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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 »
UCF College of Nursing scholarship recipients share their stories
Two UCF College of Nursing scholarship recipients shared their stories with donors at an appreciation luncheon March 18 at the Fairwinds Alumni Center, Orlando. The UCF College of Nursing awarded more than $142,600 in scholarship aid for the 2013-2014 academic year thanks to the support of donors. The college honored its donors and 64 scholarship recipients at the luncheon. Of the 64 scholarship recipients, 28...READ MORE »
RNs celebrate Dallas/Fort Worth 2014 Great 100 Nurses
The 2014 DFW Great 100 Nurses Celebration was held May 14 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. The annual gala recognizes nurses in Dallas-Fort Worth to honor their contributions to patient care, leadership, education and the science of nursing. "Each year, we receive over 700 nominations from patients, families, colleagues, physicians and leaders," said Victoria England, RN, BSN, MBA, vice president...READ MORE »
Nurses propel stroke center to meet its goal AHA Target: Stroke
Amid its many certifications and designations as a top stroke center, Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital has at its base a throng of passionate and knowledgeable nurses who have changed the outcomes of innumerable stroke patients. Since becoming a stroke designated center in 2002, the hospital's nurses have consistently maintained and raised the bar in stroke care. "Our door-to-CT time is a process change we did for the...READ MORE »
RNs participate in blessing of the hands
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, Fla., nursing staff celebrated the Blessing on the Hands by Rev. Jack Long, chaplain on May 9. The blessing is a brief nondenominational ceremony that symbolizes nursing commitment to care, healing, and relief of pain and suffering, according to a news release. It unites nurses that share the caring journey and is a ceremony done around the world for special occasions....READ MORE »
Bethesda College of Health Sciences celebrates first nursing grads
Donning their graduation caps and gowns, 15 students at the Bethesda College of Health Sciences, Boynton Beach, Fla., made history May 9 by becoming the college's first graduating class of nurses, according to a news release. Family, friends, college faculty and Bethesda Health staff were in attendance to celebrate. "Nursing graduates, you are standing at the threshold of a fulfilling career," Jeanette Kamciyan, RN,...READ MORE »