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Lehigh Valley Health Network, Pocono Health System announce intent to merge

By | 2015-07-20T20:46:58-04:00 June 11th, 2015|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State|

Lehigh Valley Health Network, based in Allentown, Pa., and Pocono Health System, based in East Stroudsburg, Pa., recently announced they have signed a letter of intent to merge. The boards of directors of both organizations, in separate meetings, authorized the letter of intent, according to a news release. Brian Nester, DO, MBA, FACOEP, Lehigh Valley

Meet Our 2015 Philadelphia Tri-State GEM Award winners

By | 2015-07-13T15:29:30-04:00 June 8th, 2015|Categories: GEM Awards, Philadelphia/Tri-State|

By Donna Novak, DNP, RN prides itself on recognizing the accomplishments of nurses of excellence at the GEM (Giving Excellence Meaning) Awards events. This year’s Philadelphia Tri-State GEM Awards dinner took place May 11 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue. Six winners were chosen from 30 finalists in the categories of Advancing and Leading

Mercy Philadelphia nurse receives DAISY Award for patient care

By | 2015-07-20T14:47:55-04:00 May 25th, 2015|Categories: Nursing news, Philadelphia/Tri-State|

Mercy Philadelphia Hospital recently recognized the hospital’s DAISY Award recipient for the first quarter of 2015: Juanita Ellis, BSN, RN, clinical nurse supervisor of 4NW and 6NW. Ellis was nominated by her colleagues and a patient for her consistent, compassionate commitment to her patients and their families, according to a news release. Juanita Ellis,

Penn Medicine to open new outpatient facility in southern Chester County on June 1

By | 2015-07-22T21:08:33-04:00 May 22nd, 2015|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State|

Penn Medicine in partnership with Anchor Health Properties, a full-service healthcare development company, has announced the opening of Penn Medicine Southern Chester County, a 72,000-square foot healthcare facility in West Grove, Pa. Located in Penn Township, Penn Medicine Southern Chester County offers comprehensive outpatient services to area residents. Scheduled to open June 1, medical services

2 Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital nurses honored as Healthcare Heroes

By | 2015-07-17T16:43:32-04:00 May 20th, 2015|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State|

Two nurses and a physical therapist from Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., were honored at the 2015 Healthcare Heroes luncheon hosted May 7 by Main Line Today magazine. Mary Kieh, RN, Suzanne Hipple, RN and Kathy Coultes, PT, are three of 10 local healthcare professionals recognized for devoting their time, resources and expertise to

Villanova receives gift to establish endowed professorship in nursing

By | 2015-07-08T22:23:09-04:00 May 15th, 2015|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State|

Villanova University in Villanova, Pa., has received a commitment from alumnus Richard J. Kreider, retired director in business operations at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co., and his wife, Marianne, as part of the university’s $600-million comprehensive capital campaign, "For the Greater Great: The Villanova Campaign to Ignite Change." Designated for the college of nursing, the

Gwynedd Mercy University offers ABSN program in Philadelphia

By | 2015-07-15T15:35:38-04:00 May 15th, 2015|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State|

The Frances M. Maguire School of Nursing and Health Professions at Gwynedd Mercy University recently launched its accelerated BSN program, which is being offered at a new state-of-the-art facility being reconstructed at the university’s Center City location at Sixth and Chestnut streets in Philadelphia, according to a news release. Designed for individuals who already hold

CTCA nurse receives DAISY Award for compassionate care to patients

By | 2015-07-20T15:05:30-04:00 May 10th, 2015|Categories: Nursing news, Philadelphia/Tri-State|

Janet Mayani, RN, a nurse at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Philadelphia, recently was recognized with a DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for her exceptional commitment to personally connect with patients and caregivers at CTCA, according to a news release. A dedicated nurse on the inpatient team at CTCA,

Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders signs chapter affiliation with AONE

By | 2015-07-08T20:09:31-04:00 May 3rd, 2015|Categories: Philadelphia/Tri-State|

The Delaware Organization of Nurse Leaders signed a chapter affiliation agreement with the American Organization of Nurse Executives on March 2. The affiliation agreement strengthens the relationship between the DONL and the national organization of nurse leaders, according to a news release. DONL’s affiliation with the AONE will enable the organization to obtain educational and