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Jasmine Pascual, RN

Jasmine Pascual, RN
Assistant Head Nurse, Pediatrics
NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gouverneur

A first-generation immigrant of Dominican parents, Jasmine Pascual grew up in New York admiring the NYC Health + Hospitals nurses who took care of her sister, who was in and out of hospitals with cerebral palsy. Despite the language barrier, the nurses comforted her mother.

Pascual has come full circle as a nurse in both Pediatrics and Collaborative Care at NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health, Gouverneur since 2016. “My family and I appreciate the care we were given by the city nurses and doctors – their professionalism and their caring spirit,” she says. “Being able to come back and help serve my community means a lot to me. Growing up Latina, there were not many role models that looked like me, that sounded like my family. Serving the Latino community, I strive to make a difference. I want our patients to be able to receive care that they understand, regardless of the language barrier, and to be involved in their care.”

Her colleagues at Gouverneur attest to Pascual’s unusual ability to communicate with her patients. “She has an emotional intelligence about her that allows her to tune in to needs that patients may have difficulty expressing,” said a social worker who recalled a time when Pascual diffused a precarious situation with a suicidal patient. “She practices sensitivity and understanding in some of the most difficult situations.”

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