Nurse Certifications at Forest Hills Hospital

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has awarded certifications to 13 of our nurses:

Specialty Certifications

  • Claudia Janneth Charry — Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Josephine Fernandez-Kapilevich — Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Esmeralda Fetahi — Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Jamina John — Pain Management Nursing
  • Tossica McKinnon — Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Jennifer Susan McMahon — Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Bella Balar Niyazov — Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Diana Orefice — Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Omisha Patel — Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Melissa Susan Ricci — Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Cynthia Silvestre — Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Marcia Tucker — Nursing Case Management Nurse

Practitioner Certification

  • Maria Stella DeFiore — Adult Nurse Practitioner

Support Groups at Forest Hills Hospital

Bariatric Surgery Support Group
Meets in ninth floor conference room
Every second Tuesday (except August)
Spanish session at 6:30 p.m.
English session at 7:15 p.m.
Contact: Deborah Riddick, RN
718-830-4093

Diabetes Support Group
Meets in eight floor conference room
Every fourth Wednesday
7 to 9 p.m.
Contact: Nataliya Shaforost, NP
718-830-1924

Lupus Support Group
(Lupus Alliance of LI & Queens)
Meets in the first floor conference room 
Every first Tuesday
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Contact: Lupus Alliance
516-783-3370

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