The Cornell Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine at Bethesda Memorial Hospital (Boynton Beach, Fla.) The hospital announced four of its nurses passed the Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse Exam. The newly certified nurses include Lisa Terry, RN; Eric Stevens, RN; Sheryl Jensen, RN; and Dona Browne, RN. The rehabilitation registered nurse certification indicates a specialized level of nursing focused on caring for the patient undergoing physical rehabilitation.
Nursing Consortium of South Florida Five new directors were elected by the consortium membership in December. They include Violeta Aguilar-Figuly, ARNP, MSN; Grisele Fernandez-Bravo, ARNP, C-NAA, MBA; Joanne Masella, RN, MSN, EdD; Sharon Pontious, RN, CNE, PhD; and Diane Whitehead, RN, EdD. During the boards annual planning session, Evelyn Gonzalez Morlote, RN, MSN, LHCRM, became president and Silvia E. Stradi, RN, MSN, past-president. Nora Triola, RN, NEA-BC, PhD, Whitehead, and Denise Korniewicz, RN, FAAN, DNSc, were elected to two-year terms as president-elect, secretary and treasurer, respectively.Julie Millar, RN
Aventura (Fla.) Hospital and Medical Center Kathy Taylor, RN, was appointed to the role of director of the ICU. Taylor has been with Aventura Hospital and Medical Center since 1991 and served as interim ICU director for the past year. Recently, Taylor was honored by her colleagues at the hospital as the 2009 Nurse of the Year for her leadership and dedication to quality patient care.Kathy Taylor, RN
Julie Millar, RN, was promoted to associate CNO. Millar has served for the past two and half years as the director of emergency services and also helped to oversee the introduction of a new induced hypothermia program called Code Ice. The procedure involves rapidly reducing the body temperature of patients suffering from cardiac arrest in order to save brain function. The hospitals rise in ranking from bronze status to gold status is among the fastest in the nation. Pamela Lee Wood, RN, was appointed the new director of the South Tower.