Good Samaritan University Hospital Director of Advanced Practice Professionals William Bodeker, FNP, has been named President of the Nurse Practitioner Association New York State (The NPA). As the lead advance practice professional at Good Samaritan, Bodeker and his team focus on the clinical needs of the hospital’s patients while providing a high level of care, compassion and comfort. As President of The NPA, Bodeker will be responsible for supervising the business and other affairs of the organization in conjunction with their Board.
Bodeker earned his degree through the Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Rochester. He began his nursing career as a clinical staff nurse in 2000 at the University of Rochester–Strong Memorial Hospital. While there, he worked on a medical/surgical unit, the Cardiothoracic ICU, and the Emergency Department. During this time, he also worked part-time as a Flight Nurse/Paramedic for Mercy Flight Central. This helicopter service provides EMS response and inter-facility transport for upstate New York.
In 2021, he was recruited to Good Samaritan University Hospital in West Islip, NY, where he serves as the Director of Advanced Practice Professionals for the hospital's 100+ employed nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Bodeker has a passion for quality and patient safety. In 2021, he completed the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program sponsored by the United Hospital Fund and the Greater New York Hospital Association.
Since 1980, The NPA has increased the visibility and credibility of nurse practitioners within the health care community, at both the national and state levels of government, and with consumers throughout New York. Its mission is to promote and support the highest standards of health care throughout New York State; through education, advocacy, leadership and fostering the empowerment of nurse practitioner professional practice.