Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, N.Y., has chosen Lisa Jacoby, RN, as its Samaritan of the Month for December.
She joined Good Samaritan in 2002 as an EKG technician and is now a nurse on the surgical ICU.
Previously, she served in the United States Air Force, which included two deployments to Kuwait and Iraq. Jacobsy serves in the Army Reserves with the 344th U.S. Combat Support Hospital.
She has earned many honors and achievements while serving her country, including various medals from the Air Force, the Army and the Army Reserves, according to a hospital news release.
In 2007, she earned her ADN from Suffolk Community College. She later completed a BSN from Chamberlain College School of Nursing in 2011. She is now enrolled in an NP program at Stony Brook (N.Y.) University.
Nominations for Samaritan of the Month are submitted for review to a committee from co-workers, supervisors and patients. Samaritans are surprised in their department with a bouquet of flowers, and a presentation is held at the hospital with the winner’s co-workers and family in attendance.
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