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Nassau University Medical Center nurses raise funds for Haitian cause


Nurses and a physician at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, N.Y., recently raised money to fund a full year of tuition for a child in Haiti.

Led by physician Gilberte Rosarion’s passion for education and service to benefit women and children in Haiti, ED nurses Liz Condon, RN, Jane Kehoe, RN, Irene Sheehan, RN, and Jody Sheehan, RN, helped raise $530 to pay for one child to attend a secondary school in Gonaives, a city in the nation’s northern region.

Rosarion said the fundraising, which was spearheaded by Irene Sheehan, will benefit Eye of a Dream, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support education in Gonaives.

Also at NUMC, three of the midwives practicing at the medical center’s department of obstetrics and gynecology, have been awarded “4 Core Best Practice” in the American College of Nurse-Midwives 2011 Benchmarking Project. The “4 Core Best Practice” perinatal measures include induction of labor, primary cesarean, episiotomy and breastfeeding before discharge. “The three midwives affiliated with NUMC — Karen Jefferson, CM, and Martine Jean-Baptiste, CNM, both from JJB Midwifery — and Kristen Leonard, CNM, are to be congratulated for their commitment to achieving best practice for the top quality care they provide to all their patients,” NuHealth System President and CEO Arthur A. Gianelli said in a news release.

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