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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. The scholar award is given to junior nurse faculty who show strong promise as future leaders in academic nursing, according to a news release. Each scholar receives a three-year,...READ MORE »
Passport to Practice helps Rhode Island nurses find jobs, learn new skills
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. "The nurse described the program as a life-changer," said Sandra Phillips, MS, RN, NE-BC. Phillips is the Passport to Practice project director and director of education at Kent Hospital in Warwick, R.I., one of the...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. Funding for the program comes...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. The NVNA and Hospice staff and Pat Roche Hospice Home volunteers were awarded a "Hometown Hero" award for their selfless contributions to the community during a Fox 25 Zip Trip morning segment set in Hingham. NVNA and Hospice...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. The ADA review and recognition process is designed to assure that approved education programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes...READ MORE »
American Diabetes Association recognizes Norwell VNA and Hospice
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. The ADA review and recognition process is designed to assure that approved education programs meet the National Standards for Diabetes...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. This year's honorees include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston; Boston Children's Hospital; Bristol (Conn.) Hospital; Concord...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. The marks followed an unannounced comprehensive inspection that covered 600 standards, according to a a news release. Only one-third of all rehabilitation facilities in the state were given a perfect score,...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. The magazine released an honor roll of the nation's top 17 hospitals based on rankings in 16 specialties. Massachusetts General Hospital was honored as the No. 2 hospital on the honor roll, while Brigham and Women's Hospital was No. 9. MGH ranked in the top seven nationally in 15...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. Schuster was appointed at MHA's annual meeting in June, where she received the AHA Political Action Committee Most Valuable PAC Player Award for her leadership in...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. An award-winning researcher who also is an adult and gerontological primary care nurse practitioner, Kazer began her tenure June 16, according to a news release. Lynn Babington, RN, PhD, dean of Fairfield's School of Nursing since 2012, was...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. Under this new arrangement, patients with blood disorders and cancer will receive care from Dana-Farber nurses and physicians at St. Elizabeth's campus, according to a news release. This expanded affiliation also creates a...READ MORE »
Meet our 2014 New England GEM Award winners
Nurse.com prides itself on recognizing the accomplishments of nurses of excellence at its GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) award programs. In New England, a regional winner from each of the six categories - Advancing and Leading the Profession; Clinical Nursing, Inpatient; Education and Mentorship; Home, Community and Ambulatory Care; Patient and Staff Management; and Volunteerism and Service - was selected. The...READ MORE »
Nurse wins Orange Regional's Star of the Year honor
In honor of National Hospital Week, May 11--17, Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, N.Y., has announced its Star of the Year, Jayne O'Malley, RN. O'Malley also earned the honor in 2005. O'Malley is Orange Regional's lung and head & neck cancer patient navigator, She was chosen as Star of the Year for her diligence and hard work in providing excellent care to patients with lung, oral, head and neck...READ MORE »
Meet the 2014 New England GEM Awards finalists
Each year, Nurse.com calls upon you, our nurse readers, to tell us about the exceptional nurses you work with who deserve to be part of our Nurse.com Nursing Excellence GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) Awards program. You submit written nominations on Nurse.com/Nursing-Excellence and detail the extraordinary influence these nurses have on the profession and their patients. Our RN judges review and evaluate the...READ MORE »