June Newsletter

to all who participated and supported our Annual Golf Outing
This year HTCNE was pleased to award the Annual Humanitarian Award to

Jose M. Hernandez

Jose has traveled with Healing the Children Northeast for more than 20 years and has participated in over 30 medical missions with both Healing the Children Northeast and
Healing the Children Florida-Georgia chapters.  
Both his service and his humility are remarkable! Jose is never one to talk about all the work that he does.

Healing the Children Northeast
could not succeed
without the help of people like Jose.
Jose M. Hernandez, MS, BS, RN, is Vice President for Perioperative Services at NYU Langone Hospital, Brooklyn. He joined Lutheran Medical Center as Director for Surgical Services in 2003, and continues with expanded administrative responsibilities following the hospital's affiliation with NYU Langone Health.

Jose's scope of responsibilities includes 12 operating rooms, a 3 Endoscopy procedure room suite, a 30-bed Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, an Ambulatory Assessment unit, a Pre-Admission Testing unit, and a preoperative business office.

Jose began his career as a certified phlebotomy technician. Three years later he earned an associate degree in applied science with a major in surgical technology from Nassau Community College. He then began working as a certified surgical technologist in North Shore University Hospital's operating room in Manhasset, NY.

Desirous of a career with more direct patient interaction, Jose enrolled at Adelphi University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, cum laude, from the Marion S. Buckley School of Nursing in 1995. He also holds a Master of Science degree in healthcare administration from Long Island University. He garnered the distinction of attaining a GPA of 3.96, the highest in the Master's program.

As a nurse, Jose has held increasingly responsible positions at North Shore, rising from staff nurse to assistant director of patient flow in the operating room, then on to nurse educator and eventually to administrative director for preoperative services. In 2001 he was named assistant administrator for nursing in charge of Preoperative and Diagnostic Services at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

Rounding out his commitment to direct patient care, Jose has participated in 32 volunteer surgical missions overseas in Romania, Italy, Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Canada, Jamaica, Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

As a skilled nurse, Jose has travelled to the poorest of the world, assisting surgeons operating on children with facial deformities, burns and other surgically correctable conditions.

Congratulations on this Well Deserved Award
Our High School
Medical Scholarship Recipients:

This year, three scholarships were awarded to seniors at New Milford High School seeking a profession in the medical field.

Two were given to pre-med students:
Julia Quinn and Juliana Sopko

and one was given to nursing student:
Bailey Walsh .

We wish Julia , Juliana and Bailey best wishes
as they enter college and pursue their careers in the medical field.

Upcoming Fall trips:

Sept 21 – 29  - Dr. Steven Roser Facial Plastics Cleft Lip and Palate team to Sucre, Bolivia 

Sept 29 – Oct 7 – Dr. Andrew Jacono Facial Plastics Cleft Lip and Palate team to Santa Marta, Colombia

October 18 – 26 – Dr. Robert Arbuckle Dental team to Cape Verde Islands