Colleagues describe Carol A. Kozlowski, RN, as a professional, encouraged professional development and exemplified the true meaning of a professional nurse. Her leadership style served as role model for those fortunate enough to work with her.
In fond remembrance of Carol’s legacy and in recognition of a notable career spanning 45 years at Brooks Hospital, upon her passing last month, the nursing leadership team went about the task of collecting anecdotes, memories and pictures of their former Vice President of Nursing. By and large, one account after the next coincidentally shared a common theme, they felt privileged to be part of her professional nursing team.
Until her retirement in 2006, Carol was a highly respected leader among her peers, who left a lasting and positive impression by inspiring others to practice quality nursing care delivery. As for her personal attributes, she was well-liked by patients, physicians and hospital staff.
In honor of Carol’s commitment to not only quality in healthcare, but in quality of character, Brooks collected non-perishable food items for donation to the Dunkirk Senior Center Foodbank, where their colleague and mentor volunteered.
Nursing leadership team from L to R: Sophia Arana-Clayton; Michelle Prockhnal; Sheila Cole; Lisa Maslak; Brian Pitts; Jodi Witherell; Kathy Dilllenburg
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