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New York / New Jersey News
As 2014 comes to a close, nurses from around the region have plenty of accomplishments to celebrate. We asked local nurses about their proudest moments and triumphs along with their objectives for 2015. Read more »
Helen Hayes Hospital appoints nurse to director of utilization management post
Mindy Tallis, BSN, RN, has been appointed director of utilization management at Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, N.Y. Tallis will oversee the admission and case management/discharge departments at the specialty physical rehabilitation hospital, according to a news release. Read more »
Joint Commission names South Nassau Communities Hospital a top performer
For the second consecutive year, the Joint Commission has named South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, N.Y., a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for its use of evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. Read more »
Columbia associate dean is first nurse to receive NYAM honor
For the first time, the New York Academy of Medicine has chosen a nurse to receive the John Stearns Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Clinical Practice, according to a news release. Read more »
Face time helps Mount Sinai, VNSNY nurses improve patient care
Nurses working in a joint program designed to reduce sternal wound infections among cardiac patients credit face-to-face meetings for improved communication and patient care. Read more »
New award recognizes New Jersey nursing educator for leading change
Maria Torchia LoGrippo, PhD, MSN, RN, a nursing educator at Rutgers University, Newark, N.J., and Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., was one of 10 nurses named Nov. 18 as recipients of the new Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing Award created by the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, a joint initiative of AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read more »
Columbia doctoral students reach out to help fellow nurses in Africa
The Doctoral Student Organization at Columbia University's School of Nursing in Manhattan is lending a helping hand to nurses and healthcare professionals in Ebola-ravaged West Africa. Read more »
Mount Sinai appoints nurse as chief patient experience officer
Mount Sinai Health System, Manhattan, has appointed Sandra Myerson, MBA, MS, BSN, RN, to the newly created position of senior vice president and chief patient experience officer of the Mount Sinai Health System and of the Joseph F. Cullman Jr. Institute for Patient Care. Read more »
Seton Hall College of Nursing honors distinguished alums
Seton Hall University College of Nursing celebrated the success of four alumni at its Margaret C. Haley Awards dinner Oct. 6. The awards are presented annually to nursing almuni who have offered significant contributions to the profession. Read more »
Jonas Center provides funding for NYU College of Nursing program scholarship
New York University College of Nursing announced a new doctoral program scholarship this winter, the Barbara Jonas Psychiatric-Mental Health Scholars Program, an inaugural initiative funded with a $250,000 grant from the Jonas Center that will support 20 PhD and DNP candidates through 2018. Read more »
Chilton Medical Center achieves second NICHE Exemplar honor
Chilton Medical Center, Pompton Plains, N.J., recently achieved Exemplar status for its Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders program two years in a row. Read more »


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