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New Jersey/Hudson Valley nurses have achievements to share

Landa A. PoianiDarocki, RN

Schervier Nursing Care Center appointed Olivia Babol-Ibe, RNC, BSN, MSN, director of nursing. In her new role, Babol-Ibe will oversee all nursing operations to ensure quality care for all residents for the 364-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, part of Bon Secours New York Health System.

“Olivia’s extraordinary breadth of experience and talent will play an important role in our continued commitment to quality care for all of our residents,” Eileen Malo, interim CEO at Schervier, said in a news release. “Her passion for nursing and helping others is just one of the numerous qualifications she brings to this role. We know our residents will greatly benefit from Olivia joining the Shervier team.”

Babol-Ibe brings more than 30 years of nursing experience to Schervier. Before joining Schervier, she served as the director of nursing at the Dumont Masonic Home in New Rochelle, N.Y., where she was responsible for leading the clinical team and operations of the nursing team for the 196-bed facility. Babol-Ibe also served as director of nursing at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in the Bronx in both the Baptist and Fairfield divisions. Since 2001, she has worked as a nursing administrator on a per-diem basis during the weekends at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City, where she is responsible for the operations of the nursing department for the general units and critical care units of the Milstein Pavilion.

“I am very excited to be a part of the Schervier family,” Babol-Ibe said in a news release. “I strongly believe that Schervier’s mission of good health and strong faith allows all of its employees to deliver the best outcome for each resident, making it an ideal environment for both the residents and employees.”

Babol-Ibe is BCLS/ACLS certified and is a member of Leading Age New York, formally NYAHSA and the National Association of Directors of Nursing. She lives in Yonkers, N.Y.

Susan Ardolino, RN

Members of the New Jersey State Association of Occupational Health Nurses were presented awards at its annual meeting. Landa A. PoianiDarocki, MSN, ANP-BC, COHN-S, FAAOHN, was awarded the Debra L. Gibbon Nurse of the Year Award. PoianaDarocki works as a senior manager of occupational health at Meridian Healthcare in Neptune, N.J., where she is responsible for the health and wellness of Meridian’s employees and occupational health clients.

PoianiDarocki has worked on the NJSAOHN board and initiated community outreach programs, such as Support Our Troops and The Wounded Warrior Project that resulted in donations for wounded New Jersey soldiers. Connie Kijek, RN, BSN, COHN-S, who works at Yoh Healthcare, received the Moore Medical Scholarship for her work in occupational health. Christine Zichello, RN, COHN-S, CSHM, ARM, FAAOHN, who works at PMA Insurance, was honored with the Kathy Dignan Scholarship. Jan Sigall, RN, BSN, CIC, who works at Atlantic Health, and Mary Ganz, RN, an occupational health nurse for Johnson & Johnson on the Raritan campus, received the Founder’s Scholarship for their work in occupational health.

Brian Viriri, RN

Nurses at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J., have achievements to share. Carmelita Mendoza, RN, and Scott McNabb, RN, achieved CEN certification. Stephen Jablonski, RN, BS, CEN, CPEN, published the article “Oral Rehydration of the Pediatric Patient With Mild to Moderate Dehydration” in the March issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing. Joyce Merrigan, RNC, BSN, presented “Bereavement Care: An Evidence-Based Practice Approach in the Labor & Delivery Setting” at three conferences. She presented it as a poster during a ONE research day, gave a podium presentation Oct. 26 at Central New Jersey Maternal and Child Health Consortium and had her presentation accepted for the International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference at the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse.

Elena Rocchio, RN

Nurses at White Plains (N.Y.) Hospital Center have achievements to share. Susan Ardolino, RN, PCCN, assistant nurse manager of the med/surg/stroke/telemetry unit, passed the progressive care certification exam. Brian Viriri, RN-BC, staff nurse on a med/surg/stroke unit, and Elena Rocchio, RN-BC, staff nurse on a med/surg unit, earned med/surg certification.

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