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Jeffrey Rosa, RN
Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
quotation mark Jeffrey supports the entire critical care division and is typically the first to arrive to any emergency situation, ready to help and save lives. What sets Jeffrey apart from other nurses is his dedication to inspiring and teaching new nurses to share the same passion and expertise in nursing.
Nominator Amanda Suleman, Manager, Patient and Family Centered Care, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Passion for his patients and awareness of the complexities of navigating the emotions and needs of those in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit drive the care provided by Jeffrey Rosa. He witnessed the excellent care provided to his grandmother, and, later, as a paramedic, responded to the horrors of the Sept. 11 attack at the World Trade Center, which solidified his determination to become a nurse.

At Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC), Jeffrey is known as “the go-to player,” someone who has made it his business to know everything he needs to know about every patient in a unit where extra compassion, understanding and respect for what patients and families are going through are crucial. He is completely dedicated to inspiring and teaching new nurses to share his passion and expertise. He coaches, mentors and serves as a role model for his peers. Jeffrey lectures the hemodynamics portion of the nursing fellowship curriculum and shares his passion for work he does daily.

Jeffrey participates in countless committees, including the Magnet task force, and as co-chair of the Surgical ICU’s Collaborative Care Council, he facilitates the agenda and pushes LIJMC nursing units to share innovative solutions and champion new ideas and processes.

2019 President’s Awards winner - Nurse of the Year, Jeffrey Rosa