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he Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Trinitas Regional Medical Center is New Jersey’s leading comprehensive wound care center. We utilize advanced wound care technologies such as Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy and Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC®) negative pressure wound therapy. And we were the first in the state to use Apligraf ® - a living, bi-layered skin substitute. We enjoy healing rates that are consistently above 90%. That’s why so many area hospitals send their most difficult wounds to us. And why Diversified Clinical Services named us a Center of Excellence. This is wound care that goes way beyond bandages. And it’s available right here, right now. Beautiful.


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Villar looks to Sun Homes Loans for ‘HELP’ and gets results To receive more information about the program and its benefits, Sun Home Loans has established a direct telephone number exclusively for members of the hospital community call 1-973-805-4156. When you call you will speak to a live program specialist who will discuss your needs and explain how the Sun Home Loans Hospital Employee Loan Program can H.E.L.P. Sun Home Loans and Hospital Newspaper are not affiliated. All loans are subject to approval. Certain conditions and fees may apply. Mortgage financing provided by Sun Home Loans, a division of Sun National Bank, N.A. Equal Housing Lender. Other Products and services are not banking products, not FDIC insured, may lose value, and are not a condition of credit or any banking product or service offerings. You may inquire about these additional services when you apply.

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Melissa Villar was referred to Sun Homes Loans by a realtor who spoke highly of the firm’s excellent customer service, expertise and mortgage rates. As Villar will tell you, Sun Home Loans certainly lived up to its reputation, and than some. After speaking with Sun Home Loans, Villar learned of the innovative Hospital Employee Loan Program (H.E.L.P.). Whether purchasing a new home or refinancing an existing one, H.E.L.P. is offered to members of the hospital community and their families. The unique program provides discounted mortgage rates designed for hospital employees and pre-qualifications to shop for your next home. Villar, a clerical associate at Hackensack University Medical Center, used the H.E.L.P. program to purchase a beautiful condominium, proudly closing on Feb. 10. “It’s a big step. I’m very excited,” Villar said. “Sun Home Loans was excellent. They answered all of my questions quickly, they answered all of my phone calls. I’m definitely happy that I was referred to Sun Home Loans. They were always in touch with me throughout the process.” Sun Home Loans and Hospital Newspaper teamed up to bring the emergency services community this unprecedented mortgage opportunity. The popular program offers benefits, including a complimentary evaluation of your particular financial situation, and credit repair if needed. You may take advantage of these other products and services, though they are offered separately from the H.E.L.P. Among other things, Villar was excited that the H.E.L.P. program offered a lower mortgage rate than other brokers. Villar’s purchase was a short sale, which could have been complicated, but the Sun Home Leans team made the transaction a seamless one. Sun Home Loans, a division of Sun National Bank, and Hospital Newspaper are both proud to serve the hospital community, who dedicate their lives serving the rest of us. They are the core fabric of our society. H.E.L.P. clients enjoy unmatched customer service and attentiveness throughout the process – from their initial inquiry – to closing. However, after closing, the staff is there to address other financial needs. “We have worked extremely hard to put together a group of impressive incentives for the hospital community,” said Steve Testa, Vice President Regional Sales Manager of Sun Home Loans. “We remain confident that those who are currently in the market for a mortgage will discover that the Sun Home Loans Hospital Employee Loan Program exceeds what they are able to find elsewhere in the marketplace. We have received a lot of positive feedback and its always a pleasure working with a hard-working woman such as Melissa Villar. We were glad to help her.”

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Sun Home Loans, a division of Sun National Bank, is proud to serve the heroes in our community who dedicate their lives to serving the rest of us: doctors, nurses and other hospital employees. That is why we teamed up with Hospital News to create the Hospital Employee Loan Program (HELP). With a competitive mortgage rate and discounted fees, this program helps our community heroes purchase new homes or refinance existing homes. Plus, the program comes with our pledge to get hospital employees in their new homes by their contract dates.

PROGRAM INFORMATION We understand that the current economic environment has created challenges to home ownership. Working with our own resources and Federal government programs we will create a solution that opens the path to home ownership. The Hospital Employee Loan Program delivers these advantages: » A competitive mortgage rate, available specifically for hospital employees » Discounted fees » Personal service from program specialists » Our pledge to have you in your home by the contract date

COMMUNITY FOCUS Sun National Bank, a full-service provider of banking products and services, is dedicated to playing an active part in the communities we serve. We support a variety of organizations, events and programs whose goals are to make our neighborhoods a better place to live and work and improve the lives of those living around us. Hospital News is the leading provider of local news and information for doctors, nurses and other hospital staff.

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17th Annual Miles for Matheny rolls out on Sunday, June 1 The 17th annual Miles for Matheny, the Matheny Medical and Educational Center’s annual fundraiser and community event, will be held on Sunday, June 1, at Liberty Park in downtown Peapack. The event, which began as a small wheelchair walk and cycling ride in 1998, has grown to include a wheelchair walk, five cycling rides, a 5K run and a kids fun run. Matheny is a special hospital and educational facility here for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. Online registration began on March 11 at Activities include: • The Lu Huggins Wheelchair Walk. Friends and family members enjoy walking alongside more than 100 Matheny children and adults who “wheel” through the streets of downtown Peapack to the cheers of community members and other supporters.

