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Shila Pandya, BSN, RN

Shila Pandya, BSN, RN
Staff Nurse
NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

When Shila Pandya says her “greatest joy and reward comes from helping others in need,” it isn’t just a cliché. Aside from her service at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, she is widely admired for her travels as a medical volunteer to countries around the world.

Pandya has traveled to Mexico with the New York State Nurses Association to help migrant children and their families detained at the border. She has gone to Guatemala with an RN response network to help disaster victims and to the Amazon to aid families who have limited access to health care. “All of these patients have one thing in common,” Pandya says. “They are grateful for any nurse to help them with their health and the health of their children and families. All of these patients inspire me with their resilience and determination to move forward regardless of their situation.

Back here in New York, Pandya credits her colleagues in the Bellevue Emergency Department with inspiring her. “I see my coworkers working so hard every single day to better the lives of our patients, one by one. They are excellent, passionate, skillful, caring. They motivate me every day,” she says.

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