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Phelps Cardiologist's research connects risk of heart disease to first responders Over 180 members of local police and fire departments have been among the first to respond to a call for a higher level of fitness in their ranks. They have signed up to participate in the "Chief's Challenge," a program which began at Club Fit in Jefferson Valley and Briarcliff Manor to improve the health and wellness of public safety personnel. The program was inspired by research conducted by Dr. Franklin Zimmerman, Senior Attending Cardiologist and Director of Critical Care at Phe lps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow. His findings were published recently in Cardiology in Review and presented at a meeting of the International Association of Chiefs of Police held in San Diego.

"We found that law enforcement personnel are at a high risk for heart disease. They have a high prevalence of cardiac risk factors, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cigarette smoking, psychological stress and a sedentary lifestyle," said Dr. Zimmerman. "Both police officers and firemen need to be encouraged to build their own personal health, beginning with a regular exercise program such as the one being offered to them at Club Fit." Beginning January 1, the "Chief's Challenge" features a free threemonths membership at Club Fit for all police and fire personnel in Westchester and surrounding counties. At the end of the first three

months, memberships can be extended at half-price. The department with the highest average club visits a t the end of three months will win a $500 donation provided by the Heart and Health Education Foundation that Dr. Zimmerman heads with his partners and fellow Phelps' cardiologists Arthur Fass, MD and Dina Katz, MD. The department with the highest average number of visits at the end of a year will receive a $1,000 donation. Dr. Zimmerman is hopeful that the program will be so successful in the Westchester area that it can be expanded and serve as a model across the country. "When I spoke to the Westchester County Chiefs of Police Association earlier this year, the feedback was tremendous," he said.

"They recognize the need to keep their officers fit and healthy as a very important part of their commitment to public safety." In addition to his professional interest in the health of the nation's first responders, Dr. Zimmerman has a personal interest because his sister, Shelley Zimmerman, is Assistant Chief of Police for the City of San Diego. "She is also a triathlete and trains regularly," said Dr. Zimmerman, "so I've had lots of support for this program in our family and through my sister's connections nationally." Dr. Zimmerman lectures regularly on cardiovascular health and related emergencies to EMT's and other first-responders at the Hoch Center for Emergency Education at Phelps.

He and his partners are all members of Club Fit Briarcliff and can be seen exercising at the club nearly every day, practicing what they preach to their patients about a healthy lifestyle.

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Pictured (L – R): Good Samaritan Vice President of Administration Joseph Loiacono, The Good Samaritan Foundation Secretary Terese M.Weber, New York State Assemblyman Robert Sweeney, The Good Samaritan Foundation Vice Chairperson Aileen Eppig, The Good Samaritan Foundation Chairman John J. Halleron, III, Esq., The Good Samaritan Foundation board member Daniel O’Donnell, Good Samaritan Assistant Vice President of Cardiology Services Halsey Bagg and Chairman, Good Samaritan Department of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs Jerome Weiner, MD.

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center was recently the recipient of a $125,000 grant secured by New York State Assemblyman Robert Sweeney. The Medical Center requested the assistance of Assemblyman Sweeney to secure funding for equipment that would further improve its cardiac services. The grant funded equipment that includes both diagnostic and life-saving devices. “Good Samaritan is an important institution in the community therefore being supportive of these efforts has been especially important to me,” said Assemblyman Sweeney.

“The cardiac team at Good Samaritan performs 700 angioplasty, 2,700 diagnostic catherizations and 500 peripheral procedures annually,” said Assistant Vice President of Cardiology Services Halsey Bagg. “We have a talented staff, state-of-the-art facility and updated technology which enables us to perform the most complex cardiac procedures.” Good Samaritan Hospital’s fully integrated cardiovascular services offer superior, comprehensive care, making Good Samaritan the destination for excellence in heart health. Good Samaritan was the first community hospital in Suffolk

County to perform primary angioplasty to swiftly open blocked arteries during a heart attack and was the first in the county to offer the combination of primary elective angioplasty and a cardiac rehabilitation program. Patients across Long Island turn to Good Samaritan for cardiovascular services such as angioplasty, cardiac arrhythmia management device insertion, electrophysiology studies, stress testing, EKG testing and more. For more information on Good Samaritan’s cardiology services, please call (631) 376-4444 or visit

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State grant supports South Nassau’s mission to train next generation of physicians South Nassau Communities Hospital has been awarded a grant of $303,187 from the New York State Department of Health under its Doctors Across New York Ambulatory Care Training Program. The program was established to help train and place physicians in underserved communities in a variety of settings and specialties to care for New York’s diverse population. South Nassau was one of only 17 hospitals to be awarded funding from the program. The funding will be used to expand opportunities for training medical residents and educating medical students in non-hospital-based ambulatory care sites, the settings in which most primary care providers will practice throughout their careers. The project will be carried out through affiliation agreements with two freestanding ambulatory care sites: Primary Health Care Plus, located in Franklin Square, which operates under the direction of Jacqueline Delmont, MD, and at a second location operated by Dr. Delmont, Jacqueline Delmont MD, PC, a community-based private practice located in Freeport. "While the healthcare system in New York and across the country is changing rapidly, one aspect of the system isn’t and won’t, and that is the enduring need for compassionate, dedicated physicians with world-class medical training and education who will ensure that patients have access to standard-setting, patient-centered healthcare services,” said Linda Efferen, MD, South Nassau’s chief medical officer. “This grant will help our residency program fulfill its mission to train and prepare the next generation of physicians to meet the healthcare

