Associate Director of Nephrology and Director of the Nephrology Training Program
Dr. DeVita began her career at LHH in Internal Medicine 25 years ago. Today, she is a leader in the care of patients with kidney disease and hyper tension. Using the newest of treatment modalities and medical therapies, she delivers sensitive, patient-focused care advising many through the maze of treatment options. Dr. DeVita is well published and is a speaker at national meetings.
Assistant Director of Radiology and Administrative Director of the Infusion Center
When an employee chooses to make a career at LHH you can never predict how high they will soar! Eric began his career 8 years ago as a Nuclear Medicine Supervisor. As his department grew, he recognized the need for a Centralized Radiology Scheduling program, which greatly improved customer service. He was part of the team which created the new Ambulatory Infusion Center, a successful addition to the Lenox Hill Service line. In addition to his busy work schedule, he is working toward his MBA in Health Care Administration and finds time to teach Nuclear medicine students at Manhattan College.
If your child is coming to Lenox Hill Hospital at 64th Street for elective surgery, you probably will be cared for by Adele. With over 30 yrs of pediatric nursing experience, patients are assured to receive very good care. In fact, when surveyed after discharge many patients and families mention that Adele went above and beyond to make their stay comfortable.
Audiovisual Technician, Engineering Department
Mel Martinez has been with Lenox Hill Hospital for 21 years. This ex-Marine is self-taught to become an audiovisual-phile, and is now an expert in setting up equipment for virtually every presentation given at the Hospital. No A/V problem is too difficult for Mel, and he respond at any hour, day or night, with a tremendously positive attitude and a smile, whether you are asking him a question for the 1st time, or the same question for the 65th time! Mel is our first multiple level Shining Star recipient, a tribute to his dedication to providing excellent service, above and beyond.
Carlina has been a phlebotomist at LHH since 1989. For many years she came in at 4 a.m. to organize all the lab collections for the day, and then went early to the cardiology unit to collect blood samples from patients scheduled for discharge. Her first nomination came from her colleagues in appreciation of her ability to organize the day’s work quickly and fairly. Carlina now works in the Raisler outpatient lab, and is often one of the first LHH employees that a patient encounters. She is always courteous and welcoming, As one patient noted, “she showed compassion and concern for my comfort”.
Nurse, 5 Wollman
Fe Arra is a CUNY nursing graduate from Queens borough Community College. Fondly called "Fepot" by her friends, she is always ready to greet you with a smile. She was a medical assistant to a former section chief of medicine at BIMC North before joining Lenox Hill in February of 2001. She worked as a Clinical Phlebotomist for several years working full time at night and going to nursing school part time. We are so proud and lucky to have Fe as a staff nurse on the night shift. Her patients love her for her caring, gentle and always sunny disposition, as well as being an expert in phlebotomy and IV insertion.