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April 2014
Austin, Texas - Kinnser Software Donates $1M for Nursing Scholarships

Kinnser Software, a leading home health software company, is presenting the Austin Community College Foundation a total of $1 million to provide scholarships for hundreds of nursing students.The scholarship presentation was part of a summit and ...

Posted on: April 17, 2014
Savannah, Ga. - MUMC Earns Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for Stroke Care

Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes MUMC for ensuring that stroke patients ...

Posted on: April 12, 2014
Heart Failure Nurses, Occupational Health Professionals Affiliate With ANA

The American Nurses Association (ANA) announced two healthcare organizations, one focusing on worker safety and the other on caring for patients with cardiovascular disease, have joined ANA as organizational affiliates.The new affiliates, which bring the ...

Posted on: April 12, 2014
Maywood, Ill-Loyola Nurses Plan Roman Research Seminar

The 26th Annual Ruth K. Palmer Research Symposium "Pushing the Boundaries: Exploring Research Frontiers to Transform Nursing Practice, Education and Policy." The event will take place from May 15 - 16 at Centro Studi Americani located at Via Michelangelo ...

Posted on: April 12, 2014
March 2014
Minneapolis - Wilson Named COO at Fairview

Fairview Health Services has named Carolyn Wilson, MBA, RN, to the newly-created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. As COO, Wilson has operational accountability for the entire Fairview system, including hundreds of primary ...

Posted on: March 13, 2014
Syracuse, N.Y. - St. Joseph's Launches Therapy Pet Program

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center recently instituted a therapy pet program in the hospital to offer a way for patients to experience the evidence-based healing power of the human-animal connection.Working with Pet Partners of Syracuse, St. ...

Posted on: March 08, 2014
New York, N.Y. - Columbia Nursing Research Finds U.S. Hospitals Don't Follow Policies Proven to Prevent HAIs

While most hospitals have polices in place to prevent health care-associated infections, clinicians often fail to follow evidence-based guidelines established to prevent these infections, according to new research from Columbia University School of ...

Posted on: March 07, 2014
Chicago - University of Chicago Multidisciplinary Team Deconstructs Rare Brain Tumor

When usually active 55-year-old carpenter Leo Galati began moping aroundand  struggling at his job, his wife became concerned.In late February, Leo's mouth began drooping on one side and his presented at a local emergency room. Doctors there gave ...

Posted on: March 06, 2014
Edwardsville, Ill.- SIUE to Offer Doctorate for Nurse Anesthetists

The nurse anesthesia (NA) program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing has been approved to transition from a master's degree program to a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program in May 2015. SIUE's DNP NA program has ...

Posted on: March 05, 2014
Newport, R.I. - Newport Hospital Earns Redesignation as Baby-Friendly Facility

Through its Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center, Newport Hospital has again earned the Baby-Friendly designation from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF). The designation recognizes the commitment and ...

Posted on: March 05, 2014
Tampa, Fla. - Florida Hospital Tampa Expands The Women's Health Pavilion & Opening New ED

Florida Hospital Tampa is elevating healthcare for the Tampa Bay community with the expansion of the Women's Health Pavilion and the creation of a new ED.The free-standing Women's Health Pavilion officially opened its doors to the community on Monday, ...

Posted on: March 05, 2014
Indianapolis, Ind. - Felty Named President of IU Health Starke Hospital

Indiana University Health Starke Hospital named Craig Felty, MBA, RN, the new president of the organization.Felty was previously named interim administrator. Prior, Felty served as executive director of patient care services of IU Health Starke ...

Posted on: March 04, 2014
Virtua Announces Daisy Recipient

Marlton, N.J.- Caitlin Murray, RN, became Virtua Marlton's fifth Daisy Award winner this February. The family member who nominated Murray described her as being empathetic, and one who worked hard to keep the family informed. Murray was also praised for ...

Posted on: March 04, 2014
Mobile, Ala. - New Nursing Initiative Launched at USA Medical Center

The University of South Alabama (USA) Medical Center has launched a shared governance initiative in the form of a Nursing Practice Congress, designed to give nurses more of a voice in their workplace.  The formation of the Congress is the ...

Posted on: March 04, 2014
New York, N.Y. - Lenox Hill Hospital Receives Recognized

For the fifth consecutive year, Lenox Hill Hospital has been awarded a leadership grant from the Robin Hood Foundation for The Center for Attention and Learning (CAL). The grant allows CAL to provide services for educational organizations funded by the ...

Posted on: March 04, 2014
Cincinnati-UC Health Opens Simulation Center

UC Health, Cincinnati, opened a new simulation center.The 4,000-square-foot facility, located in the UC Health Business Center, houses 12 high-fidelity patient simulators. The mannequins are designed to mimic the actions and condition of critically ...

Posted on: March 03, 2014
Concord, Mass. - Emerson Hospital Names New Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Kevin Flint, BSN, MBA-HCM, RN, OCN has joined Emerson Hospital as associate chief nursing officer."Kevin's leadership will help us achieve the highest level of quality care and service excellence in an environment of professionalism, respect, teamwork ...

Posted on: March 03, 2014
Florence, S.C. - New Joint Care Center Opens at Carolinas Hospital System

The Center for Advanced Joint and Spine Care is a comprehensive program to educate, assist and support patients having hip or knee replacement. The program is aimed at giving these patients the knowledge and the tools to make the transition from hospital ...

Posted on: March 03, 2014
Reno, Nev.-Saint Mary's Regional Receives Silver Syringe Award

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Reno, Nev., was designated a Silver Syringe Award winner by Immunize Nevada for having an employee influenza immunization rate of 90% or higher. It is one of just four hospitals to earn the award.Schedule for March ...

Posted on: March 03, 2014
Boca Raton, Fla. - Boca Raton Regional, North Shore-LIJ Health System Announce Affiliation

Officials at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and North Shore-LIJ Health System recently announced an affiliation agreement aimed at creating synergistic opportunities in such areas as patient care, clinical program development and research and education in ...

Posted on: March 02, 2014
Burlington, Vt. - Fletcher Allen Recertified As Level 1 Trauma Center

Fletcher Allen Health Care has earned recertification as a Level 1 Trauma Center for adult patients by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).  The designation is the highest accreditation given to trauma services, and is granted after a ...

Posted on: March 02, 2014
Edwardsville, Ill.- Southern Illinois University Nursing Program Receives Grant

The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) announced in early February that the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing received a 2014 Nursing School Expansion Grant. With a value of $255,848, the Expansion Grant will provide ...

Posted on: March 02, 2014
Pasadena, Calif.-Babies Don Red Beanies in Support of Women's Heart Health

Instead of the traditional pink or blue, babies born this month at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, Calif., wore red caps in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement."For years our staff has ...

Posted on: March 02, 2014
Philadelphia-Einstein Expands Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

Effective April 7, Einstein Healthcare Network will expand its tobacco-free campus initiative to include Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia and several other locations throughout the region. The new locations will join Einstein Medical Center ...

Posted on: March 02, 2014
Dover, Milford, Del.-Bayhealth Participates in 'Go Red' Efforts

Bayhealth Kent General Hospital, Dover, Del., and Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, Del., joined other businesses, government offices, and civic and healthcare organizations in supporting the American Heart Association's efforts to fight heart disease ...

Posted on: March 01, 2014
Durham, N.C. - $1 Million Gift Supports Pediatric Cancer Research at Duke Children's

Glenn H. and Stacy Schiffman of Austin, Texas, have pledged $1 million to create a pediatric cancer research fund at Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center.The gift will support the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, including the research ...

Posted on: March 01, 2014
Murray, Utah-Record Year for Kidney Transplants at Intermountain Medical Center

The transplant program at Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, Utah,  performed a record 109 kidney transplants in 2013. Its previous record was in 2003 with 107.According to the hospital, key factors contributing to the milestone include increased ...

Posted on: March 01, 2014
New Lenox, Ill.- Advocate, Silver Cross Sign Affiliation

Advocate Health Care and Silver Cross Hospital and Medical Centers announced their clinical affiliation, which expands Advocate Physician Partners' (APP) nationally recognized Clinical Integration Program.APP, a jointly governed organization by Advocate ...

Posted on: March 01, 2014
Syracuse, N.Y. - St. Joseph's Nursing Graduates Achieve 96% Pass Rate on NCLEX-RN

St. Joseph's Hospital College of Nursing Dean Marianne Markowitz, MS, RN, reports that 96.24% of the college's May 2013 graduates have passed the NCLEX-RN on their first attempt through December 2013. The state mean pass rate year to date is 78.14% and ...

Posted on: March 01, 2014
February 2014
Ayer, Mass. - Nashoba Valley Opens New In-Patient Geriatric Psychiatry Unit

Nashoba Valley Medical Center recently celebrated the grand opening of its Garvin Center for Geriatric Psychiatry Unit with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.Employees, patients, community members and special guests received tours of the $5 million facility, ...

Posted on: February 28, 2014
Boise, Idaho-Boise State Launches AGNP Program

The Boise State University School of Nursing, Boise, Idaho, last month welcomed an initial cohort of 30 students - 10 men and 20 women - into its new online, part-time adult-gerontology nurse practitioner program.The students will gather on campus three ...

Posted on: February 28, 2014
Chicago-Rush Opening $31 Million Family Birthing Center

Rush University Medical Center will open  the new Rush Family Birth Center, a $31-million, care facility for mothers and their newborns on March 9. No other hospital in Illinois has located its NICU immediately adjacent to ...

Posted on: February 28, 2014
Cumming, Ga. - Northside Hospital-Forsyth Offers Advanced Neonatal Care

Northside Hospital-Forsyth now offers Level-III neonatal intensive care services at its Women's Center in Cumming.  The new designation by Georgia's Department of Community Health allows Northside Hospital-Forsyth to establish a four-bed Neonatal ...