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Emergency Medical Associates now provides Emergency Department Management Services at The Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) recently contracted with The Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, Pa., to provide emergency department management services. For 125 years, the Good Samaritan Health System has served the needs of Lebanon County, Pa. The hospital offers an array of acute care and outpatient services including an award-winning cardiac and vascular center and a center for wound care and hyperbaric medicine. The hospital has been recognized by The Joint Commission as a “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” and is a 2013 recipient of an Excellence in Patient Care award given by Studer Group ®. “The Good Samaritan Health System is known for delivering high-quality care, having been recognized nationally for its clinical expertise,” said Raymond Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, president and chief executive officer of EMA. “Emergency Medical Associates is excited to partner with Good Samaritan and expand our presence in Pennsylvania. While we have provided urgent care services in Pennsylvania for several years, this is our first emergency department management contract in the state.” Emergency Medical Associates began staffing the emergency department Jan. 1, 2014. Marc Bonin, DO, FACOEP, serves as the Emergency Department Medical Director. The emergency department sees 54,000 patients annually. “Dr. Bonin has been on staff at Good Samaritan for one year, bringing new ideas and practices to the emergency department. Now he will have the support of one of the fastest-growing emergency medicine practices in the country helping further improve the delivery of care to our community,” said Jacquelyn Gould, MS, RN, Vice President, Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer. About Emergency Medical Associates Emergency Medical Associates (EMA) is a physician-led, physician-owned medical practice that specializes in emergency, hospitalist and urgent care medicine. Dedicated to providing exceptional solutions for the measurable success of our hospital partners, EMA is recognized for clinical excellence, quality service and sustained improved patient satisfaction. For more information, visit, or

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Item “Mastery” for Better Fiscal Health Information is power, but it makes the greatest impact when analyzed and translated into action. Our increasingly technology-driven environment holds the potential for more data to be put at the disposal of providers, supply chain professionals, and administrators than ever before. Because supply chain expenditures can account for up to 33 percent of a hospital’s total budget, supply chain data can also hold the key to a healthier bottom line. To that end, a healthcare organization’s Item Master file, which frequently houses data for hundreds of thousands of items from a wide variety of hospital areas, stands as an essential tool—provided you can make the mounting data work for you. The sheer volume of healthcare data can be overwhelming. Each year, there are approximately 10 million changes made to med-surg products already on the market. Those changes come in addition to the thousands of product contract data changes that occur each month. Lack of product data input standardization and inadequate technology only further complicate the issue. Next, consider that an estimated 40 percent of providers’ Item Master data is incorrect. Those inaccuracies have a wide reach. Invalid or out-of-date supply information in the Item Master, such as description and pricing inaccuracies, can affect patient care not to mention financial health. Among other benefits, an up-to-date Item Master can have a positive impact on patient and staff safety by facilitating recall tracking, and can improve clinician job satisfaction because physicians receive the right supplies at the right time. Additionally, when hospitals and health systems have access to one accurate, organized Item Master with well-defined procedures, they get a clear view of their inventory and can evaluate their procurement decisions, identify savings opportunities and supply surpluses, curb rogue purchasing, and improve hospital administrative efficiency by—among other things—decreasing the time spent searching for items. Further, providers are armed with the information required for an accurate value analysis of their purchases, including their most expensive ones (such as physician preference items), which can significantly affect patient care and outcomes as well as the bottom line. To ensure that hospitals are working with accurate, organized, optimized data, Nexera offers a comprehensive, customizable plan that includes options for an Item Master file assessment and normalization, ongoing maintenance services, and system and data standardization recommendations. At Nexera, optimized data means working data that can be linked to and improve a wealth of hospital operations. And our offerings include long-term engagement options designed to meet data, operational, and overall institutional objectives. In a value-driven healthcare system, providers must take advantage of every opportunity to improve operational performance and reduce costs while improving patient care quality. That is exactly what good data can do. By keeping Item Master data in check using a clear data management strategy that contains data analysis coupled with continuous upgrades and support measures, hospitals can impact their organizations far beyond the supply chain and make substantial inroads into achieving their financial as well as patient care goals. 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 of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM).

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Gray Hairs over Healthcare Burden for Baby Boomers Nearing the end of a twelve hour shift, I was methodically cleaning my patient's foot wound. While wrapping the crisp white dressing up his dusky leg, the patient voiced his trouble paying for disease exacerbations caused by his diabetes. At sixty-four years old, his grey eyes matched his grey hair. He noticed that his hospital visits seemed to be happening more frequently. Unfortunately, he shares this anxiety with many others. Seventy-eight million baby boomers are aging and suffer from chronic diseases. Dubbed the “2030 Problem,” researchers have coined this name to describe the increased demands that caring for the aging baby boomers may create. Baby boomers constitute Americans born between 1946 and 1964. This group of people makes up approximately 28% of the U.S. population. With longer life expectancies, Medicaid and Medicare will not sufficiently cover long-term care expenses. Additionally, chronic diseases are becoming more prevalent. Will our healthcare system be prepared to care for the aging population? The Institute of Medicine along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation established the Campaign for Action, which details recommendations to utilize nurses in confronting this challenge. This emphasizes enabling nurses to assume leadership positions and work to the full extent of their education. The recommendations can open doors for nurses to obtain advanced degrees. Nurses with Master's and Doctorate degrees can specifically help decrease the burden on healthcare by practicing in primary care. Nurses are imperative as teachers for patients and their families. With long term care moving into home settings, patients will be performing skills that were once done in acute settings. For instance, IVs, oxygen and wound therapy can be done at home with proper nursing education, guidance and follow-up. Technology should also be implemented to increase patient engagement and cuts costs by reducing chronic diseases. Telehealth can allow one nurse to monitor a greater number of patients. Furthermore, many elderly will be cared for by unpaid family members, putting strains on the family structure. Nurses can provide resources for respite services to ease this hardship. The “2030 Problem” needs to be addressed in 2014. New nurses should be trained to take the reins as experienced nurses begin retiring. With certifications and advanced practiced degrees, nurses can autonomously create proper treatment plans for elderly patients with heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. With uncertainty looming in ability to take care of the people who we relied on for so long, let us be certain that nurses are competent to be leaders and educators in healthcare for baby boomers and their families.

