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Nurses create one of largest online oncology libraries
Nurses Leslie Kronberger, Sharon Dowman, Judy King and Katie Hudson worked with oncology patients before joining Philadelphia-based health information technology company eviti, Inc., where they and other nurses are helping create one of the most comprehensive online evidence-based medical oncology libraries. Eviti's evidence-based medical library contains information on more than than 2,000 cancer treatment regimens...READ MORE »
Lourdes facilities earn NICHE designation
Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Wilingboro, N.J., and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, N.J., each have earned Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders designations. The designation recognizes Lourdes' commitment to excellence in providing patient-centered care for older adult patients, according to a news release. "Through our participation in the NICHE program, we offer...READ MORE »
CHOP to develop nonprofit human milk bank
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia recently announced it will develop a nonprofit milk bank to provide donor human milk for hospitalized infants at the hospital's main campus, with the goal of opening in late summer of 2015, according to a news release. CHOP will develop the bank in cooperation with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America, a professional organization that sets the standards and...READ MORE »
Trinity Health honors two Pennsylvania nurses as diversity champions
Trinity Health named two nurses from the Mercy Health System in Conshohocken, Pa., as 2014 diversity champions for their commitment to inclusion in their communities. Theresa Conejo, RN, a pool nurse at Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, received the Sister Catherine Horan Community Partner and Volunteer of the Year Award for her work as a health advocate. As a volunteer, Conejo coordinates health-related activities...READ MORE »
Rutgers-Camden receives accreditation for wound ostomy continence program
The Rutgers School of Nursing--Camden (N.J.) will receive accreditation for its wound ostomy continence nursing education program, one of three graduate level specialty nursing certificates in the country, according to a news release. The Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society board of directors recently approved its accreditation committee's recommendation to grant a seven-year accreditation to the Rutgers--Camden...READ MORE »
Bryn Mawr Hospital nurse receives DAISY Award
Debbie Fioravanti, RN, telemetry nurse at Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr, Pa., has received the hospital's quarterly DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, according to a news release. The award is presented to a nurse who provides outstanding care to patients every day, and nominations are accepted by patients, their families or colleagues. Fioravanti's nomination from a patient's wife noted: "You were with my...READ MORE »
Nurses association tours state to discuss medical marijuana
The Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, representing more than 215,000 registered nurses, will host a continuing education series titled "Medical Marijuana: Myths & Medicine." This half-day event will be offered at four Pennsylvania locations - DeSales University, Center Valley; Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre; Millersville University in Millersville; and a Pittsburgh location to be determined - between...READ MORE »
Holy Redeemer names nurse its employee of the year
Holy Redeemer Health System, Huntingdon Valley, Pa., recently named Laurie Cicero, RN, as its employee of the year for going above the call of duty as the supervisor of the teaching homemakers program, according to a news release. Based in the HomeCare-North office in Elizabeth, N.J,, Cicero manages seven certified home health aides who provide services to families in Union County. Under Cicero's leadership, the...READ MORE »
Inspira Health Network receives technology award
Inspira Health Network in Mullica, Hill, N.J., has been recognized with the 2014 Most Wired Health System Award for implementing new technologies aimed at connecting providers with patients and improving patient care, according to a news release. "As the nation's healthcare system transitions to more integrated and patient-centered care, it is vital for hospitals to implement technologies that better connect...READ MORE »
Einstein Healthcare Network names director of nursing excellence
Nancy Pokorny, RN, MSN, MHA, has been appointed director of nursing excellence for Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, according to a news release. Pokorny's mission is to provide direction and leadership in all areas that support professional nursing practice and she will work to implement programs and practices that promote nursing excellence, best practices and improved patient outcomes, according to the...READ MORE »
Thomas Edison State College receives nursing accreditation
The W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing at Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J., recently was awarded full 10-year accreditation for its bachelor's and master's degree programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, according to a news release. The accreditation resulted from an onsite evaluation of the school's programs conducted in October 2013. It is effective until June 30, 2024. "CCNE...READ MORE »
Christiana's Forensic Nurse Examiner program receives DOJ Award
Jennifer Oldham, RN, BSN, always knew she could do a lot of good as a nurse, but believed she could do even more to help society. So when Oldham attained her nursing credentials a few years ago, she immediately set out to join the team of forensic nurse examiners at Christiana Care Health System, just southwest of Wilmington, Del. "My dad was a detective and my mom was a nurse. From the first day I got my nurse's...READ MORE »
Nurses ring bell of hope for oncology patients
Bonita Ball, RN, MSN, nurse manager of the inpatient oncology unit at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, was making her usual daily rounds when she met 37-year-old Quintine Burgess, who was finishing her last day of treatment after six months of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer, according to a news release. According to the release, Burgess told Ball, "I made it to this day and I just wish I could ring the bell....READ MORE »
Lourdes Health System names second quarter DAISY Award winners
Lourdes Health System in Camden, N.J., recently named Carl Hammill, RN, ICU, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, and Kelly Marshbank, RN, critical care unit, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, as its DAISY Nursing Award winners for the second quarter of 2014, according to a news release. The award is presented in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives and is designed to...READ MORE »
Rollins School of Nursing celebrates Class of 2014
The Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del., recently celebrated the Class of 2014 graduation with 24 graduates at Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del. Connie Bushey, RN, MEd, MSN, recently retired director of the School of Nursing, was the commencement speaker. Dawn Crouch, president of the Class of 2015, congratulated the graduates, and Danielle LeGates,...READ MORE »