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UC Davis Receives Grant for Integrative Clinical Learning

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at the University of California, Davis has received a $150,000 grant from the Office of Statewide Health and Planning to continue developing an integrative case-based learning curriculum for its clinical programs. The school also received an additional $103,650 in one-time, special program funds to provide housing and travel funds for students conducting clinical training in underserved areas of Central and Northern California.The granting program, part of the ...

Posted on: March 05, 2015
PreDiabetes Centers Promotes Diabetes Screening at University of Texas, Austin

PreDiabetes Centers, a national provider of pre-diabetes testing and treatment, co-hosted a presentation at the University of Texas, Austin and urged university employees to sign up for free diabetes screening to learn their risk for type 2 diabetes, a chronic condition that affects more than 29 million Americans and can lead to many serious, long-term health problems. Pre-diabetes is the early, reversible form of the disease affecting more than 86 million people. Tanja Burkinshaw, RN, a health coach at ...

Posted on: March 04, 2015
Oklahoma Nurses Association to Host Bullying Prevention Workshop

Oklahoma Nurses Association Region 3 will have a spring conference March 6, at the Indian Capital Technology Center. The topic of the conference is Prevention of Workplace Bullying. Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nursing students, emergency personnel, and all other health care providers, along with the public are invited.The conference will identify issues and provide strategies to handle occurrences of bullying. Specific topics include: "What is Bullying?" "What Is the Impact of Bullying?" ...

Posted on: March 03, 2015
Five Maryland-Based Health Systems Come Together to Form Advanced Health Collaborative

Five major independent Maryland-based health systems with a combined total of ten hospitals have formalized an agreement to create the Advanced Health Collaborative, LLC, (AHC) an organization that will offer its members the ability to share ideas and explore opportunities to enhance the quality of health care, reduce costs, and improve the health of people in the State of MarylandThe AHC members are Adventist HealthCare; LifeBridge Health; Mercy Health Services;Peninsula Regional Health System and ...

Posted on: March 02, 2015
National Institute of Nursing Research Director's Lecture

On March 5,  join the National Institute for Nursing Research for the first of three 2015 NINR Director's Lectures. This event is free, open to the public, and will be held in Lipsett Amphitheater (Building 10), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) main campus in Bethesda, Md.At 10:30 a.m., Cornelia Beck, PhD, RN, FAAN, will present her lecture titled: "Travels of a Nurse Researcher: From Alzheimer's Interventions to Translational Science." Since 1984, Beck, a professor at the University of ...

Posted on: March 02, 2015
New Adolescent Outpatient Substance Abuse Program offered by Nyack Hospital

The Nyack Hospital Outpatient Recovery Center in Nyack, N.Y.  will now offer an Adolescent Outpatient Substance Abuse Program beginning on March 2nd.  The program will provide treatment, evaluation and education for teenagers ages 14 to 17 and their families who are impacted by alcohol and drug use.Karen Hertz, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor in the Outpatient Recovery Center at Nyack Hospital said, "There is a tremendous need in our community for substance abuse treatment options that focus ...

Posted on: March 01, 2015
Population Health RxT to Address Transitional Care Services

R-Conrad Consulting, a fast-growing business and healthcare consulting firm, announced today that it has developed Population Health Rx™, a process-driven solution to help hospitals and health care providers improve transition-of-care services for high-risk and medically complex patient populations. Population Health Rx is a systematic process that addresses the gaps in communication between high-risk patients and multiple health care providers.  It provides proactive, custom-tailored ...

Posted on: February 28, 2015
Billings Clinic named as one of 100 Hospitals with Great Women's Health Programs

Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont. is among the top hospitals on the 2014 edition of the Becker's Hospital Review annual list, "100 hospitals with great women's health programs." The hospitals featured all offer outstanding health services geared toward women, such as gynecology, obstetrics, women-focused heart care and women-focused cancer care, among other women's health needs. Becker's Hospital Review has published a version of this list annually since 2012.The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team ...

Posted on: February 27, 2015
North Side Hospital Receives Award for Patient Safety

CNA Healthcare has recognized Swedish Covenant Hospital , Chicago, with its Leadership in Safety Award. This award recognizes the north side hospital for its efforts in creating a safe environment for patients and employees. Swedish Covenant Hospital is only the fourth hospital to receive this award since its inception in 2008.CNA, a registered trademark of CNA Financial Corporation, is the nation's 8th largest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurer. The company has demonstrated an enduring ...

Posted on: February 26, 2015
MUW Nationally Recognized for Nursing Program

The Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Miss., was recently recognized nationally for its achievements in its RN to BSN, a group of professionals working to further nursing education, ranked the MUW program fourth best hybrid-online and campus-based classroom experience among 700 nationwide programs.The group ranked each college based on several factors, including accreditation, commitment to online education, academic and career counseling services, academic quality, ...

Posted on: February 25, 2015
Bayhealth Welcomes New Director of Patient Care Services

Bayhealth is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrea Holecek, EdD, MSN, MBA, APRN, AOCNS, to the position of Director of Patient Care Services at Bayhealth Milford Memorial Hospital. In her new position, Holecek oversees patient care at Milford Memorial, including services provided in critical care and med-surg units, dialysis, vascular access, wound care, and the bariatric program. "We want to make sure that we're continuing to provide the highest quality of patient care," she said, "We want to meet ...

Posted on: February 24, 2015
Hunterdon Medical Center Among America's Best Hospitals to Have a Baby

Hunterdon Medical Center, Flemington, N.J., has received the 2015 Women's Choice Award as an America's Best Hospitals for Obstetrics. This evidence-based designation is the only award that identifies the country's best healthcare institutions based on robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction, clinical excellence, and what women say they want from a hospital.The list of over 350 award winners represents hospitals, including Hunterdon Medical Center that women can feel confident in ...

Posted on: February 23, 2015
Sierra Vista Hospital Reorganizes Nursing Division

Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, San Luis Obispo, Calif., recently announced that it has reorganized its nursing division under the leadership of Chief Nursing Officer Kim Brown Sims.The reorganization is "in an effort to improve quality, streamline care and have more accountability for patient satisfaction," according to a hospital news release.Former Director of Medical and Surgical Services Connie Malek will take over as director of nursing, adult services, according to the release. As part of her ...

Posted on: February 20, 2015
Demand for Reserve Flight Nurses Remains Ongoing Priority

With roughly 90% of military aeromedical evacuation missions supported by Reserve and Air National Guard medical crews, recruiters from Air Force Reserve Command fluttered their eyes in the pursuit of appointing professionals for such a specialized career field.Senior Master Sgt. Ruben Uscanga, AFRC Western Region Recruiting Service, Health Professions flight chief, out of March Air Reserve Base, California, oversees the hiring of Reserve medical personnel at McChord Field. He said one of the reasons why ...

Posted on: February 19, 2015
Truman Medical Centers Names RNs to New Leadership Positions

Truman Medical Centers (TMC) President and Chief Executive Officer Charlie Shields announced effective February 2 that TMC Lakewood Interim Chief Operating Officer and Associate Chief Nursing Officer Amy Peters, RN, BSN, MBA, will serve as TMC Chief Nursing Officer. Shields also announced Lynette Wheeler, RN, MSN, FAAMA, FACCA, FABC, who has served as TMC Chief Nursing Officer since 2011, will become TMC Lakewood Chief Operating Officer. "Amy and Lynette are both proven leaders.  I am excited about ...

Posted on: February 18, 2015
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