Salute to a Long Island RN

Jenmarie Byrnes, RN, of St. Joseph Hospital with Nancy Joly and Ms. Beausejour at the Valley Stream Community Fest.

Few can keep pace with Yasmine Beausejour, RN, Northwell Health System’s Franklin Hospital. She works in her hospital’s 2C Med/Surg Telemetry unit and is designated wound care “champion” there; she is also Safe Staffing Captain on the unit. This indefatigable nurse is a constant and vocal advocate for patients.

Recently, Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages gave formal recognition to Ms. Beausejour’s outstanding efforts, naming her “Good Samaritan of the Month.” The award acknowledged Ms. Beausejour’s contributions as a nurse and patient advocate, as well as for her many other community activities.

“I’ve come to know the Assemblywoman through NYSNA,” said Ms. Beausejour. “Through my work at the hospital as well as in the Valley Stream community, she sees and hears from me on many issues, especially safe staffing.”

Assemblywoman Solages supports the Safe Staffing for Quality Care Act. “Assemblywoman Solages has always come to our picket lines and shown support for the Franklin nurses.”

‘Get involved’

Ms. Beausejour has been an RN for 20 years, eight at Franklin. Previously she worked at a Brooklyn nursing home. “I developed my interest and expertise in wound care by working in a nursing home. Nursing home patients are so frail and vulnerable.”

In December she and other NYSNA members helped collect toys for tots for the Long Island Council of Churches. Ms. Beausejour encourages all members to “get involved in NYSNA and use your voice. The union is only as strong as its members.”

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