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Oncology nurses play Cupid, arrange date nights for Stony Brook patients
A new program at Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital has brought not only patients closer to their significant others but nurses closer to each other. As part of the date night program, a long-term patient chooses a meal served on fancy dinnerware to enjoy interruption-free with a spouse, family member or friend. The idea came to Maggie Knight, RN, when she was caring for a patient on the hospital's 16-bed bone...READ MORE »
Montefiore Mount Vernon recognizes national Certified Nurses Day
In recognition of national Certified Nurses Day on March 19, Montefiore Mount Vernon (N.Y.) Hospital leadership recognized all of its board-certified RNs with a special breakfast. Nurses were presented with a "Certified Nurse" ribbon to display on their ID badges, according to a news release. Led by Susan Kurian, RN, director of nursing, the event honored nurses who have passed comprehensive exams to earn...READ MORE »
CentraState Medical Center achieves national Magnet recognition
CentraState Medical Center, Freehold, N.J., has achieved Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for the third time. The honor, according to a March 16 news release, serves as a reflection of nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. Magnet recognition ensures rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. CentraState is among 7% of U.S. hospitals that are Magnet...READ MORE »
N.J. school nurse group applauds new EpiPens law
A bill signed into law in New Jersey in February helps school nurses with issues surrounding epinephrine injectors for students in anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction that can kill within minutes. Under the law signed by Gov. Chris Christie, starting in September, epinephrine pens, or EpiPens, must be stocked at all New Jersey schools, public and private. Epinephrine is the only treatment for...READ MORE »
White Plains breast cancer program earns 2015 Women's Choice Award
White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital's breast cancer program has earned the 2015 Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Breast Centers, according to a news release. By carrying the evidence-based designation of the Women's Choice Award seal, White Plains' breast cancer program has signified its commitment to a global mission to elevate the patient experience for women and all patients, according to the release. White...READ MORE »
Hofstra, North Shore-LIJ to launch School of Graduate Nursing and Health Professions
Hofstra University and North Shore-LIJ Health System announced March 17 the launch of the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Graduate Nursing and Health Professions, expanding their medical school partnership to meet the increasing need for nurse practitioners and physician assistants to deliver community-based health care. Pending state approval, the school will offer a three-year, part-time program leading to an...READ MORE »
Montefiore unveils newly renovated cardiac care unit
Montefiore Medical Center's Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care recently celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated cardiac care unit on the Moses Campus with a ribbon cutting. The remodeling of the structure results in a 50% increase in patient beds, according to a news release. The renovated unit now houses 12 beds. The Einstein Center was home to Montefiore's first open-heart surgery in 1957, the...READ MORE »
VNA of Somerset Hills CEO joins NJ Collaborating Center for Nursing board
Ann M. Painter, MSN, RN, president and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills, Basking Ridge N.J., has been appointed to the New Jersey Collaborating Center for Nursing board. Established by legislation in 2002, the center works to promote evidence-based recommendations about the nursing workforce and its role in the New Jersey healthcare system, according to a news release. Painter was appointed to...READ MORE »
Family of late trustee awards scholarships to Monmouth Medical Center nurses
Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, N.J., has presented two nurses with the Maysie Stroock Nursing Education Award, an honor that recognizes nurses who exemplify the finest in patient care and excellence, according to a news release. The award was established by the late Stroock, a longtime hospital trustee. Medical center employees Dana Delatush, BSN, RN, ONC, coordinator of The Joint Replacement Center and Spine...READ MORE »
Becker's Hospital Review chooses 7 locals among 100 with great women's health programs
Seven local hospitals have been chosen by Becker's Hospital Review for its 2014 listing of 100 hospitals with great women's health programs in the U.S. Hospitals were selected for this list, according to Becker's, based on clinical accolades and recognition for women's health excellence from various healthcare groups and agencies. Those agencies include U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, CareChex and...READ MORE »
White Plains Hospital offers free infant CPR kits to new parents
White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital's Mastronardi NICU has received 25 Infant CPR Anytime kits as part of a partnership between the hospital and the American Heart Association. The kits will be distributed free to new parents who have infants in the NICU. "Providing new parents with the ability to learn and perform infant CPR is an invaluable gift," Paul Quinn, PhD, RN-BC, CNM, director of nursing, said in a news release....READ MORE »
NYC-based foundation awards $600,000 grant to Nurse-Family Partnership
The New York City-based Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation has announced a three-year, $600,000 grant award to the Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office. The grant will be used to expand its maternal and early childhood health program, which provides nurse home visiting services to vulnerable first-time mothers and their children living in poverty nationwide. NFP will use the grant to broaden its outreach...READ MORE »
NYU receives grant for 3-school project through RWJF program
New York University's College of Nursing, Manhattan, is one of nine higher education institutions to receive grants to share and build upon the lessons learned through the New Careers in Nursing scholarship program for second-career nurses. The new grant program, Innovations in Accelerated Nursing Education, funds teams of nursing schools that have received NCIN grants. Each team received $10,000 to develop and...READ MORE »
South Nassau seeks approval to upgrade urgent care center
South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, N.Y., announced Feb. 26 it plans to submit a certificate of need to the New York State Department of Health to seek approval to upgrade the South Nassau Urgent Care Center in Long Beach to an off-campus, hospital-based ED that will be able to receive ambulances via the 911 network. Assuming timely review and approval of South Nassau's application, the hospital's goal is...READ MORE »
NYU College of Nursing receives $338,000 RWJF grant
New York University College of Nursing's Christine Kovner, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been awarded a $338,807 grant by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to conduct a national study of newly licensed RNs. The study, according to a news release, will assess the impact of a number of initiatives sponsored by RWJF on the educational status, leadership capacity and knowledge of quality improvement and patient safety of these...READ MORE »