Message from ANA-NY President

Posted 6 months ago by Shakira Hernandez

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New York Nurses Rock

Today I want to thank my New York RN colleagues across the state for answering the call and serving on the front lines and behind the scenes during this unprecedented pandemic crisis; COVID-19.
Let’s reach out virtually to one another and provide support for how to stay safe and cope with the emotional challenges of social isolation and anxieties regarding the unknown and yet to be discovered issues.
ANA-New York is here to provide the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 from the CDC, WHO, and ANA. We want to ensure accurate information is quickly disseminated to our colleagues, patients, and families. Nurses are the most trusted profession and it behooves us to provide relevant appropriate education and holistic care in a timely and safe manner across the lifespan.
Prophetically, 2020 is The Year of the Nurse and I am so proud to witness with America, nurses providing concrete examples of professionalism, compassion, dedication, and self-sacrifice. Now the entire nation is beginning to understand and appreciate nursing is the backbone and heart of the health care system.
Thank you for your passion and I urge you to take care of yourself as you continue to care for others. Healthy Nurse = Healthy Nation. Stay safe, listen to your colleagues and your own body, rest and incorporate the 3 Hs: Hygiene, Hydrate & Healthy Coping Skills to mitigate stress and vulnerability.
Nurses are Superheroes! Be proud and take comfort in knowing you have over 6400 ANA-NY colleagues and dedicated leadership supporting you every step along this uncharted journey. Don’t hesitate to reach out and share your concerns, obstacles, and victories.
I am honored to be your colleague. Take care as you are priceless!

Sincerely, 

Elisa (Lee) Mancuso,MS

ANA-New York President