June 10, 2013
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Chukwuma Egbuziem, RN, was recently honored by the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council (NSHC) at the Woodbury Country Club as a nominee for the 2013 Nurse of Excellence Award. Nomination for this award is based on several criteria, including significant achievement within a specific area of nursing and the demonstration of leadership and quality performance. Mr. Egbuziem was honored from a field of more than 500 nurses at hospitals from across Long Island.
Mr. Egbuziem is Performance Improvement Coordinator in nursing informatics for the Center for Dialysis Care in Bay Shore. Mr. Egbuziem started as an LPN at Good Samaritan in 2003. In his current role, he serves as an advocate for patients and fellow nurses. In 2011, he initiated a program to recognize peers for continuing their education and exhibiting exceptional nursing skills.
“He readily shares his knowledge and expertise to further develop other nurses so they can provide the best possible care to the patient and their families,” one colleague said of Mr. Egbuziem. “He is dependable and has been consistently chosen to work as a preceptor to orient novice nurses to the dialysis center.”
As Performance Improvement Coordinator, he is responsible for establishing and maintaining an ongoing continuous Quality Improvement program for all dialysis facilities. Mr. Egbuziem holds a bachelor’s degree of science in computer engineering from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria and a master’s in nursing informatics from Excelsior College, Washington, DC. He is a board member of American Nephrology Nurses Association – Long Island Chapter and a member of Ugiri Progressive Community, a philanthropic organization committed to helping the poor in Africa. He resides in Selden.
NSHC began in 1955 as an advocacy organization empowered to safeguard the interests of its member hospitals and to better plan, coordinate and finance health care services on Long Island for the residents of the region.
Pictured (L-R): Patricia Darcey, MS, RN-BC-NE, Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Patient Care Services at Southampton Hospital and Chair of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Nurse Executives Committee, Nominee Chukwuma Egbuziem, RN, Good Samaritan Hospital Senior Vice President of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer Jeanne K. Dzurenko, BSN, MPH, RN, and Gara Edelstein, MSN, RN, Chair of NSHC Nurse of Excellence Sub-committee and Senior VP of Administration and Chief Nursing Officer at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center.
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