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education & careers St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Nurse honored by Girl Scouts of Northern NJ Essence Harris, RN to receive Young Woman of Promise Award St. Joseph’s Healthcare System (SJHS) is pleased to announce that Essence Harris, Registered Nurse, Intermediate Nursery, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (resident of Paterson) at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, is the recipient of the first ever Elinor J. Ferdon Young Woman of Promise award. Presented by the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey, this honor recognizes a young woman who is making great strides in her community and is an outstanding role model for young women. “On behalf of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, I want to extend my enthusiastic congratulations to Essence on being selected to receive the Girl Scout’s Elinor J. Ferdon Young Woman of Promise Award. She is a true role model and an inspiration to all women,” says Maria Brennan, DNP, RN, CPHQ, Chief Nursing Officer, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, and Vice President, Patient Care Services, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center. Essence was honored by the Nursing Department in 2012 when she was the recipient of the annual SJHS Nursing Excellence Award. Essence has been a valued member of the St. Joseph’s family since 2004. She started her career as a Nurse Extern and later, a Nurse’s aide, before pursuing her degree in Nursing at Rutgers University (Newark Campus) School of Nursing. She graduated in 2005, having earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Born and raised in Paterson, Essence was a member of the Girl Scouts as a child. At the age of 5, she joined a Daisy troop at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School. She was also a member of their Brownie and Junior troops. She later continued with the Cadet program provided at her church, the Second Baptist Church of Paterson. Essence was a Girl Scout for 8 years. “I am very humbled to be the recipient of the Young Woman of Promise award,” says Essence. “I especially love the title of the award, because it symbolizes to me that there is much more out there for me to accomplish. I am honored to be leading other young ladies by example, showing them that they can also succeed at whatever it is they want to aspire to be and do,” she adds. Essence will receive the Elinor J. Ferdon Young Woman of Promise award at the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey’s 2014 Women of Achievement dinner at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park, NJ. Nationally recognized St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth since 1867, is a leading notfor-profit tertiary medical center and major academic institution located in Northern New Jersey. An integrated comprehensive healthcare organization, St. Joseph’s prides itself on providing sophisticated healthcare with a ‘patients first’ approach to service excellence. To learn more, please visit or call 877.757.SJHS (7547).

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education & careers Newark Beth Israel Medical Center honors community and employee leaders for commitment to the Community and Medical Center


L to R: Morris Cohen, MD, Marilyn Harris, Brenda Gibson, Brian Bembry, Marcia McGregor, RN, MSN, Patrick Anderson, MD, Marc E. Berson, Chair, Board of Trustees, NBIMC and CHoNJ, Board Member, Board of Trustees, Barnabas Health, Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health, Frieda Hester, Reverend Dr. M. William Howard, Jr. Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church, John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer, NBIMC and CHoNJ, Executive Vice President, Barnabas Health, Darrell K. Terry, Sr., MHA, Chief Operating Officer, NBIMC and CHoNJ, Deborah Smith Gregory, President of Newark Unit of the NAACP, Ras Baraka, Newark South Ward Council Member, Tracy Munford.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) recently held its Annual Black History Month Celebration, entitled, “Salute to Nelson Mandela,” with Special Guest Speaker Reverend Dr. M. William Howard, Jr. Pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Newark. “In February, we pause to recognize who actually make a difference at The Beth, not just during Black History Month, but every day,” said John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.” Reverend Howard delivered a historic and personal look at the life of President Mandela and the pre and postApartheid movement in South Africa. In addition to a presentation about Mr. Mandela, The Beth honored a number of community and employee leaders for their commitment to the community and to patients at NBIMC and CHoNJ. Honored at the awards program were: the Newark Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, accepted by Deborah Smith Gregory, President of the Newark Unit; and Assemblywoman

Cleopatra Tucker of the 28th Congressional District. Receiving the Physician Excellence Award was Dr. Patrick Anderson, Chairman of OB/GYN and the Nursing Excellence Award was presented to Marcia McGregor, RN, MSN, NE-BC, Director of Patient Care on A6, C$ and the Float Pool. In addition the following employees were honored as well: Brian Bembry of the Operating Room was honored as a member of 1199J, and awards were also presented to Brenda Gibson, Frieda Hester and Bonita Hickman. In addition to the awards, Morris Cohen, MD, Director of Neonatal Medicine, also spoke his experiences growing up in South Africa and his eventual move to the United States. Chief Operating Officer at NBIMC and CHoNJ thanked the honorees for “leading by example,” in bringing the best to The Beth and providing the best to the community.” Also joining in the Salute to Nelson Mandela were Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer of Barnabas Health, Marc E. Berson, Chairman of the Board of NBIMC and CHoNJ and Michellene Davis, Esq, Senior Vice President of Barnabas Health.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, (NBIMC), a 673-bed regional care teaching hospital with more than 800 physicians, 3,000 employees and 100 volunteers with over 300,000 outpatient visits and 25,000 admissions annually. NBIMC is in the top three hospitals in the nation in the number of heart transplants with better than expected outcomes, has the only lung transplant program in New Jersey, and combined with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, both Barnabas Health affiliates, is third in the nation for kidney transplants, by volume. Children’s Hospital of New Jersey Children's Hospital of New Jersey, located at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, is the state's premier hospital caring for children, with specialized services to treat ill and injured children from newborn to adolescent years and has the most comprehensive pediatric cardiac care program in the region as well as preventive programs that promote wellness in the community. To learn more, visit us on line at Join us on face book at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and to register for our free on line E-Newsletter click beth_israel/contact/email-list.html

