TARRYTOWN, N.Y. With more than 200 nurse leaders in attendance, the annual New York Organization of Nurse Executives & Leaders conducted its annual conference, Transitions in Healthcare: Nursing at the Crossroads, April 6-8 at the Tarrytown Marriott.
Approximately 20 state and nationally recognized speakers discussed key issues in New York, including healthcare reform, nursing engagement and transformation, connecting education and practice, shifting patient care landscapes and transition to the medical home.
Each year, NYONEL recognizes the accomplishments of its nurse members and their facilities.
Poster presentations covered best practices from 14 facilities, and the best practices committee recognized regional winners. Each region announced its leadership winners, which included Paula Keenan, RN, MPH, nursing director, Phelps Memorial Hospital (Normet); Mary Walsh, RN, MSN, CEN, CNO and vice president, patient care serices, Beth Israel Medical Center (GNYNSONE); Victoria Record, RN, PhD, CNE, dean, Finger Lakes Health College of Nursing (Finger Lakes); Margaret Sorensen, RN, MS, FNP, CENP, interim CNO, Albany (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital (Northeastern); and Sherry Willis, RN, BSN, hospital director of nursing, Oneida Healthcare (Central).
Janice Petrella Lynch, RN, MSN, is nurse editor/nurse executive.
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