Good Sam Nurse Recognized for Outstanding Education and Patient Care
West Islip, NY – Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center’s Nurses were recently acknowledged by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC), for outstanding education and patient care.
Bonnie Edsall, RN, BSN, CBCN, CBPN-C and Breast Health Educator, Patricia Burke, RN, BS, CBCN and Christina Egan, RN, CBCN, completed the Certified Breast Care Nurse examination earlier this year. The ONCC believes in recognizing certified nurses for their commitment to supporting certification in oncology nursing. Certification in oncology nursing makes a difference to patients. As cancer treatments become more complex, patients require increasingly specialized care. Oncology certified nurses have both the knowledge and experience to deliver that care more effectively.
Edsall also has the designation of Certified Breast Patient Navigator. This certification validates her knowledge and skills in navigating breast patients through their breast care/cancer continuum of care. Edsall’s choice to participate in this certification program illustrates her personal and professional commitment to providing quality care for patients.
In her role as a Health Educator, Edsall routinely speaks to the community and school districts about breast health and the role of early detection. She participates in a number of initiatives at the hospital designed to educate her colleagues about breast health and its implications on patient care.
The advanced certification and continuing education of Burke, Egan, Edsall and all members of the Good Samaritan staff, have the full support of the administration. According to Charlie Bove´, Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer, “We are extremely proud of our nurses and their unwavering commitment to providing superior care for our patients.”
Good Samaritan’s Department of Nursing is committed to the delivery of patient and family-centered care. Each member of the nursing staff is trained to deliver patient care through professional practice that embodies clinical excellence, competency, accountability, trust, compassion and respect. Collaboration and communication have long been the foundation of Good Samaritan’s commitment to life-long learning.
Pictured: Patricia Burke, RN, BS, CBCN, Bonnie Edsall, RN, BSN, CBCN, CBPN-C and Breast Health Educator and Christina Egan, RN, CBCN.