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Take Saving to Heart with a Comprehensive CRM Strategy As this month’s Hospital Newspaper focuses on heart care, it seems appropriate to revisit cardiac rhythm management (CRM), a major challenge for supply chain leaders. With the high cost of CRM devices and fixed diagnosis-related group (DRG) reimbursements, hospitals are losing money—thousands of dollars per implantation—on CRM procedures. Expensive, life-saving CRM devices, which include pacemakers and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices (CRTs), can account for more than half of hospital inpatient supply costs. The CRM service line typifies the complex device expense issues that hospital leaders face on a regular basis. But it also represents a key opportunity for hospitals to reduce expenses while maintaining the quality of service and delivering favorable outcomes. Physician-driven device selection—when unsupported by evidence-based data—drives CRM costs significantly. To control CRM spend, hospitals can employ a wide-ranging strategy that includes new goal setting, physician engagement and alignment, and increased, proactive attention to contracts and supplier relationships. To be clear, CRM can be a profitable service line, but it takes stakeholder (clinical and business) collaboration to achieve optimal pricing and product selection balanced with patient safety and quality considerations. Device cost (the principal factor, as it affects both cost and quality of care), device placement (existing device “changeout” is often not profitable), the procedure setting (inpatient or outpatient), and the length of stay for the procedure all need to be taken into account. A GPO with a comprehensive approach should be equipped to partner with your hospital to implement all aspects of a CRM strategy. At GNYHA Services, our members have seen millions of dollars in savings through a full-service strategy that addresses organization-wide objectives using our business solutions—from new technology to contract management— tailored to member objectives and supported through collaborative implementation and results management. Case in point: a large academic medical center based in New York City met with the GNYHA Services team to align supply chain goals with CRM savings. Our team performed a free clinical savings opportunity analysis, and, using these results, the medical center selected the right types of contracts to fit its needs (i.e., "all-play," committed, or both), reached better than average pricing agreements (including price reductions and rebates), and developed more beneficial supplier arrangements (post-GNYHA Services tracking volume, market share, and price trends). The result? More than $3 million in savings. The value of CRM as a clinical service and the significant role it plays in total hospital supply spend coupled with the new reimbursement environment should make it a vital part of every hospital’s cost-saving plan. A comprehensive strategy that addresses the multifaceted components of CRM, including clinical and business, with the expertise and resources of the right GPO maximizes the value of these life-saving procedures while minimizing the cost. Christopher J. O’Connor is Executive Vice President of GNYHA Ventures, Inc., the for-profit arm of the Greater New York Hospital Association, and President of two GNYHA Ventures companies: GNYHA Services, Inc., an acute care group purchasing organization, and Nexera, Inc., a healthcare consulting firm. Mr. O’Connor is Chair-Elect of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM).

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Running from Renin February is not only full of red for Valentine's Day, but also signifies heart health awareness month. The American Heart Association is painting the town red this month with its campaign “Go Red for Women� in an effort to help women lower their risk of heart disease. Reflecting on your own health and making simple changes can greatly reduce your risk factors for cardiovascular disease. As nurses, putting your heart health first is important so that you can practice what you preach. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a problem that plagues many of our patients in the hospital. One cause can be the activation of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone mechanism in our bodies. When renin is released in our bodies it leads to the production of angiotensin II, a potent vasoconstrictor. Constricting the arteries makes it harder for the blood to travel making the heart strains to do its job. Aldosterone is another substance that gets activated, which tells the body to hold onto salt and water, creating extra fluid build-up in the body over time. Preventing renin, a signaling hormone, from being activated can be done through simple everyday practices. One way to run from renin is to do just that- run! Doing physical activity is beneficial, but before you commit to an expensive gym that costs more than liposuction, see if they have a 7-day free trial. You can see if you like the gym and will actually be interested in attending their classes or if the location is convenient. Even just taking your dog out for a walk each day for 30 minutes can be relaxing and beneficial to your heart. Call an old friend while you walk and you can catch up and exercise simultaneously. We hear it on the radio and television and see it on magazines and store shelves...ways to diet and lose weight. How can we expect patients to believe and trust in nursing care if we are not examples of what we are teaching? Nursing is a busy job with crazy hours, leaving little time for our own health. However, packing lunches the night before to avoid getting a soda and candy at the vending machine certainly has its benefits. Swapping caffeinated drinks for ice water with lemon or bringing a midmorning (or midnight) snack like yogurt with fruit can give you energy without a sugar crash. Feeling and looking healthy makes you a positive role model for patients to emulate. Nursing heavily focuses on teaching and health promotion for optimum patient care. This February, rather than simply handing out information to patients about heart health, take a moment to reflect on your own health. They say nurses make the worst patients. Maybe that is because we do not take our own advice. In nursing school we learn all about proper nutrition and cardiac care. Take what you have learned and incorporate it into your own life. Whether that translates into picking up a pedometer, drinking more water, watching your salt intake, or trying a new exercise class, do something this month to improve your own health.

