NewYork-Presbyterian Scores a Home Run for All New York's Nurses

National Nurses Week Celebration Featured on the Yankees 59' x 101' High-Definition Screen

May 4, 2010


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the Official Hospital of the New York Yankees, is launching the National Nurses Week celebration locally with a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) on one of the largest HD screens in the sports world. The PSA are being shown at Yankee Stadium during three home games against the Baltimore Orioles on May 3, 4 and 5. National Nurses Week is traditionally celebrated annually during the first week in May.

"The city's nurses are our own local heroes — a championship team in their own right — and we wanted to show our heartfelt appreciation for their skills, hard work, dedication, caring and compassion," says Dr. Herbert Pardes, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. "It's our way of saying ‘thank you' to all the nurses in the greater New York area by letting them know they have fans not only in the stadium, but all over the city."

"Nurses touch people's lives in powerful ways and do an incredible job under all types of situations. They are an integral part of the health care team, and this is a great opportunity to publicly recognize all nurses in a big way," adds Wilhelmina Manzano, senior vice president and chief nursing officer for NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

The PSA is being aired on the centerfield HD screen during pre-game activities for the May 3-5 games against Baltimore, allowing fans to give a rousing cheer to celebrate "nursing's finest."

For more information, patients may call 866-NYP-NEWS.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nation's largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,353 beds. The Hospital has more than 1 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including more than 220,000 visits to its emergency departments — more than any other area hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the most comprehensive health care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nation's leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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