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Einstein Healthcare Network appoints new associate chief nurse
Jill Stunkard, RN, MSN, has been appointed associate chief nurse for Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia. During her 30-year tenure at Einstein, Stunkard has demonstrated effective leadership abilities in both clinical and administrative nursing roles for the network, according to a news release. A strong advocate for and participant in nursing shared governance and a leader of Einstein's RN Excellence...READ MORE »
Olivet Nazarene graduate student wins national nurse award
Julie Bright-Allott, RN, BSN, a student in Olivet Nazarene University's School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, has been selected as the National Nurse of the Year by Kelly Services. She received the award for her professionalism, competence and strong work ethic, according to a news release. Based on performance feedback from Kelly customers, the award was developed to recognize Kelly nurses for their...READ MORE »
Two UM doctoral nursing students named Jonas Scholars
Two doctoral candidates from the University of Maryland School of Nursing have been selected into the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholar Program. UMSON faculty member and DNP student Linda Murray, CRNP-Ped, MS, clinical instructor, and Valerie Dernetz, RN, MA, BSN, a second-year PhD student, have been named Jonas Scholars. Supported by the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, the program aims to increase the...READ MORE »
Medical Center of Lewisville earns Quality Improvement Award
Medical Center of Lewisville has received the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award from TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. The Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award program, sponsored by TMF, Texas Hospital Association and Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, recognizes Texas hospitals that have undertaken quality initiatives to...READ MORE »
4 West region hospitals earn honor roll status in new Best Hospitals survey
Three facilities in California and one in Washington were among the 17 hospitals nationwide to earn honor roll status in the U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 "Best Hospitals" survey. To be among the honor roll, hospitals have to have "very high scores in at least six specialties," according to the U.S. News & World Report survey. Nationally, UCLA Medical Center ranked fifth, UCSF Medical Center, San...READ MORE »
Hospitals making headlines: Lawrence Hospital Center earns joint replacement recognition
Lawrence Hospital Center, Bronxville, N.Y., has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its joint replacement program by demonstrating compliance with the commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety. "The Joint Commission certification is a significant achievement for us and underscores the quality of our program," Maureen Kirk, RN, MBA, director of the Joint Replacement Center...READ MORE »
Carroll DAISY award given to long-time nurse
Elizabeth Long, RN, received Carroll Hospital Center's June DAISY Award. A nurse at the center for almost 23 years, Long was honored for her care that ensured a patient received the prompt treatment she needed at home. "Beth is an outstanding nurse who always puts the needs of her patients first," Stephanie Reid, RN, BSN, MBA, vice president of quality and CNO at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., said in...READ MORE »
Medical Center of Trinity earns Women's Choice Award
Medical Center of Trinity (Fla.) has been named a recipient of the Women's Choice Award as one of America's best hospitals in emergency care. The award honored the nation's best healthcare institutions and signifies Medical Center of Trinity's commitment and passion for creating an extraordinary healthcare experience, according to a news release. "We believe that women who are aware of this award will value it with...READ MORE »
Mount Sinai facilities celebrate dual Magnet achievements
Nurses at Mount Sinai Hospital facilities celebrated two Magnet recognition announcements on July 17. The Mount Sinai Hospital, Manhattan, hosted a celebration to honor its third consecutive Magnet designation for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In addition, Mount Sinai Queens was honored as a first-time Magnet recipient. Fewer than 8% of hospitals worldwide have received the...READ MORE »
Oak Crest retirement community names director of nursing
Oak Crest, the Erickson Living retirement community in Parkville, Md., has promoted Pam Spry, RN, BSN, to be its director of nursing, according to a news release. Spry has worked for Oak Crest for nine years, previously serving as quality assurance/quality improvement nurse in the continuing care area. As director of nursing, Spry will focus on providing person-centered healthcare and fostering a culture of...READ MORE »
What is the best way for other employees to deal with an RN supervisor dating another employee under his/her direct supervision?
Question: Dear Nancy, If a nurse is in a supervisory position, is it not illegal and unethical to date another employee under your direct supervision? There have been times when other employees have been making comments about one female supervisor to her boyfriend because they are not aware of their ongoing relationship. This is leading to retaliation in the form of bad evaluations, assignment and scheduling. What...READ MORE »
Can an RN educated in Puerto Rico, who has not practiced as an RN for 10 years in the U.S., take a refresher course in the U.S.?
Question: Dear Donna, From Facebook: I am a nurse from Puerto Rico and I have not worked as a nurse for 10 years. Can I take a refresher course here in the U.S.? Educated in Puerto Rico Dear Donna replies: Dear Educated in Puerto Rico, You typically need a U.S. RN license to take a refresher course in the U.S. That is because your clinical time, as part of the course, will be done in a hospital in the U.S. This...READ MORE »
RWJF grants to help prepare PhD nurses
Seventeen nurses will receive financial support as they pursue their PhDs, thanks to grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program. RWJF announced June 15 the first 14 schools of nursing selected to receive grants to support these nurses, according to a news release. Each school will select students to receive financial support, mentoring and leadership development over the three...READ MORE »
Rutgers Cancer Institute nurses present research at ONS event
Two nurses at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick have explored an educational initiative to help breast cancer patients navigate the pre-surgical treatment regimen. They recently presented their research at the Oncology Nursing Society's annual Congress in Anaheim, Calif. Clinical management of patients with early stage breast cancer has come to include chemotherapy aimed at shrinking tumors...READ MORE »
Rutgers, Saint Peter's sign affiliation agreement
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences and Saint Peter's Healthcare System, New Brunswick, N.J., have signed an affiliation agreement to enhance medical education, the delivery of healthcare and research opportunities within New Jersey, according to a news release. On July 1, Saint Peter's became a major clinical affiliate with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and...READ MORE »