Nursing Heroism is Focus of Northwell Health Podcast

The podcast Health Story takes a look at nurses who make a difference.

Northwell Health today announced the release of   “A Sense of Purpose: What it Means to be a Nurse,” the second installment in its podcast series Health Story, an audio exploration of patient experiences and the latest innovations and health trends. This episode features conservations with nurses and highlights the expertise and extraordinary commitment required of one of healthcare’s most demanding professions.   The nursing stories in the podcast were featured in a recent publication released by the health system for nurses’ week.

“This episode of Health Story showcases stories of nursing excellence,” said Terry Lynam, the health system’s senior vice president and chief public relations officer. Among the highlights are a pregnant nurse’s experience as a surprise patient during Hurricane Sandy and how she was able to view an heroic example by someone she works with everyday; a nurse who goes about her commitment of caring for others even while she awaits a heart transplant of her own and a nurse who discovers the importance of holding the hands of the dying. “This episode digs deep to uncover what it truly means to care for others,” Mr. Lynam said.

Maureen White, RN, Northwell’s chief nurse executive, also adds commentary about the diverse opportunities and some unexpected fields where nurses are providing leadership thanks to their expertise and training.  Health Story podcasts are scheduled to air each month and explore the stories of healthcare technology, professionals and the patients they treat.

Listen to the podcast: To hear the episode, click here.

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About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 22 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 62,000 employees – 15,000+ nurses and about 3,900 physicians, including more than 2,800 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

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