Posted on: February 28, 2014
Philadelphia, Lancaster, Pa.-Lancaster General Health, Penn Form Strategic Alliance

Lancaster General Health, Lancaster, Pa., and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, announced the formation of a strategic alliance to jointly develop innovative programs and initiatives improving patient care, research and ...

Posted on: February 28, 2014
Chester, Md.-Anne Arundel Acquires Primary Care, Urgent Care Practices

On Feb. 15, the Johns Hopkins Community Physicians primary care practice and urgent care center on Kent Island, Chester, Md., became part of Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Md. Anne Arundel Medical Center now employs the staff and physicians ...

Posted on: February 27, 2014
Hartford, Conn. - 4th Grader Gives Recess a Purpose in Support of Patients at Conn. Children's

This past December, 4th grader, Nicolas Monteleone, gave "Recess a Reason" at Greene-Hills School in Bristol to benefit pediatric cancer survivors of Connecticut Children's Medical Center. For $5, students at Greene Hills could purchase a special ...

Posted on: February 27, 2014
Hobart, Ind.- Cardiac Rehab 'Royalty' Crowned at St. Mary's

Joyce Fugate of Hobart and Dennis Hollister were honored this year as the "King and Queen" of St. Mary Medical Center's Cardiac Rehabilitation department. The annual celebration is a way to honor patients who have earned life-sustaining benefits of ...

Posted on: February 27, 2014
Knoxville, Tenn. - UT Medical Center Nurse Granted Stroke Certified RN Credential

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is proud to announce that Jennifer Henry, BSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN, director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at UT Medical Center, has earned the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) certification through the ...

Posted on: February 27, 2014
Irving, Texas - Baylor Medical Center at Irving's Nursing Excellence Recognized

Baylor Medical Center at Irving has received Magnet designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program. Baylor Irving joins the ranks of some of the nation's prestigious health ...

Posted on: February 26, 2014
McHenry, Ill.- Mammo Mondays Planned in March

Centegra Health System continues to sponsor Mammo Monday events and its U+2 program throughout McHenry County during March.Women are encouraged to attend a Mamo Monday event on their own or bring their mother, daughters, sisters and friends to a special, ...

Posted on: February 26, 2014
New York, N.Y. - Nursing Excellence Awards Honors HHC Nurses

Six nurses were honored recently by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) for providing outstanding service to patients, the community and their colleagues. Nursing Excellence Awards are given for excellence in leadership, improving ...

Posted on: February 26, 2014
Susanville, Calif.-Banner Lassen Medical Center Introduces 3-D Mammography

Banner Lassen Medical Center, Susanville, Calif., began offering 3-D mammography to improve patient comfort and increase efficiency. With the new low-dose 3-D mammography system, the x-ray arm sweeps in a slight arc over the breast, taking multiple ...

Posted on: February 26, 2014
Washington, D.C.-MedStar Washington Hospital Center Opens New Nursing Excellence Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Washington, D.C., opened a new Center for Excellence in Nursing. The learning lab is a state-of- the-art center that supports nursing innovation by providing a lifelong learning environment to bolster the clinical ...

Posted on: February 26, 2014
Los Angeles-Garden-Fresh Food Options at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Children's Hospital Los Angeles launched a weekly farmers market open exclusively to staff, patients and patient families. Selling a variety of all-natural items, the market is held Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.The farmers market is one of the ...

Posted on: February 25, 2014
Morgantown, W. Va.-WVU Healthcare Bariatrics Earns National Accreditation

The bariatric surgery center at WVU Healthcare's Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W. Va., was accredited a level 1 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons.To earn the accreditation, ...

Posted on: February 25, 2014
Atlanta, Ga. - Atlanta Medical Center Places on Quality Honor Roll

Atlanta Medical Center has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association's (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll. Atlanta Medical Center is one of 25 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Trustee category, one ...

Posted on: February 25, 2014
Basking Ridge, N.J. - Care Transition Program Takes Aim at NJ Hospital Readmissions

The Visiting Nurse Association of Somerset Hills (VNA) has received a grant from the Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest N.J. to support a partnership focused on improving the care transitions of older ...

Posted on: February 25, 2014
Hinsdale, Ill. - Adventist Health Earns Diabetes Accreditation

The American Association of Diabetes Educators has named Adventist Health Partners (AHP) Diabetes Self-Management Education an accredited diabetes education program.The newly accredited program will provide residents in and around Cook, DuPage ...

Posted on: February 25, 2014
Kansas City, Kan. - The University of Kansas Hospital Finds Yoga Reduces Risk of Stroke

In a first-of-its-kind study, doctors at The University of Kansas Hospital evaluated the role of yoga in the management of atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder that is a leading cause of stroke. The study, published in the Journal of the ...

Last Updated: February 24, 2014 | Posted on: January 31, 2013
Waycross, GA - Advanced Telestroke Equipment Available in Waycross

New telestroke equipment at Mayo Clinic Health System allows the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients more quickly."Time is of the essence when it comes to diagnosing stroke," said Michael Hamm, DO, director of emergency services. "Mere seconds can ...

Last Updated: February 24, 2014 | Posted on: February 08, 2013
Willimatic, Conn. - Technology Helps Stroke Patients at Windham

Windham Hospital stroke patients now have instant access to top neurologists and the latest technology thanks to the Hartford HealthCare telehealth network, which uses teleconferencing for real-time expert neurological assessment.Located in the ...

Last Updated: February 24, 2014 | Posted on: August 23, 2013
Tampa, Fla. - St. Joseph's Offers Non-invasive Test to Predict Stroke Risk

St. Joseph's Hospital is the only hospital in the southeast U.S. using Non-invasive Optimal Vessel Analysis (NOVA) to quantify the volume of blood flow through tiny blood vessels in the brain using three-dimensional imaging.The noninvasive, technology ...

Last Updated: February 24, 2014 | Posted on: September 13, 2013
Maywood, Ill. - Nurse-Led Study Explores Stress, Race

Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing researchers are recruiting women for a study to better understand how early life adversity and stress over one's lifetime are related to risk of developing heart disease and stroke in African ...

Posted on: February 24, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. - TriStar Centennial Nurses Garner March Of Dimes Award

Sherree Spry and Nancy Donoho of TriStar Centennial Medical Center were recognized for nursing excellence at the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year awards.Each year, the Middle Tennessee chapter of March of Dimes recognizes 16 outstanding local nurses in a ...

Posted on: February 24, 2014
Philadelphia-Penn Nursing Student Wins AcademyHealth Scholarship

Danielle Altares Sarik, MSN, BSN, a pre-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, was one of six recipients of the 2014 AcademyHealth Presidential Scholarship for the AcademyHealth Institute on Advocacy and Public ...

Posted on: February 24, 2014
Providence, R.I. - Lifespan's Comprehensive Cancer Center Launches Program

The Comprehensive Cancer Center at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals has opened the Upper Gastrointestinal Multidisciplinary Clinic (UGMDC) for the treatment of esophageal, stomach, pancreatic, liver and bile duct/gallbladder cancers. It is ...

Posted on: February 24, 2014
San Diego-UC San Diego Health System Receives Clinical Excellence Award

UC San Diego Health System recently received Healthgrades' Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.Hospitals were selected based on clinical excellence across a broad spectrum of care in specialty areas such as cardiac and neuro surgery and ...

Posted on: February 24, 2014
Downers Grove, Ill. - Advocate Good Samaritan Nurses Excel

This winter, nurses at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital have been refining their practice.Rochelle Givan, BSN, RN, ED charge nurse, completed her BSN from Benedictine University. Bonnie Goedert, BSN, RN, ED staff nurse, completed her BSN ...

Posted on: February 23, 2014
Columbus, Ohio-Nationwide Children's License Plates Available

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is offering license plates that bear the name of Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. The hospital receives $25 from every $35 purchase."This custom plate is a great way for people to not only make a donation ...

Posted on: February 23, 2014
Sarasota - SMH Recognized by the Joint Commission

Sarasota Memorial once again has demonstrated its superiority in treating two life-threatening conditions that affect millions of people each year, earning re-certification for its congestive heart failure program and for stroke care.To be certified, the ...

Posted on: February 23, 2014
Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. - Phelps Hospital Breaks Ground on New Surgical Suite

Phelps Memorial Hospital Center broke ground recently on a 20,163-square-foot surgical suite to be built on the third floor of the 755 Medical Services Building. The new suite, due to open October 2014, will include five new operating rooms for both ...

Posted on: February 23, 2014
Twin Falls, Idaho-St. Luke's Magic Valley Earns Primary Stroke Center Certification

St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center, Twin Falls, Idaho, earned advanced certification for primary stroke centers from the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission surveyed St. Luke's Magic Valley Nov. 19. The surveyor complimented the stroke program, ...

Posted on: February 23, 2014
Durham, N.C. - Duke University School of Nursing Hosts Teresa Amabile of Harvard Business

Teresa Amabile, PhD, the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor at Harvard Business School, is the 2014 Harriet Cook Carter keynote speaker at Duke University School of Nursing. She will be speaking about "The Progress Principal," a book based on her research of ...

Posted on: February 22, 2014
Edwardsville, Ill. - SIUE NCLEX Pass Rate 89%

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing graduates first-time pass rate average on the annual National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) exceeded state and national averages. SIUE's 2013 posted pass rate ...

Posted on: February 22, 2014
Los Angeles-Winn Wins DAISY

Erika Winn, MSN, RN, a nurse in the cardiovascular acute unit, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.Her nomination, written by several of her nurse peers, stated, "She takes ambulatory patients for walks in ...

Posted on: February 22, 2014
New Jersey - NJAPHNA Names 2013 Public Health Nurse Administrator of the Year

The New Jersey Association of Public Health Nurse Administrators (NJAPHNA) honored Jane Scarfo, BSN, RN, public health nursing supervisor of Clifton, N.J., as the NJAPHNA 2013 Public Health Nurse Administrator of the Year.  NJAPHNA President ...

