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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 »
Pennsylvania nurse practitioners seek to achieve practice autonomy
Pennsylvania nurse practitioners are pushing statewide legislation during the spring session that would give them the ability to practice independently of physicians. "The stars have aligned regarding the issue," said Susan Schrand, MSN, RN, NP, chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners. Approximately 8,700 certified nurse practitioners practice in Pennsylvania, more than any other...READ MORE »
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 »