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education & careers Nursing Leader celebrates three decades with Barnabas Health Little Falls Resident, Ellen P. Coughlin, RN, MPA, MA, CHPN, recently celebrated her 30th anniversary with Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center (BHHPCC). Now serving as the Center’s Vice President of Patient and Family Services, she began her career with BHHPCC as a Staff Nurse, moving on to accept the roles of Patient Care Coordinator and Senior Director of Clinical Services before taking on her current title. Prior to working with BHHPC, Ellen was a Staff Nurse on the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, and a Pediatric Staff Nurse at United Hospital Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. Currently a Vice Chair for the New Jersey Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NJHPCO), Ellen is also a member of the NJHPCO’s Government Relations and Reimbursement Committee. In 2006 she was named Hospice Manager of the Year by NJHPCO and, in 2005, was named Advance for Nurses Editor’s Choice, Nurse Leader. She has also been certified in hospice and palliative care nursing since 2006. provided

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Holy Name’s “Incredible Good Works” in Haiti Holy Name Medical Center (HNMC) in Teaneck, New Jersey, was lauded for its extraordinary support to the Hôpital Sacré Coeur (HSC) and the people of Milot, Haiti, by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey at its Chairman’s Reception in March. Michael Maron, President & CEO of HNMC, accepted the “Incredible Good Works” Award in recognition of HNMC's commitment to providing critically-needed financial, clinical and operational support to Hôpital Sacré Coeur (HSC), the only reliable medical provider in northern Haiti.

In addition to providing hands-on assistance, Holy Name has taken over the CRUDEM Foundation which had been responsible for hospital operations and fundraising. Mr. Maron visits Haiti at least four times per year to provide onsite guidance and expertise, putting financial controls and operational structures into place to help manage costs and facilitate patient processing – this, at a hospital which in 2010 was operating under primitive medical conditions with a front yard converted into a dumping ground for medical waste. During Mr. Maron’s very first visit to HSC

Mr. Maron has said: “Although the primary driver is to serve the people of Milot, in the end, Holy Name’s involvement with Haiti makes us better. Staff that spends a week in Milot returns having formed enduring relationships. They gain a renewed sense of appreciation for the resources we take for granted and develop a deeper commitment to the Holy Name mission, recalling why they entered the healthcare profession in the first place. The experience is inconvenient, uncomfortable, complicated…and it only improves the care we provide in our own community.” Photo by Jeff Rhode

Dr. Adam Jarrett, Medical Director of Holy Name Medical Center, Dr. Stephen Wells, Judith Raymond, and Dr. David Butler, talk to a Haitian doctor (far left) at Hôpital Sacré Coeur.

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John Galandak, President of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ), Anne-Marie Bernadel, Executive Assistant to the Consul General of Haiti; Michael Maron, President & CEO of Holy Name Medical Center and Tracy Straka, Chairman of the CIANJ Board of Directors.

Holy Name physicians have participated in medical missions to Haiti for 25 years. However, the current ongoing effort of the entire Holy Name community began after the 2010 earthquake, precipitated by the lack of basic medical equipment and supplies which led to needless loss of life among victims. HNMC employees now travel to Milot regularly to work with hospital staff and the community to renovate the hospital’s physical plant and find solutions to bring structure and stability to HSC. HNMC volunteers have been installing equipment; providing pharmaceuticals, supplies and medical, nursing, administrative and operations expertise; developing IT, finance and hiring systems; and educating Haitian healthcare professionals in current medical practice and hospital management.

to oversee installation of an oxygen processor after the earthquake, he ended up grabbing a pickax to dig a trench and lay pipe alongside Haitian day workers and several Holy Name physicians. Inspired by the spirit and strength of the people of Milot – many of whom live without running water, electricity, or any of life’s conveniences - HNMC has committed not only to improving the health and quality of life of Milot’s 60,000 residents, but to providing resources and training to help them improve their own lives. As HSC is Milot’s sole economic engine, Holy Name’s long-term goal is to build a new and modern hospital complex, specially designed and constructed to function within Haiti’s uniquely challenging socioeconomic and geographic environment.

ABOUT HOLY NAME MEDICAL CENTER: Holy Name Medical Center is a fully accredited, not-for-profit healthcare facility based in Teaneck, New Jersey, with off-site locations throughout Bergen County. Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in 1925, the comprehensive 361-bed medical center offers leading-edge medical practice and technology administered in an environment rooted in a tradition of compassion and respect for every patient. Holy Name provides high quality health care across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, early intervention, comprehensive treatment options, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance—from pre-conception through end-of-life.

Dr. Michael Conn of Holy Name Medical Center follows up with a patient and mother following surgery for a cleft palate, at Hôpital Sacré Coeur.

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Dr. Judith Kutzleb of Holy Name Medical Center (center in blue) helps transport a patient from Hôpital Sacré Coeur to her home in the mountains of Milot, Haiti.

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At Holy Name, everything we do is driven by our passion for healing and the understanding that each of us is unique and precious. It’s the reason we attract some of the area’s finest physicians and are committed to providing leading-edge clinical techniques and advanced technology. It’s our motivation for making safety the highest priority and for striving to exceed patient expectations. We’re proud of the care we offer. And we value our community of caregivers whose skills and dedication support our ministry of healing. To learn more, visit or call 1-877-H OLY -N AME (465-9626).

