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Saint Clare's Hospital achieves ANCC Pathway to Excellence designation
Saint Clare's Hospital, Denville, N.J., has earned Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of work environments where nurses can flourish, according to a news release. The designation substantiates the professional satisfaction of nurses at Saint Clare's and identifies it as one of the best places to work. "This...READ MORE »
Helen Hayes Hospital appoints nurse to director of utilization management post
Mindy Tallis, BSN, RN, has been appointed director of utilization management at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, N.Y. Tallis will oversee the admission and case management/discharge departments at the specialty physical rehabilitation hospital, according to a news release. "[She] brings a wealth of expertise and experience to this position," Helen Hayes CEO Edmund J. Coletti said in the release. "She is...READ MORE »
Joint Commission names South Nassau Communities Hospital a top performer
For the second consecutive year, the Joint Commission has named South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, N.Y., a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for its use of evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. According to a news release, South Nassau was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical...READ MORE »
Columbia associate dean is first nurse to receive NYAM honor
For the first time, the New York Academy of Medicine has chosen a nurse to receive the John Stearns Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Clinical Practice, according to a news release. Elaine Larson, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate dean for research, Columbia University School of Nursing, New York City, was selected as the 2014 recipient. She is a pioneer in promoting hand hygiene for infection prevention and control....READ MORE »
Face time helps Mount Sinai, VNSNY nurses improve patient care
Nurses working in a joint program designed to reduce sternal wound infections among cardiac patients credit face-to-face meetings for improved communication and patient care. Two meet-and-greet sessions held for the cardiothoracic post-op program, one of 15 joint clinical initiatives for Manhattan's Mount Sinai Hospital and VNSNY, improved patient care "due to an improved and cleared channel of communication between...READ MORE »
New award recognizes New Jersey nursing educator for leading change
Maria Torchia LoGrippo, PhD, MSN, RN, a nursing educator at Rutgers University, Newark, N.J., and Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., was one of 10 nurses named Nov. 18 as recipients of the new Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Award created by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. "It's amazing to see the difference that these 10 people...READ MORE »
Columbia doctoral students reach out to help fellow nurses in Africa
The Doctoral Student Organization at Columbia University's School of Nursing in Manhattan is lending a helping hand to nurses and healthcare professionals in Ebola-ravaged West Africa. The students have started a fundraising campaign called Gloves4Gloves on the website GoFundMe.com. Concerned about the countries still dealing with Ebola outbreaks, the students decided to offer resources through their campaign,...READ MORE »
Mount Sinai appoints nurse as chief patient experience officer
Mount Sinai Health System, Manhattan, has appointed Sandra Myerson, MBA, MS, BSN, RN, to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief patient experience officer of the Mount Sinai Health System and of the Joseph F. Cullman Jr. Institute for Patient Care. "The leadership at Mount Sinai is passionate about transforming the patient experience, and understands the commitment necessary to deliver these...READ MORE »
Seton Hall College of Nursing honors distinguished alums
WEST ORANGE, N.J. - Seton Hall University College of Nursing celebrated the success of four alumni at its Margaret C. Haley Awards dinner Oct. 6. The awards are presented annually to nursing almuni who have offered significant contributions to the profession. Before the awards presentation, last year's Margaret C. Haley Award recipient, Nancy Redeker, MSN, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, professor, division of acute...READ MORE »
Jonas Center provides funding for NYU College of Nursing program scholarship
New York University College of Nursing announced a new doctoral program scholarship this winter, the Barbara Jonas Psychiatric-Mental Health Scholars Program, an inaugural initiative funded with a $250,000 grant from the Jonas Center that will support 20 PhD and DNP candidates through 2018. The program is named for Jonas Center co-founder Barbara Jonas, a former psychotherapist and lifelong mental health advocate,...READ MORE »
Chilton Medical Center achieves second NICHE Exemplar honor
Chilton Medical Center, Pompton Plains, N.J., recently achieved Exemplar status for its Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders program two years in a row. NICHE is the premier designation indicating a hospital's commitment to excellence in the care of patients 65 years and older, according to a news release. Chilton is among 11% of hospitals in the nation to earn this designation. "The NICHE designation and...READ MORE »
Monmouth University honors nursing students with white coat ceremony
Monmouth University's Marjorie K. Unterberg School of Nursing and Health Studies held its inaugural white coat ceremony Nov. 11 in Wilson Hall on the school's West Long Branch, N.J., campus. During the event, 25 BSN students recited an oath and received white coats to symbolize their commitment to the profession and to providing compassionate care. Monmouth launched its BSN program in 2014 and was one of 100 schools...READ MORE »
Nyack Hospital dedicates new infusion center before opening
Before the recent opening of its new infusion center, Nyack (N.Y.) Hospital hosted a dedication ceremony in September. "The new infusion center will help us to serve more individuals, while providing a relaxing environment that promotes privacy for our patients," Matthew Lonberg, MD, of Hematology Oncology Associates of Rockland, a division of Highland Medical, P.C., said in a news release. "As treatments can often...READ MORE »
Hudson Valley Hospital Center hosts healthy aging fair
Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y., hosted its second annual Silver Lining Healthy Aging Fair at the hospital Oct. 30 with more than 20 interactive displays designed to teach seniors and their caregivers how to keep older adults active and healthy. The event is part of the hospital's NICHE program, which stands for Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders, a program of the Hartford Institute...READ MORE »
Felician College's School of Nursing receives full CCNE accreditations
The Felician College School of Nursing has received initial accreditation of its new DNP program as well as reaccreditation of its MSN and post-graduate APRN certificate programs, the school announced in a Nov. 13 news release. The accreditations were granted by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, an accrediting agency for baccalaureate and higher degree nursing programs in the U.S. "The accreditation of...READ MORE »