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Sandra Lindsay

Critical-Care Nurse and Director, Patient Care Services - Critical Care, Northwell Health Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Sandra Lindsay is director of patient care services - critical care at Northwell Health's Long Island Jewish Medical Center in Queens, New York. On December 14, 2020, Lindsay became the first person in the US to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Born and raised in Jamaica, she moved to the US to study nursing. Lindsay joined Northwell Health's Lenox Hill Hospital as an oncology nurse, subsequently training as and becoming a critical-care nurse. She was nurse manager for Lenox Hill’s adult medical intensive care unit and then promoted to unit director. In 2021 Lindsay received the US Citizen and Immigration Services Outstanding Americans by Choice recognition from President Biden and was Grand Marshal of the New York Hometown Heroes Ticker-Tape Parade.

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