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These 30 finalists are among the best of the best in nursing in the NY/NJ Metro region. They will be recognized May 20 at the GEM Awards gala event at the Teaneck (N.J.) Marriott at Glenpointe. Read more »
Holy Name CNO earns spot on 50 Best Women in Business list
Sheryl Slonim, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, executive vice president of patient care services and CNO at Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, N.J., has been named one of New Jersey's 2015 Best 50 Women in Business by NJBIZ, a business news publication. Read more »
RWJUH healthcare team cuts ribbon on renovated cardiac cath lab
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital celebrated the ribbon cutting of its newly renovated cardiac catheterization laboratory Feb. 18 at its Somerset, N.J., campus. Read more »
Oncology Nursing Society honors North Shore-LIJ NP for mentorship
A nurse practitioner at the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute, Lake Success, N.Y., was honored March 11 by the Long Island/Queens Chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society for mentoring oncology nurses and educating patients. Read more »
Notable Nurses: New York NP leads mission trip to Nicaragua
Mary Anne Dumas, RN, a family nurse practitioner at Northport (N.Y.) VA Medical Center, led a medical mission to the remote village of Amatitan, Nicaragua, in February. Read more »
NUMC infection control nurse earns APIC Chapter Leadership Award
Perlita Kabigting, MSN, RN, ANP-C, CIC, director of infection prevention and control at Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, N.Y., has been selected by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology to receive the 2015 APIC Chapter Leadership Award, according to a news release. Read more »
HHC president, CEO turns focus on improved patient experience
Addressing more than 300 attendees at John Jay College in Manhattan on April 7 about his vision for the future, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp. President and CEO Ram Raju, MD, called on all employees to focus on improving the patient experience while expanding access to care and the patient base, securing financial stability and preserving HHC's mission to serve all New Yorkers without exception. Read more »
Lifetime of diabetes care, education leads to honor for CarePoint nurse
Maureen Williams, RN, CDE, never would have believed spending 35 years as a certified diabetes educator would lead to a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Jersey-based Diabetes Foundation. She was honored in April, receiving the award in front of her 44-year-old son, Kevin, who is the reason she pursued CDE certification. Read more »
Merger for Meridian Health, Raritan Bay wins approval from boards
The boards of trustees of Meridian Health, Neptune, N.J., and Raritan Bay Health Services, the parent organization of Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, N.J., have approved the definitive agreement for the two health systems to merge, the organizations said in an April 7 news release. Read more »
Tech-savvy Mount Sinai nurse finds niche as app developer
If there's a faster way of doing something, there's one New York nurse who will use technology to accomplish it. Robert "Robbie" Freeman, MSN, RN-BC, clinical nurse specialist-quality at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, has the apps to prove it. Read more »
Hackensack U. Health Network prepares to add Palisades Medical Center
Hackensack (N.J.) University Health Network signed a definitive agreement April 2 with Palisades Medical Center, North Bergen, N.J, to become a full member of its network, according to a news release. The agreement moves both organizations into the next steps for regulatory approval. Read more »

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