Meet Lori McKee: PICU Assistant Nurse Manager
We asked Lori McKee, RN, BSN, CCRN, a PICU Assistant Nurse Manager at Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center some questions about her day-to-day life. Read her answers and “meet” Lori!
How long have you worked at North Shore-LIJ?
I’ve been here for 21 years and counting!
Why did you choose a career in pediatrics/PICU at North Shore-LIJ?
I chose to work at CCMC (previously Schneider’s) when I graduated from Molloy College. I wanted to work in a specialized children’s hospital and so applied to North Shore-LIJ. I began my journey in nursing as a PICU staff RN in 1991. I remained as a staff RN for 20 years until I accepted a position in the PICU as an Assistant Nurse Manager. Working with critically ill children and their families has challenged me continuously as an RN over the years. The support I receive from my coworkers is inexplicable. Everyone is very supportive and everlasting friendships created.
And the personal gratification of being an RN in the PICU has continued for 21 years.
What is the best part of your day?
Making a difference in the life of a child
Do you have a favorite patient memory?
A child who gave me a Christmas ornament that said I was his angel.
Tell us a little bit about your free time? What are some of your favorites?
Hobbies: bike riding, reading, watching my sons play baseball
TV Shows: Modern Family, Two Broke Girls, Mike and Molly, Criminal Minds
Movies: Rocky I, II, III, IV, Dirty Dancing
Books: Kite Runner
Authors: Jodi Picoult, Elin Hildebrand
Thanks Lori! If you are interested in a Nursing Career with North Shore-LIJ and make the difference in the life of a child and their family? Join our team.