Posted on: February 22, 2014
Pulaski, Va.-Hay Honored at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski

Wendy Hay, RN, won the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at LewisGale Hospital Pulaski, Pulaski, Va.An RN for 25 years, Hay has experience working in various departments, including pediatrics, progressive care, surgical unit and operating room. She ...

Posted on: February 22, 2014
Downers Grove, Ill. - New Birthing Simulator at Advocate Good Samaritan

Labor and delivery nurses at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove can practice their skills on a new lifelike mannequin designed to simulate 30 birthing scenarios. These nurses helped "Maggie" the birthing simulator deliver a healthy "baby" ...

Posted on: February 21, 2014
Fort Worth, Texas - Baylor All Saints at Fort Worth Recognized

Baylor All Saints Medical Center at Fort Worth has received The Joint Commission (TJC) certification for Advanced Palliative Care."Palliative Care is a multidisciplinary specialty providing comfort, care, and planning for patients and families facing ...

Posted on: February 21, 2014
New York, N.Y. - Case Manager Receives Wholeness of Life Award

Caren Weinberg, MSN, RN, CCM, case manager at New York Hospital Queens, received the Healthcare Chaplaincy's annual "Wholeness of Life" award. Weinberg was recognized for demonstrating respect and commitment to others and for exemplifying body, mind and ...

Posted on: February 21, 2014
Philadelphia-CHOP Expands Pet Therapy Program

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) announced plans to expand its pet therapy program over the next two years.The program plans to recruit 60 new pet therapy teams in addition to its current 24. Weekly pet therapy visits will be doubled from ...

Posted on: February 21, 2014
Sterling, Colo.-Sterling Regional MedCenter Appoints New CNO

Wade Tyrrell, MSN, RN, was named chief nursing officer at Sterling Regional MedCenter, Sterling, Colo. He joined the hospital staff in January after moving from Bartlett, Tenn. Tyrrell served in a number of executive-level roles for 13 years, including ...

Posted on: February 21, 2014
Boise, Idaho-Fundraising Gala Nets $78,000 for School of Nursing

The Boise State University School of Nursing, Boise, Idaho, began 2014 thankful for community support of its annual fundraising gala. Held Nov. 7, the event raised a total of $78,332 - the highest amount ever raised.Approximately 30% of proceeds were ...

Posted on: February 20, 2014
Madison, Wis. - UW Hospital Redesignated for Magnet

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has been re-designated as a Magnet ® hospital.  The original designation was earned by the hospital in 2009.Senior vice president of patient care services, chief nursing officer Beth Houlahan, MSN, ...

Posted on: February 20, 2014
Melfa, Va.-Off-Duty Nurses Assist Unresponsive Child

When Andrew Snead's young daughter underwent a seizure Oct. 18, the timing might have saved her life.The seizure left the 10-month-old limp and lifeless. Her lips were blue, and she wasn't breathing. Snead called 911 and gave mouth-to-mouth ...

Posted on: February 20, 2014
Morristown, N.J. - Local VNA CEO Appointed to National Home Healthcare Board

Faith F. Scott, MSN, BSN, FACHE, president/CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern NJ (VNA), has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA), a health industry organization that ...

Posted on: February 20, 2014
N. Charleston, S.C. - Trident Health Selected for American College of Cardiology Patient Navigator Program

The Heart Center at Trident Health has been selected to participate in the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Patient Navigator Program. It is the first program of its kind in cardiology designed to help hospitals provide personalized services to heart ...

Posted on: February 20, 2014
Arizona-Great Kindness Challenge Takes Place at Dignity Health Hospitals

Dignity Health's St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, Chandler Regional Medical Center, Chandler, Ariz., and Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert, Ariz., challenged nurses and other staff to perform as many as 50 acts of kindness during ...

Posted on: February 19, 2014
Cleveland-Family Thankful for Nurse's Exceptional Care

Emily Saunders, RN, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at MetroHealth, Cleveland.A nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit, Saunders received award after a mother praised her work in identifying a baby's worsening condition and ensuring ...

Posted on: February 19, 2014
Minneapolis - Allina Health Launches Pregnancy/Parenting App

A new mobile resource for expectant mom's and dad's. Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond from Allina Health offers quick and easy access to things you need to know about pregnancy, childbirth and newborn care.This book and the ...

Posted on: February 19, 2014
Stockbridge, Ga. - Piedmont Henry Names New VP & CNO

Frances Marthone, MSN, BSN, has been named vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Piedmont Henry Hospital. Marthone brings 28 years of experience, 25 of them in leadership, in the healthcare industry to Piedmont Henry. ...

Posted on: February 19, 2014
Winchester, Mass. - Winchester Recognizes 'Extraordinary Nurse'

Winchester Hospital has recognized Julie Sandlin, RN, as its most recent recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Sandlin was nominated by a patient because she made her feel "comfortable and at ease." The DAISY Award, presented in ...

Posted on: February 19, 2014
Seattle-Virginia Mason Scores Women's Choice Award for Heart Care

Virginia Mason, Seattle, received the 2014 Women's Choice Award, designating it as one of the nation's best hospitals for heart care. Presented by WomenCertified, the award recognizes Virginia Mason for creating a superior patient experience for women ...

Posted on: February 18, 2014
Battle Creek, Mich.-Bronson Battle Creek Earns Five Stars for Knee Replacement

Bronson Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Mich., received a five-star rating in total knee replacement for in-hospital patients in the "Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation."Healthgrades, an online resource for information ...

Posted on: February 18, 2014
Hackensack, N.J. - HackensackUMC Receives Fifth Magnet Designation

Hackensack University Medical Center has received its fifth Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.After a three-day site visit by the Magnet Appraisal Team in December, they unanimously re-designated HackensackUMC as a Magnet ...

Posted on: February 18, 2014
Kansas City, Mo. - Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute Awarded Grant for Cardiac Study

Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute has been awarded a $3.4 million, 3-year grant from Boston Scientific to investigate and better define the success, safety, health benefits, and cost-effectiveness of novel methods to open challenging blocked ...

Posted on: February 18, 2014
Miami - Miami Children's Launches Hospitalwide Television Network

Miami Children's Hospital (MCH) has launched the MCH Television Network (MCHTV), an in-house television network providing patients and families a customized resource for news, research and entertainment that specifically caters to MCH patients and their ...

Posted on: February 18, 2014
Chicago - New Geriatric ED at Northwestern Memorial

Northwestern Memorial's new geriatric emergency department is run by specially trained nurses and volunteers staff area for those 65 years and older and  features include quieter rooms with natural lighting, televisions and non-slip floors.Dwayne ...

Posted on: February 17, 2014
Flemington, N.J. - Hunterdon Medical Center Foundation Offers Scholarships

Applications for scholarships through the Jean Alvater Baker Educational Fund, the Albert Kahn and Mary Kahn, RN Educational Fund, the Millie E. Apgar Educational Scholarship Fund for Health Professionals designated for Nursing Scholarships, the Wingover ...

Posted on: February 17, 2014
Metairie, La. - American Cancer Society Recognizes EJGH

The American Cancer Society announced at an awards ceremony that East Jefferson General Hospital has been recognized with the Best Practice for Louisiana 2013 award. The honor recognizes outstanding program activities, initiatives and projects that ...

Posted on: February 17, 2014
Philadelphia-Breastfeeding Management Course Available

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is sponsoring a three-day interdisciplinary breastfeeding management course. One day is offered each month. For $30, nurses earn 6.7 contact hours for each day completed.For more information, contact ...

Posted on: February 17, 2014
Seattle-Virginia Mason Research Institute to Lead Immune Tolerance Network

The Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason, Seattle, was awarded a seven-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to lead the Immune Tolerance Network, a research consortium sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious ...

Posted on: February 17, 2014
Madison, Wis. - Meriter, UnityPoint Affiliate

Meriter Health Services announced an official affiliation with UnityPoint Health, an integrated health system headquartered in West Des Moines, Ia.An affiliation agreement was signed in October and received the necessary approvals.UnityPoint Health now ...

Posted on: February 16, 2014
Murray, Utah-Intermountain Hospitals Named 'Medical Destinations of Excellence'

Intermountain Healthcare's Intermountain Medical Center, Murray, UT, and LDS Hospital, Salt Lake City, were named "Medical Destinations of Excellence" by EdisonHealth, a national company that helps large employers in the U.S. provide specialized, complex ...

Posted on: February 16, 2014
New York, N.Y. - Joint Commission Guidelines Highlight Importance of Nurses in Preventing CLABSI

Nurses are well positioned to stop dangerous and costly bloodstream infections caused by the improper placement of catheters in large veins in the neck, chest or groin, according to guidelines released by The Joint Commission.Central line-associated ...

Posted on: February 16, 2014
Sylva, N.C. - WestCare Honors Six RNs for Service Milestones

WestCare recently honored six registered nurses among 26 employees for their years of service on the Harris, Swain and Franklin campuses.            Nurses recognized at the quarterly service ...

Posted on: February 16, 2014
Virginia Beach, Va.-Rise in Emergency Psychiatric Services Prompts New Unit

Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Virginia Beach, Va., opened a 24-bed inpatient behavioral health unit. The unit includes 16 beds designated for geriatric patients and eight general adult beds."These new inpatient beds will greatly improve access ...

Posted on: February 16, 2014
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-Englebright Appointed Joint Commission Board of Directors

The Joint Commission announced the appointment of Jane Englebright, PhD, RN, to the Board of Commissioners.Englebright, who will serve as the at-large nursing representative to the Board, is the chief nursing officer, patient safety officer and vice ...

Posted on: February 15, 2014
Cheyenne, Wyo.-Karsten Named CEO at Cheyenne Regional

Margo Karsten, PhD, MS, BSN, RN, was appointed chief executive officer at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne, Wyo.Karsten joined the medical center last July. She became interim CEO Sept. 1 after the retirement of John Lucas, MD."Dr. Karsten has ...

