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Phillips Beth Israel achieves NLN Center of Excellence designation
Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing, Manhattan, has earned the National League for Nursing's four-year designation as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education in the category of student learning and professional development. Phillips Beth Israel is one of six centers of nursing education that have been designated a COE in 2014, according to a news release. There are now 35 schools across the U.S. that have...READ MORE »
NYC's Jewish Home Lifecare launches nursing home-based geriatric substance abuse program
Jewish Home Lifecare, Manhattan, has launched a nursing home-based recovery program for older adults dealing with alcohol and/or prescription drug addiction, according to a news release. The Jewish Home Lifecare Geriatric Substance Abuse Recovery Program, which will be located on Jewish Home's Bronx campus, will start with a pilot expected to serve 720 patients over two years, the news release said. At the end of...READ MORE »
Household income key factor in rate of avoidable hospital visits, says Rutgers study
The household income of its residents is the most important factor in whether a community has high or low rates of avoidable hospital visits - conditions that could be better managed in a doctor's office or other healthcare settings if treated at an early stage, according to a report by the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy in New Brunswick, N.J. An analysis of hospital billing records and demographic data by...READ MORE »
SUNY Downstate nurse anesthesia students taking part in clinicals at SBH
SBH Health System in the Bronx is serving as a clinical site for the first class of students in the nurse anesthesia program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Nursing, Brooklyn. The SRNAs began their clinical practicum in July. The program prepares RNs with the advanced skills and judgment required to practice as nurse anesthetists, according to Rory Sweeny McGovern, EdD, RN, director of education and...READ MORE »
Patient safety honoree appreciates South Nassau's commitment
As vice president of organizational effectiveness at South Nassau Communities Hospital, Ruth Ragusa's responsibilities are numerous and far-reaching, but she never forgets her top priority: keeping patients safe. Her devotion to that topic was recognized when she was named to Becker's Hospital Review's 2014 list of 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety. Ragusa, RN, MPS, has been in nursing for four decades...READ MORE »
NYU nursing researcher studies obesity in Latinos
NYU College of Nursing student researcher Lauren Gerchow, RN, BSN, has sought to identify the factors that contribute to obesity in Latino populations by compiling a systematic review of qualitative studies that focused on food patterns in Latina women. Her study was published in the May/June issue of Nursing Research. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Latinos are the largest minority group in the country,...READ MORE »
Pace University's nursing school receives $50K grant
Pace University's Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions, Manhattan, has been selected for the fourth time for a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program, according to a news release. For the 2014-2015 academic year, Lienhard will receive $50,000 for students in the accelerated BSN program who are from groups underrepresented in nursing and are...READ MORE »
Pace University nursing school selects new associate dean
Pace University's Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions, Manhattan, announced the appointment in August of Carol Roye, RN, EdD, CPNP, FAAN, as its new associate dean for faculty scholarship. "I am looking forward to working with the faculty to develop and further their research agendas," Roye said in a news release. "Together we will increase outside funding for Lienhard School of Nursing...READ MORE »
Nurse practitioner among Beth Israel Wonderful World award winners
Ann-Marie Dassler, RN, FNP, MSN, was one of four winners of the 2014 What a Wonderful World Award announced in August by Joanne V. Loewy, director of Mount Sinai Beth Israel's Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, Manhattan. The annual awards celebrate healthcare advocates, music legends and patients. This year's honorees will be feted at a jazz concert with a cocktail reception and silent auction Sept. 22...READ MORE »
Notable Nurses: Pace nursing professor earns kudos for 35-year certification
Karen "Toby" Haghenbeck, RN, PhD, assistant professor at the Lienhard School of Nursing in the College of Health Professions at Pace University in Manhattan, was honored by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses and the AACN Certification Corporation for maintaining 35 years of continuous CCRN certification. Haghenbeck is a family nurse practitioner for White Plains Physician Associates in New Rochelle,...READ MORE »
Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center announces facility expansion
Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, Yonkers, N.Y., has announced plans for a three-story expansion project that will cost approximately $22 million and accommodate 32 additional medically complex children who are dependent on ventilators. The addition will enable Elizabeth Seton to serve 50 ventilator-dependent children and will bring the number of children served by the pediatric center to 169, according to a news...READ MORE »
Hospitals making headlines: Hunterdon event raises $50,000 for nursing scholarships
The Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation raised $50,000 for nursing scholarships June 4 at the Prosperity Awards: Investing in the Future of Nursing at The Palace at Somerset Park, Somerset, N.J., to honor nurses at Hunterdon Medical Center. The 2014 award recipients were Jackie Allen Hale, RN, APNC, MSN, AOCN, APNG, program coordinator of the family risk assessment program in the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center and...READ MORE »
13 New Jersey hospitals, health systems named Most Wired
Thirteen New Jersey hospitals and health systems in the New York Metro area 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 New Jersey honorees include Atlantic Health System, Morristown; CentraState Healthcare System, Freehold; Englewood...READ MORE »
14 N.Y. hospitals, health systems achieve Most Wired recognition
Fourteen New York hospitals and health systems in the metro area 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 Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Rockville Centre; Forest Hills (N.Y.) Hospital; Franklin Hospital,...READ MORE »
Mercy College announces new BSN degree program
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., has announced a new BSN degree program beginning in September 2015. The program has been approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions. "Mercy's [BSN] degree program will be a wonderful addition to our college and our existing nursing programs," Peggy C. Tallier, EdD, RN, MPA, director of nursing programs, said in a news release. "Mercy College will now...READ MORE »