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A recent nursing school graduate searching for a job in her field for two years finally found one after participating in a unique Rhode Island nursing residency program called Passport to Practice. Read more »
UMass Boston educator becomes RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholar
Emily J. Jones, PhD, RNC-OB, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, was named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar on Oct. 3, along with 11 other nursing faculty members from around the U.S. Read more »
UMass Amherst receives $1 million grant to help vets enter nursing workforce
The University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing has received a three-year, $1 million federal grant to implement Heroes into Health Care: Veterans Entering the Nursing Workforce, a program designed to increase the number and percentage of ethnic minority and disadvantaged veterans who successfully complete a university-based nursing education and become employed as nurses. Read more »
Massachusetts hospice home earns Hometown Hero award from TV station
The Pat Roche Hospice Home, Hingham, Mass., and NVNA and Hospice, Norwell, Mass., were recently honored by Fox 25 TV and Digital Federal Credit Union for making a difference in the community. Read more »
Norwell VNA and Hospice wins ADA recognition
Norwell (Mass.) VNA and Hospice has been awarded continued recognition with the American Diabetes Association Education recognition certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program. The program was first recognized in 2008, according to a news release. Read more »
Most Wired list for 2014 includes 20 New England honorees
Twenty New England hospitals and health systems in the region have been named Most Wired organizations of 2014 by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. The annual Most Wired survey measures the level of information technology adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems. Read more »
Emerson Hospital unit achieves high honors from Massachusetts
For the third year in a row, the rehabilitation and transitional care unit at Emerson Hospital, Concord, Mass., received the highest marks on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health deficiency-free survey. Read more »
Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women's among U.S. News Best Hospitals
The city of Boston boasted two of the top nine facilities in the recently released U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals list. Read more »
Emerson Hospital's president, CEO earns policy board post
Christine Schuster, RN, MBA, president and CEO of Emerson Hospital, Concord, Mass., has been named to the regional policy board for the New England region by the American Hospital Association, in partnership with the Massachusetts Hospital Association. Read more »
Kazer takes over as Fairfield University nursing dean
Meredith Wallace Kazer, APRN, PhD, FAAN, a professor and associate dean of Fairfield University's School of Nursing, has been appointed to a two-year term as dean of the school. Read more »
Dana-Farber opens location at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
On June 24, Boston-based Dana-Farber Cancer Institute announced the opening of a new satellite location for hematology and oncology services at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Brighton, Mass. Read more »


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