Posted on: February 15, 2014
Sarasota, Fla. - Sarasota Memorial Opens New Clinic to Help Prevent Secondary Strokes

Sarasota Memorial Hospital has opened a new outpatient clinic to help stroke patients prevent a second stroke. After a stroke, survivors tend to focus on regaining whatever disability or physical limitations are affecting them. While rehabilitation is a ...

Posted on: February 15, 2014
Syracuse, N.Y. - St. Joseph's Nursing Excellence Recognized with Magnet Recognition

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center has achieved Magnet recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care. "Magnet recognition provides our community with the ultimate benchmark to measure the ...

Posted on: February 15, 2014
Westminster, Md.-Genuine Compassion Earns Nolan DAISY Honor

Donna Nolan, RN, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, Md. A nurse at the hospital for nine years, Nolan was honored for exceptional and compassionate care that left a lasting impression on the ...

Posted on: February 15, 2014
Joliet, Ill. - Presence Saint Joseph Nurses Volunteer

Staff from Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center teamed up with Northern Illinois Food Bank's Mobile Pantry to pass out food to hungry families in the Joliet community last Thursday.Presence St. Joe's nurses and other staff members braved the sub-zero ...

Posted on: February 14, 2014
Boise, Idaho-Clark's Civility in Nursing Education Text Wins Award

Cindy Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, professor at the Boise State University School of Nursing, Boise, ID, received the 2013 Book of the Year Award for Professional Issues in Nursing from the American Journal of Nursing for the book Creating and Sustaining ...

Posted on: February 14, 2014
Middletown, N.Y. - Orange Regional Nurse Leader Appointed to National Accreditation Organization

Anita Adler, MSN, RN-BC, CNM, director of nursing informatics and decision support, at Orange Regional Medical Center, was selected as an item writer, or test question writer, for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Informatics Nursing ...

Posted on: February 14, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. - New Research Studies Automate Patient Care Outside Hospitals

A 5-year study to explore new technologies that automate patient care outside of hospitals and clinics was announced recently by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), the Gary and Mary West Health Institute (WHI) and West Corporation.  The ...

Posted on: February 14, 2014
Washington, D.C.-Conference Highlights Nursing Doctoral Research

The Washington Regional Nursing Research Consortium held its fourth annual  Doctoral Student Research Conference at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.This conference focused on sharing nursing research via podium and poster ...

Posted on: February 14, 2014
Pittsfield, Mass. - BMC Receives Stroke Care Honor for 10th Consecutive Year

Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) for the 10th year in a row received national recognition for the care of stroke patients from the American Heart Association. BMC has received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award, which recognizes ...

Last Updated: February 13, 2014 | Posted on: December 19, 2013
Grand Rapids, Mich.-Daley Wins Book of the Year Award

Karen Daley, PhD, RN, dean of the college of health professions at Davenport University, Grand Rapids, Mich., received the 2013 Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing for the second edition of Simulation Scenarios for Nursing ...

Posted on: February 13, 2014
Hartford, Conn. - Childhood Cancer Research Grant Awarded to Connecticut Children's

The St. Baldrick's Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, awarded a 1-year infrastructure grant of $50,000 to Connecticut Children's Medical Center. This grant is one of 39 ...

Posted on: February 13, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla. - Florida Hospital Kissimmee's New Patient Tower to Double Size of Hospital

Osceola and south Orange County residents will soon have expanded access to healthcare as part of a new 80-bed patient tower at Florida Hospital Kissimmee.  Kissimmee leaders gathered alongside Florida Hospital executives recently to break ground on ...

Posted on: February 13, 2014
Los Angeles-Cedars-Sinai Scores LEED Gold for New Pavilion

The Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion at Cedar-Sinai, Los Angeles, earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its highly sustainable, energy-efficient design, construction and ...

Posted on: February 13, 2014
McHenry, Ill.-Centegra Accredited for Chest Pain

Centegra Hospital-McHenry and Centegra Hospital-Woodstock have again received chest pain center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). SCPC focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in providing ...

Posted on: February 13, 2014
Atlanta, Ga. - Pediatric Nursing Award Given to Outstanding Nurses

The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta recently announced that Sara Bashor, BSN, RN, and Leigh McManus, MSN, RN, have been presented with the prestigious Laura Snitzer-Boozer Nursing Award.  The ...

Posted on: February 12, 2014
Munster, Ind.-Community Hospital First in Area to Implant Lead-Free Heart Defibrillator

Patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest have a less invasive safety net option with a new subcutaneous implanted cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD) at Community Hospital.This is the first health system in northwest Indiana to perform the defibrillator ...

Posted on: February 12, 2014
New York, N.Y. - Columbia Nursing Dean Applauds VHA Recognition of NPs

Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of Columbia University School of Nursing, applauds the effort by the Veterans Health Administration to let nurses with advanced education practice medicine without direct supervision by physicians. The VHA, the ...

Posted on: February 12, 2014
Ridley Park, Pa.-Dettmann Named Employee of the Month

Deneen Dettmann, RN, was recently selected employee of the month at Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, Pa. A telemetry nurse, she joined the hospital in 1999. In receiving the award, Dettmann was recognized for her pleasant demeanor, strong work ethic and ...

Posted on: February 12, 2014
San Diego-UC San Diego Health System Recognized for Women's Health

UC San Diego Health System was featured in the latest Becker's Hospital Review list of "100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health Programs." Hospitals were selected based on clinical excellence, quality care and women's health awards and were also ...

Posted on: February 12, 2014
Tucson, Ariz.-UA College of Nursing Awarded Nurse Faculty Loan Program Grant

The University of Arizona College of Nursing, Tucson, Ariz., was awarded a Nurse Faculty Loan Program grant through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the sixth consecutive year. This year's award totals $950,855, the fourth ...

Posted on: February 11, 2014
Charlottesville, Va.-UVA President Donates Mother's Nursing Cape to SON

The University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville, Va., received a donation for its Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry: a nursing cape that belonged to the university president's late mother.The below-the-hip-length ...

Posted on: February 11, 2014
Oconomowoc, Wis.- Oconomowoc Memorial's ED Honored

ProHealth Care announced that Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital is the first hospital in Wisconsin to receive the prestigious Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence award (previously known as the Summit award), six years in a row. The award is the highest honor ...

Posted on: February 11, 2014
Fairfield, Conn. - Fairfield University Recognized by NAFSA

NAFSA: the Association of International Educators recently presented Fairfield University with an award for an initiative involving nursing students working with an urban community in Nicaragua. Rev. Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J., president of Fairfield ...

Posted on: February 11, 2014
Miami - Miami Children's Engages Interactive Health to Enhance Employee Health & Wellness

As part of a commitment to improve employee health and well-being, Miami Children's Hospital (MCH) Health System in 2013 partnered with Interactive Health, to expand the hospital's incentive-based employee health and wellness program. The new program ...

Posted on: February 11, 2014
Athens, Ga. - St. Mary's Receives 4th Consecutive Gold Plus Award for Stroke Care

St. Mary's Health Care System has received its fourth consecutive American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.  According to AHA/ASA, the award recognizes St. Mary's ...

Posted on: February 10, 2014
Flemington, N.J. - Hunterdon Medical Center Offers a Heart Health Screening

Taking the first step to maintaining a healthy heart is finding out how likely you are to developing a problem such as a heart attack or stroke. Most people do not realize they have heart disease until they have a heart attack, by then it can be too ...

Posted on: February 10, 2014
Grayslake, Ill. - Callan Recognized by U.S. Navy

Northwestern Grayslake nursing manager Wendy Callan, RN, was presented the Patriot Award by the U.S. Navy in recognition for her support and encouragement of Lieutenant Commander Tabitha Eden, RN, a naval reservist and nurse at the Northwestern ...

Posted on: February 10, 2014
Philadelphia-CHOP Announces $5 Million Gift

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia received a $5 million donation from GIANT Food Stores to support construction of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, a state-of-the-art outpatient facility scheduled to open in the University City ...

Posted on: February 10, 2014
Seattle-Virginia Mason Wins Clinical Excellence Award

Virginia Mason, Seattle, recently received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades for the fourth consecutive year.This award places Virginia Mason among the top 5 percent of the more than 4,500 hospitals surveyed for ...

Posted on: February 10, 2014
Elmhurst, Ill.-Elmhurst, Northwestern Partner for Interventional Radiology

Comprehensive vascular and non-vascular interventional care, as well as interventional oncology services, are available to patients at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital through a new exclusive partnership with Northwestern Medicine.Interventional radiology (IR) ...

Posted on: February 09, 2014
Dallas - Methodist Charlton Nurse Selected for National Panel

Regina Wren, BSN, RN-BC, ED Patient Navigator at Methodist Charlton Medical Center is one of the 21 nurses selected to represent the state of Texas on the Professional Issues Panel for Care Coordination. The national panel consists of ...

Posted on: February 09, 2014
Edinboro, Pa.-Edinboro Launches DNP

Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pa., received approval from the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to launch its first doctoral degree program: an online DNP program. Offered in consortium with Clarion University, Clarion, Pa., the DNP is ...

Posted on: February 09, 2014
Kennewick, Wash.-DuBois Earns Palliative Care Certification

Karen DuBois, RN, CHPN, palliative care nurse navigator at the Tri-Cities Cancer Center, Kennewick, Wash., earned certification in hospice and palliative nursing from the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses."Karen's ...

Posted on: February 09, 2014
Oceanside, N.Y. - IV Nurse Manager Named a "Healthcare Hero"

The Long Island Business News (LIBN) recently awarded its "Health Care Heroes" Nurse Hero Award to Margaret Hempstead, RN, nurse manager of the IV team at South Nassau Communities Hospital. LIBN's "Health Care Heroes" awards honor individuals and ...

