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 to 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 Eileen Flores RN for receiving Flushing Hospital Medical Center’s Nurse of the Month.
Q: How long have you been working for FHMC?
A: I started as a student at Flushing’s nursing school in 1976. I graduated as an RN in 1979 and have worked here since.
Q: On which unit do you currently work?
A: The name of the department I work in is PACU. I worked in PACU since 1988. My present position is Assistant Head Nurse.
Q: Why did you want to become a nurse?
A: I decided to become a nurse when my youngest brother was admitted to the hospital. I saw the care he was given and how it made a difference. I wanted to be able to do the same.
Q: What is the best part of your job?
A: Working in a place that treats everyone like family. I have taken care of so many people during my time at Flushing Hospital. We have seen many children grow up and have families of their own, which we also take care of. I take pride in our sense of community.
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