Delaying Retirement for Baby-Friendly Designation

Published On: October 17, 2023|

Dianne Velez, RN, BSN, IBCLC, was scheduled to retire in December 2022. As she was closing in on her 39th year of work at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan, the popular nurse was getting ready to focus on other interests such as volunteering in the community.

Dianne Velez, RN, BSN, IBCLC with a new mother and baby

But Dianne had unfinished business to attend to. The facility’s Baby-Friendly designation, which must be renewed every five years, had not been secured for the 2023 cycle. And Dianne was not going anywhere without it.

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