Karen LoPiccolo

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Karen LoPiccolo | Legislator Tom Donnelly's Honoree

17. Karen LoPiccoloKaren LoPiccolo RN of Deer Park, NY has been a nurse for over 30 years and for the past 17 years is an ASU nurse at Good Samaritan Hospital, West Islip. The ambulatory unit Karen works in helps a diverse population in both age and culture.  Karen has worked with patients preparing for surgery or a procedure and discharge home to blood transfusions and IV infusions. The current concentration for her unit is surgical patients, outpatient endoscopy patients and pain management patients.  Her focus is education and providing an environment that decreases stress and anxiety. As Karen stated: “it’s a very comforting feeling knowing that you helped get someone through their day and I have always felt nursing is about people first.  I take care of my patients and they are a priority.”