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Lancaster General nurse receives national Magnet award
Melissa A. Kramer, BSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P, of Lancaster General Health in Lancaster, Pa., was named National Magnet Nurse of the Year by the American Nurses Credentialing Center at the ANCC National Magnet Conference on Oct. 9 in Dallas, according to a news release. Kramer is one of five nurses nationally to earn this honor, which recognizes the outstanding contributions of clinical nurses in each of the five...READ MORE »
'A nurse in the true sense of the word'
As a pediatric ICU nurse, Diane Quinlan strived to be the best nurse for her patients: a nurse other nurses admired. After failing health switched her role from healthcare provider to patient, she met nurse practitioner Michele Naugle, MSN, RN, CRNP, ACHPN, who provides home-based care and support as part of Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Health Network's palliative medicine service. "With Michele, they could not have sent me...READ MORE »
Delaware nursing student receives scholarship
Laura Richards, a first-year student at the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare, Lewes, Del., received a $1,000 Joan Bennett Tease Scholarship, according to a news release. Richards graduated from Sussex Technical High School, Georgetown, Del. The scholarship was established in memory of Joan Bennett Tease by her son, Jeffrey J. Tease. Joan Bennett Tease was a 1951 graduate of the Lankenau...READ MORE »
UPenn nursing students chosen as RWJF Future of Nursing Scholars
Liz Novack, BSN, RN, and Stephen Perez, MS, RN, NP, new doctoral candidates at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia, are among 16 nurses who are the first recipients of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program, according to a news release. The three-year program, which includes 14 nursing schools nationwide, provides financial support, mentoring, leadership...READ MORE »
St. Mary Medical Center achieves NICHE Exemplar designation
St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pa., has achieved Exemplar status for its Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders program, the highest designation in an international nurse-driven initiative designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults, according to a news release. SMMC is one of 37 medical centers in the U.S. to have achieved NICHE Exemplar status. "Older adults have unique health needs...READ MORE »
Nurse joins national healthcare design firm in Philadelphia
Teenie Bracken, MS, RN, NNP, EDAC, has joined EwingCole, a national healthcare design firm, as a healthcare designer/clinical consultant in the firm's Philadelphia office. Bracken brings more than 25 years of combined nursing and design experience. "Teenie's unique experience as a nurse who has served in a variety of hospital and rehabilitative care settings plus her training as a designer gives her extraordinary...READ MORE »
Rutgers, Cooper Health encourage underrepresented populations to pursue nursing
The Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden (N.J.) and Cooper University Health Care in Camden are partnering to encourage healthcare paraprofessionals from underrepresented populations to pursue nursing careers, according to a news release. The Rutgers-Camden/Cooper Collaborative for Upward Mobility in Nursing will provide baccalaureate education to unlicensed, assistive personnel employed at Cooper University Health...READ MORE »
Einstein Health Network gains Watson caring designation
Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia again has earned a Watson Caring Institute Affiliate designation in recognition of its commitment to implement caring practices that transform healthcare, according to a news release. Well-known scholar and nursing theorist Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, recently visited Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia to present the honor and meet the nursing staff. Watson is...READ MORE »
Mercy Suburban Hospital receives safety excellence award
Mercy Suburban Hospital, Norristown, Pa., received a Safety Across the Board Excellence Award from the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania for exceptional performance and participation as part of its Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network, according to a news release. HAP's PA-HEN created the award to recognize participating hospitals' achievement of exceptional performance and participation in...READ MORE »
ANIA president receives IT healthcare advocacy award
FierceHealthIT has named Patricia Sengstack, DNP, RN-BC, CPHIMS, president of the American Nursing Informatics Association in Sewell, N.J., as one of the 10 Influential Women in Health IT in 2014 for her outspoken advocacy on the use of health technology among nurses, according to a news release. A respected leader and widely known nursing informatics expert, Sengstack also is the chief nursing informatics officer...READ MORE »
Einstein Medical Center nurse receives diabetes advocacy award
Patricia C. Adams, RN, CDE, program director of the Gutman Diabetes Institute at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, received the American Association of Diabetes Educators' Advocacy Award. Adams was recognized for her contributions in gaining licensure of diabetes educators in Pennsylvania, her commitment to advocate on behalf of people with diabetes at the state and federal level and for her support of diabetes...READ MORE »
Four Ocean Medical Center nurses receive scholarships
The Barbara Forfar Nursing Scholarship Fund committee has awarded nursing scholarships totaling $4,000 to four nurses of the Ocean Medical Center, N. J., staff, according to a news release. Tamara Brown, Evelyn Ferguson, Regina Foley and Rachel Hollywood were presented four individual $1,000 scholarships during an award ceremony Sept. 19 at the medical center's main campus in Brick. The 2014 ceremony marks the...READ MORE »
Virtual patient teaches nursing students lessons in real-life care
Meredith Shatoff, RN, CRRN, recalls feeling nervous coming face-to-face with Tina Jones, a 28-year-old computer-generated patient with symptoms of diabetes and asthma. Examining an avatar that behaves like a real patient was a new learning experience for Shatoff, a student in the RN-BSN online program at Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia. Any anxiety she had didn't last...READ MORE »
Five Beebe Healthcare nurses win Delaware nursing awards
Beebe Healthcare nurses received five of seven statewide awards presented during the 2014 Delaware Excellence in Nursing Practice ceremony Sept. 17 in Dover, Del., according to a news release. The ceremony recognized nurses for their dedication to their profession and to their patients. The Delaware Nurses Association and Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders hold the annual awards celebration. Nurses from...READ MORE »
Three Mercy Health System hospitals ranked among top in region
Three Mercy Health System hospitals - Mercy Fitzgerald, Mercy Philadelphia and Nazareth Hospitals - have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as among the Best Hospitals in the Philadelphia metro area. U.S. News & World Report ranked the three hospitals among the top 23 out of 96 hospitals in the region, according to a news release. "It's rewarding for our hospitals to be recognized for consistently...READ MORE »