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Westchester Medical Center For decades, Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla has been regarded as the finest advanced care hospital in the Hudson Valley region. From the latest medical technology and life-saving procedures, to nationally recognized doctors, nurses and staff, the facility is renowned. And now comes this, another big step for Westchester Medical Center and its patients. In February, Westchester Medical Center (WMC) launched the first “Universal Hybrid OR” in the United States, a flexible and adaptable advanced operating room environment. The Universal Hybrid OR features interchangeable monitoring and surgical equipment and easily moveable, modular room elements that enable clinicians to design, plan and perform the newest cardiac treatments around patient and surgical team needs. It is the first of its kind to integrate the newest and best cutting-edge technology features that allow surgical teams to “move the OR, not the patient” for the most effective performance of advanced applications ranging from minimally-invasive to open surgical procedures – all in one room. The Hybrid OR can quickly adapt as cases change and new configurations are needed. WMC’s Universal Hybrid OR allows seamless support and implementation of procedures such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) – which WMC is one of the only facilities capable of providing regionally. According to Dr. Steven Lansman, Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery at Westchester Medical Center, his experienced team will begin to perform the TAVR procedure on patients in February, which is American Heart Month. “It’s just what I imagined. Patients are relieved,” Lansman said. “A whole category of patients were too old for open heart surgery. This procedure allows these patients to be treated.

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Westchester Medical Center’s heart and vascular team in the new state of the art Hybrid Operating Room.

It’s exciting new technology. It’s the next step in providing minimally invasive fixes for structural heart problems.” Westchester Medical Center’s new TAVR program has been built on Westchester Medical Center’s reputable cardiovascular program. The hospital’s cardiothoracic team has delivered exceptional outcomes for surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) including in high risk patients. Interventional cardiologists at Westchester Medical Center have also achieved high success rates in their specialties.

The facility’s cardiothoracic surgeons and interventional cardiologists have trained in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement procedures at leading institutions, have a long history working together and will bring their expertise to this innovative therapy with the ultimate objective of improving our patients’ quality of life. Prior to Westchester Medical Center’s enterprising TAVR program, this treatment was not available in Westchester County and the Hudson Valley. Patients no longer have to worry about traveling to Dr. Steven Lansman, Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Westchester Medical Center.

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New York City to have the TAVR procedure done. Being closer to home makes scheduling appointments and follow-ups with your cardiac surgeon and cardiology team much more convenient. TAVR is a new treatment alternative to surgical aortic valve. TAVR is a new treatment alternative to surgical valve replacement (AVR) for patients who have symptoms from severe aortic stenosis, but are considered prohibitive risk or high risk to undergo surgical aortic valve replacement. The diseased aortic valve is replaced without having to undergo open heart surgery. TAVR is as effective as surgical

aortic valve replacement in high risk patients and is better than medication in prohibitive risk patients. Westchester Medical Center’s TAVR team includes multidisciplinary specialists, such as internists, endocrinologists, neurologists, renal (kidney) specialists, nutritionists and social workers who work together with cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons. Together, the team assesses a patient’s medical history and existing health condition to determine your eligibility for the TAVR procedure. A part of our comprehensive approach to care includes the involvement of medical specialists who collaborate to ensure a treatment plan specific to your needs and current health. The experienced team will, for example, consider existing conditions such as diabetes, liver or kidney problems, and any other existing health problems you might have--in addition to aortic stenosis when planning your treatment course. Westchester Medical Center is an advanced medical care and referral hospital serving over 3.5 million people covering an area which includes Westchester County, Hudson Valley, Metropolitan New York City and Fairfield County, CT. The facility is also highly ranked both nationally and regionally for heart care and cardiac surgery. And, with the addition of TAVR, Westchester Medical Center continues to separate itself from the field.

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Tanya Dutta, MD, Cardiologist; Steven Lansman, MD, Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Martin Cohen, MD, Director, Cardiac Catheterization Lab; Linda Cuomo, MD, Cardiologist; Gilbert Tang, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon (l to r).

For us, advanced care is not a goal. It’s a responsibility. We are proud to join a select few centers in the nation offering Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive method of replacing the heart’s aortic valve. Our Cardiothoracic Team is using this procedure to implant a new type of aortic valve in certain patients who previously would have been treated with open-heart surgery, or who may not have been surgical candidates at all. This is one of the procedures performed in our new Hybrid Operating Room, a state-of-the-art suite that enables us to offer a new generation of innovative, less-invasive techniques. Westchester Medical Center is making these groundbreaking investments to ensure the highest level of care for the 3 million residents of the Hudson Valley…so we’re ready when you need us most.


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Burke helps produce U.S. Table Tennis Hall of Famer

– Two gold medals from the 1987 Vienna International; – Two gold medals and a silver medal during the 1988 Paralympic Games in Seoul, Korea; – Six gold medals total from PanAm Championships in 1990, 1995 and 1999; – Three gold medals at the 1995 Austrian International; and – A gold medal and a bronze team medal at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. In addition, Johnson was named Wheelchair Sports USA Athlete of the year in 1993 and was inducted in the Wheelchair Sports USA Hall of Fame in 2007. “I appreciate all the support, friendship, practices, competition and coaching that I received over the years and everyone who has had a hand in my growth as a player and a person will always be a part of my success,” Johnson said. Along with her sports accolades, she is a past recipient of the prestigious Burke Award, the highest honor bestowed by the facility and its board of the directors. It is given to those who have demonstrated strength in overcoming a disability; whose efforts have contributed to helping people with disability gain independence; those who have made significant contributions to science that led to a better understanding of physical disability; or for those who have made contributions to the development of rehabilitation. Johnson continues to be active at Burke, lending her expertise for the table tennis segment of the annual Burke Wheelchair Games and participating in various Burke events throughout the year. Outside of Burke, Johnson helps run the American Wheelchair Table Tennis Association, having been president since 1988. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a private, not-for-profit, acute rehabilitation hospital. Founded in 1915, it is the only hospital in Westchester County dedicated solely to rehabilitation medicine.