Posted on: February 09, 2014
Duluth, Minn. - College of St. Scholastica Students Serve in Manilla

Overcoming language barriers to reaffirm their passion for caregiving, 19 undergraduate nursing students from The College of St. Scholastica participated in a two week exchange trip to Manilla on Dec. 27.The group studied alongside Filipino ...

Posted on: February 08, 2014
Gainesville, Fla. - UF Health Shands Hospital Receives Magnet Recognition

UF Health Shands Hospital has for the third time earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet status - the nursing profession's most prestigious national distinction for excellence."This recognition shows that our nurses are among the best in ...

Posted on: February 08, 2014
Phoenix-New ALS Center Integrates Research, Clinical Care

The Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, opened a center expected to bring Arizona to the forefront of research and medical treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease.The ...

Posted on: February 08, 2014
Pittsburgh-Magee-Womens Hospital Opens New Emergency Department

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, recently opened a new emergency department designed to meet growing patient volume. Capable of addressing the needs of both male and female patients, the new department puts patients in closer proximity to key ...

Posted on: February 08, 2014
Columbus, Ohio-Ohio Nurses Foundation Accepting Award Nominations

The Ohio Nurses Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ohio Nurses Association, is accepting nominations for Nurses Choice Awards until Feb. 22 in several categories: individual, organization and media campaign. The individual category recognizes someone ...

Posted on: February 07, 2014
Greensboro, N.C. - Two Cone Health Hospitals Awarded Leapfrog Top Hospital Distinctions

The Leapfrog Group has named Wesley Long Hospital and Annie Penn Hospital to its list of Top Hospitals. "What an exciting day for patients across Cone Health," says Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Mary Jo Cagle, MD. "We've already ...

Posted on: February 07, 2014
Munster, Ind. - Critical Care Transport Team Established

The Adult and Neonatal Critical Care Transport team, developed by Community Hospital and Prompt Ambulance, was established to ensure consistency in quality high risk care and decrease response turnaround.The Critical Care Transport Team members include a ...

Posted on: February 07, 2014
Tucson, Ariz.-UA Medical Center-University Campus Earns Magnet Redesignation

The University of Arizona Medical Center-University Campus, Tucson, earned redesignation as a Magnet hospital. The accomplishment marks the third time the medical center has won the American Nurses Credentialing Center's highest honor for nursing ...

Posted on: February 07, 2014
Chesterfield, Mo. - Pediatric Surgery Performed at St. Luke's Hospital

Surgeons from SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and Saint Louis University School of Medicine are now performing surgery at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield.The SSM Cardinal Glennon surgical team specializes in minimally-invasive ...

Posted on: February 06, 2014
Cambridge, Mass. - CHA Recognizes Two Nurses with DAISY Award

Cambridge Health Alliance, a community health system that serves Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston's metro-north communities, has honored nurses Philip Fournier, RN, and Amberly Killmer, RN, with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.The award, ...

Posted on: February 06, 2014
Fayetteville, Ga. - Piedmont Fayette Nurse Receives Award for Extraordinary Care

Dawn Martin, RN, an ICU nurse at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, has been named winner of the DAISY (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The recognition is part of a national program honoring nurses for their clinical skills ...

Posted on: February 06, 2014
Pittsburgh-Research to Investigate Pediatric Asthma in Pittsburgh

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, was awarded a $415,000 grant from Heinz Endowments to research the prevalence of asthma among local students."Though childhood asthma is widely recognized as a problem in the Pittsburgh region, objective data on ...

Posted on: February 06, 2014
Seattle-Strickland Receives MLK Community Service Award

C. June Strickland, PhD, RN, associate professor of psychosocial and community health at the University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, received a Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award Jan. 16 in recognition of her work to address ...

Posted on: February 06, 2014
Alexandria, Va.-Inova Alexandria Honored as a Top Hospital in Women's Health

Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Va., was awarded five stars for both gynecologic surgery and maternity care as measured by Healthgrades. Inova Alexandria Hospital is also in the top 5% in the nation for the third consecutive year for those ...

Posted on: February 05, 2014
Franklin, Tenn. - RN Earns Capella Healthcare's Quality Pillar Award

Beverly Craig, RN, vice president, regulatory compliance and clinical risk management, earned Capella Healthcare's Quality Pillar Award. The Pillar Awards were established last year to recognize outstanding individual contributions in each of Capella's ...

Posted on: February 05, 2014
Hackensack, N.J. - The Center for Advanced Wound Care at Hackensack University Medical Center Opens

Hackensack University Medical Center officially opened its Center for Advanced Wound Care recently with a ceremony celebrating the fully integrated outpatient department. The center was established to provide multidisciplinary care and treatment of ...

Posted on: February 05, 2014
Park Ridge, Ill.- Advocate Lutheran General Switches From Blankets to Sleep Sacks

On February 3, all baby blankets in Advocate Lutheran General's Newborn Nursery were removed as the hosptial began using Halo SleepSacks, a safe, blanket free alternative specially-designed for safer sleep.The SleepSack's creator lost a child to Sudden ...

Posted on: February 05, 2014
Susanville, Calif.-Harshbarger Named CEO

Catherine Harshbarger, BSN, RN, accepted the role of chief executive officer at Banner Lassen Medical Center, Susanville, Calif.Harshbarger has served as interim CEO since Sept. 23, 2013, after the departure of former CEO Bob Edwards. She also has been ...

Posted on: February 05, 2014
Sacramento, Calif.-UC Davis Medical Center Earns Magnet Status

UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif., earned Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). "UC Davis has a long history of demonstrated nursing excellence, and the Magnet recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard ...

Posted on: February 04, 2014
Westminster, Md.-Diabetes Education Program Merits ADA Recognition

Carroll Health Group Endocrinology, a multispecialty practice affiliated with Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, Md., received an Education Recognition Certificate from the American Diabetes Association for its quality diabetes self-management ...

Posted on: February 04, 2014
Chicago - Mile Square Health Center Opens

UI Health's newest community health venture, Mile Square Health Center opened in late January.Services include primary care and some specialized medical care, in neighborhoods that need it most.   In this single location, families can see their ...

Posted on: February 04, 2014
N. Charleston, S.C. - Trident Cancer Center Earns ACR Accreditation in Radiation Oncology

Trident Cancer Center has been awarded a 3-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Trident Cancer Center is the first Charleston area hospital to receive this ...

Posted on: February 04, 2014
Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. - Phelps Memorial Opens Expanded Robin's Nest Childcare Center

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Robin's Nest Child Care Center at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center was held recently, marking the official opening of a $1.4 million expansion. The 3,860-square-foot addition to the facility opens up day care ...

Posted on: February 04, 2014
Naperville, Ill. - Edward Nurses Excel

 Susan Haupt, RN, recently graduated with a BSN from Purdue Calumet University.Jan DeCrescenzo, RN; Patti Ludwig-Beymer, RN; Kathleen Pruiett, RN; and Nancy Rosenbery, RN, recently passed the certification exam for Certified Professional in Patient ...

Posted on: February 03, 2014
Hartford, Conn. - Connecticut Children's and Hole in the Wall Gang Help Patient Make Music Video with Hopes of Viral Status

Ten-year-old Morgan Platt, a patient at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, has always dreamed big.  After she was diagnosed with a brain tumor (glioblastoma multiforme) in June of 2011, she decided to fight back and inspire others.Throughout her ...

Posted on: February 03, 2014
Little Rock, Ark. - RN Leads UAMS Infusion Clinics, Outpatient Blood Draw

Cynthia Brown, RN, recently was named director of the infusion/ancillary services division at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She supervises the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute's two infusion clinics and blood draw ...

Posted on: February 03, 2014
Philadelphia-Meleis Wins Merit Award

Afaf I. Meleis, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, was named the inaugural recipient of the Penn Alumni Faculty Award of Merit. The award recognizes faculty members who have made outstanding ...

Posted on: February 03, 2014
Sterling, Colo.-Sterling Regional Earns 'Pathway to Excellence' Status

Sterling Regional MedCenter, Sterling, Colo., earned the Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.The designation identifies work environments where nurses can flourish. Recognizing the professional job satisfaction ...

Posted on: February 03, 2014
Charlottesville, Va.-UVA Health System Opens Sports Concussion Clinic

The University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Va., opened a brain injury and sports concussion clinic Jan. 17.The multidisciplinary clinic includes adult and pediatric neurologists, neuropsychologists, physical and occupational therapists, ...

Posted on: February 02, 2014
Coon Rapids, Minn. - Mercy's Cancer Program Designated

Allina Health proudly announces that the cancer program at Mercy Hospital has received Virginia Piper Cancer Institute Designation..Patients who are currently receiving cancer care at Mercy Hospital will soon be able to take advantage of a new, ...

Posted on: February 02, 2014
Fresno, Calif.-UC Davis Opens Transplant Center in Fresno

The UC Davis Transplant Center, Sacramento, Calif., opened a new clinic in Fresno, Calif., to expand access to kidney and pancreas transplant care in Central California.The clinic provides pre- and post-transplant medical evaluations for recipients and ...

Posted on: February 02, 2014
Gainesville, Fla. - University of Florida College of Nursing Faculty Member Receives Fulbright Grant

A University of Florida College of Nursing faculty member is in Cambodia for a 10-month assignment educating undergraduate nursing students and providing professional development opportunities for Cambodian nurses thanks to a Fulbright Scholar ...

Posted on: February 02, 2014
Middletown, N.Y. - Orange Regional Receives National Research Corporation Award

Orange Regional Medical Center recently was recognized by the National Research Corporation (NRC) with their 2013 Path to Excellence Award for "most improved hospital with 300 beds or more" at their 19th Annual International Patient-Centered Care ...

Posted on: February 02, 2014
Cincinnati-Christ Hospital Wins Patient Satisfaction Award

The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, earlier this month received the 2013 Beacon of Excellence Award from Press Ganey Associates for consistent and sustained excellence in patient satisfaction. The hospital is one of only three large hospitals in the country ...

