Northwell Health Celebrates Lives of Employees

Brian Mayberry holds one of his custom-made skateboards.

Starting today, Northwell Health will offer glimpses into the lives of its more than 61,000 employees through bi-monthly blog posts on the health system’s Facebook page, as well as through its Twitter and Instagram accounts.

Dubbed “One in 61,000,” the blog series was inspired by photoblogger Brandon Stanton’s wildly successful Humans of New York page, which has more than 17 million followers.

In the coming weeks, followers of the Northwell page will meet Brian, lead painter at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, who channels his inner artist to create elaborate costumes and custom skateboards in his spare time.

“We’re not just scrubs, stethoscopes, business plans and bedpans,” said Ramon Soto, senior vice president and chief marketing & communications officer at Northwell. “We are individuals with rich histories and experiences that enhance our ability to effectively care for our patients and help fulfill our mission of improving the lives of the communities we serve throughout the metropolitan area.”

Other upcoming features include two sisters – an HR project coordinator and a business analyst – who dabble in special effects makeup of the zombie kind on the weekends. And Lana, manager of web production for Northwell, a self-trained techie who is a leader in a field dominated by young males half her age.

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About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals and over 550 outpatient facilities. We care for more than two million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 61,000 employees – 15,000+ nurses and nearly 3,400 physicians, including nearly 2,700 members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit