NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Honors Staff Nurses for Service and Dedication

Jun 2, 2017

Brooklyn, New York

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital recently held its 2017 Nurse Recognition Awards Ceremony. More than 130 staff members were honored at the ceremony, including 13 who received special recognition.

“This is a very special event for us,” said Rebecca Flood, R.N., chief nursing officer. “It is important to acknowledge our nursing staff for the contributions they make to healthcare and the nursing profession.”

“We want to let you know that the day-to-day, hands-on care that you provide every day is deeply appreciated,” said Steven Silber, D.O., chief medical officer. “Everything you do makes a tremendously positive impact on the people who put their lives in your hands.”

Noel Emde, R.N., a critical care nurse who lives in Bay Ridge, received the prestigious Nurse of Distinction Award for his mentorship and commitment to care. Even though he has only been with NYP Brooklyn Methodist for a year, he has already had a major impact on those around him, receiving many nominations for the award. “The minute I stepped into this Hospital and decided I would work here, I knew right off the bat that I was joining a family. That is important,” Mr. Emde said. “I am grateful not only for this award, but for the opportunity to work with an incredible staff."

Noel Emde's family posing with her award
Noel Emde, R.N., critical care nurse, won the Nurse of Distinction Award and celebrated with his wife and children.

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Founded in 1881, NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is a voluntary, acute-care teaching facility located in Brooklyn's Park Slope. It houses 591 licensed inpatient beds and provides services to some 42,000 inpatients each year. In addition, approximately 500,000 outpatient visits and services are logged annually. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital offers specialized care in the following areas: advanced and minimally invasive surgery, advanced otolaryngology, asthma and lung disease, cancer care, cardiology and cardiac surgery, diabetes and other endocrine disorders, digestive and liver disorders, healthy aging, neurosciences, orthopedic medicine and surgery, vascular medicine and surgery and women's health. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine and is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network.

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