Cynthia Hendrickson, RN, BSN
St. Joseph's College
Cynthia Hendrickson is our practice administrator and is also a part of the clinical RN staff at Islip OB-GYN. Cynthia manages the overall clinical and administrative needs within the office. Prior to joining Islip OB-GYN, Cynthia had a career in personal training, as well as varied positions in many aspects of nursing. Cynthia's associate degree was from Nassau Community College. This was followed by a Bachelor of Science Degree in nursing from St. Joseph's College.
During her early career, Cynthia worked in the outpatient setting for Matria Health, performing fetal testing and clinical surveillance throughout the New York Metropolitan area. Cynthia has had extensive clinical experience working in the labor and delivery units at New Island Hospital in Bethpage, as well as being a charge nurse at Nassau University Medical Center. Prior to joining Islip OB-GYN, Cynthia was helping to manage the very busy labor and delivery unit at Southside Hospital.
Along with her administrative duties, Cynthia is foremost in charge of all in-office surgeries. We perform a variety of in-office surgery, for both medical and cosmetic needs. Cynthia developed the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative protocols that enable a very positive patient experience. During the course of the day, Cynthia also helps triage all medical calls and concerns as well as helping to perform an extensive amount of antepartum fetal testing.
Coordination of care is also vital to an OB-GYN practice. Another role served by Cynthia is to help coordinate care among other specialties, when the need arises. Having an RN in that role helps to facilitate the care that is needed, in a very timely manner.
Jaclyn Lamonica, RN, MSN
St. Joseph's College
Jaclyn Lamonica is a part of the RN staff at Islip OB-GYN. Jaclyn always has had a love for nursing, obtaining her associate degree in nursing from Farmingdale State College, where she also played collegiate softball. Jaclyn furthered her education with a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Joseph's College.
After working in the labor and delivery unit at Southside Hospital, Jaclyn obtained a Master of Science Degree in nursing education. Jaclyn's educational skills enable her to teach others extremely well. She is an adjunct professor at Farmingdale State College on a part-time basis, where she teaches nursing students in obstetrics and pediatrics, in their clinical rotations.
Jaclyn is foremost in leading the educational teaching for our patients. Obstetric patients meet with Jaclyn at least four times during their prenatal period. These appointments are for prenatal risk evaluations and educational needs. The appointments prepare excited mothers-to-be for pregnancy, labor and delivery, as well as for their postpartum period. General medical triage and antepartum fetal testing are also a part of Jaclyn's duties, helping to ensure optimum care to all of our patients.
Monthly childbirth classes are also a part of Jaclyn's responsibilities, as she helps to prepare our patients for their little miracles who are on the way. All patients have the opportunity to meet with Jaclyn and become educated in lifestyle changes as we promote healthy choices for everyone. Islip OB-GYN gives Jaclyn the opportunity to care for and educate patients, which is her passion.
Regina Rykert, RN
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