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Cubs pitcher visits Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, nurses
Chicago Cubs pitcher Neil Ramirez visited cancer patients and survivors at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill., on Sept. 17. He signed autographs and posed for photographs with patients, physicians, nurses and hospital associates, according to a news release. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care, the official healthcare sponsor of the Chicago Cubs, according to the release.
Access Health nurses help patients in medically underserved communities
Barbara Alif Doran moved from Pennyslvania to Chicago 13 years ago to take her first nursing job. She has devoted her career to work as a nurse practitioner for the Access Community Health Network, one of the region's largest clinical organizations serving low-income and medically underserved communities in Chicago and surrounding suburbs. "It's the people who drew me here and it's the people who have kept me here,"...READ MORE »
Edward Hospital notable nurses
Nurses from Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill., were recognized for the following achievements: · Mary Vercellino, MSN, RN, APN, CWON, ACNS-BC, co-presented "Ostomy Nightmares" at the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse's Society 2014 National Conference June 30 in Nashville, Tenn. · Debra Jamrose, RN, passed the examination for certified post anesthesia nurse. · Amilyn Barlan, RN, Kristel Brown,...READ MORE »
Olivet Nazarene establishes School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Responding to the growth of its nursing program and an increasing demand for quality professionals in all healthcare fields, Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbannais, Ill., established a new school of nursing and health sciences effective July 1. Olivet has had a nursing program since 1967, but this is the first time nursing has been a designated school of the university, said Linda Davison, MSN, EdD, RN, who has...READ MORE »
DePaul University to offer online RN to MSN program
Registered nurses with an associate's degree in nursing will have the opportunity to advance their careers with a new specialized online degree program from DePaul University in Chicago. With classes beginning in January, the RN to MS in Nursing program offers a path for RNs to earn a BSN degree and MSN degree from DePaul, as well as a graduate certificate from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science,...READ MORE »
Cook County Health System recognizes nurses for outstanding performance
Cook County Health & Hospitals System, the third largest public healthcare system nationwide, held its third Annual Professional Registered Nurse Clinical Excellence Award Program for 2014. The health system recently recognized 12 nurses for outstanding clinical performance based on the following six standards: relationships and caring, visionary, innovative, advocacy, teamwork and collaboration and clinical...READ MORE »
COA accredits post-graduate fellowship program for nurse anesthetists
For the first time, the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, in Park Ridge, Ill., has accredited a post-graduate fellowship for nurse anesthetists, making Hamline (Minn.) University's Post-Graduate Advanced Pain Management Fellowship a part of nurse anesthesia educational history, according to a news release. The COA is the accrediting agency for nurse anesthesia educational programs in...READ MORE »
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital notable nurses
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill., has recognized the following notable nurses: · Monique Calloway, RN, graduated with honors from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill., with a BSN. · Alma Eustace, RN-C, obtained certification in cardiovascular nursing. · Keith Matushek RN, BSN, Karyn Pechinski, CGRN, BSN, and Julie Forsberg Dipl, CGRN, presented a poster, "Developing a FMT...READ MORE »
Foundation awards four nursing scholarships
Four Saint Xavier University students from the School of Nursing, Chicago, have been awarded scholarships of $2,500 each from the Blue Island Community Healthcare Foundation. The recipients are Bridget Allen of Blue Island, Jennifer Hodorowicz of Palos Heights, Christie Lewis of Hometown and Kaylin Schrader of Oak Lawn, according to a news release. Allen, a Marist High School graduate, plans to go into critical care...READ MORE »
Loyola School of Nursing recognizes faculty, alumni accomplishments
Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in Maywood, Ill., recognized recent accomplishments and honors for faculty and alumni: · Vicki Keough, APRN-BC, PhD, ACNP, FAAN, dean and professor, received the Emergency Nurses Association's Judith C. Kelleher Award. The award is one of 12 achievement awards bestowed annually that recognizes emergency nurses who exemplify exceptional professional...READ MORE »
UIC receives grant for PhD nursing scholarship
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing is one of 14 schools of nursing nationwide to receive a grant from a new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program to increase the number of nurses holding PhDs, according to a news release. Through the grant, the UIC College of Nursing was able to choose one student to receive financial support, mentoring and leadership development for a three-year PhD program....READ MORE »
Nurse-led study finds disinfection caps reduce CLABSI cases
A nurse-led study has found the use of alcohol-impregnated disinfection caps has significantly reduced the number of central line-associated bloodstream infections among patients at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. Nurses at the hospital say the caps are easy to use and save them time during their nursing rounds. Loyola officials say the use of the alcohol-impregnated caps has allowed the hospital to...READ MORE »
DAISY officials recognize nurses at Advocate Trinity Hospital
Bonnie Barnes, co-founder of the DAISY Foundation, and Janet Silvestri, DAISY regional program director for the northeast region, visited Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago to help present an award to one of the hospital's nurses. While attending a conference in Chicago, the two DAISY officials insisted on visiting Trinity Hospital to thank nurses for all their hard work. "Nurses are truly angels. They always say...READ MORE »
Chicago RN receives National Black Nurses Award
Robyn Jackson, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNML, director of the ICU/TCU, ED and stroke program at Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago, recently was honored as the recipient of the 2014 National Black Nurses Award sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the National Black Nurses Association, according to a news release. Jackson was nominated for her leadership skills guiding Advocate Trinity Hospital's ICU and TCU toward...READ MORE »
American Academy of Nursing to honor Loyola professor
The American Academy of Nursing will induct Barbara Velsor-Friedrich, RN, PhD, as a fellow at the academy's 2014 Transforming Health, Driving Policy conference Oct. 18 in Washington, D.C., according to a news release. Velsor-Friedrich serves as a professor and director of the doctoral program at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Maywood, Ill. The academy is honoring Velsor-Friedrich for...READ MORE »