Holy Cross Nursing Staff Recognized with Magnet™ Award for Nursing Excellence

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Dr. Maya Angelou once said, “As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves.  They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”

Congratulations to the nurses at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. who heal with such skill and compassion, as described by Dr. Angelou, that they have been recognized with many awards, including the prestigious Magnet™ Award for Nursing Excellence. The gold standard in nursing, this award is bestowed by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC), the world’s largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.

Top-ranked Holy Cross Hospital was the first hospital in Broward County, Fla. to receive the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence in 2003 and consecutively has been re-designated every four years.

When I describe to my patients what to expect after surgery, I explain that the team at Holy Cross Hospital is exceptional for providing compassionate, friendly and expert care. Because of the highly experienced orthopedics team, my patients and their families feel a confidence and calmness which renders a better experience and quicker recovery.  After being discharged, patients routinely tell me how impressed they were with their care and often write special letters of appreciation.

For more than 20 years, I have had the privilege to practice at Holy Cross Hospital where our goal at the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care is to achieve consistently superb results for our patients.  As an orthopedic surgeon, I take pride in solving complex hip and knee problems, including total hip replacement, total and partial knee replacement and knee arthroscopy.  My job is made easier and more satisfying because I work with so many fantastic and caring people.