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Maria Gonzalez is the Director of Nursing at Ellenville Regional Hospital. She currently serves as a delegate to the New York State council for the Emergency Nursing Association General Assembly. In July 2016, she was invited to the 4th Annual Health Forum/ AHA Leadership Summit to provide a poster presentation on Ellenville Regional Hospital’s (ERH’s) Max Series Project, an opioid treatment program that was developed as part of a Delivery Service Reform Incentive Project (DSRIP) project for ERH’s Emergency Department.
Maria Gonzalez graduated from Ulster County Community College in May 1995 with an Associate degree in Science. She began her career as registered nurse in 1996 as a full time oncology nurse. In 1997, she became an Oncology Certified RN. In 2011, she became interested in another challenging specialty and became a member of the Emergency Department team at Ellenville Regional Hospital. In order to equip herself with the necessary tools for her new role, she became credentialed in Neonatal Advance Life support, Advance Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. In addition, she completed the Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC), and the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) offered by the Emergency Nurses Association. She has also maintained her credentials as a certified Emergency Nurse for the past twelve years.
In 2013, she completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing at SUNY IT in Utica, New York. In 2017, Ms. Gonzales was promoted to Director of Nursing.