Peninsula Hospital To Honor Nurses At Luncheon
Peninsula Hospital Center will be holding its Annual Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach, honoring two “Nurses of Distinction,” Murrene Glenn-Hauser, RN, BSN, Nurse in 3 North – Surgical Unit and Carolyn Feltham, RN, Care Plan Coordinator – Adult Day Health Care at Peninsula Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation (PCECR).
“Each year two nurses, chosen by their peers, stand out as exemplary of our mission to provide the highest level of care,” explained Georgia Briss, R.N., Vice President of Nursing Services at Peninsula Hospital Center. “We are extremely proud to honor our nursing staff - staff who gives above and beyond each day.”
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 C onnection , shown in the effective communication of the excellence of nursing to others.
Murrene Glenn-Hauser has been at Peninsula Hospital Center since 1991 and has worked caring for oncology patients and the hospital’s medical surgical patients. Her experience as a private duty nurse for geriatric patients make her particularly responsive to the adult patient population. Her excellent teaching and counseling skills are put to use as all of her patients are discharged with a thorough education and instructions. Her competence and commitment on the job inspires those around her and particularly the new nurses as she guides them through the complicated labyrinth of a nurse’s day. But, busy as she is, Glenn-Hauser never loses her sense of humor. Glenn-Hauser is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in hospital administration at St. Joseph’s College and is the proud mother of a daughter, Sharon.
Carolyn Feltham, RN, has been a member of the PCECR Adult Day Health Care nursing staff since 2001. After receiving her Associate Degree in Nursing from Kingsborough Community College, Feltham was employed at New Island Hospital in Bethpage, where she worked with medical/ surgical, ICU and CCU patients. In 1997, after twenty years in that capacity, Feltham accepted the position of per diem nurse at Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility in Woodside, New York. Her extraordinary ability to connect with others is a key to her success in working with those in need of care. As the head of an interdisciplinary team focusing on coordinating and planning community-based services designed to give a client the ability to remain at home and maximize his/her independence, Feltham employs her expert clinical skills and uplifting sense of humor to truly care for and raise the spirits of everyone she works with – colleagues and clients alike. Feltham lives in Rockville Centre, is married and has three children; Gerilyn (a nurse), Jaclyn and Ryan.
The proceeds from the Annual Spring Luncheon, including ticket sales, raffles and donations, will all be used for enhancing patient programs and services throughout Peninsula Hospital Center and the Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation.
Several prizes have been donated for the Spring Luncheon Raffle, including a Panasonic CD Stereo System (courtesy of Alan Camhi, Condor Pest Control), a deluxe air conditioner (courtesy of Caucig Utilities, Inc.), a gas barbecue grill (courtesy of FPL Energy), a color TV (courtesy of McKesson Empowering Healthcare), and a family portrait gift certificate (courtesy of Faige Timeless Portraits). Winners will be announced at the luncheon.
For further information regarding ticket or raffle sales, please contact the Department of Public Affairs at 718-734-2505.