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education & careers Record number of men graduate Trinitas School of Nursing Class of January 2014 boasts 20 male nurses Members of the January 2014 class of the Trinitas School of Nursing, which includes a record number of 20 male graduates, were awarded their diplomas and their Associate degrees at a ceremony held recently at the main campus of Union County College. The class boasts 76 graduates from New Jersey and 13 others from New York City, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island. The multi-ethnic program is recognized as one of the largest nursing schools in the nation. The Trinitas School of Nursing currently holds a designation as a National League for Nursing Center of Nursing Education Excellence for its commitment to nursing education excellence among its faculty and student body through 2015. “During my tenure as the Dean of Trinitas School of Nursing, I’ve witnessed many changes in how nursing has become a profession of inclusion, not only of the multi-ethnic students who form a large percentage of our enrollment, but also an ever increasing number of men who seek nursing careers," explains Dean Marybeth Kelley. "I’m proud of the way Trinitas has become a school that has welcomed these students and provided them with a nursing education as well as a very valuable Associate’s degree from our partner Union County College.” “Students at Trinitas School of Nursing reflect the dynamic demographics of the metropolitan area,” notes Rose Santee, Associate Dean of the School. “Their cultural ties to so many diverse ethnic groups enrich the experience of students and faculty alike. The increased number of male students adds further depth to our student body.” These men enjoy the distinction of forming the largest group of male students to receive their diplomas from the Trinitas School of Nursing: Carlos Botero of Staten Island; Philip H. Camacho of Roselle; Jean Iverton Civil of Elizabeth; Dmitry Eremtchouk of Staten Island; Giovani M. Fonseca of Elizabeth; Solon Frazilus of Linden; Lloyd A. Galano of Elizabeth; Kaler E. Gonzalez of Elizabeth; Vincent Michael Hastings of Roselle Park; Michael Higa of Linden; Amir Hossain of Elizabeth; Amodu Lawal of Union; Merryl Manansala of Bloomfield; Sungjun Myung of Ridgefield; Symonpeter Ndungu of Edison;

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Civil Nya Sandjong of Elizabeth; Arthur A. Okoli of Elizabeth; Olufemi Osho of Somerset, Aurelio Ramirez of Elizabeth, and Sheldon Schneider of East Windsor. The following women graduates complete the Class of January 2014: Avenel resident Hadiyah McClendon; Bloomfield resident Irene May Nano; Brooklyn Anna Konstantinova; Bronx resident Sanata Diakite; Carteret resident Sandi Nguyen; Clark residents Kimberly Castillo, Olga Kalinchak, Danielle Ramirez, and Lina M. Rivera; Cranford resident Daily Abreu; East Newark resident Michelle Veronica Malay; Elizabeth, NJ residents Samirah A. Bostic, Catalina Cedres, Diana K. Garces, In Kyoung Kim, Catalina Lampon-Paz, Tashi Lhamo, Claudia Montinho, Schella Severe, Ebony Washington, and Marilyn Yepez; Fords resident Nguyen Thanh Bui; Garwood resident Iryna Biyovska; Hillside resident Yasmeen Beckett; Iselin residents Helen A. Adeogun and Nidhi Patel; Linden residents Ana Cuellar-Pereira, Patrice Gutt, Telma Rendeiro and Daphney Templier; Maplewood resident Johanne Pierre; Middletown resident Lisa Tarzia; Montclair resident Oumou C. Ball Ndiaye; Newark resident Naa Dedei Okyne; New Providence resident Silvia Hochberg; New York resident Laceyann Lloyd; Orange resident Gloria T. Owiredu; Plainsboro resident Tamiko Suber;

Plainfield resident Roxana Morilla; Rahway residents Renette Berteau, Ursula Nicholls and Edna Elauria Tagaca; Roselle Park resident Stephanie A. Cruz; Sayreville resident Gabriela Padova; Scotch Plains residents Leslie Chacon and Geneve Aireen M. DeGuzman; Somerset residents Charry Butler and Arwisie Powers; Staten Island residents Cavern Agar-Glasgow, Josette Aiello, Karen Franzese, Jennifer Parris, Lauren Rybarczyk, Danielle Squarciafico, Liliya Tsarukyan, and Emily Hanania Wall; Stirling resident Margaret Whalen; Teaneck resident Nawatti Seenauth; Union residents Jenine Marie Apostol, Jill Anne F. Babatido, Emmanuela Barthelemy, Frances Machado, Katrina Sopot and Diana Stinvil; Weehawken resident Mary J. Norton; West Orange residents Regine Michel and Cecilia Montano, and Woodbridge, NJ resident Martina Maciejewicz. Those who received Nursing Honors were: Carlos Botero; Nguyen Thanh Bui; Philip H. Camacho; Kimberly Castillo; Karen Franzese; Patrice Gutt;Amir Hossain; Frances Machado; Martina Maciejewicz; Roxana Morilla; Irene May Nano; Oumou C, Ball Ndiaye; Ursula Nicholls; Naa Dedei Okyne; Nidhi Patel; Johanne Pierre; Claude H. Rene; Lina M. Rivera; Edna Elauria Tagaca; Emily Hanania Wall; Margaret Whalen and Marilyn Yepez.

About Trinitas Regional Medical Center Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey, is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. With 10 Centers of Excellence across the continuum of care, Trinitas has distinguished itself in cardiology, cancer care, behavioral health, renal care, nursing education, diabetes

About Trinitas School of Nursing Trinitas School of Nursing is a Cooperative Nursing Program in partnership with Union County College that confers a Diploma in Nursing from Trinitas and an Associate Degree from the College. The Cooperative Nursing Program offers a Diploma in Nursing from Trinitas School of Nursing and an Associate in Science Degree from Union County College after the completion of a 75-credit program that is fully accredited by the New Jersey State Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. At its Elizabeth campus, a 16-bed Learning/Simulation Center resembles a fully outfitted Intensive Care Unit. Men, women and infant patient care simulators serve as patients with whom nursing students practice their skills. Upon graduation, students are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nurse Licensure. Founded as the Elizabeth General Medical Center School of Nursing in Elizabeth, Trinitas School of Nursing has been in continuous operation since 1891. For information, call 908-659-5200 or visit _nursing.htm