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Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains has helped produce a Hall of Famer. Three-time Paralympic gold medalist Jennifer Johnson has been inducted into the U.S. Table Tennis Hall of Fame. Johnson, a Port Chester resident, did much of her training at Burke Rehabilitation Center in White Plains where she was a member of the Burke Wheelchair Sports Team for many years. Her induction comes after decades of success on the table tennis circuit including:

Burke offers both inpatient and outpatient programs for those who have experienced a disabling illness, traumatic injury or joint replacement surgery. Burke is both an acute rehabilitation hospital and medical research center. Burke’s doctors and therapists provide state-of-the-art treatment,

while its research scientists at the Burke Medical Research Institute explore the frontiers of neurological and rehabilitation medicine. All share the Burke mission to ensure that every patient makes the fullest possible recovery from illness or injury regardless of their ability to pay.

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Professional Education Day – March 20, 2013 Convention – March 21 – 22, 2013 Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City, NJ


“State of Simulation Science: Where We Are and What’s Coming Next?” Presented by

Dr. Susan (Suzie) Kardong-Edgren Dr. Kardong-Edgren is a recognized international and national thought leader in Simulation and Simulation Research. Dr. Edgren is a consultant for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing landmark study, investigating the substitution of up to 50% simulation for traditional clinical hours. She is a co-PI on a project for the NLN exploring the use of simulation for high stakes testing in nursing education. Register early to attend this knowledge-filled program!!

CONVENTION – DAY ONE Thursday, March 21


Keynote Session… “Pride In The Profession… What’s Great About Nursing” Liz Jazwiec, RN—Best selling author! **********

Continuing Education Sessions & Posters Exhibits of Products & Services **********

Convention Luncheon… “Let’s Talk About Sex and the Older Woman” Dr. Gerti Heider—Woman’s Health Expert! (Earn Contact Hours for All Programs & Posters)

CONVENTION – DAY TWO Friday, March 2nd

Keynote Session… “Don’t Get Sick In July” Dr. Theresa Brown, writer for the New York Times **********

Continuing Education Sessions & Posters Exhibits of Products & Services **********

Convention Luncheon… “Compassion Fatigue: The Price of Caring Too Much” Dr. Phyllis Quinlan— Coach of Energetic Healing ********** (Earn Contact Hours for All Programs & Posters)

FOR COMPLETE 2013 CONVENTION BROCHURE: Send email to with your name & mailing address (or) visit our web site at

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2013 NEW JERSEY LEAGUE FOR NURSING CONVENTION PROGRAM SPONSORS Assessment Technology Institute (ATI) The Wright Choice Agencies Kaplan Test Prep

Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Convention Registration Open GRAND EXHIBITION HALL OPEN (Free Morning Refreshments) New Jersey Nursing Convention’s Opening Ceremonies

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

KEYNOTE SESSION (Contact Hours) Topic: “Pride In The Profession: What’s Great About Nursing” Speaker: Liz Jazweic, RN, President and Founder of Liz, Inc., Oak Lawn, II.

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Visit Exhibits & Poster Sessions (Contact Hours) There will be 18 Poster Presentations available for review that highlight current issues in health care.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.


12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

NEW JERSEY LEAGUE FOR NURSING CONVENTION LUNCHEON (Contact Hours) Topic: “Let’s Talk About Sex and the Older Woman” Speaker: Dr. Gerti Heider, Associate Professor, UMDNJ School of Nursing

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.



Interviewing Techniques & Job Seeking Claudia Cotarelo, Talent Acquisition and Strategic Recruiter, Atlantic Health System Identify social media, interviewing techniques, searching for a job, and effective resume writing. NCLEX Test Tips Laura Moskaluk , RN, MSN, CNE, Faculty, Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School Review of basis prioritization mnemonic; review of alternate form questions; sample NCLEX style questions

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. STU3 – TOPIC: STU4 – TOPIC:

STUDENT TRACK ONLY -- CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS Interviewing Techniques & Job Seeking -- (Repeat of STU-1 Topic) NCLEX Test Tips – (Repeat of STU-2 Topic)

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. A1-TOPIC: SPEAKER: OBJECTIVES:

CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS (Contact Hours) The Transgender Population: The “T” In LGBT Barbara Chamberlain, PhD, APRN, MBA, President, BJC Consultants Describe the history of the LGBT movement; Compare and contrast the unique needs of the transgender individual; State one victim of transgender hate crimes; Explore the myths surrounding the LGBT population. A Nurse’s Role in Disasters Kathe M. Conlon, BSN,RN,CEM MSHS, Burn Disaster & Emergency Preparedness Education Coordinator, St. Barnabas Identify disaster types and implement appropriate nursing interventions for pt. care; Understand evolution of disaster nursing and its role in modern times; Understand the impact of disasters on nursing practice. Dealing With Difficult Student Situations Patricia A. Castaldi, DNP, RN, ANEF, Director, Practical Nursing Program, Union County College Recognize difficult situations that may occur in nursing education setting; Identify effective strategies for dealing with difficult students; Incorporate principles for the revision and/or development of program policies. Care Transitions – Partnerships That Work for Patients Alyce Brophy, RN, BSN, MPH, President/CEO, Community Visiting Nurses, and Alyssa Kizun, MSW, LCSW, CCM, Director of Care Management, Somerset Medical Center Identify and discuss the formation, implementation and results of a community collaborative for Care Transitions utilizing the Coleman Transitions Care Model; Discuss formation of community provider collaborations and the implementation of evidenced based models of care.


