NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center clinical nurse specialist Andrew Greenway was awarded a 2022 National Magnet Nurse of the Year® award. The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of clinical nurses in Magnet® designated organizations, acknowledging contributions that exemplify excellence in leadership and innovation.
Throughout his career at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Surgical Intensive Care Unit and the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center, Greenway has championed improvements in patient care. His leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic helped guide the nursing staff on caring for critically ill patients.
“Andrew is an outstanding nurse clinician and nurse researcher,” says Rosanne Raso, vice president and chief nursing officer at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “He has consistently led clinical nurse improvements and innovations, and his contributions to helping train nurses during the COVID-19 surge were instrumental.”
The COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t the first crisis Greenway spent on the front lines. He was working his regular shift on the eighth floor on September 11, 2001, when he first heard that planes had struck the Twin Towers. Greenway took care of patients who suffered from the most severe burn injuries that tragic day.
While he has made a great difference in the lives of his patients, he attributes his successes to his colleagues. “I am so grateful for the NewYork-Presbyterian nursing community that made this Magnet award possible,” says Greenway. “I am surrounded by colleagues who make our hospital and the world a better place. This may be an individual recognition, but it’s a reflection of our collective work in the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center and the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.”