patient Experience

This past week many of our Northwell Health facilities have been participating in national Patient Experience Week. This annual event promotes how healthcare staff impacts patient experience every day and our employees are honored, recognized and re-inspired. Learn how we recognized our 61,000 employees.

Sparking Interest in STEM Careers

Last week over 700 people filled the Cradle of Aviation Museum for our 3rd Annual Spark! Challenge. This event was put together by our Workforce Readiness team who is focused on promoting STEM careers. Over 50 schools presented on the professions they learned from site/service line visits. Filled with hands-on workshops and fun activities, these students were able to see just what Northwell Health has to offer them.

Why Northwell Health: Volume I

Meet Laura Iacono, one of our amazing Nurse Managers from North Shore University Hospital who has helped her department obtain the prestigious Silver Beacon Award, was recently the recipient of the Nurse Leader Excellence Award, as well as the Nurse.Com GEM Northeast Regional Winner for Nursing Leadership.

Why you should choose a Human Resources career in Healthcare

Over the years Human Resources professionals have looked at many different industries besides healthcare to grow their career, but with the constant advancement of HR strategies within health systems there isn’t a better time to become a part of New York State’s largest private employer’s team. Hear from Irene Faranda, Associate Executive Director at South Oaks Hospital, about why she chose to pursue an HR career within healthcare and what it means to her to be a part of Northwell Health.

Her critical role in decreasing patient infections

Sherley began her career at Northwell Health 10 years ago as a Critical Care fellow at North Shore University Hospital. Since being a part of their Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit team she has played a critical role is decreasing the amount CAUTI infections acquired by patients. Learn more about how she worked with her peers to accomplish her goals.

The 6,994 mile trip that changed my life

Back in 2010 Shawn went on a trip that would change the course of his life. After seeing the devastation within a third world country he vowed he would never stop till he made a difference to the community there. Now, 7 years later, he has dedicated part of his college career, as well as his time at Northwell Health, to helping others and accomplishing his goals.