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education & careers St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center is one of the nation’s Top 30 Nurse-Friendly Hospitals St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, a member of St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, has been named among of the nation’s Top 30 Nurse-Friendly Hospitals by the “Top RN to BSN” website ( The prestigious Top 30 Nurse-Friendly Hospitals list showcases the hospitals across the country that are the most nursefriendly, based on evaluation of the benefits, programs, facilities and overall work environments available to nursing staff. St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center's honors narrative includes the additional statement: St. Joseph's "proved its excellence in enhancing the practice of nursing in 2010 when it became the only facility in the world to win the ultimate Magnet honor, the Magnet Prize, that year." “St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is honored to be recognized among the Top 30 Nurse-Friendly Hospitals in the United States. We are proud of the vibrant and fulfilling work environment at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System and our culture of caring for our employees and our patients. The members of our St. Joseph’s employee family – which includes more than 800 nurses – are highly respected and regarded for their expertise and quality of character, and encouraged to excel, personally, professionally and on behalf of our organization,” stated William A. McDonald, President and Chief Executive Office at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. St. Joseph's, ranked 22nd overall, is joined by other top tier organizations including Johns Hopkins Hospital (MD), Mayo Clinic (MN), Cleveland Clinic (OH), Cedar-Sinai Medical Center (CA), Baylor University Medical Center (TX) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MA). St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center is one of only two New York - New Jersey hospitals selected for the Top 30 Nurse-Friendly Hospitals list. “It’s fortunate, then, that there are many [hospitals] within the U.S. that really value their nursing staff, providing employees with a host of benefits, support teams and outstanding work environments, all designed to welcome fresh personnel and make them feel valued,” noted Amy Bell of Top RN to BSN. “Many of these hospitals have received awards for the quality of their nursing staff and practices, perhaps spurring new nurses to go that extra mile. Besides which, a lot of these facilities also offer educational, training and career advancement programs.” “St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, which includes St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, is a major academic tertiary medical center recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 1999 as a Magnet for Nursing Excellence organization. St. Joseph's truly strives to create an enriching and fulfilling nurse-friendly environment for our nursing staff,” stated Maria Brennan, DNP, RN, CPHQ, Chief Nursing Officer, St. Joseph's Healthcare System, and Vice President, Patient Care Services, St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center. Nationally recognized St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth since 1867, is a leading not-for-profit tertiary medical center and major academic institution located in Northern New Jersey. An integrated comprehensive healthcare organization, St. Joseph’s prides itself on providing sophisticated healthcare with a ‘patients first’ approach to service excellence. To learn more, visit or call 877.757.SJHS (7547).

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education & careers A scholarship for students affected when cancer strikes the family Rutgers grads David Pal and Elizabeth Diaz co-found Marna's Pals, a fund for students like themselves Submitted by Rutgers Today David Pal entered Rutgers facing a difficulty most first-year students don’t have: his mother, Marna, had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a disease with one of the worst cancer survival rates. “My mom told me not to look it up online,” he says, recalling how his mother tried to shield him from her dire prognosis and the worry and sorrow it would stir. His father had died the previous year, from heart problems. Pal went online anyway and found out more. Due to where the tumor was growing, his mother was unable to have surgery, which might have prolonged her life. She had chemotherapy and radiation treatment, followed special diets and used homeopathic medicine. “She tried really hard,” he says. “She was very determined.” During Pal’s first semester at Rutgers, he studied for finals in his mother’s hospital room. She died a short time later. He had received scholarships for freshman year. After his mother’s death, a student who also had lost

her parents urged him to talk with the Office of Financial Aid. He did, and received more aid. Emotional support from neighbors and friends in East Brunswick, his hometown, helped him throughout. “It was a couple of very difficult years,” he says. Later, Pal met Elizabeth Diaz, a Rutgers student who lost her grandfather to brain and lung cancer during her junior year. The two talked about the financial and emotional challenges they faced – and help they received – when cancer affected their families. Growing from those conversations, the two recent Rutgers graduates now are paying it forward to New Jersey college students in similar situations. They cofounded Marna’s Pals, a scholarship organization for undergraduates facing financial strain due to cancer in the family. Diaz’s grandfather lived in Paramus with her mother and sister. “He was financially dependent on us, so it was huge when all those bills came in and my mother was responsible,” she says. Diaz was

receiving financial aid, including loans, but, “I wasn’t completely dependent on it until he became sick.” She graduated Rutgers in 2012, with a B.S. in public health from the School of Biological and Environmental Science and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. Pal received a B.S. in biomedical engineering and public health in 2011 from the School of Engineering. The two understand the importance of helping students when cancer hits home. “They think, ‘It’s not me. I don’t have cancer,’ so they won’t make themselves known,” Pal says. “If there’s a college fund, that can be depleted very quickly if someone in the family has cancer.” Brenda K. Bly, a social worker at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, often sees those struggling with such issues. “People don’t always recognize the enormous impact of cancer on the family,” she says. Marna’s Pals takes its name from Pal’s mother because “the last name just clicked,” Pal says. Both co-

