Thank you Dr. Sandra Lindsay!

In July 2022, President Biden awarded her thePresidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor given to any U.S. citizen. Dr. Lindsay also has met with the President of the United Nations, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, and, in July 2021, served as Grand Marshall in New York’s Hometown Heroes Parade. Dr. Lindsay also received the Order of Distinction in the Commander Class from her birthplace, Jamaica West Indies in 2022.
Dr. Lindsay is considered both nationally, and worldwide, as a thought-leader, regarding issues that shape the world, and challenge our times such as the role of hospitals in the post-COVID world. Dr. Lindsay educational accomplishments include a baccalaureate degree in Nursing from St. Joseph's College and a Master’s degree in nursing from Herbert Lehman College, where she returned to deliver the college’s 2022-commencement address. She also earned a master’s degree in business administration from Hofstra University and, in May 2021, completed a doctorate in health sciences with a concentration in global health and leadership and organization behavior from A.T. Still University. In June 2022, Dr. Lindsay published a paper in Nursing Management titled, “Authentic Leadership: Does It Relate to Job Satisfaction and Engagement?”
Dr. Lindsay received her nursing degree at Borough of Manhattan Community College in 1993, where she graduated as valedictorian. In 1994, she joined Northwell Health’s Lenox Hill Hospital as an oncology nurse. Three years later, Dr. Lindsay became a critical care nurse before taking on more leadership roles. She served as nurse manager for the adult medical intensive care unit at Lenox Hill Hospital for more than seven years before becoming its director. Raised in Jamaica by their grandparents, Dr. Lindsay and her siblings moved to the United States in 1986. Being someone who also migrated with my family to the United States from the beautiful island of Jamaica, the importance and value of education, discipline, community, character, hard work, and
service to others were instilled in me from a very young age.
IHPCH strives to assist each student attain an individual education consistent with the values of leadership, scholarship and service. As it states in our school pledge the one we hold so dear, we aim to be a leader and a scholar for the betterment of my community and myself. It is with great honor that I present the 2023 IHPCH Award of Distinction to Dr. Sandra Lindsay for exemplifying the core values of The Institute for Health Professions at Cambria Heights for Leadership, Scholarship ad Service.