3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

CONVENTION WELCOME CELEBRATION (NJLN Scholarship Drawing, Attendee Prize Drawing)

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. B1 - TOPIC: SPEAKER: OBJECTIVES:

CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS (Contact Hours) S.O.S. – Support Our Staff and Stop The “Suffering in Silence” Susan Fisher Brown, RN, Owner of CISM company called S.O.S. Crew Rescue, LLC Describe Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and explain the significance of the implementation of CISM teams within the health care system; Recognize warning signs of Critical Incident Stress that staff might exhibit; Describe the importance and necessity in pre-incident training.

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Understanding Cultural Diversity – Improving Patient Outcomes: Keys to Providing Culturally Competent, Congruent, and Sensitive Care V. Alexandra Hascup, PhD, MSN, RN, CTN, CCES, Asst. Professor, Kean University, College of Nursing Define cultural terms including cultural sensitivity and competency; Develop knowledge of culturally competent care and behavior strategies that lead to improved patient outcomes; The Walking Wounded: Consequences of Recurrent Sports Related Head Injuries Christine Wade, RN, BSN, CRRN, Nurse Manager, Brain Trauma Unit, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Discuss the effects of head injuries for all ages in sports and repeated injuries; Review how brain injury can be very subtle and complex at the same time. Everything We Learned in Kindergarten: Arts and Crafts for Simulation Pamela J. Hicks, MSN, RN, Skills Laboratory Coordinator, Raritan Bay Medical Ctr./Middlesex County College Susan Ellison, MSN, RNC, CNE, Course Coordinator, Raritan Bay Medical Ctr./Middlesex County College Discuss the creation of environmental props to enhance the realism of the simulation; Demonstrate how to create a variety of moulage techniques; Identify strategies to integrate moulage into simulation. Sylvia C. Edge Endowment Campaign Reception Hosted by the Sylvia C. Edge Endowment Board and the New Jersey League for Nursing

Friday, March 22, 2013 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Convention Registration Open Grand Exhibition Hall Open (Free Morning Refreshments ) EXHIBIT HALL OPEN POSTER SESSION (Contact Hours)

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

KEYNOTE SESSION (Contact Hours) Topic: “Don’t Get Sick In July” Speaker: Theresa Brown, BSN, RN,OCN, Writer and national lecturer, Pittsburgh, PA.

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Visit Exhibits & Poster Sessions (Contact Hours) CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS (Contact Hours)


Adjunct Orientation: The Key To A Successful Academic Year Nancy Berger, RN, MSN,CNE, Director of Nursing Education, Middlesex County College Nursing Discuss research regarding importance of adjunct orientation in the college/nursing education realm; Making a Difference in Ghana Through Community Nursing Michelle L. Foley, MA, RN, CNE, (retired nurse educator) Provide overview of Ghanaian culture; Describe village experiences and its impact on nursing and health care; Wound Management: Past, Present and Future Tracey Siegel, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNE, EdD (c), Program Coordinator, Middlesex County College Nursing Discuss wound healing research and its impact upon nursing practice; Identify factors that affect wound healing; Review topical therapies and describe appropriate topical therapy based upon wound assessment. Diabetes: Improving Outcomes, How Sweet It Is Dawn Gallagher, RN, CDE, Diabetes Nurse Educator, Somerset Diabetes Ctr, Somerset Medical Ctr. Jackie Plick, RN,BSN,MA,ANP-C,CDE, Diabetes Nurse Educator, Somerset Diabetes Ctr, Somerset Medical Ctr. Review how Diabetes is managed today, including new therapies and education techniques; Discuss Diabetes Education for the hospitalized patient and preparing them for discharge; Explore the role of the Certified Diabetes Educator as a partner in improving outcomes and wellness.


12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

NEW JERSEY LEAGUE FOR NURSING CONVENTION LUNCHEON (Contact Hours) Topic: “Finding Balance As You Care For Others: Putting Your Oxygen On First” Speaker: Phyllis S. Quinlan, RN-Bc, PhD, Founder, MFW Consultants, Queens County, NY

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m D1 - TOPIC: SPEAKERS:

CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS (Contact Hours) Learning Is Fun: It’s Not Death By Powerpoint and Lecture Mary Ann Balut, RN, MSN, APN-C, Raritan Valley Community College; Donna Gray, RN, MSN, CNE, and Kimberly Seaman, RN, MSN, CNE, JFK Muhlenberg School of Nursing Demonstrate active learning pedagogies including audience participation of nurse educators; Evaluation of the learning process will be provided and remediation strategies discussed; Learner participation in the classroom provides teacher assessment of learning outcomes and prompt feedback for learner. Opportunities in Nursing: Beyond the Bedside Jennifer Lerner, RN, BA, Staff Nurse, Oncology Unit, St. Barnabas Medical Center Discuss many opportunities that exist away from the bedside; Provide current and future nurses with a deeper knowledge of the healthcare industry and the wide variety of career alternatives.