founders were involved in the organization’s development and growth. Early fundraising included selling cake pops baked in a Rutgers’ fraternity house. The group received charity Photo: Courtesy of David Pal tax status in 2012 and now Marna's Pals founders David Pal and fundraises through social Diaz. Elizabeth media and events. Seven of eight original board mem“Having another friend on campus bers were Rutgers alumni. who knows what you’re going Last year, Marna’s Pals awarded through helps a lot…the other person two scholarships ($2,000 and $500) may have insight of what to do, how while building its endowment. Such to navigate the university.” grants “could be like a lifeline” for Support groups are planned for those who need them, Bly says. For Rutgers-New Brunswick, Princeton 2014, the group plans to award a University (where Pal is a PhD cantotal of $10,000. didate) and Rider University. “When we thought of a scholar- Marna’s Pals is receiving advice ship fund, we knew we couldn’t from the cancer support organizaprovide a full year’s tuition, but tion Gilda’s Club in northern New maybe pay for books or part of a Jersey. meal plan. That would have made a According to Bly, such groups big difference for me,” says Diaz. can provide powerful help. “An onThe organization also is working to going support group for young peocreate campus-based support groups ple means everyone in that room is for those affected by family cancer. going to be in the same boat. That’s “Students are going through a lot of what makes it meaningful,” she trauma and stress at home, ” Pal says. says. “It’s a great idea.”

Hunterdon Medical Center seeks volunteers for Thrift Shop and other areas Looking to help others and feel better about yourself? How about becoming a volunteer at Hunterdon Medical Center? Volunteering your time to help others will not only make a difference in someone’s life but, it can help you learn and develop new skills, give you an opportunity to meet new people, gain work experience and can even build self esteem and self-confidence. Supporting your local hospital in your community is rewarding and good for your health. “Our volunteers touch people’s lives and make a difference seven days a week. They carry in their heart a level of compassion that is truly astounding,” explained Lynne Danik, Director of Volunteer Resources. In addition to the personal satisfaction you receive when you volunteer, Hunterdon Medical Center volunteers also receive comprehensive training, free access to a fitness center located in Hunterdon Medical Center, a discounted rate on membership to the Hunterdon Health

and Wellness Centers and free continuing education computer classes offered monthly through Hunterdon Medical Center’s Information Services Department. Currently approximately 400 volunteers support the Hunterdon Medical Center. In 2013, volunteers donated over 60,000 hours to the hospital, which saved the hospital over 1.5 million dollars. Hunterdon Medical Center has many areas of need for volunteers including the new Thrift Shop, Yesterdays Treasures. Yesterdays Treasures will open early this summer, but volunteers are being recruited now to help set up the shop before the grand opening. There are also needs for volunteers in the endoscopy center, transport department, taking patients for tests and treatments, greeters, courier assistance and office support. Don’t you want to be part of a team that makes a difference? If so, call the Volunteer Department at Hunterdon Medical Center at (908) 788-6140.


Meet Hunterdon Medical Center’s newest volunteer, Grace, a pet therapy dog. Grace is part of the Ernest L. Wells Pet Therapy Program at Hunterdon Medical Center. Grace is pictured with her owner, William Beylickjian of Pittstown.

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Matheny Medical and Educational Center President and CEO Steven Proctor to retire universities and medical schools throughout the United States in order to enhance the knowledge and improve the care of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities; expanding Matheny’s unique Arts Access Program -nationally recognized for enabling people with disabilities to creatively express themselves through the fine arts -- to other facilities serving people with disabilities. Prior to coming to Matheny, Proctor was executive director for 23 years of Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, an agency providing special education, medical and therapeutic services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Proctor has a long history of professional affiliations. He was a founding

Matheny Medical and Educational Center President and CEO, Steven Proctor.

Steven Proctor, who has been president and CEO of the Matheny Medical and Educational Center in Peapack, NJ, for almost 16 years, will retire at the end of 2014. The Matheny Medical and Educational Center is a special hospital for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities; a special education school providing academics, combined with functional life skills, for students, ages 3-21; a comprehensive outpatient center meeting the healthcare needs of people with all types of disabilities; and an operator of free-


standing residences supporting the organization’s philosophy of community integration. As CEO, Proctor has made significant contributions to Matheny. These include: improving care and services for Matheny’s patients with the most complex medical needs; establishing the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry in order to provide continuing medical and dental care to inpatients and people with disabilities from the community in a more modern and welcoming atmosphere; strengthening Matheny’s affiliations with



For the past couple of years, Sanofi, a diversified global healthcare leader, has engaged in a volunteer effort called Season of Solidarity which encompasses more than 200 initiatives across North America. This past fall, a Season of Solidarity team from Sanofi’s U.S. headquarters in Bridgewater constructed and decorated picnic tables and wooden clocks that were recently donated to the Matheny Medical and Educational Center, to be used by its students and patients. Matheny is a special hospital and educational facility in Peapack for children at adults with medically complex developmental disabilities. From left, Matheny student Joshua Rincon tries out a picnic table as Joseph Larena, RN, Sanofi volunteer Jacqueline Campbell of Whitehouse Station and Sanofi volunteer Mark Millet of Flemington look on.

member of the Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities and chairman of the board of the Northern New Jersey Maternal Child Health Consortium. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Somerset County Business Partnership and of Dental Lifeline Network. “Steve has built a solid foundation for Matheny’s future,” said Daniel F. McLaughlin, chair of the Matheny Board of Trustees, “and we are truly grateful for his many years of distinguished service. The Board will miss his leadership and is committed to maintaining his vision as we seek a successor.” The Board has retained the services of executive search firm, Spencer Stuart, to help find Proctor’s successor.


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NEW JERSEY LEAGUE FOR NURSING CONVENTION "Leadership In A New Era: Engaging, Empowering, Evolving"

Professional Education Day – March 26, 2014 Convention – March 27 – 28, 2014 Tropicana Casino & Resort, Atlantic City, NJ

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION DAY - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 A REGIONAL WORKSHOP FOR NURSE EDUCATORS (Separate Registration Fee Required for This Program)

“Transforming Nursing Education Through Evidence-Based Teaching” Presented by

Judith Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN Meeting the national call to radically transform nursing education requires nurse educators to carefully reconsider long-standing teaching practices. Basing our practice as educators upon evidence is key to promoting quality in our nursing programs. This presentation will focus on the challenges and opportunities related to embracing evidence-based teaching and identify strategies for developing personally and professionally as a scholar in nursing education. Register early for this knowledge-filled program!!

