‘Butson’ with pride! • Brooklyn Paper

‘Butson’ with pride!

Cobble Hill

The nurses at Long Island College Hospital really know how to spread the TLC. These angels of mercy and masters of the “How Are We Today?” have demonstrated extraordinary compassion and professional skill. The nurses were awarded the Thomas and Elizabeth Butson Award for Clinical Excellence and Compassionate Nursing Practice. The award was established by Elizabeth Butson in memory of her late husband Thomas, who received his medical care at the hospital. The honorees were Afiya Thomas, Yvette Cumberbatch, Althea Carless, Mariah Jimenez and Margaret Giorgio. “We strive to maintain professional standards which adhere to her [Butson] belief that nursing quality is a critical component of care,” said Catherine Gallogly-Simon, chief nursing officer to Standing O.

Long Island College Hospital [339 Hick St. between Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street in Cobble Hill, (718) 780-1000].


Credit cards beware

Talented students at City Tech swiped the floor with their competitors by dominating the second annual Financial Awareness Video Competition, sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Office of Regional and Community Outreach and the New York Bankers Association. The grand prize went to Kenneth Bordes-Hollon, for his eye-opening “Credit Costs” video; second prize was awarded to the trio of Chih-Yao Yang, Maria Sideris and Chin Sheng, for their production of “It’s a Dog’s Life”; and third prize went to Miguel Angel Valderrama and Ron Hatcher, for their entry entitled “The Visit.”

Kenneth received $2,000 in prize money and had his winning entry shown at the Court Street Stadium 12. Second and third prize winners received a tour of the Gold Vault at the New York Federal Reserve Museum and key operations and functions at the bank.

“The competition promotes financial literacy among young adults” said Krishna Guha, executive veep of Communications Group of the Federal Reserve Bank.

City Tech [300 Jay St. at Myrtle Avenue in Downtown, (718) 260-5979].

Park Slope

Heeding the call

New York Methodist Hospital honored its nurses at the 19th annual Registered Nurses Dinner held this past November. This year’s honorees were recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty, by volunteering one week of their time serving patients in foreign countries. The outstanding Florence Nightingales lauded for their selflessness and dedication were Donna Constantine, Michelle Chester, Bonell S. Kirkley and Ketie Saintelus.

New York Methodist Hospital [506 Sixth St. between Seventh and Eighth avenues in Park Slope (718) 780-3000].

Marine Park

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Budding entertainers at PS 255 wowed parents, staff and the community at the annual Holiday Extravaganza held at the school on Dec. 22. More than 400 people came to cheer on students who played, sang and danced. Seasonal favs like “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” had the audience up and dancing in the aisles, while “snowman” Nicholas Nadirashivili skipped his way around the room and the junior chorus warbled his namesake song, “Frosty the Snowman.”

PS 255 [1866 E. 17th St. between Avenues R and S in Marine Park, (718) 376-8494].

Reach reporter Joanna DelBuono at jdelbuono@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2523.

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