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Lehigh Valley senior living nurses earn national certification
Three nurses in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania were awarded the certification of geriatric resource nurses after completing the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders program, according to a release from Presbyterian Senior Living. PSL is a network of 29 senior living communities serving approximately 6,000 seniors in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and southeastern Ohio. Pennsylvania nurses working with...READ MORE »
Gwynedd Mercy University offers accelerated BSN program in Philadelphia
The Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions at Gwynedd Mercy University recently launched its accelerated BSN program at a new state-of-the-art facility being reconstructed at the university's Center City location at Sixth and Chestnut streets in Philadelphia, according to a news release. Designed for individuals who already hold a bachelor's degree in another field, the ABSN aims to produce...READ MORE »
Two Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital nurses honored as Healthcare Heroes
Two nurses and a physical therapist from Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., were honored at the 2015 Healthcare Heroes luncheon hosted May 7 by Main Line Today magazine. Mary Kieh, RN, Suzanne Hipple, RN and Kathy Coultes, PT, are three of 10 local healthcare professionals recognized for devoting their time, resources and expertise to improve the lives and well-being of others, according to a news release. "We...READ MORE »
Penn Medicine to open new outpatient facility in southern Chester County on June 1
Penn Medicine in partnership with Anchor Health Properties, a full-service healthcare development company, has announced the opening of Penn Medicine Southern Chester County, a 72,000-square foot healthcare facility in West Grove, Pa. Located in Penn Township, Penn Medicine Southern Chester County offers comprehensive outpatient services to area residents. Scheduled to open June 1, medical services include radiology...READ MORE »
Villanova receives gift to establish endowed professorship in nursing
Villanova University in Villanova, Pa., has received a commitment from alumnus Richard J. Kreider, retired director in business operations at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co., and his wife, Marianne, as part of the university's $600-million comprehensive capital campaign, "For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change." Designated for the college of nursing, the Kreiders' gift establishes The Richard...READ MORE »
CTCA nurse receives DAISY Award for going the extra mile for patients
Janet Mayani, RN, a nurse at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, recently was recognized with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for her exceptional commitment to personally connect with patients and caregivers at CTCA, according to a news release. A dedicated nurse on the inpatient team at CTCA, Mayani recognizes the importance of kind gestures. As an oncology...READ MORE »
Penn Nursing ranks No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report list of best graduate nursing schools
The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia has been ranked No. 1 in the 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Schools rankings based on the quality of its master's programs in nursing. Previously, Penn Nursing had been tied with two other institutions, John Hopkins University in Baltimore and the University of Washington in Seattle, for the top spot. "We are especially proud that...READ MORE »
Main Line Health achieves System Magnet designation
Main Line Health has received System Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a top national award recognizing excellence in nursing care. The designation has been awarded to 7% of hospitals and 22 health systems in the world, according to a news release. Riddle Hospital in Media, Pa., Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern, Pa., and the Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice division have...READ MORE »
Nurse-run volunteer clinic provides healthcare to uninsured immigrants in Philadelphia
For nursing student Bridget Sweet, volunteering at a free clinic that serves mostly immigrants allows the junior to apply what the Villanova University College of Nursing teaches: nursing as a healing ministry that values every patient. Sweet embodies the college's mission as a volunteer at Unity Clinic, a nurse practitioner-run health service in south Philadelphia that provides free care to uninsured patients, most...READ MORE »
Barbara Bates Center raises funds to preserve nursing history archives
As director of Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, has met scholars from as far away as Australia and Germany to use the center's archival materials in Philadelphia. Although Fairman enjoys having such visitors, she recognizes the need to make the center's collections more accessible and convenient for scholars and researchers...READ MORE »
Bryn Mawr Hospital NCICU receives second AACN silver-level Beacon Award
The Neuro-Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of Bryn (Pa.) Mawr Hospital, part of Main Line Health, received the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses 2015 silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence for the second time. The three-year award (2015-18) recognizes caregivers who successfully improve patient outcomes and align practices with AACN's six Healthy Work Environment Standards, according to a news release. The...READ MORE »
Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders signs chapter affiliation with AONE
The Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders signed a chapter affiliation agreement with the American Organization of Nurse Executives on March 2. The affiliation agreement strengthens the relationship between the DONL and the national organization of nurse leaders, according to a news release. DONL's affiliation with the AONE will enable the organization to obtain educational and policy resources to strengthen...READ MORE »
Inspira Health Network receives two awards from New Jersey Hospital Association
Two programs at Inspira Health Network in New Jersey that have improved the health of recently hospitalized patients were recognized with statewide awards, according to a news release. The New Jersey Hospital Association recently recognized Inspira at its annual awards program with two of the six awards given in the categories of community outreach and quality improvement. "Inspira Health Network's COACH program and...READ MORE »
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children achieves Magnet redesignation
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia has attained Magnet recognition for the second time as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program. The voluntary credentialing program for hospitals recognizes excellence in nursing, according to news release. "St. Christopher's was honored to receive the Magnet recognition in the past and we feel even more accomplished to...READ MORE »
Meet the 2015 Philadelphia Tri-State GEM Awards finalists
This year's Philadelphia Tri-State region finalists are among the best of the best in their profession. Read about the finalists in each of six categories below, from the words of their nominators. Maureen DePrince, BA, RN, CCRN, SCRN Director, Jefferson Neuroscience Network Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Philadelphia As director of the Jefferson Neuroscience Network, DePrince is responsible for managing and...READ MORE »