MEET CINDY CHAPMAN
Nursing unit director, Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, N.Y.
Orange Regional Medical Center has announced the appointment of Chapman, RN,C-OB, MSN, NE-BC, EFM-C, as the nursing unit director of the Rowley Family Birthing Center and NICU.
Chapman has experience and knowledge in both maternal/child and neonatal nursing and comes to Orange Regional from Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, N.Y., where she was nursing unit manager of the neonatal and mother/baby units.
She earned an MSN from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Biola University, La Mirada, Calif. She also has an ADN from Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
“With Ms. Chapmans commitment to quality and service excellence, her demonstrated clinical skills and passion, she is a great addition to the Rowley Family Birthing Center,” Joanne Ritter-Teitel, RN, PhD, NEA-BC, Orange Regional vice president of patient care services and CNO, said in a news release.
Orange Regional Administrator, Maternal Services, Theresa Fay Conte, RN,C, MSN, said in the release, “We are thrilled to have someone join our team whose extensive experience will continue our tradition of providing superior quality care to our patients.”Justine Geisler, RN
At Somerset Medical Center, Somerville, N.J., Crystal Hobbs, RN-BC, BSN, MPA, was named to the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Content Expert Registry. Based on their specialties, RNs are selected to participate in various activities for the ANCC, as related to their programs.
Felix Rivera, RN, BSN, CNOR, RNFA, and Connette Dizon, RN, BSN, CNOR, CAPA, were elected to serve the next calendar year as secretary and treasurer, respectively, for the local Association of periOperative Registered Nurses chapter.
At the most recent AORN congress, both served as delegates for New Jersey. Hobbs, Rhonda Lane, RN, and Karen Abbruzzese, RN,C, BSN, nurse educators, were published in the July/August 2012 issue of the Journal for Nurses in Staff Development.
The article was titled Nursing Professional Development: Stories, Tips and Techniques. On May 21, the GI Center was recognized by the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses for having more than 50% of the nursing staff certified in gastroenterology. Somerset was one of only 19 hospitals nationwide to receive the award.
Phyllis A. Sheldon, RN, MS, CNS-BC, CUCNS, of Stony Point, N.Y., earned the Outstanding Reviewer Award at the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates 43rd annual conference in November in Washington, D.C.Gregg Geisler, RN
Brenda Marshall, APN, MSN, EdD, NE-BC, PMHNP-BC, associate professor of nursing and coordinator of the DNP program at William Paterson University, Wayne, N.J., has been awarded a fellowship with the American Nurses Advocacy Institute.
As a 2012-13 fellow, Marshall was able to participate in the educational program provided by the institute in Washington, D.C., and visited with New Jerseys representatives and policymakers on issues of importance to nursing and nursing education.
As one of the 19 fellows, Marshall will participate in other national and state dialogues on nursing and work closely with her mentor, Pat Barnett, RN, JD, CEO of the New Jersey State Nurses Association.
Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown, N.Y., has announced three additions to its nursing leadership team. Gregg Geisler, RN, BSN, has been appointed trauma program nursing director.
Geisler joined Orange Regional in 1998 as an RN in the med/surg unit at the former Horton campus. Justine Geisler, RN, has been promoted to nursing unit director of the med/surg unit. She joined Orange Regional in 2000 and previously held the position of clinical care coordinator for the medical centers Bone & Joint Center.
Deborah Ann Snyder, RN, MSN, CCRN, has accepted the position of progressive care unit nursing director. Snyder began her career at Orange Regional in 2011 as the cardiovascular nurse educator. She has earned several awards, including the Sonya Healy Excellence in Nursing Leadership Award from the University of California, San Diego, and Excellence in Critical Care Nursing Award from Stamford (Conn.) Hospital.