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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 »
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 »
St. Joseph's healthcare professionals receive NJAHR scholarships
Dawlat Matari-Asmar, BSN, RN, a nurse at St. Joseph's Wayne (N.J.) Hospital, is one of two healthcare professionals from St. Joseph's Healthcare System awarded a $1,000 New Jersey Association of Healthcare Recruiters sponsored scholarship. Read more »
Community Medical Center CNO serves as N.J. March of Dimes awards chairwoman
Karen Ahearn, MPA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, vice president and CNO, Community Medical Center, Toms River, N.J., has accepted the honorary chairwoman position for the 2014 March of Dimes New Jersey Chapter Nurse of the Year awards. Read more »
St. Charles Hospital weight-loss center achieves national accreditation
St. Charles Hospital, Port Jefferson, N.Y., has received accreditation as a comprehensive bariatric surgery center with adolescent qualifications. Read more »
N.Y. nurse finds niche in Nepal, wins Kaplan U. award
Kaplan University School of Nursing adjunct faculty member Natasha Zurcher knew she had a unique student the moment she read Maria Almanza's introductory email. Read more »

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