Nursing excellence at Long Island Jewish Medical Center
"When I think about nursing at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, I am filled with a sense of pride and deep humility. I’m proud that nursing continues to evolve as a profession and that it plays an integral role in achieving strategic priorities and organizational goals.
"And I’m humbled by the unwavering dedication and commitment of so many who, on a daily basis, make personal and professional sacrifices to ensure that our mission and values are the lived experiences for those we serve."
Margaret Murphy, DNP, RN, NE-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Associate Executive Director of Patient Care Services
Magnet designation, 2015
The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet® Recognition is the highest national credential for professional nursing practice. Only 7.5% of U.S. healthcare organizations have achieved Magnet® recognition.
NICHE designation, since 2002
NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) is the leading nurse-driven program designed to help hospitals and healthcare organizations improve the care of older adults. NICHE designation demonstrates a hospital's organizational commitment to improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience and serving its communities.
Our professional practice model
Nurses at all levels of practice participate in professional practice committees including the CNO cabinet. This structure ensures that nurses voices are heard throughout the organization. Clinical nurses select and engage in performance improvement activities and participate in our mentorship program and are supported in advancing research and evidence-based practices.
“As an educator, I use the CNO cabinet to teach my orientees about the transparency of nursing leadership at LIJMC. Our CNO listens to staffers’ suggestions and empowers RNs to go back to their respective units to find ways to improve.”
Kathy Logan, MSN, RN-BC, Nursing Education
Awards and recognitions
We celebrate our nurses who have been recognized with Northwell Health awards:
2018 President’s Awards
- Central Region Winner, Nurse of the Year: Kathy Ann O’Malley, MA, RN, HNB-BC, HWNC-BC, NADAC: Kathy Ann O’Malley was recognized for going the extra mile for patients, families and her colleagues. Exemplifying our Northwell values and behaviors, she delivers high-quality clinical care and compassion, and provides the best possible patient experience.
- LIJMC Winner, Leader of the Year: Helena Willis, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN: Helena Willis was recognized for her spark and instinct to care. She always acts with intent, heart and passion, and communicates openly while providing empathy and support. These attributes can change lives.
2018 Nurses Week Award recipients
- Leadership Award: Cathryn McNeely, BSN, RN-BC – 9S
- Rising Star Award: Nhadelle Hilaire, BSN, RN, CMSRN – 8S
- Medical Staff Society Award: Robert Jose, BSN, RN, CCRN – SICU
- Zuckerberg Award: Robert R. Martinez, BSN, RN – CFAM
- Service Guild Award: Kathryn Sheppard, BSN, RN, CMSRN – 7N
2018 DAISY Award recipients
- Joanne Seylar, BSN, RN, CNN - Nurse Manager, Dialysis: Joanne Seylar was recognized for striving to improve quality of care by encouraging input and ideas for improvement. She helps her team to think outside the box and raises spirits with her positive approach.
- Daisy Mathew, BSN, RN – Clinical Nurse, Emergency Department: Daisy Mathew was recognized for the impact she has on patients and families in the emergency department and the support she provides to people in difficult circumstances. Her positivity, caring and thoughtfulness set an example for other nurses to emulate.
Gardening feeds the SICU soul
The Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) found a way to connect with each other while relieving the stress of caring for a complex surgical population. Since the spring, team members have been tending their own vegetable garden – aptly named “SICU Seedlings.” Located outside the LIJ fitness center, the garden features a healthy vegetable selection. While the simple act of gardening promotes relaxation, the caregivers also benefit from harvesting crops and creating tasty dishes to share among the unit.
With a 94% clinical nurse BSN rate and a 100% nurse leader BSN rate, LIJ exceeds the national Magnet® average for BSN prepared nurses.
With a 45% clinical nurse certification rate and a 74% nurse leader certification rate, LIJ exceeds the national Magnet® average for certified nurses.
The majority of our patient care units surpass a national benchmark for the 4 Magnet® patient experience categories, which includes Courtesy and Respect, Patient Education, Safety and Careful Listening.
With 3 studies completed, 1 underway and 5 EBP projects, LIJ exceeds the Magnet® requirements for research and EBP.