Northwell names Sandra Lindsay to public health leadership role

Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Sandra Lindsay, RN, transitions from clinical leadership to public health advocacy post

Northwell Health today announced that Sandra Lindsay, RN, MBA, DHSc, the first American to be vaccinated in the fight against Covid-19 and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, has been appointed vice president of public health advocacy.

Dr. Lindsay spent 29 years in nursing, most recently serving as director of nursing critical care at Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center in New Hyde Park. She led from the front lines of the pandemic, both during the First Wave from March-June 2020 and then volunteering to become the first American vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine on December 14, 2020.

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