NEW YORK NURSE: April 2011
by Alison Munday
Elva Rodriguez, of NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation’s (HHC) Women’s Health Services at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Diagnostic & Treatment Center, was honored by the Fund for the City of New York with the Sloan Public Service Award for exemplary public service on March 10.
Rodriguez, an OB/GYN nurse practitioner, was honored for her compassion, unwavering dedication and commitment to her patients, and an innovative style of thinking that’s made a difference in the lives of the vulnerable patients for whom she has cared for the last 23 years.
Presented annually, the award recognizes outstanding civil servants whose professionalism, commitment and accomplishments are considered extraordinary. Rodriguez was one of six award recipients selected from among more than 250,000 eligible New York City workers. Officials from the Fund for the City of New York, including chair of the selection panel, Bishop Joseph Sullivan; Fund President Mary McCormick; and HHC sr. vice president, Iris Jimenez-Hernandez, presented the award to Rodriguez at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Health Center.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, “The Fund of the City of New York and the Sloan Foundation have once again selected a team of remarkable public servants from within the ranks of the city’s workforce. Together, they have devoted more than 150 years to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. As a public servant myself, I offer them my thanks and congratulations.”
HHC President Alan Aviles said, “I offer my gratitude and congratulations to Ms. Rodriguez for being chosen among a competitive group of nominees from all city agencies and on winning this significant recognition for exemplary government service.”