38 THE QUEENS COURIER • HEALTH • MAY 2, 2019 FOR BREAKING NEWS VISIT WWW.QNS.COM
St. John’s Episcopal Hospital Nurses Providing Quality, Compassionate Care
For over 110 years, the nurses of St. John’s
Episcopal Hospital (SJEH) have played a crucial
role in providing health care to residents of
the Rockaways and surrounding communities.
Whether it be treating patients in the hospital,
assisting in surgery, helping bring a new life into
the world, or performing health screenings at
events and around town in the hospital’s mobile
van, the priority of SJEH nurses is the health and
wellbeing of patients and community members.
“Nurses are key to our person and family-centered
approach to care,” said Gwen Pinckney, Vice President
of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at
SJEH. “This shared approach of decision making to
care, improves the patient experience and outcomes.
Partnerships with clinicians, patients, families, and
care partners are fostered.”
SJEH invests in the education of nurses through in-house
programs and external learning opportunities to remain
knowledgeable in current evidence-based practices. This
emphasis on education was made possible through the
vision and support of Jerry Walsh, SJEH’s Chief Executive
Officer, who joined the health system in 2016, and Dr.
Christopher Parker, Chief Operating Officer.
“Compassionate learning initiatives and training
support our culture of care delivery,” says Pinckney.
The hospital, in partnership with Ross University,
SJEH Teaching Center Through the
Center’s simulation labs, nurses will train in a real-life
environment alongside other members of a patient’s care
team including physicians, urgeons, technicians, and
more. “We recognize how important our nurses are
to the hospital and our patients,” says Walsh. “We
truly thank them for all the good they do.”
Delia Loking, RN