Nancy Pokorny, RN, MSN, MHA, has been appointed director of nursing excellence for Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, according to a news release.
Pokornys mission is to provide direction and leadership in all areas that support professional nursing practice and she will work to implement programs and practices that promote nursing excellence, best practices and improved patient outcomes, according to the release. She plans to implement strategies to meet Institute of Medicine recommendations, support Einsteins shared governance structure and exceed nursing practice performance as described in the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Magnet Recognition Program. She will continue to manage Einsteins nurse extern program.
Pokorny joined the organization as a direct care nurse in the emergency unit in 1973, and subsequently has held positions as assistant nurse manager, coordinator and nurse recruiter. In 2011, Pokorny served as an interim co-director of nursing at Belmont Center for Comprehensive Treatment, and most recently served as nursing career specialist, according to the release.
Pokorny holds an ASN from Gwynedd-Mercy College in Gwynedd Valley, Pa., a BS in health arts from University of Saint Francis in Joliet, Ill., an MS in health administration from Saint Josephs University in Loretto, Pa., and an MS in nursing administration from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, according to the release.