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FHCA Honors Dedicated Miami Administrator With Rising Star in Nursing Award

June 22, 2016
Contact: Kristen Knapp, APR

Tallahassee, Fla. – Amina Dubuisson left her native Haiti years ago, but she never truly left the island behind. That’s why as an adult, she frequently returns to her homeland to apply her skills as a registered nurse, exhibiting the same commitment to helping others that she demonstrates on a daily basis as executive director at North Beach Rehabilitation Center in Miami.

Dubuisson’s dedication to others has now been singled out by the Florida Health Care Association, which is honoring has with its Long Term Care Rising Star in Nursing Award. The statewide honor recognizes Dubuisson for her tireless efforts that go above and beyond in her field.

“Amina Dubuisson’s passion for helping others, both in her chosen field and in the world at large, is something that makes all of us proud to call her our colleague,” said Emmett Reed, FHCA executive director. “Her dedication and many years of hard work, including her outstanding relief work in Haiti, provide a shining example for all nurses in long term care.”

The Rising Star in Nursing Award recognizes an emerging nurse leader who has demonstrated excellence in nursing and person-centered care practices. It honors the future generation of nurse leaders, individuals whose .contributions demonstrate a positive impact in clinical practice and a demonstrated commitment to person-centered care.

Dubuisson’s nursing career began when she earned her LPN license in 1995, five years after moving to the United States, and she has continued to build on her training over the years. Dubuisson regularly travels to her homeland of Haiti on mission trips to provide care and support to hurricane victims who have been left orphaned.

Dubuisson divides her time focusing on her dual passions: long term care for those in need and her eternal commitment to her Haitian origin. Even while working to improve the lives of residents of her long term care facility, she also serves as president of the Haitian American Nurses Association of Florida. She is also a regional vice president for the Florida Association Directors of Nursing Administration.

Throughout the many roles Amina Dubuisson has played, it is her passion for long term care and for her homeland that make her shine.  She is always looking for more ways to make a difference, whether in the United States or Haiti, making it clear that this star in nursing is not done rising yet.

Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) is a federation that serves almost 1,000 members and represents more than 500 long term care facilities that provide skilled nursing, post-acute and sub-acute care, short-term rehabilitation, assisted living, and other services to the frail elderly and individuals with disabilities in Florida. The mission of FHCA is to advance the quality of services, image, professional development, and financial stability of its members. As Florida's first and largest advocacy organization for long term care providers and the elderly they serve, the Association has worked diligently since 1954 to assist its members with continuously improving quality of care and quality of life for the state’s growing elder care population. For more information about Florida Health Care Association, visit http://www.fhca.org.  

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