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Former Kaiser Permanente CNO takes same position with Texas Health
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 »
Signature Home Health Medford branch earns hospice service accreditation
The Medford, Ore., branch of Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care earned full certification from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care to provide hospice services to Rogue Valley residents. "Signature's quality improvement, patient satisfaction and reputation have earned us continued growth," Bob Thomas, president of Signature Hospice, Home Health, Home Care, said in a news release. "By achieving hospice...READ MORE »
Mary's Place Day Center offers respite
"Success is measured in small steps." That's how Marcia Gordon, RN, characterizes her work as the staff nurse at Mary's Place Day Center in Seattle, a drop-in center for homeless women and children. From evaluating foot care needs and tending to cold symptoms, to sitting for an hour listening patiently to a guest's fears and concerns, Gordon uses a diverse range of skills and ample compassion. "My primary role is to...READ MORE »
UA professor leads Florida Nurse Practitioner Network
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 »
Washington Center for Nursing names new executive director
Sofia Aragon, BSN, JD, RN, joins the Washington Center for Nursing, the statewide nonprofit nursing workforce center, as its new executive director effective April 1. "The WCN Board of Directors is excited and pleased to bring Sofia on board as our new executive director," Victoria Fletcher, MSN, ARNP, FACNM, WCN board president, said in a news release. "Sofia's background and experience will be a great asset in...READ MORE »
White Memorial earns national recognition for community service
White Memorial Medical Center in Los Angeles was named a finalist for the 2014 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, because of its broad base of community-oriented programs such as TELACU, which supports Hispanic nursing students. The prize is sponsored by the Baxter International Foundation, the American Hospital Association and Health Research & Educational Trust. As a finalist, White...READ MORE »
AACN honors 25 Circle of Excellence awardees
Three nurses from California, one from Washington and one from Nevada are among the 25 nationwide who have been selected to receive the 2015 Circle of Excellence Award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. The awards will be at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition, May 18-21 in San Diego. Award winners are selected for achieving excellent outcomes in the care of acutely and...READ MORE »
NAU School of Nursing professor earns editor's award
M. Elizabeth Greenberg, PhD, RN-BC, C-TNP, and Carol Rutenberg, MNSc, RN-BC, C-TNP, received the Linda Strangio Editor's Award from the Journal of Radiology Nursing on March 3 at the annual business meeting of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing in Atlanta. Greenberg, associate clinical professor at Northern Arizona University School of Nursing in Tucson, and Rutenberg, of Telephone Triage Consulting...READ MORE »
UCLA joins with three other universities to create National Clinician Scholars Program
UCLA has joined with Yale University, New Haven, Conn; the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) to launch the new National Clinician Scholars Program. The program will educate nurses and physicians to serve as leaders, researchers and change agents in healthcare, community health and public policy, according to a news release. The innovative program fills the gap left...READ MORE »
Simi Valley Hospital ICU nurse earns employee-of-month honor
Will Robbins, RN, who works in the ICU, was named employee of the month for February at Simi Valley (Calif.) Hospital. He was honored Feb. 13 in a ceremony in the unit. Patients and co-workers in the ICU described him as calm, quiet, gentle and kind, according to a news release. Away from his duties, Robbins has piloted 1,000-person dinner cruise boats on the San Francisco Bay and oil supply boats off Point...READ MORE »
NACNS honors outstanding nurses
Stephen Patten, MSN, RN, CNS, CNOR, director of nursing operative care for the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Portland, Ore., and Terri Ares, PhD, RNC-NIC, CNS-BC, lecturer and CNS program adviser at California State University, Dominguez Hills, were among the honorees March 5 in San Diego at the 20th anniversary annual meeting of the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Patten was given...READ MORE »
5 Providence medical centers receive clinical excellence award
Five Providence Southern California medical centers received Healthgrades' Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, it was announced in January. For the second straight year, Providence is the only healthcare system in California to have all its eligible hospitals receive this national recognition, according to a news release. Healthgrades, a top consumer ratings company, awarded this distinction to...READ MORE »
UNLV nursing professor helping improve treament of older adult patients
Seniors often face multiple chronic ailments, clusters of conditions that demand a collaborative approach to treatment. But today, few, if any, training opportunities are aimed at preparing the next generation of practitioners and specialists for the challenges of providing the collaborative, interprofessional elder care needed, according to a story on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, website. UNLV Assistant...READ MORE »
Concordia University Irvine nursing programs earn CCNE accreditation
The accelerated BSN and the ADN-to-BSN programs at Concordia University Irvine (Calif.) have earned 10-year accreditation from the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, according to a Feb. 10 news release. CCNE is an autonomous agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the accreditation of baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs. A voluntary and comprehensive process, the CCNE...READ MORE »
Drop in occupational injuries seen after nurse-to-patient ratios mandated
A 2004 California law mandating specific nurse-to-patient staffing standards in acute care hospitals significantly lowered job-related injuries and illnesses for both RNs and LPNs, according to UC Davis research published online in the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. The study, whose authors include Carrie Markis, MSN, RN, is believed to be the first to evaluate the effect of the law...READ MORE »