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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 »
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 »
Molloy College breaks ground on Barbara H. Hagan Center for Nursing
Molloy College broke ground June 17 on its newest academic building, the Barbara H. Hagan Center for Nursing, at the Campus Green adjacent to the Public Square building on the Rockville Centre, N.Y., campus. Read more »
Hunter College hosts, films workforce diversity panel discussion
Faculty at City University of New York Hunter College and members of the New York State Action Coalition came together June 30 to host a healthcare workforce diversity panel that was filmed on location at the college. Read more »
EHMC nurses provide health information during World Breastfeeding Week
Nurses and healthcare professionals at Englewood (N.J.) Hospital and Medical Center celebrated World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1-7 with an event called, "Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life!" Read more »
VNSNY facility damaged by Superstorm Sandy emerges bigger and better
QUEENS - Administrators from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York were on hand June 20 to join staff and parents in opening the agency's newly relocated VNSNY Early Steps Family Center in Far Rockaway, Queens. The center, originally located on Rockaway Beach Blvd., experienced severe damage during Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, prompting the agency to move the facility. Read more »

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