Northwell Health President and CEO Michael Dowling served as the keynote speaker June 15 at SJC Long Island’s fifth annual Alumni Achievement Awards in Health Care and Human Services.
“It’s important for all of you involved in health care, especially at a college like this, to know there is a lot more success in health care than failure,” Dowling said.
“I believe if you’re not positive in the field that you want to move into, you should probably think about moving into another field,” he continued. “You have to be the change agent. That’s willing to fail. Because if you don’t fail at something, that means you never tried to do anything. Success is built on the back of failure.”
SJC’s change agents honored this year were Amy Loeb, RN, BSN ’06, MBA ’12, Ed.D., vice president and chief nursing officer at Peconic Bay Medical Center; Lu Ann Rowland RN, BSN ’13, MSN ’16, staff nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital; and Mary Ellen Guszack, RN, BSN, MS ’17, lead team manager for the Home Care Office at Catholic Health Services.
Each spring, SJC’s achievement awards are presented to several alumni in the areas of nursing, health care management and human services leadership. View a video recap of the event below: