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Only three days after Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan confirmed it had the capability to isolate a patient if someone presented with symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus, the hospital got its first test. Read more »
VNSNY celebrates 3,500 Nurse-Family Partnership graduates
VNSNY recently recognized its 90 most recent Nurse-Family Partnership graduates along with the nurses who worked with them for 2 1/2 years, according to a news release. Read more »
Saint Barnabas Medical Center chooses new CNO
Jennifer A. O'Neill, DNP, APN, RN, has been named CNO and vice president of patient care services for Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J., according to a news release. Read more »
New Jersey City University nursing educator joins state board of nursing
Barbara B. Blozen, EdD, MA, RN, BC, CNL, an associate professor of nursing at New Jersey City University, Jersey City, N.J., has been appointed to the state board of nursing by Gov. Chris Christie, the school announced Sept. 16. Read more »
Two years later: NYU College of Nursing looks back on Superstorm Sandy
On Oct. 29, 2012, Superstorm Sandy slammed the region. Winds up to 80 mph sent the sea into a turbulent fury over the coastlines of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Jersey Shore, swallowing entire neighborhoods and filling tunnels and subways with angry water. Read more »
The Valley Hospital's Cardiac Rehabilitation Center achieves re-certification
The Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Center at The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J., has earned re-certification of its rehabilitation program from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Read more »
Hackensack network plans merger talks with Meridian Health
Two New Jersey health systems - Meridian Health and Hackensack University Health Network - announced in a news release Oct. 16 they reached an agreement to begin discussions about a merger into one integrated system. Read more »
Cooperative agreement will help Columbia Nursing expand LGBT health services
A new project led by Jeffrey Kwong, DNP, ANP-BC, director of the adult gerontology primary care nurse practitioner program at Columbia University School of Nursing, Manhattan, is working to eliminate health disparities in the LGBT population in New York City. Read more »
Nyack Hospital hosts dedication of new Infusion Center
Before the October opening of its new Infusion Center, Nyack (N.Y.) Hospital hosted a dedication ceremony in September. Read more »
North Central Bronx Hospital reopens labor and delivery unit
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation marked the completed $2 million modernization of the HHC North Central Bronx Hospital labor and delivery unit with an October ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house attended by staff, patients, community advocates and elected officials who toured the renovated space. Read more »
VNSNY nurse leader welcomes RWJF nurse fellow opportunity
Jill Goldstein, MS, MA, RN, has been in nursing for 28 years, accomplishing much in her clinical and management positions with Mount Sinai Hospital System, NYU Langone Medical Center and now as vice president, emergency response system, infusion services and post-acute care, Bronx and Westchester, for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. Nonetheless, she feels like her career is just getting started. Read more »

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