2004-04-23 / Community

PHC Honors Nurses Of Distinction


Dale Murray, RN, Assistant Head Nurse, Pediatrics, has been selected by her peers as the 2004 Nurse of Distinction for Peninsula Hospital Center.Dale Murray, RN, Assistant Head Nurse, Pediatrics, has been selected by her peers as the 2004 Nurse of Distinction for Peninsula Hospital Center.

Peninsula Hospital Center will be holding its Annual Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach, honoring two "Nurses of Distinction", Dale Murray, RN, Assistant Head Nurse, Pediatrics, in the hospital center, and Emmanuella Valmera, RN, Assistant Head Nurse, 4 Ocean, at Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR).

"We are proud to honor our two nurses of distinction, as well as our entire nursing staff," commented Georgia Briss, RN, Vice President, Nursing and Chief Nurse Executive at Peninsula Hospital Center. "They truly demonstrate our mission to provide the highest level of care."

The Nurse of Distinction Award is given to an extraordinary professional who clearly exhibits the three "Cs" Competence, judged by on-job expertise, Commitment, measured in dedication to self, patients, peers and the profession of nursing; and Connection, shown in the effective communication of the excellence of nursing to others.

Dale Murray, RN, has been a member of the PHC nursing staff since 1975. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Farmingdale College. She began her nursing career in Med-Surg and joined the Pediatric staff in 1979. Dale resides in Copiaque, New York, with her husband and three children.


Emmanuella Valmera, RN, Assistant Head Nurse, has been selected by her peers as the 2004 Nurse of Distinction for Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation.Emmanuella Valmera, RN, Assistant Head Nurse, has been selected by her peers as the 2004 Nurse of Distinction for Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation.

Emmanuella Valmera, RN, has been with PCECR since 1993. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from SUNY Downstate in 1991. She became an Assistant Head Nurse in May 2002. Emmanuella resides in Valley Stream, New York, with her husband and two children.

The proceeds of the Annual Spring Luncheon, including ticket sales, raffles and donations, will all be used for renovating and modernizing patient areas throughout Peninsula Hospital Center and Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation.

Several Prizes have been donated for the Annual Spring Luncheon including a dinner/theatre package (courtesy of Siemens Medical Solutions), a microwave oven (courtesy of Alan Camhi, Condor Pest Control) a deluxe air conditioner (courtesy of Lou Caucig, Caucig Utilities) a deluxe plain paper fax machine (courtesy of Novartis Nutrition Corp.) a color TV (courtesy of McKesson Empowering Healthcare), and much more. Winners will be announced at the luncheon.


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