New Jersey League for Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.P250-9/11-14. Speakers have declared that he/she has nothing to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by NJLN, NJSNA or ANCC of any commercial products or services.

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Bernstein & Associates, Architects Founded in 1990, Bernstein & Associates, Architects, specializes in the design and construction of hospital and healthcare facilities. Our focus: high-quality design, excellent service, and client satisfaction. We have worked for over 100 hospitals and another 200 private healthcare facilities, across the United States. Our project types have included all hospital and healthcare service groups, including: Adult Day Care, Alcoholism Treatment Facilities, Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Assisted Living, Cancer Centers, Cardiac Cath, Cardiology, CCU/ICU, Clinics, Coronary Care, Dental, Dermatology, Dialysis Clinics, Doctors Offices, Drug Treatment Facilities, Elder Care, Employee and Student Health Support Services, Emergency Departments, Emergency Preparedness, Endoscopy, ENT, Expert Witness, Group Practices, Hospices, Hospitals, Infectious Disease, Information Systems, Intensive Care, JCAHO Survey, Joint Commission Survey, Laboratories, Master Plans, Medical Offices, Medical Equipment, Medical Libraries, Medical Records, Neurology, Nursing Homes, Ophthalmology/Eye Center, OB/Gyn, Orthopedic, Pain Care Facilities, Pathology, Patient Safety Consulting Services, Pediatric, Pharmacy, Physical Fitness and Sports, PT/OT, Primary Care Programs, Psychiatric, Radiology, Rehabilitation, Senior Citizen Facilities, Sleep Centers, Social Services, Statement of Conditions, Surgical Suites and Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Urgent Care Centers, and USP 797 Consulting Services. The firm's projects have won design awards from Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, and the Architectural Woodworking Institute, and have been published in Advance, Health Facilities Management, Medical Technology Today, Bio/Technology, Progressive Architecture, Architectural Record, Design Solutions, Hospitality Design, Sound and Communication, Contract Design and Hospital Newspaper. Architectural Services include: programming, planning, design, construction documents, bidding and negotiation, and construction administration. The firm also offers sustainable or “green” healthcare design. The firm has a number of LEED-accredited professionals, has successfully completed numerous green healthcare projects, and has published articles on “Greening the Healthcare Environment”. Project Management (or Owner’s Representative Services) is offered as a stand-alone service through our affiliated project management company, Empire Projects, Inc. ( Bernstein & Associates, Architects - PLLC 51201 Broadway - #803, New York, NY 10001 Contact: William N. Bernstein, AIA Managing Principal Tel: 212.463.8200 Fax: 212.463.9898 NEW YORK - HARTFORD - PRINCETON

BARIATRIC EQUIPMENT & PRODUCTS TSK PRODUCTS TSK Products is dedicated to helping Healthcare facilities meet the unique needs and challenges of treating obese patients. We offer a complete line of Bariatric equipment; from RoomLobby Chairs, to Lifts, Walkers, Beds, Commodes, Stretchers, Exam Tables…even Bed Pans and Blood Pressure Cuffs. Call us today for more information.

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Connect with Leading Healthcare Recruiters Join BlueSteps, the executive career management service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants Healthcare executives are in demand. Are you being considered for the top leadership jobs? Join BlueSteps today to put your resume and confidential careerprofile at the finger tips of over 8,000 of the world’s top executive recruiters, including hundreds who specialize in healthcare and life sciences recruiting. In addition to a unique connection to the executive search community, BlueSteps also provides a suite of proactive career management tools including: • a free resume review and career consultation • access to the International Executive Search Firm Directory • exclusive information on hundreds of active executive searches • online brand management tools • career management content and events specifically for senior-level executives As a service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, you can rest assured that your career details will be confidentially and securely managed within BlueSteps. Unlike other mass job boards, only the highest caliber executive search consultants (all members of the AESC) will have access to your BlueSteps profile. Each year, AESC members recruit for over 70,000 of the highest level executive positions globally, many of which are never advertised publically. Join BlueSteps today and receive 15% OFF your membership! Visit and enter Healthcare15% at checkout to get this exclusive discount. Contact to learnmore or for assistance getting started!

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Prepare for a Career in Healthcare Sector Management at Long Island University. Earn an advanced certificate or an M.B.A. degree in the growing field of healthcare management at Long Island University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester. Demand for healthcare managers with business skills has never been greater. Responding to this need, Long Island University has launched a new Healthcare Sector Management program, offering two graduate study options in the field of healthcare administration. After completing your advanced certificate or your M.B.A. at the University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester, you will be prepared to advance in middle and upper management positions in the healthcare industry. Option A: The Advanced Certificate in Healthcare Sector Management Enhance your credentials by enrolling in the advanced certificate program. Certificate candidates will complete four healthcare sector management courses for a total of 12 graduate credits on a part-time basis in just two semesters. Option B:The M.B.A. Degree with a Healthcare Sector Management Concentration Students in the M.B.A. program follow the standard 48-credit curriculum, normally completed by part-time students over a 24-month period, with a focus on leadership in healthcare organizations. The Healthcare Sector Management Program will be offered at Long Island University’s Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester, located on the grounds of Purchase College, 735 Anderson Hill Rd., Purchase, N.Y. Courses are offered on weekday evenings and on Saturdays. “The healthcare management field is one of the few sectors of our economy we know will continue to grow significantly over the next five years,” according to Dr. Lynn Gunnar Johnson, director of the M.B.A. Healthcare Sector Management program. For information, contact Dr. Johnson at 914-931-2711 or Long Island University Hudson Graduate Center at Westchester 735 Anderson Hill Rd. Purchase, NY 10577

