Brooklynites spend a day in scrubs as Nurses For A Day at Maimonides

In honor of National Nurses Week, Maimonidies Medical Center invited some new faces to temporarily join their staff, working alongside registered nurses as “Nurses for a Day.”Each honorary nurse was paired with a registered nurse, who spent about an hour explaining and demonstrating the ins and outs of the nursing system.Honorary nurses included public figures, businesspeople and members of the media, including Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator co-publisher Joshua Schneps.“It was a great experience to spend some time with Arthur, who works in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU),” said Schneps. “He showed great dedication to his job and all of his patients. It’s great to see Maimonides do community outreach to bring people into the hospital to show first-hand their services.”Other participants included NBC’s Raphael Miranda, NYPD Brooklyn South’s Chief Owen Monaghan, Deputy Inspector Richard DiBlasio of the 70th Precinct, Barry Spitzer of Community Board 12, FDNY Captain Michael Doda, William Guarinello of HeartShare, Imam Mohammed Elbar of the Islamic Society of Bay Ridge, Ruschell Boone of NY News, Anna Cali of Saint Athanasius Church, and Father James Cunningham of Holy Name Church.Describing their nursing staff as the “backbone of patient care and an integral part of the healthcaresystem,” Pamela Brier, president and CEO at Maimonidies, summed the day up by stating that every week should be nurses week.”

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