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California health system to purchase Mercy Suburban Hospital
Mercy Health System announced March 2 it has entered into an agreement in which Prime Healthcare Services, a health system based in Ontario, Calif., would acquire Mercy Suburban Hospital in East Norriton, Pa. "We are excited for the opportunity to acquire Mercy Suburban Hospital and look forward to enhancing its services to the Montgomery County community," Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, chairman, president and CEO of...READ MORE »
Bryn Athyn College partners with Thomas Jefferson University on BSN program
Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and Bryn Athyn College in Bryn Athyn, Pa., recently signed an agreement that allows BAC students to earn a bachelor of science in nursing from Jefferson's School of Nursing, according to a news release. "The nursing profession has increasing demands for nurses with strong liberal arts foundation, and we recognize that Bryn Athyn students have what it takes," Beth Ann Swan,...READ MORE »
Beebe nurse chosen as president of Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders
Jennifer L. Hargreaves BA, RN, manager of the Beebe Healthcare Educational Institute in Lewes, Del., has been named president of the Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders. She has been an active member of the organization since 2011, according to a news release. In her new statewide role, Hargreaves is developing collaborative leadership programs and educational offerings for Delaware nurse leaders together with...READ MORE »
Aria Health selects Philadelphia RN for DAISY Award
Aria Health, a healthcare provider in northeast Philadelphia and Lower Bucks County, has selected James Waters, RN, as the recipient of its February DAISY Award. Waters is known for his clinical expertise, as well as his genuine and humble personality, according to a news release. Waters joined Aria Health in 2013 as an RN in the 4B medical/surgical trauma unit. His telemetry and trauma experience helped him...READ MORE »
Rutgers-Camden nursing professor leads effort to improve healthcare in low-income neighborhoods
Over the past four years, Kathleen Jackson and other faculty members and students from the Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden have been providing health education and healthcare services in needy neighborhoods of Camden, N.J. Through her work, Jackson, DNP, RN, APN, BC-ADM, an assistant nursing professor at Rutgers-Camden, has gained a better understanding of the healthcare challenges residents of these communities...READ MORE »
New Jersey schools create dual admission BSN program
Camden County College, Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing and the W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College have created a dual admission nursing program that enables students to complete a BSN in four years. The Finish in Four program at the New Jersey schools will allow graduates of the nursing cooperative program offered by Camden County College, Blackwood, and Our Lady of Lourdes School...READ MORE »
Program provides Delaware school nurses with access to student electronic health records
In Delaware, every public school nurse can access childrens' electronic health records, with parental consent, to better coordinate student care through a unique partnership involving Nemours Children's Health System. Nemours, the Delaware Department of Education and the Delaware School Nurse Association created the School Health Collaboration, which provides nurses in schools across Delaware with read-only access...READ MORE »
Penn Nursing, Penn Presbyterian start new nursing research scholarship program
In an initiative to build collaborative partnerships that enhance evidence-based practice, Penn Nursing's Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research has joined the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia in establishing a new nursing research scholarship program, according to a news release. "CHOPR has a long history of working collaboratively with hospitals in the University of Pennsylvania Hospital...READ MORE »
Home health nurse attains certification in ostomy care
Chris Menet, BSN, RN, from Affilia Home Health's Reading (Pa.) office, recently obtained certification from the Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Certification Board. Menet is one of three nurses at Affilia Home Health to achieve WOCNCB certification and the only one from Reading, according to a news release. Affilia nurses Janice Quint-Turzi, RN, and Christine Clauser, RN, also have met the stringent qualifications...READ MORE »
Nursing professor appointed Penn Fellow
Lisa Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN, associate professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia, has been appointed a Penn Fellow by Provost Vincent Price and Vice Provost Anita Allen, according to a news release. The Penn Fellow program provides a select group of campus leaders with an opportunity to build university-wide networks, think strategically about higher education and learn...READ MORE »
New state law requires Pennsylvania nurses to complete training in child abuse reporting
Individuals applying for nursing licenses or seeking license renewals in Pennsylvania now are required to take mandatory training in child abuse recognition and reporting under new state laws. As of Jan. 1, individuals applying for an initial RN license must complete at least three hours of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting as a condition...READ MORE »
Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania accepting scholarships on behalf of VFW
The Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania, a supporting organization of the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, is accepting applications for the 2015 Jack E. Barger Sr. Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund, according to a news release. The scholarship fund, administered on behalf of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was established by the Department of Pennsylvania VFW in memory of the late department commander Jack E....READ MORE »
Inspira Health Network, Thomas Jefferson University and Health System announce affiliation agreement
Inspira Health Network in Woodbury, N.J., recently announced an affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System in Philadelphia that will provide a new level of specialty healthcare services to residents in South Jersey, according to a news release. The affiliation will expand several of Inspira's key clinical programs by linking community physicians with Jefferson sub-specialists involved...READ MORE »
Consulting firm started by UPenn nursing faculty seeks to reduce hospital readmissions
Preventing hospital readmissions has become a vexing problem, with 2,600 hospitals receiving penalties from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this year. Two University of Pennsylvania nursing faculty members, Mary Naylor and Kathleen McCauley, have set up TransCare Partners, a consulting and educational firm, to bring the Transitional Care Model, an evidenced-based solution, to healthcare facilities...READ MORE »
Rutgers-Camden nursing scholars appointed UN delegates by international Catholic organization
Marian Nowak and Patricia Sayers, both assistant professors at the Rutgers School of Nursing--Camden (N.J.), have been appointed as United Nations delegates by the International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico-Social Assistants, according to a news release. As U.N. delegates, Nowak and Sayers will participate in numerous conferences and workshops centered on global healthcare, and will serve as advisers in...READ MORE »