February 02, 2021
Oak Hill Hospital announces the appointment of Emelda Forrester, RN, MSN, FNP-BC, RN-BC, as Director of Medical-Surgical Nursing Units. Ms. Forrester is board certified in Medical-Surgical Nursing, which requires additional training and a certification exam. She is also a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
Ms. Forrester comes to Oak Hill Hospital from Mount Sinai Brooklyn, New York where she served as Director of Patient Care Services of a 212 bed hospital. She began her career as a bedside nurse and was promoted to different leadership roles, including charge nurse and nurse manager.
Ms. Forrester is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the American Nurses Association. During her career, she was received the following awards: LIJ – Rising Star Award for Excellence in Patient Experience Scores; Service Excellence; and Service Guild Award.