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Lutheran HealthCare names former CNO to new leadership position
Lutheran HealthCare has welcomed back former CNO Rosanne Raso, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, to serve in the newly created position of senior vice president and chief integration officer, according to a news release. In this role, Raso will provide oversight and direction to all projects that will shape the institution's future, through the new affiliation between Lutheran and NYU Langone Medical Center. Raso has served as the...READ MORE »
Nurse takes over as Good Samaritan Home Care program director
Bon Secours New York Health System has chosen Sharon Brown, MA, BSN, RN, as program director of its collaborative venture with Good Samaritan Home Care, an affiliate of Bon Secours Charity. Brown has extensive experience in home healthcare operations and comes to Good Samaritan Home Care from New York City-based Selfhelp Family Home Care, where she was administrator/director of patient services, according to a news...READ MORE »
Health network, Seton Hall forge plans to form medical school
Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network and Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., announced Jan. 15 that the two institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a new, four-year school of medicine. The partnership will establish the only private school of medicine in the state, according to a news release. The school intends to locate on the campus of the former Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., a...READ MORE »
Foundation debuts new pediatric welcome area at Sanzari Children's Hospital
The Garden of Dreams Foundation unveiled the refurbished Pediatric Outpatient Family Welcome Area in January at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at HackensackUMC. The newly renovated and redecorated space on the third floor of the WFAN Building features murals in the pediatric center patient and family registration area, elevator banks and hallways, and offers a more comfortable and soothing environment for...READ MORE »
Music to nurses' ears
Violin and cello strings vibrated as music reverberated throughout the hall at Lincoln Center, as NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital nursing leaders sat recently among professional musicians ready to learn about leadership from conductor Roger Nierenberg during The Music Paradigm. "Much like an orchestra, a nursing unit is a dynamic process, and that's what he was showing us, with different styles," said Cathy Crandall,...READ MORE »
Wound care nurses encounter varied conditions in home setting
Wounds present challenges for nurses in any setting, but in the home, clinicians also may deal with vermin, no running water, patients who cannot pay for supplies and unhealthy lifestyle choices by the patient or their caregivers. Yet nurses in the field rely on a passion to overcome all obstacles to help their patients. "I love what I do," said Jocelyn Francois, MSN, RN, WOCN, a wound care ostomy continence nurse...READ MORE »
Stony Brook receives national ranking for online nursing program
Stony Brook (N.Y.) University earned a spot among the country's top online graduate nursing programs in U.S. News & World Report magazine's 2015 survey. The school's program tied for 13th nationally out of 133 surveyed programs that offer full online curricula, according to the U.S. News website. "This announcement is a testament to our renowned nursing program, the dedicated work of our prominent program...READ MORE »
The Valley Hospital collects Women's Choice Award
The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J., has received a 2015 Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics, according to a news release. The designation identifies the country's best healthcare institutions based on criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital, the release said. "We are very pleased to receive this...READ MORE »
Stony Brook, Southampton affiliation agreement gets OK to move forward
Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital and Southampton (N.Y.) Hospital can move forward with a proposed affiliation agreement after a unanimous vote at the State University of New York board of trustees meeting in Albany, according to a Jan. 13 news release. The affiliation will enable the two hospitals to work more closely to improve healthcare quality and access, coordination and efficiency for patient care, the...READ MORE »
Northern Westchester Hospital joins North Shore-LIJ system
Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, N.Y., and the North Shore-LIJ Health System announced Dec. 8 that an agreement has been reached for the 233-bed hospital to join the health network. With a formal agreement signed, North Shore-LIJ will proceed to secure all necessary approvals to finalize the relationship, according to a news release. Northern Westchester becomes North Shore-LIJ's 19th hospital. "By...READ MORE »
South Nassau Communities Hospital completes meaningful use requirement
After months of meetings, planning sessions and test runs, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, N.Y, recently became one of 840 hospitals nationwide to complete the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' electronic health record incentive program attestation requirement for meaningful use stage 2. According to a news release, MU2 increases health information exchange between providers and promotes...READ MORE »
HHC surpasses national average for HPV vaccination rate
Ram Raju, president of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, announced in a news release Jan. 8 that vaccination coverage for HPV among adolescent patients at HHC surpasses the national average for both boys and girls, with male adolescents at HHC being more than three times more likely to receive the full vaccine than their peers nationally. "HHC is committed to making the HPV vaccine available to its...READ MORE »
Notable Nurses: North Shore RNs achieve specialty certifications
Seventeen nurses from North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, N.Y., recently achieved specialty certifications. RNs who earned the certifications were Vanessa Maggio, Marissa Termini, Sherley John and Marissa Perrotta (CCRN), Jean Lavelle, Aviva Epstein, Gina Figueroa, Ashley Wilson, Erika Smith, Jennifer Scheff and Jasnir Kaur (med/surg), Sherly Jaimon (SCRN), Serwaah Agyapong (PCCN), Jo-Ann Eschmann (nursing...READ MORE »
New York Methodist agrees with community group on new outpatient center
New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, announced a settlement agreement Jan. 8 with the community group Preserve Park Slope to build a new outpatient center on hospital-owned property across from existing inpatient buildings. The agreement answers the group Preserve Park Slope's concerns about the height of the building, parking and traffic, and the new Center for Community Health's impact on the neighborhood. The...READ MORE »
Columbia nursing researcher: ICU infections increase death risk by 35%
Elderly patients admitted to ICUs are about 35% more likely to die within five years of leaving the hospital if they develop an infection during their stay, according to a new study. Preventing two of the most common healthcare-associated infections - CLABSI and pneumonia caused by ventilators - can increase the odds these patients survive, and reduce the cost of their care by more than $150,000, according to a...READ MORE »