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North Shore-LIJ Physician Practice Group honored with Baldrige Performance Award In recognition of Medical Group Practice Week from January 21-25, the North ShoreLIJ Health System announced that its physician practice has received the Partners in Performance Excellence (PiPEX) Silver Award, part of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Regional Program. The honor recognizes the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group for outstanding management and operational practices. The Medical Group is comprised of more than 2,500 full-time physicians throughout the 16-hospital health system – the sixthlargest physician group practice in the United States -- and encompasses more than 380 physician outpatient practices throughout the metropolitan area. The Medical Group’s performance was examined using the same process, guidelines and criteria for the national Baldrige Award for performance excellence. Examiners looked at the medical group’s operational processes in seven categories: leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, measurement analysis and knowledge management, human resources focus, process management and results. Organizations can earn bronze, silver, gold or platinum distinction.

By participating in the award program, the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group was able to obtain an in-depth evaluation of its performance against industry best practices as well as identify opportunities for growth and areas for improvement. “As we prepare to celebrate Medical Group Practice Week, it’s fitting that we recognize the more than 2,500 physicians who helped our medical group achieve regional honors from the Baldrige program,” said Ira Nash, MD, vice president and medical director of the North Shore-LIJ Medical Group. “The Baldrige recognition is rewarding because it recognizes the progress North Shore-LIJ has made in aligning the rapidly growing number of outpatient physician practices that have joined the health system in recent years, as well as those physicians practicing in our hospitals and other facilities. The examiners’ report highlighted customer focus as one of our Medical Group’s key strengths, and we are gratified that our efforts to serve patients and their families have been recognized by this esteemed program.” PiPEX is a Baldrige Enterprise Member that supports organizations across New York and Massachusetts by helping them become more effective, competitive and sustainable through the use of the Baldrige principles for

professional careers to the administration of quality health care. To see a video of Dr. Nash discussing the significance of the award, please go to:


performance excellence. The group provides assessments, training, benchmarking, networking and recognition to bring about improvement in business. An initiative of the Colorado-based Medical Group Management Association, Medical Group Practice Week advances the awareness and understanding of medical group practices as a premier form of health care delivery. It also honors those physicians, administrators and staff who dedicate their

About North Shore-LIJ The nation's third-largest, non-profit, secular healthcare system, North Shore-LIJ delivers world-class clinical care throughout the New York metropolitan area, pioneering research at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and a visionary approach to medical education, highlighted by the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. North ShoreLIJ cares for people at every stage of life at 16 hospitals, long-term care facilities and nearly 400 ambulatory physician practices throughout the region. North Shore-LIJ’s owned hospitals and long-term care facilities house more than 6,000 beds, employ more than 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with more than 9,400 physicians. With a workforce of more than 44,000, North Shore-LIJ is the largest employer on Long Island and the third-largest private employer in New York City. For more information, go to

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY HOSPITALS Calvary Hospital Founded in 1899, Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only accredited acute care hospital devoted to palliative care for adult advanced cancer patients. Its mission is to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Calvary’s continuum of care includes inpatient, outpatient, home hospice, nursing home hospice, home care, and the care of complex wounds. Press Ganey has consistently ranked Calvary among the top one percent in patient satisfaction among 7,000 hospitals in the country. Each year, Calvary cares for more than 6,000 patients and their families. It cares for inpatients at its 200-bed hospital in the Bronx and at its 25-bed Brooklyn satellite at Lutheran Medical Center. Calvary@Home offers home care, hospice, and nursing home hospice for patients suffering from advanced cancer and other chronic and acute terminal illnesses. • Home care is available in the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and lower Westchester. • Hospice services are offered in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, as well as Nassau, Westchester, and Rockland counties. • Calvary also offers hospice services in more than 30 nursing homes in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, and Westchester, Rockland and Nassau counties. In 2004, Calvary opened the Center for Curative and Palliative Wound Care at its Bronx facility. Since then, a team of experienced physicians, surgeons, and certified wound care nurses has helped more than 800 patients to date with complex chronic wounds caused by complications of diabetes, cancer, venous and arterial disease, and other illnesses. For more information, visit or call the following numbers: Calvary Hospital (718) 518-2300, Calvary@Home (718) 518-2465, Wound Care (718) 518-2577.




