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ELIH nurse recognized as ‘Top Nurse’ by International Nurses Association

Deborah Boesch-O’Toole Courtesy photo: Eastern Long Island Hospital

One of Eastern Long Island Hospital’s nursing staff has been named a “top nurse” by the International Nurses Association.

Deborah Boesch-O’Toole RN, manager of peri-operative services, began her nursing career more than 42 years ago. Boesch-O’Toole joined the nursing team at Eastern Long Island Hospital in 2012. Before joining ELIH, she was a nurse at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue, and an operating room nurse manager at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead and Stony Brook University Medical Center.

“With a commitment to caring for patients undergoing surgery, Deborah continually uses her nursing skills to prepare patients and alleviate any questions or concerns they may have in regard to their procedure. Focused on quality care, she is directly involved with protocols, assessments and monitoring to most aptly prepare each patient for an optimal surgical experience,” said D. Patricia Pispisa, senior vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer.

Boesch-O’Toole is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the honor society of nursing. It is the second-largest nursing organization in the world with approximately 135,000 active members. Boesch-O’Toole currently resides in Hampton Bays.