Seaford resident Lila Hageman-Sheehan — a Nurse Manager in the Emergency Department at NYU Winthrop Hospital — has been named a Nurse of Excellence.
The honor recognizes outstanding leadership, education and clinical practice and Hagerman-Sheehan was selected from a field of about 500 nurses at hospitals and teaching institutions from across Long Island. A ceremony was hosted by the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council on held May 16, 2018 at the Woodbury Country Club.
“Lila Hageman-Sheehan represents all that a nurse should be, passionate, caring and competent, and she is a leader who fosters safer communities,” said Valerie Terzano, Chief Nursing Officer at NYU Winthrop Hospital. “Lila has long been a catalyst for change, working to improve the health care of Long Island residents, and we could not be prouder of her at this moment, receiving this coveted 0award.”
Hagerman-Sheehan is a volunteer for the Nassau County Medical Reserve Corps and has provided medical support for the Special Olympics program and the Long Island Marathon. In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shootings last year, she organized an effort among her hospital peers to send nourishment and encouragement to the overwhelmed emergency medical staff. She also used that tragic event as a teachable moment in Winthrop’s ED to review and improve incident response. Hageman-Sheehan is an instructor for the American College of Surgeons program “Stop the Bleed,” which teaches laypersons how to administer basic medical care until the arrival of a medical team. She is currently leading the effort at her hospital to establish a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) program.