FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Flushing, NY, May 11, 2012— Today, the New York Hospital Queens auditorium was filled with hardworking, dedicated nursing staff from the hospital to honor the hospital’s top nurses during National Nurses Week.
Below are the eight honorees:
New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Pictured are NYHQ Nurses Week award recipients with members of the NYHQ Board of Trustees and Administration. Back Row (L to R): Ruth Hopkins, R.N.; Russell Guerrier, nursing student; George Heinrich, M.D., chairman, Board of Trustees. Front Row (L to R) Xiying Zhang, C.N.A.; Ionie Chambers, R.N.; Susana Airey, R.N.; Yuk-King Kong-Lee, R.N.; Michaelle Williams, R.N., senior vice president and chief nursing officer, Patient Care Services; Stephen S. Mills, president and chief executive officer; Anne Alexis Coté Taylor, board member; Stephen Rimar,M.D., executive vice president and chief medical officer; Aishling Lavelle, nursing student; and Marie Dumond, R.N.
Yuk-King “Betty” Kong-Lee, R.N., Labor/Delivery Unit, was selected as the 2012 Nurse of the Year at New York Hospital Queens for her exceptional commitment to patient care and her volunteer work educating the Chinese community on childbirth and health issues. For the past seven years she has taught childbirth preparation classes in Mandarin and Cantonese at the Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Mission Center in Flushing. Ms. Kong-Lee also hosts tours at NYHQ in Mandarin and Cantonese for expectant couples and their families. For more information on Ms. Kong-Lee, go to: http://www.nyhq.org/2012_Nurseoftheyear.