Posted on: February 01, 2014
Gilbert, Ariz.-Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center Earns NAPBC Accreditation

The comprehensive breast program at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Gilbert, Ariz., earned a full three-year accreditation from the American College of Surgeons' National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers.To earn the accreditation, the program ...

Posted on: February 01, 2014
Oklahoma City, Okla. - INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Names New Administrative Director of Nursing

Officials at INTEGRIS Health announced that Libby Morris, RN, MS, CNS, is the new administrative director of nursing at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center.Morris began her career at INTEGRIS in 2005 as a clinical nurse specialist. In 2008, she was ...

Posted on: February 01, 2014
Rochester, Minn. - Mayo Clinic Decreases Adverse Health Events in 2013

The Minnesota Department of Health released its 10th annual Adverse Health Events report and Mayo Clinic Hospital - Rochester reported only 29 events in 2013 - down from 38 in 2012. This decrease is primarily due to reductions in ...

Posted on: February 01, 2014
White Plains, N.Y. - White Plains Hospital Begins Phase II of $108-Million Major Transformation Project

As one of the largest healthcare construction projects in the region, White Plains Hospital announced the beginning of Phase II of its major transformation project to create a more welcoming, modern and healing environment. The first phase of the ...

Posted on: February 01, 2014
January 2014
Burlington, Vt. - Fletcher Allen Ranks in Top Ten Among Leading University Hospitals

Fletcher Allen Health Care provides the safest patient care and ranks 7th overall among university hospitals that participate in the annual University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) Quality and Accountability Study. UHC is an alliance of nearly all of the ...

Posted on: January 31, 2014
Englewood, Colo.-Centura Health Enters Into Collaboration with Walgreens

Centura Health, Englewood, Colo., recently announced a clinical collaboration with Walgreens to handle patients with serious conditions outside the scope of services offered at Walgreens' healthcare clinics. In addition, Centura Health providers will ...

Posted on: January 31, 2014
Hattiesburg, Miss. - Next Step Program in Behavioral Health Receives Patient Satisfaction Award

The Next Step program at Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services recently celebrated receiving top scores in patient satisfaction from Avatar Solutions. The majority of patients in the program, which treats men's chemical dependency, recently ...

Posted on: January 31, 2014
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill .- Joint Commission Publishes New Best Practice Guidelines

Joint Commission Resources (JCR) has released a new, free guide to help front-line healthcare providers implement high quality and safe care at the bedside. The guide, produced by the JCR Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), is part of the ...

Posted on: January 31, 2014
Reading, Pa.-Room-Service Style Dining Launches at Reading Hospital

Reading Hospital, Reading, Pa., launched room-service style dining Jan. 26. Under the new program, patients order from a variety of freshly prepared meals ranging from breakfast selections, salads, deli sandwiches and grill items and choose a delivery ...

Posted on: January 31, 2014
Cheyenne, Wyo.-New Center to Provide Cancer Care Under One Roof

Cheyenne Regional, Cheyenne, Wyo., is opening a new $30 million, two-story cancer center this week. Located at 310 East 24th St., north of the hospital's patient tower, the center will eventually provide all cancer-related care under one roof. More than ...

Posted on: January 30, 2014
Chicago & Bloomington, Ill - Adventist, Cigna Launch ACO

Cigna and Adventist Health Network have launched a collaborative accountable care initiative. The program became effective January 1, 2014 and is Cigna's first collaborative accountable care initiative to launch in Illinois. Collaborative ...

Posted on: January 30, 2014
Princeton, N.J. - ONE NJ Presents 2013 Nursing Leadership Awards

The Organization of Nurse Executives New Jersey (ONE NJ) recently presented its 2013 Nursing Leadership Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award to Bernadette Countryman, MSN, RN. Countryman was CNO and chief clinical officer for Trinitas Regional ...

Posted on: January 30, 2014
Sylva, N.C. - WestCare RNs Earn Performance Awards

Sarah Rish, RN in radiology at Harris Regional Hospital was one of three employees to earn the 212° Award recently recognizing WestCare staff members for consistent outstanding job performance.Referring to the point at which water boils, the award was ...

Posted on: January 30, 2014
Westminster, Md.-13-Year-Old Uses Birthday to Raise Funds for Cancer Center

McKenzie Zepp, 13, donated $1,038 Jan. 10 to the Carroll Regional Cancer Center at Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, Md. Zepp made the donation in memory of Gina Maria Barnes, a family acquaintance, who died of cancer in November. Zepp collected the ...

Posted on: January 30, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. - Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital At Vanderbilt Expands Teen Driver Safety Initiative

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt is enhancing efforts to reduce motor vehicle-related deaths among teen drivers.The Allstate Foundation has awarded $58,000 to Children's Hospital's teen motor vehicle safety program, "Be In The Zone" ...

Posted on: January 29, 2014
Newport, RI. - Newport Hospital Appoints New CNO

Newport Hospital appointed Denise Sullivan, MSN, RNC, as the chief nursing officer and vice president of nursing services.Sullivan joined the hospital as a staff nurse in 1989 and since then has held a number of key nursing positions, such as assistant ...

Posted on: January 29, 2014
Philadelphia-CHOP App Provides Vaccine Information

The mobile app Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know, offered by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's vaccine education center, is now available in Android in addition to Apple platforms. Vaccines on the Go: What You Should Know provides ...

Posted on: January 29, 2014
St. Louis, Mo.- Widespread Flu Outbreak

The St. Louis region has experienced a sharp uptick in flu cases in recent weeks, according to Washington University physicians at Barnes-Jewish Hospital who say they are dealing with a severe flu outbreak that includes deaths from the illness. The ...

Posted on: January 29, 2014
Tucson, Ariz.-Nurse Researcher Inducted as American Heart Association Fellow

Leslie Ritter, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing and the department of neurology, Tucson, Ariz., was inducted as a fellow of the American Heart Association. Ritter, who also serves as the William M. Feinberg ...

Posted on: January 29, 2014
Billings, Mont.-New ICU Offers More Space, Comforting Environment

The Billings Clinic, Billings, Mont., launched a new 24-bed ICU. The unit provides significantly more room than the former ICU, increasing the number of rooms while also doubling their size. Each room contains a private bathroom and a designated area for ...

Posted on: January 28, 2014
Cleveland-MetroHealth, CareSource Launch Childhood Obesity Initiative

MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, entered into a two-year commitment with the nonprofit managed care company CareSource, Dayton, Ohio. The two will partner to transform the treatment of obesity in children living in Ohio's Cuyahoga County.An ...

Posted on: January 28, 2014
Athens, Ga. - Stroke Risk Reduced by New Procedure Offered at Athens Regional Medical Center

The cardiology team at Athens Regional Medical Center recently became the first group in Northeast Georgia to perform the new Lariat procedure, which dramatically reduces the risk of stroke caused by the heart condition atrial fibrillation.Atrial ...

Last Updated: January 28, 2014 | Posted on: December 05, 2013
Keene, N.H. - CMC/DHK Implements Infant Abuse Prevention Program

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene (CMC/DHK) is the latest hospital to join an evidenced based international child-abuse prevention initiative, The Period of Purple Crying. The program educates new parents about a developmental stage of ...

Posted on: January 28, 2014
Memphis, Tenn. - Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County Partners with North Mississippi Medical

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County and the North Mississippi Medical Center's Women's Hospital are partnering for the first neonatal telemedicine initiative between two non-affiliated hospitals in Mississippi. This service is also a first in the ...

Posted on: January 28, 2014
Midwest - New Medical Research Collaborative Formed

The Greater Plains Collaborative, part of the Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet), will link 10 medical centers across seven states to provide evidence to help patients and their caregivers make better-informed decisions.Investing more ...

Posted on: January 28, 2014
Murray, Utah-Hospital's Heart Challenge to Feature Firefighter Contestants

The Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, Murray, Utah, is recruiting firefighters to participate in its 2014 My Heart Challenge. The annual 100-day challenge helps contestants from throughout the Salt Lake Valley improve their heart health ...

Posted on: January 27, 2014
Omaha, Neb. - Children's of Omaha Earns Beacon

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Children's Hospital & Medical Center has earned a prestigious Beacon Award for Excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN). Children's is the only children's hospital in the ...

Posted on: January 27, 2014
Boston, Mass. - New CNE Joins Spaulding Rehabilitation Network

After an extensive national search the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network (SRN) announced that Adrienne Sarnecki, MSN, RN, CRRN, has joined the organization as the chief nurse executive (CNE). Sarnecki spent most of her career at the Rehabilitation ...

Posted on: January 27, 2014
Cincinnati-Christ Hospital Opens New Parking Garage

The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, recently opened an 847-parking space visitor garage.  The facility is the primary parking location for most patients, families and visitors at the hospital and adjoining medical office building. Construction on the ...

Posted on: January 27, 2014
Los Angeles-Children's Hospital Receives $346,761 from Kohl's

Children's Hospital Los Angeles was recently awarded a grant of $346,761 from Kohl's Department Stores to benefit the hospital's safety and injury prevention programs. The Kohl's Cares cause merchandise program announced the grant last month at an annual ...

Posted on: January 27, 2014
New Braunfels, Texas - CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels Introduces Care Transition Program

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels (CSRH - NB) has provided a legacy of proven healthcare to New Braunfels and the surrounding communities for more than 60 years. This month, CSRH - NB launched the Care Transition Program. Admitted patients ...

Posted on: January 27, 2014
Richmond, Va.-Bon Secours Nursing College to Move to Westhampton School Site

Bon Secours Virginia Health System, Richmond, Va., recently announced plans to move the Bon Secours Memorial College of Nursing and the St. Mary's School of Medical Imaging into the historic Westhampton School property in Richmond.The original structure ...

