Book - Ellis Angels On The Move

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Ellis Angels On The Move: Making A Difference In Brooklyn by Carole Lee Limata, RN, MSN


Ellis Angels On The Move: Making A Difference in Brooklyn is the continuing story of Ellis Angels: The Nurses of Ellis Island Hospital.


Nurse Angie Bosco and the ladies-in-white continue their work, caring for newly-arrived immigrants at Ellis Island. However, 1925 finds Nurse Angie Bosco leaving Ellis Island, moving to a section of Brooklyn called Williamsburg. There, she begins working closely with Dr. Abraham Goodwin, establishing the Nativity Settlement House and Health Clinic. Before Angie begins her journey, she meets with Lillian Wald, the founder of the New York Visiting Nurses at The Henry Street Settlement House. Lillian teaches her the importance of establishing trust with the residents in the neighborhood. As Angie settles in Williamsburg, she lives at a nearby church convent, and quickly immerses herself into the culture and the customs of the diverse community. She connects with Visiting Nurse Maureen O’Shaughnassey and her long-time friend, Nurse Adeline Ferme’. Nurse Angie and Doctor Abe begin to have many unanswered questions about the mysterious activities of their neighbors. They slowly uncover answers, and learn the vital contribution a settlement house can make in helping the immigrants achieve their American dreams. In the process, they achieve their own dreams, as well.


About the Author 


Carole Lee Limata graduated with an Associate Degree (AAS) in Nursing from Queens College, New York in 1968. After taking her Nursing Boards that summer, she worked as a Registered Nurse at New York City’s Metropolitan Hospital, and then, at the City’s Premature Nursery Center located at Elmhurst Hospital before moving to Northern California. She received a Bachelor’s Degree (BSN) from Sacramento State University and earned a Master’s Degree (MSN) from the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) in 1980. She is a member of the National Nurses Honor Society. Throughout her forty-year nursing career, Carole worked as a staff nurse, supervisor, maternity faculty member, and prenatal educator before becoming a Director of a Maternity Department. In the early 1980’s, she expanded the prenatal education curriculum into the Oakland community, offering more than twenty different classes to expectant mothers and their families. In 2008, she retired from her final position as Supervisor of the Screening Programs at the Kaiser Permanente Genetics Department in Oakland, California. Carole has three wonderful grown children, two terrific son-in-laws, and three beautiful grandchildren. With her husband, Al, she divides her time equally between both coasts.


Product details


  • Series: Ellis Angels (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 22, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

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