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ED director shows off Vassar Brothers ED Annex to Iraqi visitors during tour

By | 2015-07-20T18:35:46+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Categories: General, New York/New Jersey Metro, Nursing specialties|

Ravaged by war, Iraq faces a glaring need to build new healthcare facilities. That need brought a contingent from Iraq’s health department to tour Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., last month. Vassar Brothers hosted Adeela Hammoud Hussein, the minister of health for Iraq, and her delegation July 13, for a tour of its ED

Harris Health System begins using sign language video technology

By | 2015-07-24T13:51:20+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Categories: General|

Harris Health System in Harris County, Houston, Texas, has begun using sign language video technology to better communicate with its hearing-impaired and hard-of-hearing patients, according to a news release. Connecting patients with physicians and nurses in a timely and convenient manner is one of the driving forces behind the new portable interpretation service. New iPad-equipped

Montefiore nurses help patients through internal live kidney donor swap

By | 2015-07-13T20:34:11+00:00 July 12th, 2015|Categories: General, New York/New Jersey Metro|

By Debra Anscombe Wood, RN Transplant coordinators at Montefiore Medical Center recognized an opportunity to help two patients through the hospital’s first internal live kidney donor swap in March. “It was exciting; we were able to find a suitable donor match for a swap, considering they would have to wait on the deceased donor list

Holy Name Medical Center hosts nurse training program for Haitians

By | 2015-07-14T16:51:24+00:00 July 12th, 2015|Categories: General, New York/New Jersey Metro|

Nurses from a hospital in Haiti recently took part in special training at Holy Name Medical Center, Teaneck, N.J., that will enable them to teach their peers additional skills, and in turn help improve outcomes for patients. The six nurses, who work in Hôpital Sacrè Coeur in Milot, Haiti, spent a week at Holy Name,