Nursing

Back to School

Back to School

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

It’s that time again…time to head back to school. For those of you continuing to pursue your education, I wish you good luck! It is the decision that will pay dividends down the road. As one of my mentors once told me: time is going to pass by anyway, so you might as well have something(...)

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July Updates

July Updates

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

Epic kudos We had a successful transition to Epic on July 1 led by Donna Beitler, Keisha Perrin, Dr. Tim Niessen and Hailey James. Our certified trainers were Regina Hendrix, Denise "Deni" Gartrell, Jennifer Bardell, Kathryn Medved, Kesiha Perrin, and Donna Beitler. In addition to our certified trainers, educators Kelly Connor, Marida Twilley and Paula Murray,(...)

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Updates and Thank Yous

Updates and Thank Yous

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

Epic: We Can Do This! After all the training and preparation we are ready for go-live! Please be sure to use your Red Shirts for support and report any issues to your manager/chain of command. We are prepared for Epic implementation on July 1! Compliments go to Donna Beitler, Epic credentialed trainers, educators, super-users, proctors(...)

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May Updates!

May Updates!

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

The CCU team was recently selected as the winner of the Hand Hygiene Poster Competition after making an interactive poster demonstrating the importance of performing proper hand hygiene and having members of the CCU team sign a hand hygiene pledge on the poster (see right). A special thank you to Anna Manalad on the CCU(...)

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Spreading Smiles in Honor of Nursing Week

Spreading Smiles in Honor of Nursing Week

Posted by  | Administration

The ice cream man made his rounds this week to spread joy throughout our nursing units in honor of National Nurses Week. We would like to express our appreciation  of our entire nursing staff for their continued hard work not only this week, but throughout the year. Thank you nursing staff! It's great to see(...)

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Welcome, Marian Asiedu!

Welcome, Marian Asiedu!

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

The Department of Medical Nursing is pleased to announce that Marian Asiedu, MSN, RN will be appointed to the Nelson 7 Nurse Manager position effective May 1, 2016. In her new role, Marian will partner with the existing nursing team to move inpatient operations toward the new triple aim of improved population health, improved patient experience and reduced care costs.(...)

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Helping Beyond Hopkins

Helping Beyond Hopkins

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

Jenna DiFilippo, nurse in the CCU, traveled to Senegal in West Africa for two weeks with a team of 12 people to work with Mission Inter Senegal (MIS). With the extensive help of a local hospital founded by MIS and MIS staff, they were able to serve the medical needs of several different villages in isolated sections(...)

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Welcome Eleni Flanagan!

Welcome Eleni Flanagan!

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

The Department of Medical Nursing is pleased to announce that effective March 6, 2016, Eleni Flanagan, MSN, MBA, RN-BC, will be appointed the Assistant Director of Nursing. In her new role, Eleni will oversee in-patient and procedural nursing operations for the department. Eleni is an exceptional leader with over 11 years of nursing leadership and operational experience. In fact, over the last 20 years, she has(...)

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November Updates!

November Updates!

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

As we take this time to celebrate with those who are dear to us, we want to thank each of you for your dedication and commitment to patient care. Since the summer, our department has seen an especially high census and patient acuity. This brings significant challenges to staffing, bed turnover and safety.  We recognize(...)

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The Leaves are Changing and So Are We!

The Leaves are Changing and So Are We!

Posted by  | Nursing Matters

Autumn is here! As temperatures drop and flu season approaches, please remember to get immunized. Epic Update:  As the organization transitions to a new Electronic Medical Record (EMR), the countdown to the Bayview implementation on December 1, 2015 is fast approaching. Let’s show our support for our colleagues by supporting them during their Go-Live throughout the(...)

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