Posted on: January 27, 2014
Sellersville, Pa.-Grand View Hospital Celebrates 100 Years

Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., celebrated its 100th anniversary. Members of the community, board of directors and staff marked the occasion with a piece of birthday cake.In honor of the milestone, the hospital dedicated a new walking trail, ...

Posted on: January 27, 2014
Sacramento, Calif.-Clinic Counsels Parents Considering Not to Immunize

UC Davis Children's Hospital, Sacramento, Calif., opened a new clinic last week to provide information and counseling to parents who are considering choosing not to immunize their children.The Immunization Information Clinic, which began Jan. 14, is open ...

Posted on: January 26, 2014
Philadelphia-Hospital Partners with Orchestra to Stream Performances

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, recently collaborated with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia to share classical music performances with hospitalized patients.  Patients will be able to enjoy chamber music performances via the ...

Posted on: January 26, 2014
Tucson, Ariz.-Diamond Children's Installs Movie Monitors in MRI Machines

The University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC)-Diamond Children's, Tucson, Ariz., installed movie monitors in two MRI machines to allow children to watch videos without goggles while undergoing imaging."Any time we can avoid sedation for pediatric ...

Posted on: January 26, 2014
Birmingham, Ala. - Children's of Alabama Names 2014 Class of Committee for the Future

More than three dozen community leaders from the Birmingham metro area and beyond have been named to the Children's of Alabama's Committee for the Future Class of 2014.Members were chosen based on nominations from members of the Children's Board of ...

Posted on: January 26, 2014
Chicago - Rush Opens Colorectal Clinic

A new clinic at Rush University Medical Center opened and is one of few in the county to offer specialized care and alternative options for both adults and children to address various types of disorders affecting the lower intestinal tract, including ...

Posted on: January 26, 2014
Middletown, N.Y. - Orange Regional Medical Center RN Named Orange County Rising Star

Orange Regional Medical Center's Nursing Director, Justine Geisler, RN, OCN, was honored as an Orange County Rising Star. The award, presented by its founding organizations, the Junior League of Orange County, Inc., Leadership Orange and the Orange ...

Posted on: January 26, 2014
Nampa, Idaho-Maternity, Heart Center Opens in Nampa

Saint Alphonsus Health System recently opened the Birkeland Maternity Center and Heart Center at the Saint Alphonsus Medical Center campus in Nampa, Idaho.The maternity center features luxury birthing rooms that offer jetted tubs, mountain views, massage ...

Posted on: January 26, 2014
Washington, D.C.-GWU Online MSN Ranks Fourth in Nation

The online MSN program offered by the George Washington University School of Nursing, Washington, D.C., ranked fourth out of more than 130 programs nationwide in the U.S. News & World Report Jan. 8 rankings.Last year, the program ranked 16."[We are] ...

Posted on: January 26, 2014
Allentown, Pa.-LVHN Joins UPMC Provider Networks

Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, Pa., became a participating provider with UPMC Health Plan's medical assistance program and Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) program. Under the new agreement, all UPMC for You (medical assistance) and ...

Posted on: January 25, 2014
Denver-Porter Adventist Earns Full Atrial Fibrillation Certification

Porter Adventist Hospital, Denver, recently became the first facility in Colorado to receive full atrial fibrillation certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.To earn the certification, the hospital met a wide set of stringent ...

Posted on: January 25, 2014
Fremont, Ohio-Memorial Hospital Joins ProMedica

Memorial Hospital, Fremont, Ohio, recently joined the ProMedica healthcare system, Toledo, Ohio."Memorial Hospital joining ProMedica will help facilitate collaborative endeavors to better address critical health and social needs throughout the ...

Posted on: January 25, 2014
Seattle-Providence and Swedish ACO Selected for Medicare Program

The Providence and Swedish ACO of Washington, Seattle, was recently named one of 123 new accountable care organizations (ACO) in Medicare. The ACO is a joint endeavor of Providence Health & Services, Renton, Wash., and Swedish Health Services, ...

Posted on: January 25, 2014
Amory, Miss. - Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center Recognized By The Joint Commission

Amory HMA, LLC dba Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. Amory HMA, LLC was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical ...

Posted on: January 25, 2014
Cleveland-MetroHealth Receives Boost in Funding

The MetroHealth System, Cleveland, recently received approval for an $8 million funding increase from the Cuyahoga County Council. The move bumps MetroHealth's funding from $36.1 million to $40.08 million a year for 2014 and 2015. The county council ...

Posted on: January 25, 2014
Concord, Mass. - Emerson Transforms Patient Care Unit

Warm, personalized care has been the hallmark of Emerson Hospital for more than 100 years. This tradition continues with recently completed renovations to one of the hospital's major patient floors, Wheeler 5, where cardiac patients benefit from upgraded ...

Posted on: January 25, 2014
Maywood, Ill. - Loyola Nurses Awarded at PNLE Luncheon

Pam Clementi, PhD, RN-BC, Audrey Klopp, PhD, RN, NHA and Janet McCarthy, MSN, MBA, RN, were honored with Pinnacle Nurse Leader Awards at the 16thAnnual Power of Nursing Leadership Event in Chicago.Each of these award winners has worked in ...

Posted on: January 25, 2014
Reno, Nev.-Saint Mary's Receives Patient Safety Award

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Reno, Nev., received the 2013 Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Bright Spot: Reducing Harm Across the Board Award for demonstrating excellence in patient safety. Award recipients demonstrated high quality patient ...

Posted on: January 25, 2014
Mount Vernon, Wash.-Skagit Valley Hospital Earns 'A' on Hospital Safety Score

Skagit Valley Hospital, Mount Vernon, Wash., received an "A" grade in the Fall 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections.Skagit Valley Hospital moved up after ...

Posted on: January 24, 2014
Newport News, Va.-Riverside Earns Rehab Certification for Patients with Cancer

Riverside Health System, Newport News, Va., earned certification as a Survivorship Training and Rehabilitation (STAR) Program provider. The STAR Program offers rehabilitation services for patients experiencing debilitating side effects from cancer ...

Posted on: January 24, 2014
Bend, Ore.-Hospital Launches Smoking Cessation Program for Inpatients

A new program at St. Charles Medical Center-Bend, Bend, Ore., offers smoking cessation consultation to patients admitted to the hospital who have reported smoking within the last year.Under the new program, a team of providers will discuss withdrawal and ...

Posted on: January 24, 2014
Dallas - Kohl's Department Stores Donates to Children's Medical Center Dallas

Kohl's Department Stores has donated nearly $400,000 through its Kohl's Cares Program to support the Kohl's Sports Health and Wellness Outreach Program at Children's Medical Center Dallas.The Kohl's Sports Health and Wellness Outreach Program at ...

Posted on: January 24, 2014
Edwardsville, Ill. - Southern Illinois University Professors Receive Nurse Educator Fellowships

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville's Michele Beatty, MSN, RN, and Stacy Skelton, MSN, RN, both School of Nursing instructors, have received Nurse Educator Fellowship Program Awards.Beatty and Skelton teach in the Department of Primary Care and ...

Posted on: January 24, 2014
Morgantown, W.Va.-WVU Children's Receives More Than 500 Pairs of PJs

WVU Children's Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va., received more than 500 pairs of pajamas from the West Virginia University Alumni Association.The pajamas were part of a community service effort spearheaded by the alumni association that involved chapters and ...

Posted on: January 24, 2014
Ridgewood, N.J. - The Valley Hospital Launches Outpatient Oncology Nursing Fellowship Program

Congratulations to two Valley Hospital nurses, who are forging a new path as the hospital's first outpatient oncology nursing fellows. Caree Guzman, RN, and Alyssa Duerr Hatler, RN, are piloting a new program that offers Valley RNs an opportunity to ...

Posted on: January 24, 2014
Trexlertown, Pa.-Health Center Offers 3-D Mammography

The Health Center at Trexlertown, Trexlertown, Pa., became the first off-site Lehigh Valley Health Network health center to offer 3-D mammography. The technology allows radiologists to view 1-millimeter slices of breast tissue at a time, allowing them to ...

Posted on: January 23, 2014
Baltimore-Johns Hopkins Hospital Recognized for Job Training Program

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley recently visited Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, to recognize a program that has helped many single mothers from East Baltimore transition off public assistance and return to work.In conjunction with the Baltimore City ...

Posted on: January 23, 2014
Burlington, Vt. - Fletcher Allen Recertified as Level 1 Trauma Center

Fletcher Allen Health Care has earned recertification as a Level 1 Trauma Center for adult patients by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).  The designation is the highest accreditation given to trauma services, and is granted after a ...

Posted on: January 23, 2014
Casa Grande, Ariz.-Banner Health to Buy Casa Grande Regional Medical Center

Banner Health recently signed a letter of intent to acquire Casa Grande Regional Medical Center, Casa Grande, Ariz., from Regional Care Services Corp.The acquisition is subject to obtaining necessary regulatory approvals and is expected to be completed ...

Posted on: January 23, 2014
Greensboro, Ga. - St. Mary's Good Samaritan Designated Georgia's First Remote Stroke Center

St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital has been designated as Georgia's first Remote Treatment Stroke Center by the Georgia Department of Public Health Office of EMS/Trauma.The designation recognizes Good Samaritan's quality care for stroke patients, ...

Posted on: January 23, 2014
Kansas City - Concorde Career College Adds Online RN-to-BSN Program

Concorde Career Colleges just added a new RN to BSN degree program to its list of online bachelor degrees.  Classes start every 8 weeks which means students have multiple start dates to choose from in order accommodate their busy schedules. The ...

Posted on: January 23, 2014
Los Angeles-Keck Medicine of USC-Downtown Los Angeles Moves to New Facility

The Keck Medicine of USC-Downtown Los Angeles clinic recently moved to a new facility located at 830 S. Flower St. in downtown Los Angeles. The clinic was previously located at 333 Hope St.In conjunction with the move, the clinic added services including ...

