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HSS Honors: Nurses’ Week (Part 3)

Magda Albanese, nurse

In honor of National Nurses Week, we will be running a blog series where you’ll get to know a few of our nurses who are at the heart of every aspect of patient care at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). In our third installment, meet Magda Albanese. Read our previous installments here.


1. Can you tell us your name, unit, and how many years you’ve worked at HSS?

My name is Magda Albanese and I work in the Perioperative Unit/Main OR. I’ve been with HSS for 10 years.


2. What does it mean for you to be a nurse?

Being a nurse means everything to me; it means that I have the privilege of getting up each day and helping our patients’ live better lives. We are patient advocates!


3. What drove you to pursue a career in nursing?

I have an inherent desire to help and serve others—what better way to serve another person than to care for their health?


4.Why do you love being a nurse at HSS?

I love being a nurse at HSS because there is an overall culture of excellence—only the top of the line healthcare professionals are entrusted to serve and treat our patients. Additionally, there is a family-like atmosphere that makes me look forward to coming to work every day.


5. Can you give us a fun fact about being a nurse?

Most nurses are women. Although there are plenty of male nurses, women still make up the majority of the nursing profession. I’m all about girl power! Another interesting fact about being an operating room nurse is that I find myself counting stuff at home.

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