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Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital recognized for nurse certification advocacy
The American Board of Nursing Specialties Awards and Recognition Committee recently announced during its spring assembly meeting it had selected Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, Allentown, Pa., as the honorable mention recipient of the 2014 Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy. "Good Shepherd is dedicated to promoting the value of specialty certification and making it accessible for all interested and...READ MORE »
Beebe nursing faculty member assumes program administrator post
Beebe Healthcare has promoted Karen L. Pickard, RN, MSN, CNE, to program administrator at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing in Lewes, Del., according to a news release. Pickard replaces Connie Bushey, RN, MEd, MSN, who retired in January after serving as school director for nearly 25 years. Pickard, a full-time faculty member since 2004, teaches advanced concepts and foundations of nursing. As a faculty...READ MORE »
New Jersey RN receives business award
Louise Baca, RN, MSN, administrator of the Kennedy Health System Cancer Program in Sewell, N.J., has been named the 2014 Business Person of the Year by the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce at its recent Community Service Awards. Baca, who joined Kennedy in 2010, was selected for her exceptional ability in making a difference in the community, according to a news release. Baca is known as an advocate and active...READ MORE »
Einstein Medical Center Montgomery appoints new CNO
AnnMarie Papa, RN, DNP, CEN, NE-BC, FAEN, FAAN, has been appointed vice president and CNO at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery in East Norriton, Pa. Papa will be responsible for directing the personnel, operations and financial activities for nursing services and the interventional platform at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, according to a news release. Papa joins Einstein Medical Center Montgomery from the...READ MORE »
Einstein Healthcare Network appoints new associate chief nurse
Jill Stunkard, RN, MSN, has been appointed associate chief nurse for Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia. During her 30-year tenure at Einstein, Stunkard has demonstrated effective leadership abilities in both clinical and administrative nursing roles for the network, according to a news release. A strong advocate for and participant in nursing shared governance and a leader of Einstein's RN Excellence...READ MORE »
Alfred I. duPont Hospital appoints new chief nurse executive
Jane Mericle, RN, MHS-CL, BSN, CENP, has been appointed chief nurse executive of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., according to a news release. Most recently, she served as senior director and associate chief nurse executive at the hospital and is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Mericle joined Nemours in October 2011, coming from Duke University Hospital,...READ MORE »
Fellowship helps new nurses, nursing students shape their future
A soon-to-be RN dreams about running a community health center. Another nursing student wants to pursue a career as a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and a woman in a BSN program aspires to combine critical care nursing with understanding a patient's home life. Those three and 14 other Philadelphia-area nursing students and recent graduates are learning the leadership skills to fulfill their dreams in public health...READ MORE »
New Jersey nurse receives "Saving Babies" award
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses recently presented the March of Dimes Margaret Comerford Freda "Saving Babies, Together" Award to Patricia Suplee, RNC-OB, PhD, for her study, "Identifying Urban Women's Needs for Postpartum Self-Care and Parental Transition," according to a news release. Suplee is an assistant professor at Rutgers University School of Nursing in Camden, N.J. The...READ MORE »
Beebe Healthcare names RN executive director of women's health
Bridget Buckaloo, RNC-OB, MSN, has been named executive director of women's health services at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., according to a news release. Buckaloo, who has more than 27 years of perinatal nursing experience, joined Beebe Healthcare from the Delaware Chapter of the Perinatal Cooperative and Delaware March of Dimes, where she served as perinatal project coordinator. At Beebe, Buckaloo will lead the...READ MORE »
Meet Our 2014 Philadelphia Tri-State Regional GEM Award Winners
Nurse.com prides itself in recognizing the accomplishments of nurses of excellence at its GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) award programs. Held in various cities throughout the United States, these celebrations honor exceptional nurses from all specialties and practice settings, and each culminates in the naming of six regional winners in six different categories. The regional winners move on to compete in the GEM...READ MORE »
Couple honored for support for nursing education
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia has honored Barbara and Donald Jonas, co-founders of the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, with the Dean's Medal for Distinguished Service in recognition of their commitment to professional nursing and support of nursing education through the Jonas Nurse Leaders Scholars Program. The Dean's Medal is among the school's highest awards....READ MORE »
Children's Hospital of Philadephia achieves Magnet redesignation
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has attained Magnet recognition for the third time as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program, according to a news release. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was originally designated a Magnet hospital in 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet institution in 2008. "Magnet recognition is a tremendous honor and reflects our ongoing commitment...READ MORE »
Nursing students receive Beebe scholarships
Danielle LeGates and Thomasina Roe, students at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing in Lewes, Del., have received the Beebe Medical Staff Scholarship, according to a news release. The scholarship recognizes exceptional clinical performance in nursing, in accordance with the criteria established by the student services committee of the School of Nursing. The medical staff at Beebe created the nursing scholars...READ MORE »
Two Philadelphia RNs named to professional boards
Two nurse leaders at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia have been elected to board positions by their professional organizations. Theresa Stine, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, director, medical surgical nursing and dialysis, is the president-elect for the SouthEastern Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders, a regional chapter of the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders. Stine has served as a board member for the...READ MORE »
Star Leadership Institute recognizes graduating class
The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association recognized 25 graduating members of the PSNA Star Leadership Institute on April 9 at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Malvern, Pa. The institute is a leadership development program designed to assist nurses in contributing to the delivery of high-quality healthcare while collaborating with other leaders in the reform needed to redesign healthcare in the U.S. The...READ MORE »