Hospice Care Network in Fresh Meadows
Betty Sullivan, RN, has joined the Fresh Meadows location of the Hospice Care Network, one of the largest hospice groups in New York.
Sullivan has been in healthcare for 35 years. She spent 12 years at Nassau University Medical Center in breast imaging and prior to that she worked at Kings County Hospital Intensive Care Unit, Queens Hospital Center Post-Anesthesia, and Chapin Nursing Home's long-term care. Before taking her job at Hospice Care Network, she was the associate director of health care services at All Metro Healthcare.
Through Landmark Education, Sullivan took a series of leadership workshops that focused on how to live a powerful life and how to fulfill one's dreams. It was there that she realized sitting at a computer terminal at All Metro Healthcare, did not inspire her. She missed her patients and decided to return to patient care.
Sullivan said that her current job is the most fulfilling job in healthcare. Her goal is for her patients to have a peaceful death. She wants to make sure the patient and the family is comfortable. She cares for her patients personally and gives them support during such a serious time.
“Hospice seems to be a calling,” said Sullivan.
Sullivan, a current resident of Floral Park, Long Island lived in Jamaica, Queens for ten years. She graduated in 1972 from Kings County Hospital of Nursing in Brooklyn and then went on to receive a BS in healthcare administration from St. Joseph's College. She recently continued her education by taking a one-year program to become a legal nursing consultant from Long Island University's C.W. Post campus.
In 2005, as a part of one of her Landmark Education workshops, Sullivan ran a fundraiser for brain cancer research and raised $6,000 for the Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York City.