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Lorna Mullings, RN, MSN/MPH

Lorna Mullings, RN, MSN/MPH
Associate Director of Nursing
NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull

Lorna Mullings had been a nurse for several years when she decided to go back to school for a master’s degree in nursing and public health.

A course in international nursing focused her attention on health and poverty in developing countries, and that led her to organize a medical mission to Jamaica. That was nearly 20 years ago, and it led Mullings and her husband – both ordained ministers – to create a nonprofit organization, Dorcas Medical Mission, that has carried out nearly 50 medical missionary activities in 15 countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

Mullings, a nurse at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull for eight years, is admired for her compassion for those in need, whether they are close to home or across the world. She’s recruited dozens of doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and other health professionals to join her on medical missions. “She is quite persuasive in getting physicians to close their practices and donate their time, talent and money to care for the needy,” says Woodhull’s chief nursing officer. “She is a true humanitarian.”

At Woodhull, she covers the evening tours, when staffing and access can be challenging. Through her vast experience bringing medical aid to poor people around the world, she helps her Woodhull colleagues see beyond the horizon and meet their perceived challenges with positivity and fortitude.

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