Posted on: January 23, 2014
La Jolla, Calif.- Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Among Nation's Best

UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, La Jolla, Calif., was featured in the Becker's Hospital Review list of "100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs." Hospitals were selected based on quality care, clinical accolades and research contributions to ...

Posted on: January 22, 2014
Westminster, Md.-Martin Honored for Compassion

Barb Martin, RN, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Carroll Hospital Center, Westminster, Md.A nurse at the hospital for seven years, Martin was honored for extraordinary care of a patient who was critically ill patient and anxious ...

Posted on: January 22, 2014
Boise, Idaho-Hemophilia Center to Add Mental Health Services

St. Luke's Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise, Idaho, received a $90,000 grant from the National Hemophilia Foundation for the St. Luke's Hemophilia Center to help improve the availability of mental health services for patients with hemophilia.In ...

Posted on: January 22, 2014
Gettysburg, Pa.-Upcoming Conference to Focus on Evidence-based Practice

"Evidence-based Practice and Nursing Research: Hardwiring Excellence from the Bedside to the Boardroom" will be held April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wyndham Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Pa.Christine Goeschel, ScD, MPA, MPS, RN, assistant professor, ...

Posted on: January 22, 2014
Florida - Florida Healthcare Collaborative Offers Road Map for Creating Partnerships to Contain Costs

From leveraging their joint buying power to better deployment of a hard-to-find pediatric liver transplant surgeon, two large healthcare systems in Florida are seeing the benefits of sharing resources on a bigger scale, according to Kavita Patel, MD, of ...

Posted on: January 22, 2014
McHenry, Ill-Centegra's Lung Screening Yields Many Suspicious Findings

A promotion that Centegra Health System developed in recognition of November's Lung Cancer Awareness Month has helped identify 18 positive and highly suspicious findings in 9% of the patients who were screened. Through Jan. 7, 204 patients had received ...

Posted on: January 22, 2014
White Plains, N.Y. - White Plains Hospital Plans Concert at the Capitol Theatre

White Plains Hospital has announced a major benefit concert featuring performances by legendary Jazz saxophonist Brandon Marsalis; and winner of the first season of "The Voice" television singing competition, vocalist Javier Colon. The concert will take ...

Posted on: January 22, 2014
Boca Raton, Fla. - FAU's College of Nursing Launches Online Journal

Florida Atlantic University's Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing professors Marguerite J. Purnell, PhD, RN, and Rozzano C. Locsin, PhD, RN, recently launched the Journal of Art and Aesthetics in Nursing and Health Sciences, a professional online, ...

Posted on: January 21, 2014
Minneapolis - Capella University, NBNA Affiliate

Capella University, a regionally accredited online university, announced an educational alliance with the National Black Nurses Association (NBNA). As part of this alliance, members of the NBNA and their immediate family members are eligible for reduced ...

Posted on: January 21, 2014
Plainsboro, N.J. - For Cancer Survivors, 2014 Will Be the Year to Plan

For those who have beaten cancer, 2014 will be the year to develop a survivorship plan, if patients have not done so already. As the ranks of cancer survivors grow, the Commission on Cancer has let treatment centers know that it will require survivorship ...

Posted on: January 21, 2014
Chicago - Lesniak Named CNO and VP at Midwestern Regional Medical Center

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) named Jacklynn Lesniak, MS, RN, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of patient care services. Lesniak has more than 25 years of experience in ...

Posted on: January 20, 2014
New York, N.Y. - Dean of Columbia University School of Nursing Named President-Elect of AAN

Bobbie Berkowitz, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of Columbia University School of Nursing and senior vice-president of the Columbia University Medical Center, has become the American Academy of Nursing's president-elect, it was announced at the Academy's annual ...

Posted on: January 20, 2014
Winston-Salem, N.C. - Expanded Cancer Center Opens at Wake Forest Baptist

From the calming courtyard nestled in the center of the upper floors to the family laundry facilities, everything about the new Comprehensive Cancer Center of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is focused on the care and comfort of patients and their ...

Posted on: January 20, 2014
Oak Park, Ill.- West Suburban Medical Center Designated in Robotic Surgery

West Suburban Medical Center is Illinois' first nationally recognized Epicenter for Robotic General Surgery, one of only twelve General Surgery Epicenters in the nation.  The Epicenter designation indicates the Medical Center is a premiere ...

Posted on: January 19, 2014
Riverdale, N.Y. - Bon Secours New York Health System Recognizes Values in Action Award Recipient

Bon Secours New York Health System's Schervier Nursing Care Center, specializing in long-term and rehabilitation care in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, proudly recognizes Suryadavie Hariprasad as the Values in Action award ...

Posted on: January 19, 2014
Sarasota, Fla. - Sarasota Memorial CEO is New Board Member of Florida Hospital Association

Gwen MacKenzie, RN, MN, MHSA, president/CEO of Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, recently was installed as vice chair and chair-elect of the Florida Hospital Association (FHA).CEO of the region's only public hospital, MacKenzie has served on the FHA ...

Posted on: January 19, 2014
Chicago - Simpson Earns NCC President's Award

 The National Certification Corporation (NCC) honors Kathleen R. Simpson, RNC-OB, PhD, FAAN with the NCC President's Award at the 2013 NCC Annual Board of Directors Dinner. The NCC President's Award is given in recognition for outstanding ...

Posted on: January 18, 2014
Flemington, N.J. - Hunterdon Women's Imaging Center Celebrates Expansion

Hunterdon Women's Imaging Center will host "Girls' Night Out" on Thursday, February 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. in their newly renovated and expanded space located at 31 North Office Centre, 121 Route 31, Suite 1100 (2nd floor) in ...

Posted on: January 18, 2014
N. Charleston, S.C. - Trident Health's Sepsis Program Receives National Recognition

Trident and Summerville Medical Centers earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its sepsis program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care. The ...

Posted on: January 18, 2014
Hartford, Conn. - Students Hold Third Annual "PJ Day for the Kids" to Benefit Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Elementary school students, teachers and staff in Coventry wore their pajamas to school recently as part of the 3rd annual PJ Day for the Kids benefitting Connecticut Children's Medical Center.Students and staff at Coventry Grammar School and G.H. ...

Posted on: January 17, 2014
Minneapolis - New Ambulatory Care Center

University of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services recently broke ground on an ambulatory care center. The $160 million center will be completed in 2016. Once complete, the center will house outpatient clinics currently located in the ...

Posted on: January 17, 2014
Nashville, Tenn. - Vanderbilt Research Underscores Importance of Careful ICU Monitoring for Delirium

A recent Vanderbilt University Medical Center study found that more than 50% of ICU survivors have cognitive impairment that is similar in scores to patients with Traumatic Brain Injury and mild Alzheimer's disease.Led by members of Vanderbilt's ICU ...

Posted on: January 17, 2014
Chicago - Saint Xavier Tops U.S. News List

Saint Xavier University earned the top spot on U.S. New & World Report's "2014 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs" list.SXU's online graduate nursing program was ranked No. 1 on the annual list, which was released on Jan. 8. The rankings weighed a ...

Posted on: January 16, 2014
Elizabeth, N.J. - Roselle Park Mom First in 2014 to Participate in "Breast is Best" Program at Trinitas

There were smiles all around among nursing staff members as proud parents Maria Osario and Jorge Rivera of Roselle Park welcomed their first child, daughter Camila, at Trinitas Regional Medical Center on January 1. Not only born on the first day of 2014, ...

Posted on: January 16, 2014
Gainesville, Fla. - UF Health Shands Hospital Receives Magnet Recognition

UF Health Shands Hospital has for the third time earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet status - the nursing profession's most prestigious national distinction for excellence.UF Health Shands Hospital is one of only 19 hospitals in ...

Posted on: January 16, 2014
Cartersville, Ga. - Cartersville Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2014

Jasper Searcy Boley was born at 2:22 a.m. on January 1, claiming the title of first baby born at Cartersville Medical Center for 2014. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 19 1/2 inches.  Jasper was welcomed by proud parents, Tomek and Hannah, ...

Posted on: January 15, 2014
New York, N.Y. - NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Three Medical Centers as "Official Health Services Providers"

The NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee announced a partnership with three leading NY/NJ area hospitals - Hackensack University Health Network, Hospital for Special Surgery and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - to serve as "Official Health Services Providers" ...

Posted on: January 15, 2014
Wisconsin - $3.2 Million Nurse Educator Incentive Grant

Four University of Wisconsin nursing programs are offering new fellowship and loan forgiveness programs to encourage nurses to pursue doctoral degrees or post doctoral training and assume nurse educator positions in the state.The $3.2 million Nurses ...

Posted on: January 15, 2014
Bismark, N.D. - Sanford Opens Joint Replacement Center

The new Joint Replacement Center at Sanford Medical Center is the first such program in the region. Since opening, more than 100 patients have completed their joint replacement journeys at the Joint Replacement Center. Patients have private rooms and the ...

Posted on: January 14, 2014
Fayetteville, N.C. - Cape Fear Valley Attains AMI Certification

The Joint Commission announced that Cape Fear Valley Health achieved Disease-Specific Care Certification in the treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction, also known as a heart attack.Cape Fear Valley is one of just three healthcare systems in the state ...

Posted on: January 14, 2014
New York, N.Y. - New Building for Columbia University School of Nursing

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) announced plans recently to build a new home for the Columbia University School of Nursing, one of the oldest nursing schools in the nation.The seven-story building will be located on existing Columbia property ...

Posted on: January 14, 2014
Brookfield & Kenosha, Wis.- Herzing University BSN Program Accredited

Herzing University earned accreditation for its Brookfield/Kenosha Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program, which was launched in September of 2010.The three-year BSN program at the Brookfield and Kenosha campuses is designed for both high ...

Posted on: January 13, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich.-Perioperative Healing Wall Debuts at Children's Hospital

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich., installed the first of four murals on its perioperative floor. The Perioperative Healing Wall was inspired by a mother who strug