Year of the Nurse

Year of the Nurse 2020

2020: The Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Mount Sinai South Nassau has joined the global community to celebrate 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” designated by the World Health Organization in honor of the 200th anniversary of nursing’s founder Florence Nightingale’s birth. In recognition of nursing’s unconditional commitment and contributions to patient care, the hospital has selected 13 nurses who are among the hospital’s senior leaders and directors representing a range of services, from the Emergency Department and Cardiology to Behavioral Health and Home Care. The designation aims to raise awareness of the vital role nurses play in disease prevention and health promotion. Mount Sinai South Nassau employs nearly 1,000 full-time, part-time and per-diem clinical nurses.

Part of the year-long tribute also includes monthly videos of Mount Sinai South Nassau nurses discussing why they chose nursing as a profession and what they find rewarding about their jobs.


This month, Kate Zummo, Director of Community Education, who has spent more than 40 years as a nurse, shares what nursing means to her.


This month, Peter Fromm, MPH, RN, FACHE, FAHA, Administrator of Cardiovascular Services, shares what nursing and cardiac care means to him.

Learn more about Mount Sinai South Nassau nursing recognition and leadership

Nursing Leadership
Magnet Recognition
Nursing Awards
Nursing Events
Year of the Nurse