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Texas Health HEB names new CNO
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford has named Debra K. Grant, BSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, as its CNO effective March 30. A dedicated healthcare executive with 24 years of acute care experience. Grant served as CNO for Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center in California since 2009, according to a news release. Her previous position was as the associate director of nursing at Stanford...READ MORE »
2015's Great 100 Nurses take center stage
The 2015 Dallas-Fort Worth Great 100 Nurses Celebration, to be held April 28 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, will recognize not only this year's nominees but also the organization's 25th anniversary. Since 1991, the organization has recognized 2,500 nurses. The Great 100 celebration raises the awareness of the contributions of more than 40,000 nurses practicing in the Dallas-Fort Worth area,...READ MORE »
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital selects new CNO
Memorial Hermann Katy (Texas) Hospital has selected Linda Stephens, BSN, MBA, RN, as its new CNO. "Linda has more than two decades of experience in healthcare," Jim Parisi, CEO of Memorial Hermann Katy, said in a news release. "She has a proven record of delivering results in the fast-paced hospital environment, and her commitment to high quality and safe patient care is unparalleled." Stephens will oversee all...READ MORE »
Nurse-led peripheral neuropathy free clinic serves as model
Cindy Tofthagen, PhD, ARNP, AOCNP, FAANP, thinks of it as the missing link. The monthly free clinic she launched for people in the Tampa area with peripheral neuropathy provides sought-after - and often absent - education and resources most neuropathy sufferers need. "Patients in the peripheral neuropathy support group I lead on the University of Southern Florida campus ask for information on how to manage their...READ MORE »
U.S. Air Force nurse earns NACNS award
Col. Carole Farley, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, critical care master clinician/clinical nurse specialist with the 96th Medical Group of the U.S. Air Force at the Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. was honored March 5 in San Diego at the 20th anniversary annual meeting of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, according to a news release. Farley was named Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Year. The award recognizes...READ MORE »
UTHealth names new school of nursing dean
Lorraine Frazier, PhD, RN, FAAN, has been named dean of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing, effective Feb. 2, according to a news release. "We are excited that Dr. Frazier is returning to UTHealth to lead our outstanding and nationally recognized nursing school," Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MD, president of UTHealth, said in the release. "I am confident that Dr. Frazier will...READ MORE »
UA professor takes helm of FNPN
Janet C. DuBois, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, has been elected president of the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network. She will serve a two-year term representing 800 members and 3,000 followers. DuBois, a nurse practitioner for 20 years, served as legislative committee member and vice president of education for the network. She is clinical assistant professor and FNP specialty coordinator at the University of Arizona...READ MORE »
Baptist Health South Florida receives new ANCC accreditation
Versant RN Residency at Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, was one of three nursing practice transition programs to achieve accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Practice Transition Accreditation Program, according to a Feb. 4 news release. The residency at Baptist Health runs twice annually for a yearlong program, according to the release. This program offers nurse residents training,...READ MORE »
Texas Health Fort Worth earns Lung Cancer Screening Center designation
A new screening program at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth aims to catch more deadly lung cancers earlier, when lifesaving treatments have the greatest chance for success. The hospital is the only designated Lung Cancer Screening Center in Fort Worth recognized by the American College of Radiology for commitment to practicing safe, effective diagnostic care for those at high-risk for lung cancer,...READ MORE »
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital earns Target Stroke Award
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines -- Stroke Gold Plus-Target: Stroke Honor Roll Quality Achievement Award at the association's International Stroke Conference 2015 in February in Nashville, Tenn. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate...READ MORE »
Chamberlain CON names new Jacksonville campus president
Chamberlain College of Nursing appointed Beverly Bonaparte, PhD, RN, ANP, FAAN, as president of its Jacksonville, Fla., campus. Bonaparte, who started her new position upon the Feb. 12 announcement, will oversee curriculum implementation; delivery of student services; growth and development of regional clinical partnerships; and management of day-to-day campus operations, according to a news release. "I look forward...READ MORE »
Nurse serves as role model at children's burn camp
Burned as an infant, Anna Staff, BSN, RN, wore long-sleeved shirts to hide the scars from other children degrading and belittling her, but at Parkland Health and Hospital System's Meridian, Texas-based Camp I-Thonka-Chi, she felt safe, laughed, played and set out on outdoor adventures with fellow burn survivors. Camp gave her courage to be herself, and now she volunteers at the camp to give children a similar...READ MORE »
CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital New Braunfels toasts International Board Certified Lactation Consultants Day
The healthy benefits of breast-feeding were highlighted March 4 at CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital New Braunfels, Texas, as nurses, doctors and midwives celebrated International Board Certified Lactation Consultants Day, according to a news release. "Breast-feeding prevents obesity in infancy, childhood and adulthood," Kathy Parkes, MSN-Ed, RN, IBCLC, RLC, FILCA, who is trained as a certified lactation consultant at...READ MORE »
FAU clinical nurse scholar discusses pediatric nursing rewards, challenges
Marion Godin, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, clinical nurse scholar at Florida Atlantic University's Karen Slattery Educational Research Center for Child Development and adjunct faculty at the university's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, shares her insights as a pediatric nurse and educator with Nurse.com. Godin: I wanted to help people and do something that allowed me to work with and connect with people and children. I...READ MORE »
Oak Hill Hospital director of women's services shares vision for new unit
Cindy Poirier, BSN, MBA, RN, the first director of women's services at Oak Hill Hospital, Spring Hill, Fla., shares her vision and more for the new unit. Poirier: When I think about what we're getting ready to embark on, it's actually a two-fold vision. The unit needs to be high quality but it needs to have that human factor where the staff is passionate about what they do. Poirier: I'll be making sure that we have...READ MORE »