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Ana Rodriguez, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Nurse, Voted 2022 Amazing Employee of the Year

She was nominated and selected by her peers from among 30 health system employees vying for the recognition

Recently, Rodriguez also received media recognition for her bravery and heroism when she helped a child escape from a burning car on the FDR Drive

Feb 23, 2023

NYC Health + Hospitals today announced that Ana Rodriguez, a nurse at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, was voted “2022 Amazing Employee of the Year,” representing the public health system’s 43,000-strong workforce. Rodriguez was recognized for her 15-year commitment and dedication to the health system as an ICU nurse and for her heroic actions saving a child on the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive. At the hospital she is the Director of Nursing for Nursing Recruitment, Phlebotomy, and Patient Transport. In addition to these duties, once a week she is also a medical and surgical nursing clinical instructor teaching nursing students how to care for patients. This keeps her connected to bedside care, and it gives her the opportunity to serve as a role model for future nurses. Rodriguez started her career with the health system in 2008 at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull. She was born in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, and moved to NYC when she was 3. 

“I’m so thankful to all those who voted for me. As a young woman, I knew I wanted to help people, which is why I became a nurse and work at NYC Health + Hospitals,” said Rodriguez. “It is especially important for me to work for an organization whose vision and mission align with how I feel. There is a great sense of pride in being a part of a team where all patients are treated equally regardless of their socioeconomic or immigration status.” 

“Ana embodies the NYC Health + Hospitals’ nurses’ spirit,” said NYC Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz, MD. “She not only takes care of New Yorkers on the side of the road and patients in our hospitals, she passes along her lifetime of knowledge to teach future nurses. These qualities make Ana Rodriguez truly amazing.”

“We are so incredibly proud of Ana Rodriguez being voted 2022 Amazing Employee of the Year,” said NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue Chief Executive Officer William Hicks. “Ana is a perfect example of someone who takes great pride in her work and goes above and beyond to care for others. She is a problem-solver who is ready to spring into action when needed.  We think all of our employees at Bellevue are exceptional, and Ana is truly amazing.” 

Media Contact: 212-562-4516; BellevuePublicRelations@nychhc.org

About NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue 
NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue is America’s oldest public hospital, established in 1736. Affiliated with the NYU School of Medicine, the 844-bed hospital is a major referral center for highly complex cases, with its 6,000 employees including highly skilled, interdisciplinary clinical staff. It is a Level 1 Trauma Center and sees more than 110,000 emergency room visits and 500,000 outpatient visits annually. Clinical centers of excellence include: Emergency Medicine and Trauma Care; Cardiovascular Services; Designated Regional Perinatal Center and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU); Comprehensive Children’s Psychiatric Emergency Program; and Cancer Services. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org/bellevue or find us on twitter.com/BellevueHospital

About NYC Health + Hospitals
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest municipal health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus health plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 43,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.