Greater NY Nursing Dots

Meet Our Model

We always include family in our care plan

Care is more than our job, it’s our calling.

We consistently recognize our duty to:

  • Patient and family
  • Greater NY caregiver
  • Referral source
  • Insurance carrier

By positioning our skilled team and company at the center, everyone becomes a beneficiary.

 

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Extending family life™

Greater NY Nursing brings and keeps high-acuity patients home.

Inspired to serve the entire family unit, we select our health professionals for their clinical skills and personal devotion.

Together, we ensure loved ones with medical complexities remain safely living, at home, with family, where they belong.

Some call it nursing. Others call it nurturing.
                                               We call it Greater NY.

Our team is always held
to a Greater standard

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Critical is our calling

In a departure from the standard licensed home care model, we invest our efforts in the critically ill population. To this day, Greater NY Nursing champions care that directly contributes to the extension of life.

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Life made better

Our mission is to keep families together, especially in the face of medical adversity. This means bringing your loved one home, with the necessary care, so the entire family unit remains intact.

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Training with Care™

Our proprietary, evidence-based curriculum and training platform is designed to empower nurses for success in real-life situations. As with everything we do, our goal is to make great even Greater.

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Great minds at work

Joseph

President

Joseph Sofer President

The healthcare whisperer

Among Joseph’s many talents is his innate ability to develop solutions for the most complex patient cases. Such creativity, coupled with his 10+ years in the business, has helped propel Greater NY Nursing to a leadership position in the healthcare world.

As President, Joseph fulfills several roles including strategizing on existing and emerging programs, configuration of long-term company outlooks, anticipation of future challenges, and development of care-based solutions. He regularly collaborates with the senior management team to set goals and aspirations for the agency, ensuring its continued viability and growth. Joseph pioneered Greater NY’s Training with Care™ program—which is the most effective program of its kind —as another way that his company makes a Great nurse even Greater.
That notion of extending life, day in and day out, inspires Joseph’s extraordinary dedication and drive. In his own words, “There is nothing more motivating than the experience of speaking with families who fully expect to say goodbye to their loved ones—only to see their lives extended for many weeks, months, even years.”

At home, Joseph lives by the motto: make a difference every day. Beyond spending time with his precious family, he loves to pursue ongoing industry education and performs extensive charity work, providing aid for families of the hospitalized.

Joseph’s favorite quote:

Whoever saves one life,

saves the entire world.

Thomas Keneally

Sam

Chief Executive Officer

Sam Hauptman Chief Executive Officer

Guiding the Greater good

Sam, in his role as CEO at Greater NY ​Nursing, personifies the ideal of servant leadership: inspiring by example, empowering by action, and leading ​by ensuring his team has the resources they need to succeed.

Leveraging 25 years of experience in business and management, the majority of it in healthcare, Sam wields an impactful arsenal of ​insight and skill ​to steer Greater NY Nursing’s remarkable trajectory. He combines his passion for medical innovation with his drive for organizational efficiency to continually improve day-to-day operations, develop and deploy proactive management initiatives, and keeping true to the company mission of Extending family life™.

It is Sam’s lifelong belief in the value of family that gives his work meaning. When asked why he chose Greater NY Nursing as his corporate home, he says simply that no other healthcare entity wraps itself around the patient and their family quite like Greater NY.

Away from work, he escapes title and position to perform his favorite duties of husband and father. He also serves on the board of his community synagogue, regularly lends his expertise on healthcare issues, and often runs point on community events and projects.

Sam’s favorite quote:

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;

when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say:

We did it ourselves.

Lao Tzu

Avigail

RN, BSN/Director of Patient Services

Avigail Weiss RN, BSN/Director of Patient Services

Leading with love

Since her earliest calling to the profession, Avigail always appreciated the inherent balance of home care, which is a clinical and human-centered approach. A staunch promoter of health and wellness, she is extremely vocal about the sanctity of life.

Before bringing her extensive skill set to Greater NY Nursing, Avigail worked hands-on and as a supervisor of cardiac and palliative care, infusion, wound care, nursing education, clinical operations, and complex-case community nursing. Today, as Director of Patient Services, she ensures the agency’s clinical services are delivered with uncompromising clinical excellence and in total compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations. No doubt, her greatest career accomplishment is keeping patients safe, healthy, and content while surrounded by the love of family.

When asked about her team’s experiences in Extending family life™, Avigail is happy to report there are “Too many to list.” However, one story best captures their profound accomplishments. Upon the passing of her mother at the age of 106, one woman expressed her gratitude: “If I had a mother until now, it’s because of the nurses at Greater NY.”

Outside the workplace, Avigail lives in the company of family, baking, gardening, and exercising. A generous volunteer, she also provides free eldercare planning and nursing services for individuals undergoing fertility treatments.

Avigail’s favorite quote:

He who has health has hope; 

and he who has hope, has everything.

Thomas Carlyle

Donna

MSN/Director of Staff Development

Donna Rocks MSN/Director of Staff Development

Empowering through education

Donna’s story is one of lifelong dedication and transformation. Inspired to join the nursing profession at the young age of 12, she built a successful career in critical care before transitioning to community nursing, education, compliance, and leadership.

A natural-born educator and academic, she also serves as an adjunct professor at a local university. These proficiencies and accomplishments make her an instrumental part of the Greater NY Nursing family. Today, as Director of Staff Development, Donna draws on her vast healthcare knowledge and instructional expertise to develop and deliver training programs for new and existing staff.

When asked what she loves about Greater NY, Donna points to her colleagues and their culture of compassion: “When they ask, ‘How are you?’ they really take the time to listen to your response.” She enjoys working alongside the company’s devoted leadership, helping to identify future needs and make a difference with staff.

Outside of work, Donna is a true renaissance woman, enjoying running, yoga, reading, swimming, cross-country skiing, as well as leisurely walks on the beach. She also volunteers as a local learning leader and supports her community food drives.

Donna’s favorite quote:

The capacity to learn is a gift;

the ability to learn is a skill; 

the willingness to learn is a choice.

Brian Herbert

Kevin

Director of Recruiting

Kevin Kasper Director of Recruiting

The staff socializer

Kevin brings over 20 years of business experience to his role as Director of Recruitment at Greater NY Nursing. He has spent the last 7 of those years leading and building consulting recruiting departments across several industries.

An eternal optimist and natural nurturer, Kevin has a passion for uplifting the people in his presence and giving them the opportunity to become the best version of themselves. This is just one of the many reasons he cherishes his multifaceted role at Greater NY. Most importantly, he understands that the agency’s mission of providing the highest level of patient care begins with hiring caring people. His highly trained team are on the lookout for true professionals who are committed to excellence in performance and continued personal growth.

Kevin exhibits an extraordinary knack for talent acquisition, leveraging his warm yet straightforward communication, approachable demeanor, target-driven ambition, multi-tasking expertise, and exceptional listening skills.

When he is not hard at work finding the best people for the job, Kevin enjoys biking, listening to great music, and spending time with his wife, 5 children, and 2 grandchildren. He also serves on the board of his synagogue and volunteers his time at a local food bank.

Kevin’s favorite quote:

Hire character.

Train skill.

Peter Schutz