Jewish Home Lifecare is one of the premier non-profit geriatric and rehabilitation institutions in the country. The Home serves more than 9,000 older adults daily through traditional long term care, subacute care, rehabilitation services, community services and senior housing programs. These services are offered on the Home's three campuses in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Westchester at the Sarah Neuman Center for Healthcare and Rehabilitation, as well as through our Lifecare Services Division, which provides programs throughout the metropolitan area. Many levels of care are provided by the Home's health system so that as needs change, individuals can transfer from one level of care to another. Skilled nursing and medical care are provided 24 hours a day by on-site clinical staff as well as a complement of physicians representing a full range of medical specialties. The Home also educates and trains physicians and medical professionals in geriatrics. In an unprecedented teaching program with Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, over 2400 fourth year Mt. Sinai Medical School students have participated in a mandatory rotation program at the Home. A strong component of the Home's activities include conducting research to improve the quality of life of older adults. Jewish Home Lifecare is the home of the Lester Eisner, Jr. Center for Geriatric Education, the Saul Alzheimer's Disease Special Care Unit (Bronx), the Greenberg Center on Ethics in Geriatrics and Long Term Care and the Center on Pharmacology for the Elderly (COPE). The Home has added a new service titled, CONNECTIONS, an information and referral service for the professional and lay communities, connecting people to programs.

CR Properties Group, LLC CR Properties Group, LLC, established in 1983, has been involved in the sale and lease of regional medical centers, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, private practices and government related medical facilities. We are experts in the commercial real estate market throughout the Hudson Valley. In addition to offering the properties below, we are locating medical properties for a multitude of medical buyers.

Jewish Home Lifecare Manhattan - Bronx - Sarah Neuman Center 120 West 106th Street, New York, New York, 10025 Call Connections Information and Referral at 212- 870-5919 or 800-544-0304

SENIOR LIVING NO Calibration & NO Drops Icare® Tonometers for measuring Intraocular Pressure (IOP) with unique, patented rebound technology which enables quick and painless measurement with no drops or air. Quick, easy to use and patient friendly. The technology requires no calibration. From beginning to end the test takes under 60 seconds. Icare® has over 32,000 satisfied users in over 50 countries. Contact: Bob Goldbacher (609) 412-2134

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Getting better…. just got better. We are proud to announce that our stunning new nursing center has opened and has private and semi-private rooms with magnificent views of Long Island Sound. United Hebrew is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multi-service senior living campus serving the Westchester metropolitan area since 1919. Our dedicated short-term rehabilitation suite is staffed by Burke Rehabilitation professionals. The exemplary clinical team of professionals will design a personalized treatment plan for care in our nurturing environment. Features include country kitchens, recreation rooms on each floor, a courtyard garden for recreational use, private dining and family rooms and wireless internet access. United Hebrew Family of Services: • Nursing Home Care • Burke Rehabilitation at United Hebrew • Willow Towers Assisted Living Residence • Soundview Apartments for Independent Seniors • Long Term Home Health Care Program • Azor Home Health Agency For more information or to schedule a tour please call Admissions at 914-632-2804 x1148 or email Karen Nodiff at United Hebrew 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY 10805 914.632.2804

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Medical / Office Building for Sale or Lease Vassar Medical Center Area & Mid-Hudson Medical Group Area’s Poughkeepsie, NY 2,500 SF Suitable for Specialists

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Medical / Professional Building for Lease U.S. Route 9 Crossroads Wappingers Falls, NY 30,000 SF Total Suitable for Specialists & General Practices

Medical Office Building for Sale U.S. Route 9, Hyde Park, NY 858 SF Available – Currently Orthodontist Suitable for all medical practices

(845) 485-3100 WORKERS’ COMPENSATION HOSPITAL WORKERS HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED ON THE JOB? Learn What You Must Do To Protect Your Workers' Compensation And Disability Rights! Do Not Make These Mistakes That Can Cost You Benefits 1. You must report the accident or injury as soon as possible, even if you might not lose time from work or need immediate medical care. 2. Report all injuries to all body parts, no matter how minor they may seem. If you do not report it and the injury gets worse over time, the job may deny benefits. 3. Remember, you are entitled to treatment and benefits even if you have previously injured the same body part in a prior accident. Do not let the job tell you different. 4. Your doctor controls the treatment, not risk management. If you need an MRI and the job will not approve it, the experienced attorneys at BAGOLIE FRIEDMAN can fight to get it approved at no cost to you. 5. When you are released from treatment, you may be entitled to money for your injury and disability. You may also collect for repetitive stress, cumulative trauma, cancer, hearing loss & hepatitis. 6. Contact Attorneys Ricky Bagolie or Alan Friedman now for a confidential and free consultation and to discuss your workers' compensation and disability rights. There is no fee if there is no recovery.


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How Many Prestigious Rankings Did We Receive? So Many That They Don’t All Fit on One Page. The numbers are in: North Shore-LIJ hospitals have been recognized with 57 national and regional designations of excellence by U.S. News and World Report. That’s more than any other health system in New York. For us, it’s an important validation of the great work being done every day by our teams in specialty areas like cancer care, cardiology, numerous pediatric specialities, and more. For our patients, it means the security of knowing they’ve made the right choice for their health care provider. And if you aren’t one of our patients? Now you have 57 new reasons to choose us. To find a North Shore-LIJ physician, go to

Hospitals recognized: Cohen Children’s Medical Center – 7 Specialties; Forest Hills Hospital – Gastroenterology and Urology; Glen Cove Hospital – Orthopedics; Huntington Hospital – 11 Specialties; Lenox Hill Hospital – 12 Specialties; Long Island Jewish Medical Center – 7 Specialties; North Shore University Hospital – 11 Specialties; Southside Hospital – 5 Specialties; Staten Island University Hospital – Nephrology. For more information:

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