Patricia Wright Named Nurse of Excellence

(l. to. r.) Patricia Darcey, RN, Chief Nursing Officer and VP of Patient Care Services at Southampton Hospital and Chair of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council Nurse Executives Committee; Patricia Wright, RN, Southampton Hospital, Nurse of Excellence Award Winner; Betty Commander, RN, Nurse Manager of Southampton Hospital’s Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center; and Valerie Terzano RN, member of the NSHC Nurse of Excellence Sub-committee and Senior VP of Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer, Winthrop-University Hospital.

Patricia Wright, RN, of the Southampton Hospital Kathleen D. Allen Maternity Center, is the recipient of the 2014 Nurse of Excellence Award.

The annual award from the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council recognizes nurses who demonstrate both exceptional leadership and clinical practice.

Wright was honored in a ceremony at the Woodbury Country Club on May 21 among colleagues and fellow nurses from throughout Long Island. She was among 24 nominees for the award, with one nurse from each of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council’s member hospitals being nominated.

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