NEW YORK NURSE: December 2010
by Erin Silk
NYSNA has received the Dolphin Award for sustained contributions to Nurses House, a national fund for nurses in need. Nurses House is a nurse-managed, nonprofit organization that was started in Long Island in 1922 as a place for nurses to rest and recuperate.
Nurses House relies on contributions and bequests from nurses and friends nationwide. The Dolphin Award was established in 2007 to recognize groups or individuals who have made a significant impact on the mission of Nurses House or the population it serves. Past recipients include Maimonides Medical Center, noted nurse leader Diana J. Mason, and The Foundation of the Alumnae Association, Mt. Sinai School of Nursing.
“We are proud to give back to an organization that does so much to help nurses in their time of need,” said NYSNA CEO Tina Gerardi.
NYSNA staff and members of the board of directors attended a ceremony and reception to accept the award on November 16 at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Albany.