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As hospitals realize the high costs - financially and in outcomes - associated with nurse turnover, organizations are focusing on retention efforts and allowing nurses to drive the change. Read more »
Local healthcare facilities celebrate nurses
During National Nurse Week in May, Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NYU Langone/Hospital for Joint Diseases and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York honored nurses with special programs and awards ceremonies. Read more »
Queens Hospital Center nurses promote breastfeeding benefits
Staff members at Queens Hospital Center in New York worked for seven years to help the facility earn Baby-Friendly designation in June from the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund. Read more »
SUNY Downstate College of Nursing selects new associate dean
The College of Nursing of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, has appointed Shirley Girouard, PhD, RN, FAAN, as professor and associate dean for research and innovations. Read more »
N.J. governor chooses Saint Peter's nurse for state board
Yolanda Delgado, MSN, RNC, a nurse manager of the Saint Peter's University Hospital adult medicine-renal unit, New Brunswick, N.J., has been appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. Read more »
Speed-dating process helps RWJ Somerset find nurse extern matches
When Kerry Norell, MSN, EdD, RN, CEN, nurse manager of the neuroscience pavilion at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset (N.J.) met nursing student Elizabeth Dransfield, RN, she had quite a positive reaction. "She's the one!" Norell said. Read more »
3 New Jersey ACOs make national top 100 list
Three accountable care organizations from New Jersey have been named to the 2014 list of 100 Accountable Care Organizations to Know by Becker's Hospital Review, a healthcare industry publication. Read more »
Notable nurses: Home health nurse honored as best in New Jersey
VNA of Somerset Hills nurse Gail Bechtold, RN, has been selected as the 2014 Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year from New Jersey. Read more »
New program director joins Clara Maass nursing team
Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, N.J., a Barnabas Health facility, has hired Randi Hershkowitz, BSN, RN-BC, of West Orange, as program director of behavioral health services. Read more »
Nursing team helps New York City's HHC realize supply chain savings
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation is overhauling the way it purchases services and supplies, and the effort is projected to save $50 million in its first year, according to HHC. Read more »
Adelphi chooses new director of its Center for Health Innovation
Elizabeth Gross Cohn, RN, PhD, has been appointed as the director of the Adelphi University Center for Health Innovation, Garden City, N.Y., according to a news release from the school. She is returning to Adelphi after spending the past five years at Columbia University. Read more »

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