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Long Beach Resident Receives High Honor at Winthrop’s Nurse Appreciation Breakfast - Archived
June 17, 2014

Long Beach resident, Shelia Dennehy, RN, MS, CDE, was recently honored during Winthrop-University Hospital’s Annual Nurse Appreciation breakfast with the 2014 Mentor/Educator/Preceptor Award for her work with Winthrop’s Pediatric Diabetes Program. The award recognizes one individual who exhibits professionalism and excellence and exemplifies integrity and fairness as a mentor, educator and/or preceptor.

A diabetes educator for many years, Ms. Dennehy has been with Winthrop since 2004. She is the consummate professional whose expertise, empathy and strong work ethic cannot be measured by an evaluation form or rating scale but by the impact she has had on hundreds of children with diabetes. The parents of these children also depend on the wealth of information that Ms. Dennehy shares to assist them in keeping their children healthy, happy and living a normal life.

Ms. Dennehy has been a nurse for over 25 years, spending many years in the ICU and as a supervisor. She later pursued a Master’s degree in the field of Pediatric Diabetes. She has presented at the National Convention for Diabetes Educators (an American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Convention) on the unique challenges of toddlers, children and teens with Type 1 Diabetes. She is also an active member of the AADE and assists in developing and compiling information for Winthrop’s American Diabetes Association National Recognition status as well as its designation in U.S .News and World Report as a premier Pediatric Diabetes Program.

Through the publishing of many articles and being an active member of the Diabetes Educator Community, Ms. Dennehy continues to make a difference in the lives of all that she comes in contact with. Winthrop-University Hospital and its Department of Pediatrics congratulate Ms. Dennehy on this remarkable accomplishment.

For additional information about the Pediatric Diabetes program at Winthrop, call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit

Contact: Leanna Cherry
Public Relations Manager
(516) 663-2234