The concept is simple. The results can be life-changing. Invite a group of nurses to your home, prepare a simple dinner (or order pizza) and encourage a conversation about the nursing profession. With a little bit of guidance, guests soon will be brimming with energy, and before they leave, they'll have a renewed sense of purpose about their profession.
As Alexian Brothers Health System RNs Ellen Norton and Maureen Swiderski work to empower seriously ill patients to make decisions regarding their own care, they find there's much education to be done. And not just with the patients.
The Village of Schaumburg, Ill., recently honored a local RN for stopping to care for a victim of an automobile crash on May 25, 2011.Jill Kottmeier, RN, a labor and delivery nurse at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, Ill., came upon the accident while she was driving on Barrington Road, according to the Daily
On Jan. 9, Rush University Medical Center unveiled its new 14-story hospital building just off the Eisenhower Expressway at Congress Parkway on the former site of several tennis courts.
Loyola University Chicago broke ground April 9 on the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing Center for Collaborative Learning at the health sciences campus in Maywood, Ill.Collaborative care means better care for patients, Vicki A. Keough, RN-BC, PhD, ACNP, dean of the school of nursing, said in a news release. This facility will foster a cohesive
Alexian Brothers Health System, which has five hospitals in the Greater Chicago region, announced April 27 that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent to join St. Louis-based Ascension Health.The move, according to a news release, would make Alexian part of the largest Catholic health system in the nation. This proposed partnership is a
Six nurses from the Greater Chicago region were named regional winners of Nursing Spectrum's 2011 Nursing Excellence Awards at a gala May 6 at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg.
Nurses at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, Ill., used national Patient Safety Awareness Week in March to sharpen their skills.From staff challenges to a room of safety, RNs focused on patient safety as part of an annual week sponsored by the Boston-based National Patient Safety Foundation.Patient safety can often be