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Advocate South Suburban Hospital nurse earns DAISY Award
Laarni Dumlao, RN, Advocate South Suburban Hospital in Hazel Crest, Ill., recently was honored with a DAISY Award by the hospital. The award is given to recognize nurses who provide extraordinary care to patients and their families, according to a news release. Dumlao, from Park Forest, Ill., was nominated by a patient's family, who said the post-anesthesia care unit nurse provided exceptional care to their father...READ MORE »
Loyola to offer high school students a look at healthcare careers
High school students will have the opportunity to explore careers in the U.S. healthcare system this summer at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. according to a news release. The course, "Healthcare in America," will provide an introduction to the healthcare system and an overview of its structure and functions. Students also will learn how to describe and explain the political, economic...READ MORE »
Meet the 2015 Greater Chicago Regional GEM Awards finalists
This year's Greater Chicago region GEM Award finalists are among the best of the best in the profession. Read about the finalists in each of six categories below, from the words of their nominators. Kim Lucille Armour, PhD, NP-BC, RDMS, NEA-BC Director, women's health, Prentice Women's Hospital Northwestern Medicine Chicago Expertise as a clinician, academician and organizational leader distinguishes Armour, who has...READ MORE »
Two Advocate Trinity nurses receive National Black Nurses award
Chikira Hale, MSN, RN, and Crystal Price, BSN, RN, two nurses from Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago, recently were honored as recipients of the 2015 National Black Nurses Day Award sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the National Black Nurses Association, according to a news release. Starting her career as an ED nurse, Price joined the clinical informatics department four years ago. She took the lead on a GI lab...READ MORE »
Winthrop Harbor nurse receives DAISY Award from CTCA
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill., has honored Patrice Dillow, MSN, RN, APRN, WOCN with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in recognition for her commitment and patient-centered approach to care, according to a news release. Dillow was honored Feb. 16 in front of patients, peers and leadership. As a CTCA nurse, she supports patients living with wound,...READ MORE »
Edward Hospital notable nurses
The following nurses at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill., were recognized for recent accomplishments: · Laura Harken, RN, passed the examination for registered cardiovascular invasive specialist. · Diane Patino, RN, passed the examination for vascular access-board certified nurse. · Kendra Bendak, RN, received the Good Catch Award for January. · Nicolet O'Brien, RN, graduated from...READ MORE »
Advocate Good Samaritan makes list of Top 100 hospitals
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove was named as one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation for the sixth time. Good Samaritan is one of 10 hospitals in Illinois named to the list, published by Truven Health Analytics, formerly the healthcare business of Thomson Reuters, according to a news release. "Our 100 Top Hospitals recognition reflects a tremendous commitment to high reliability and performance...READ MORE »
Loyola symposium focuses on health inequities
Loyola University Chicago will host its 28th annual Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium at 10 a.m., April 11 at its health sciences campus, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood. The symposium will address inequities in health, according to a news release. Keynote speaker Shirley Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN, will present "Using Tailored and Targeted Interventions to Reduce Health Disparities." Moore is a professor of nursing and...READ MORE »
Illinois nurses battle measles outbreak
When the first patients with measles came through the doors of Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., in mid-January, nurses on duty moved quickly to respond to the outbreak. "For more experienced nurses, who have been working in nursing for a long time, some of us could still identify a measles case in a second because we had that exposure," said Kimberly Nagy, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Northwest...READ MORE »
Alexian Brothers, Adventist join forces to create new health system
Alexian Brothers Health System, part of St. Louis-based Ascension, and Adventist Midwest Health, part of Adventist Health System, Altamonte Springs, Fla., have joined to create the third-largest health system in Illinois, according to a news release. The newly integrated healthcare system encompasses five ABHS hospitals and four AMH hospitals in suburban Chicago, and will serve a combined population of more than 3.8...READ MORE »
Saint Xavier University ranks No. 2 on Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs list
Saint Xavier University in Chicago surpassed more than 1,200 distance education degree programs across the country to earn the No. 2 ranking on U.S. News & World Report's 2015 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs list, according to a news release. "This ranking illustrates a commitment to excellence in nursing education and demonstrates the dynamic leadership and talented faculty who incorporate best practices...READ MORE »
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital names nurse as its vice president, CNO
Ginger Hook, MSN, RN, has been named vice president and CNO of Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park, Ill., which is part of Loyola University Health System. Hook will assume the role on March 9. In this position, she will implement initiatives to advance quality, patient-centered care across the hospital, according to a news release. A nurse with nearly 25 years of experience, Hook most recently served as system...READ MORE »
Advocate Good Samaritan notable nurses
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Ill., recognized the following nurses for notable achievements: · Evelyn Clark-Kula, MSN, RN, CEN, manager of the ED/trauma/EMSS, gave a poster presentation titled "Development of a De-Escalation Protocol to Mitigate Workplace Violence in a Level 1 Trauma Center" on Nov. 20-21 at the Advocate Trauma Symposium in Elmhurst, Ill. · Corey Cagwin, BSN, RN...READ MORE »
Mother of four fulfills dream of attaining RN degree
Lynn Anne Gantt readily concedes she had doubts when she decided to return to college to obtain a nursing degree. But the drive to succeed helped fuel the single 40-something mother of four young sons to overcome the challenges on her path toward achieving her dream of becoming an RN. Not only did she complete her nursing degree in December, but she was chosen by her peers to deliver the student address to more than...READ MORE »
Chicago organization helps immigrants overcome challenges to become nurses in US
Years before she emigrated to the U.S. from her native Colombia, Helena Pinzon looked forward to the day she could "become a nurse in America." Despite holding almost a quarter century of nursing experience in her native country, Pinzon said her first few years in the U.S. were filled with frustration. With limited English proficiency and no knowledge of the bureaucratic challenges nurses seeking licensure face,...READ MORE »