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North Shore nurse shares her story at Go Red event
MANHASSET, N.Y. - Portia Rindos, RN, was working as a nurse in open heart and cardiac stepdown six years ago when she began experiencing lightheadedness. After a trip to the ED, she ended up with a pacemaker. That event, and a subsequent one, resulted in the addition of two stents as well. "I was living a very sedentary lifestyle," she said. "I'm a nurse. I should have known what I needed to do." Realizing drastic...READ MORE »
Mount Sinai launches clinical collaboration with Bronx-Lebanon
The Mount Sinai Health System, Manhattan, and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Health Care System, Bronx, announced a clinical collaboration in February aimed at providing superior healthcare to residents of New York City's northernmost borough, according to a news release. Bronx-Lebanon serves the south and central Bronx with two hospital divisions; two long-term care facilities; a comprehensive psychiatry program;...READ MORE »
Raritan Valley CC professor honored by NJ Institute for Nursing
Carol Patterson, MSN, RN, CEN, associate professor of nursing at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg, N.J., received a Divas and Dons award from the Institute for Nursing at its annual gala in December in Princeton. The award honors a New Jersey nurse who makes an extraordinary impact on the nursing profession and the health community, has demonstrated outstanding achievement and has been a positive...READ MORE »
NJ nurse executive group lauds St. Joseph's nurse
Judy Padula, MSN, RN, has received the Divisional Leader award from the Organization of Nurse Executives of New Jersey. Padula is the systems director, surgical services for St. Joseph's Healthcare System, Paterson, N.J. The award was designed to recognize a nurse leader responsible for a division or multiple departments, but who does not serve as a CNO, according to a news release. "Judy is a wonderful example of...READ MORE »
39 HHC health centers and clinics join together, become community health center
The 39 New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation health centers and clinics have reorganized into one new community health center designated by the federal government. The new organization, Gotham Health, Inc., announced by HHC President and CEO Ram Raju, MD, was approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration for Federally-Qualified Health Center...READ MORE »
Saint Peter's healthcare initiative goes from pilot to fully implemented
Saint Peter's Healthcare System, New Brunswick, N.J., has identified and enrolled more than 210 participants in its patient-centered medical home for high-need uninsured and underinsured adults with diabetes mellitus and hypertension who reside in central New Jersey, according to a news release. Of those individuals, roughly 120 have completed their initial health assessments and have been educated in the care and...READ MORE »
Nyack Hospital receives stroke quality achievement award
Nyack (N.Y.) Hospital has received the Get With the Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing quality-improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients, according to a news release. The Get With The Guidelines program helps nurses and healthcare professionals provide the most up-to-date, research-based...READ MORE »
White Plains Hospital works as part of Safe Motherhood Initiative
White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital has been working as part of the Safe Motherhood Initiative since its inception last spring. The SMI is a statewide effort of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists District II in New York State. The initiative's goal, according to a news release, is to decrease morbidity and mortality during pregnancy and childbirth. SMI focuses on three specific areas: obstetric...READ MORE »
NYC's Mount Sinai plans EMS partnership with UC San Diego
As part of a nationwide effort to discover and implement best practices for emergency medical care, New York City's Mount Sinai Health System has announced the launch of its "Promoting Innovations in Emergency Medical Services" project, in collaboration with University of California, San Diego Health System. The project's goals, according to a news release, include identifying and addressing the regulatory,...READ MORE »
Rutgers grad has walked in patients' shoes, run in his own
Herman Abuchowski, BSN, MS, MPH, knows what it's like to be a patient. Abuchowski, who graduated from Rutgers University's School of Nursing in December, was born without a left foot below his ankle and has spent plenty of time at doctors' offices and being fitted with prosthetics. But that experience - and challenging himself physically, including running a half-marathon - will inspire his nursing style and help...READ MORE »
Chamberlain College of Nursing adds New Jersey campus
Chamberlain College of Nursing's newest campus in North Brunswick, N.J., is accepting applications for the summer semester, which begins May 4. Located with DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, the Chamberlain campus will offer an on-site BSN program that can be completed in as few as three years of year-round, full-time study, according to a news release. It will feature Chamberlain's...READ MORE »
Diversity headlines Farmingdale nursing education forum
Multiculturalism in nursing education was the primary focus of a fall 2014 conference at Farmingdale (N.Y.) State College. "Diversity and Multiculturalism in Nursing Education: An Evidence-based Approach," provided insight and suggestions for nursing educators who care for and teach a rapidly growing and culturally diverse population. Kenya Beard, EdD, RN, GNP-BC, ACNP, CNE, associate vice president for curriculum...READ MORE »
Two New York RNs chosen among AACN's 2015 Circle of Excellence winners
Twenty-five nurses from across the country - including two New York RNs - will be honored in May with the 2015 Circle of Excellence Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The AACN will bestow the award on nurses from 15 different states at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, scheduled for May 18-21 in San Diego. New York recipients will be Eileen T. Fitzgerald, MN,...READ MORE »
Vassar Brothers collects national recognition for lung screenings
Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., has been named a Screening Center of Excellence by the national Lung Cancer Alliance for its commitment to safe and efficient lung cancer screenings, according to a news release. "This is another example of our commitment to a multidisciplinary approach to patients at risk for malignancy," Cliff Connery, MD, a thoracic surgeon and medical director of the medical...READ MORE »
New York hospital alliance debuts new website
The Suburban Hospital Alliance of New York State has debuted its new website, www.SuburbanHospitalAlliance.org, according to a news release from the group, which serves as a voice for nonprofit and public hospitals throughout the Hudson Valley and Long Island. The alliance is a consortium of 51 hospitals that advocates for better healthcare policy for those living and working in the nine counties north and east of...READ MORE »