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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 »
American Heart Association honors Mount Sinai Health System nurse
The American Heart Association has honored two Mount Sinai Health System experts, including one RN, as Heart and Stroke Lifesavers for going above and beyond the call of duty in support of the AHA's mission to build lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Beth Oliver, RN, DNP, vice president of cardiac services for the Mount Sinai Health System, was honored along with Stephan A. Mayer, MD, FCCM, director...READ MORE »
Notable Nurses: New York RN receives Caribbean American Health Care Award
Merle Fearon-Warren, RN, a staff nurse at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Manhattan, and a per diem nurse at Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, has received the Caribbean American Health Care Award from the Brooklyn-based Caribbean Life newspaper. The award, which was presented June 25, is given to professionals who have shown outstanding achievements in their field. Fearon-Warren, a native of Jamaica, talks to local...READ MORE »
MJHS debuts hospice inpatient residence in Brooklyn
MJHS has unveiled a hospice inpatient residence to care for children as well as adults. The inpatient residence is on the 10-acre oceanfront grounds of Menorah Center in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. "We were compelled to meet an unmet need, and I'm very proud that our vision is realized in the peaceful oceanfront setting of Manhattan Beach," Eli S. Feldman, CEO of MJHS, said in a news release. "The hospice inpatient...READ MORE »
Columbia SON chooses Ferrara as associate dean
Columbia University School of Nursing, Manhattan, has hired Stephen Ferrara, RN, DNP, FAANP, FNP-BC, has been named associate dean of clinical affairs. Ferrara will serve as assistant professor and oversee the Columbia Advanced Practice Nurse Associates, a nurse-run primary care service, according to a news release. He comes to Columbia with a background in clinical practice, public policy and education. Previously,...READ MORE »