Our nurses are the pillars of our community. In addition to meeting the demands of being a caregiver, they wear several hats including that of an educator, nurturer, and comforter.
Not only do nurses care for patients; they provide support to families and loved ones during difficult times.
Our nurses pour their hearts into all aspects of their job, and this is one of the many reasons why we celebrate their accomplishments.
Join us in congratulating Helen Santos, RN for receiving Flushing Hospital Medical Center’s Nurse of the Month.
Q: How long have you been working for FHMC?
A: I have been working at Flushing Hospital since 1993.
Q: On which unit do you currently work?
A: Currently, I work in the Emergency Department but I used to work in ICU.
Q: Why did you want to become a nurse?
A: Being a nurse is a family tradition. It is an occupation in which I take great pride.
Q: What is the best part of your job?
A: I love my job! What I enjoy most is interacting with my patients and helping them through what can be a frightening time. I work hard to make them feel comfortable. I want them to know they are well cared for. I am grateful that I am part of a team that feels the same way I do.
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