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2 Villanova doctoral students chosen as Future of Nursing Scholars

By | 2015-07-24T15:22:43+00:00 July 24th, 2015|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State|

Brittany Stark, RN Two PhD students from the Villanova (Pa.) University College of Nursing, Brittany Stark, MSN, RN, and Michelle McKay, MSN, RN, CCRN, are among the second cohort of 46 Future of Nursing Scholars selected from schools of nursing across the country, according to a news release. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Lehigh Valley Health Network nurses receive honors

By | 2015-07-13T17:00:12+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State|

Thirty-four individuals and seven care teams received awards at the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s annual Friends of Nursing 2015 celebration held May 7 at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pa. The event was attended by more than 725 LVHN colleagues and community members, according to a news release. For more than 25 years, the Friends of Nursing

Lehigh Valley Health Network plans $93.6 million building expansion at Muhlenberg campus

By | 2015-07-10T20:52:22+00:00 July 10th, 2015|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State|

In response to high demand for healthcare throughout the region and requests from community members for obstetrics and newborn services in the Bethlehem area, Lehigh Valley Health Network is planning construction of a new four-story pavilion on the Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg campus in Bethlehem, Pa., according to a news release. The new 161,000 square-foot pavilion

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children names new CEO

By | 2015-07-06T14:19:14+00:00 July 5th, 2015|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State|

St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, a Tenet Healthcare hospital, announced the appointment of J. Mark McLoone, FACHE, as the hospital’s new CEO. McLoone joined St. Christopher’s effective June 8. McLoone was born in North Philadelphia and comes to St. Christopher’s with more than 30 years of healthcare management experience, most of which has

Rutgers-Camden nursing faculty provide care at school-based health center

By | 2015-07-02T16:23:44+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State|

Rutgers University–Camden (N.J.) nursing faculty are providing primary care to students and families at a new school-based health center in the LEAP Academy University Charter School in Camden. “We have to think about health and education together, and the social determinants and barriers to health,” said Nancy Pontes, PhD, RN, APN, FNP-BC, DRCC, director of

CTCA nurse receives DAISY award

By | 2015-07-01T14:57:59+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Categories: Nursing news, Philadelphia/Tri-State|

Patricia Eckenrode, BSN, RN, a nurse at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, was recognized with a DAISY award for her commitment to support the patients and caregivers she works with, according to a news release. Eckenrode is known for her empathy as a supervisor in care management at

CHOP opens new specialty care and ambulatory surgery center in King of Prussia

By | 2015-06-25T21:42:55+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State|

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia recently opened a new 135,000-square-foot specialty care and ambulatory surgery center in King of Prussia, Pa. The new center, located at 550 S. Goddard Blvd., replaces an existing facility located on nearby Mall Boulevard and will add an ambulatory surgery center where children can have same-day surgery close to home,

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia names new CEO

By | 2015-07-21T20:56:55+00:00 June 17th, 2015|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State|

Madeline Bell, president and COO at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has been appointed the hospital’s president and CEO by the board of trustees, according to a news release. She succeeds Steven M. Altschuler, MD, as CEO, whose retirement was recently announced. The transition of leadership was to be completed on July 1. Mortimer J.

Nazareth Hospital nurse named American Heart Association Volunteer Advocate of the Year

By | 2015-07-22T21:50:15+00:00 June 12th, 2015|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State|

Theresa “Terry” Conejo, BSN, RN, FAHA, a nurse at Mercy Health System’s Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia, was named the American Heart Association’s 2015 National Volunteer Advocate of the Year, according to a news release. She was presented with the award during the AHA’s Lobby Day Luncheon on May 11 in Washington, D.C. The AHA recognized