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 Eric Fernandez, 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 2007.
Q: On which unit do you currently work?
A: 2 West – Detox
Q: Why did you want to become a nurse?
A: I wanted to become a nurse because I love helping people. I want to see people do well and recover.
Q: What is the best part of your job?
A: The best part of my job is when patients come back to visit and say they have been clean and sober thanks to our help. Sometimes as nurses our smallest gestures can make a large impact on the lives of our patients. A smile or a few positive words of encouragement can make a difference. Compassion is everything. I am happy that I work on a team that shares this same philosophy.
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