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Baylor U school of nursing appoints new undergraduate program director
The Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing appointed Nan (Batten) Ketcham, RN, MSN, CNE, as the undergraduate program director, according to a news release. Ketcham will work closely with the associate dean for academic affairs and the dean on undergraduate curriculum, clinical experiences and course faculty. In addition to ongoing program management, she will work on programmatic evaluation and...READ MORE »
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital nurses present quality initiatives
Nurses from Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital presented successful quality initiatives to nursing colleagues at regional and national conferences. Wendi Froedge, RN, MSN, CCRN, clinical educator in critical care, presented at the American Nurses Credentialing Center Pathway to Excellence Conference in San Antonio and at the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses conference in Baltimore. Froedge presented how...READ MORE »
FAU College of Nursing receives grant from Jonas Center
Florida Atlantic University's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing recently received a $10,000 grant from the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare. It will help fund the scholarship of a doctoral nursing student for the 2014-2016 academic years, according to a news release. As a recipient of the Jonas Center grant, FAU is part of a national effort to stem the faculty shortage and prepare future nurses as...READ MORE »
Medical Center of Trinity earns Women's Choice Award
Medical Center of Trinity (Fla.) has been named a recipient of the Women's Choice Award as one of America's best hospitals in emergency care. The award honors the nation's best healthcare institutions and signifies Medical Center of Trinity's commitment and passion for creating an extraordinary healthcare experience, according to a news release. "We believe that women who are aware of this award will value it with...READ MORE »
Medical Center of Lewisville earns Quality Improvement Award
Medical Center of Lewisville has received the Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Silver Award from TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas. The Texas Hospital Quality Improvement Award program, sponsored by TMF, Texas Hospital Association and Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals, recognizes Texas hospitals that have undertaken quality initiatives to...READ MORE »
Medical Center of Trinity earns Women's Choice Award
Medical Center of Trinity (Fla.) has been named a recipient of the Women's Choice Award as one of America's best hospitals in emergency care. The award honored the nation's best healthcare institutions and signifies Medical Center of Trinity's commitment and passion for creating an extraordinary healthcare experience, according to a news release. "We believe that women who are aware of this award will value it with...READ MORE »
Children's Hospital of San Antonio celebrates its 55th anniversary
The Children's Hospital of San Antonio marked its 55th anniversary on July 9 with a Spirit Week celebration for associates and a weeklong schedule of activities for physicians, volunteers, patients and families. Originally known as Santa Rosa's Children's Hospital, it opened as the region's first medical facility fully dedicated to caring for children, according to a news release. The hospital's mission is still the...READ MORE »
Meet the 2014 Texas GEM Awards winners
Nurse.com prides itself in recognizing the accomplishments of nurses of excellence at its GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) award programs. In Texas, a regional winner from each of the six categories - Advancing and Leading the Profession; Clinical Nursing, Inpatient; Education and Mentorship; Home, Community and Ambulatory Care; Patient and Staff Management; and Volunteerism and Service - was selected. The regional...READ MORE »
Meet the 2014 Florida GEM Awards winners
Nurse.com prides itself in recognizing the accomplishments of nurses of excellence at its GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) award programs. In Florida, a regional winner from each of the six categories - Advancing and Leading the Profession; Clinical Nursing, Inpatient; Education and Mentorship; Home, Community and Ambulatory Care; Patient and Staff Management; and Volunteerism and Service - was selected. The regional...READ MORE »
JU nursing professor presents at national QSEN nursing safety forum
After several years devoted to helping improve patient care and safety, Jacksonville University College of Health Sciences Nursing Professor Teri Chenot, RN, EdD, has earned national recognition for her work and research. Chenot helped plan the 2014 Quality and Safety Education for Nurses National Forum in May in Baltimore, and then presented twice at the event, according to a news release. Chenot first spoke on her...READ MORE »
2 Florida hospitals achieve "100 Great Hospital" status
Tampa General Hosptial and UF Health Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Fla., are the only two Florida hospitals listed in the 2014 "100 Great Hospitals in America" by Becker's Hospital Review, a national healthcare publication, according to a news release. The publication's website said the selected hospitals have rich histories, strong credentials and a growing focus on how to best care for patients in an era of...READ MORE »
Oak Hill Hospital introduces patient updating system
Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill, Fla., introduced the SurgiTraksm patient updating system, which provides timely and automated notifications of a patient's progression through the surgical episode to designated family members and friends, according to a news release. Notifications are sent via text or email to a mobile device such as a smart phone, tablet or any other computer or laptop with an Internet connection....READ MORE »
Bethesda Health announces 2014 Bethesda Nurse of the Year
Bethesda Health Inc.in Boynton Beach, Fla., named Ellen Dreznin, RN, its 2014 Bethesda Nurse of the Year on May 7. Dreznin was nominated by her peers and honored at Bethesda's annual nurses appreciation breakfast and award ceremony held in commemoration of National Nurses Week. Geralyn Lunsford, RN, BSN, MHM, administrator of Bethesda Hospital West and vice president of patient services, hosted the ceremony. Dreznin...READ MORE »
Meet the 2014 Texas GEM Award finalists
Nurse.com is proud to introduce our 2014 finalists for the Texas region GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) Awards. Nominations were reviewed and evaluated by our RN judges, who chose 18 Texas finalists. Tommye Austin, RN, PhD, MBA, NEA-BC: Regional chief nursing executive, Baptist Health System/Tenet Healthcare Corporation, San Antonio Austin has advanced the profession through program/business development,...READ MORE »
Edward White Hospital recognizes nurse's clinical excellence
In celebration of National Nurses Week, Edward White Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., recognized one nurse and one nursing support staff member for clinical excellence. The annual award recipients are nominated by their peers for outstanding service, leadership, compassion and commitment to the hospital and patients, according to a news release. This year's award for Clinical Excellence in Nursing was presented to...READ MORE »