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"The right nurse in the right position is key to patient satisfaction," said Donna Caccavale, BSN, MBA, RN, CIC, NEA-BC, vice president for nursing, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, N.Y. Read more »
Wound care nurses encounter varied conditions in home setting
Wounds present challenges for nurses in any setting, but in the home, clinicians also may deal with vermin, no running water, patients who cannot pay for supplies and unhealthy lifestyle choices by the patient or their caregivers. Yet nurses in the field rely on a passion to overcome all obstacles to help their patients. Read more »
Stony Brook receives national ranking for online nursing program
Stony Brook (N.Y.) University earned a spot among the country's top online graduate nursing programs in U.S. News & World Report magazine's 2015 survey. Read more »
The Valley Hospital collects Women's Choice Award
The Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, N.J., has received a 2015 Women's Choice Award as one of America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics, according to a news release. Read more »
Stony Brook, Southampton affiliation agreement gets OK to move forward
Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital and Southampton (N.Y.) Hospital can move forward with a proposed affiliation agreement after a unanimous vote at the State University of New York board of trustees meeting in Albany, according to a Jan. 13 news release. Read more »
Northern Westchester Hospital joins North Shore-LIJ system
Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco, N.Y., and the North Shore-LIJ Health System announced Dec. 8 that an agreement has been reached for the 233-bed hospital to join the health network. Read more »
South Nassau Communities Hospital completes meaningful use requirement
South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, N.Y, recently became one of 840 hospitals nationwide to complete the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' electronic health record incentive program attestation requirement for meaningful use stage 2. Read more »
HHC surpasses national average for HPV vaccination rate
Ram Raju, president of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, announced in a news release Jan. 8 that vaccination coverage for HPV among adolescent patients at HHC surpasses the national average for both boys and girls, with male adolescents at HHC being more than three times more likely to receive the full vaccine than their peers nationally. Read more »
Notable Nurses: North Shore RNs achieve specialty certifications
Seventeen nurses from North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, N.Y., recently achieved specialty certifications. Read more »
New York Methodist agrees with community group on new outpatient center
New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, announced a settlement agreement Jan. 8 with the community group Preserve Park Slope to build a new outpatient center on hospital-owned property across from existing inpatient buildings. Read more »
Columbia nursing researcher: ICU infections increase death risk by 35%
Elderly patients admitted to ICUs are about 35% more likely to die within five years of leaving the hospital if they develop an infection during their stay, according to a new study. Read more »

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