Maternity Nurse Earns Nomination for Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Nurse of Excellence Award

Nurse leaders from Long Island’s hospitals and nursing education programs gathered on May 21 at the Woodbury Country Club to bestow recognition upon their nurse peers at the Nurse of Excellence Award Ceremony hosted by the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC).  One nurse from each of the Hospital Council’s member hospitals was nominated for this award, which recognizes outstanding leadership and clinical practice. Southampton Hospital recognized Patricia Wright, RN, for her professional excellence by nominating her.  Ms. Wright is a nurse in the Hospital’s Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center.  

(l. to. r.) Patricia Darcey, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Patient Care Services at Southampton Hospital and Chair of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Nurse Executives Committee; Patricia Wright, RN, Southampton Hospital’s Nominee for Nurse of Excellence Award; Betty Commander, RN, Nurse Manager of Southampton Hospital’s Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center; and Valerie Terzano RN, member of the NSHC Nurse of Excellence Sub-committee and Senior VP of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer, Winthrop-University Hospital.