Henry Medical Center (Stockbridge, Ga.) Sandi Scalise, RN, is HMCs new director of medical surgical and critical care units. Scalise is a 10-year employee of HMC, serving most recently as manager of the NICU. Karen Kiel is HMCs new CNO and vice president of patient services. Kiel is a 30-year employee of HMC. Clinical educator Donna Johnson, RN, BSN, was commissioned as a captain in the Air Force Reserve, Nurse Corps during a ceremony Nov. 11. Johnson has been assigned to the 94th AES at Dobbins Air Force Base.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Rumay Alexander, RN, MSN, EdD, associate clinical professor and director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs in the School of Nursing, was sworn in as a member of the board of governors of the National League for Nursing at the organizations annual meeting in Philadelphia.
Durham (N.C.) Regional Hospital Victoria K. Orto, RN, MS, NEA-BC, has been appointed CNO. Orto most recently served as senior director of medical/surgical nursing for Rochester General Health System in New York.Gayle Sams, RN
Pardee Hospital (Hendersonville, N.C.) Gayle Sams, RN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, director of Pardee Emergency Services and ICU, received her certification in emergency nursing. Sams is dual certified in critical care nursing and emergency nursing. Lee Ann Bray, RN-BC, of Pardee Hospitals general medicine and oncology unit, recently received her Certification in Gerontological Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Bray has been with Pardee Hospital for more than seven years.
Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston Ellen E. Ruja, RN, MSN, CEN, received the prestigious Academy of Emergency Nursing fellowship for her contributions to patient care in and out of the ED.Ronald Flack, RN
Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital (Greensboro, N.C.) Sylvia McCauley, RN, is the new director for Department 2000. The unit provides care primarily to patients who undergo open heart surgery and other advanced heart procedures. Ronald Flack, RN, was named the new department director for Moses Cone Health Systems 2100 Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit.Kathy Long, RN
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.) Kathy Long, RN, has been awarded the 2009 Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award. The annual award is presented by the National Gerontological Nursing Association. The award was established to recognize excellence in individuals who provide care to older adults and is intended to honor an advanced-practice RN, RN, LPN, or a certified nursing assistant who has been an inspirational role model and mentor to other healthcare workers.