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Keynote Session…Back By Popular Demand! Dr. Phyllis Quinlan –Coach of Energetic Healing “A Profession in Caring Is Not A Sprint, It’s a Marathon – Sustaining the Joy of Practicing Nursing”

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Keynote Session… “Spite In White: Nurses and Relational Aggression” Dr. Cheryl Dellasega, Best selling author! **********


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Convention Luncheon… “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Civilians” Saundra Austin-Benn, MSN, APN, (Earn Contact Hours for All Programs & Posters)


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Keynote Speaker Dr. Phyllis Quinlan “A Profession in Caring Is Not A Sprint, It’s A Marathon – Sustaining The Joy of Practicing Nursing

Dr. Phyllis S. Quinlan has practiced in a variety of emergency services, acute care and long term care settings throughout her 30 plus year nursing career. She has promoted balanced living and a healthy work environment. She is a contributing author of 7 books within the Professional Woman Network anthology dedicated to empowering women. During Dr. Quinlan’s opening keynote session, she will identify the characteristics of an individual at risk for losing joy in the practice of nursing. Compassion fatigue will be defined and ways will be identified to regain perspective and insight. The five key features of a transformational leadership will be discussed and the role these features play in a sustainable, joyful future in nursing practice.

CONVENTION LUNCHEON Thursday-March 27th “Legal Aspects of Evolving Social Media in Education and Practice” Kathleen Gialanella, RN, Esq. will identify the different ways Social Media and other forms of electronic communication are used in nursing education and practice. The knowledge gaps that students, educators and practitioners have about the use of social media in patient care settings will be discussed. Some individuals are getting into dilemmas with their schools, places of employment and professional licensing boards due to inappropriate use of these technologies. Recent legislation regarding the use of social media in education and practice will be described. Health care scenarios will be used to discuss ethical and legal implications.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER- March 28th “Spite In White: Nurses and Relational Aggression”

Dr. Cheryl Dellasega Cheryl Dellasega, PhD,RN,CRNP, is a relational aggression expert and the author of six books on issues affecting women. She has appeared as an expert on national television including: The Today Show, Good Morning America, and MSNBC. Relational aggression (RA), or the use of behaviors rather than physical aggression to hurt another, is sometimes called “female bullying.” As a female dominate profession, nurses are often accused of ‘eating their young’ through RA. By discussing RA, its problematic impact for the profession and strategies for overcoming RA, participants will be informed with suggestions to transform the work place.

CONVENTION LUNCHEON Friday-March 28th “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Civilians ” Saundra Austin-Benn, MSN, APN, will address a reminder for nurses that civilians are at risk of PTSD as well as veterans. In civilians PTSD is under considered and not diagnosed. Examples of anxiety, fight or flight response, fright and stress will be provided. There are many varied symptoms of PTSD; occurrence in realistic situations and predictability of PTSD will all be explored. Treatments available will be outlined.

NOTE: Luncheon fees are in addition to general convention registration. Advance registration is required. Contact Hours will be awarded. See Registration Form for details.

A REGIONAL WORKSHOP FOR NURSE EDUCATORS—Wed. March 26th “Transforming Nursing Education Through Evidence-Based Teaching” Presented by: Judith Halstead, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN Register Early for this knowledge filled program and Save $$ !! Separate Registration Fee Required: visit–

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Thursday, March 27, 2014


Accommodating Today’s Nursing Students: The Relationship Between Disability Services and the Nursing Education Department Nancy Berger, MSN,RN,CNE, Dir. Nursing Education & Jason Holmwood, MS,MA, Counselor at Middlesex County College

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


Discuss additional educational needs of some of today’s nursing students and the services appropriate to accommodate these needs. The types of disabilities of some students will be explored. The process of determining implementation of reasonable accommodations will be discussed, as well as the role of faculty, Disability Services and the student in this process.

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

KEYNOTE SESSION (Contact Hours) Topic: “A Profession In Caring Is Not A Sprint, It’s a Marathon -Sustaining the Joy of Practicing Nursing” Speaker: Dr. Phyllis Quinlan, Founder, MFW Consultants, Queens County, NY


From Presentation to Published Article Lorraine Steefel, DNP, RN, CTN-A, Nurse Educator/Clinical Coordinator, Rutgers/University Behavioral HealthCare


Yes, We Can Reduce Readmissions Alyce Brophy, RN, BSN, MPH, President/CEO, Community Visiting Nurses, and Alyssa Kizun, MSW, LCSW, CCM, Director of Care Management, Somerset Medical Center “Transitions of Care” refers to the movement of patients between health care practitioners, settings and home as their condition and

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 Hour) Topic: “Legal Aspects of Evolving Social Media in Education and Practice” Speaker: Kathleen Gialanella, RN, Esq. Private Practice, Westfield, NJ

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. STU-1 – TOPIC: SPEAKER: OBJECTIVES:

STUDENT TRACK -- CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSION NCLEX Test Tips Laura Moskaluk, RN, MSN, CNE, Faculty, Middlesex County Vocational and Technical School

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.



Discuss key points of transforming a presentation into a published article; In addition to a pre-test and post-test, participants will write a purpose statement for a publishable article from key points of this presentation. The how of finding an appropriate journal for the publishable topic, finding author guidelines, and following them, and how to write a suitable query letter will also be discussed.

needs change. Poor care coordination and practices have been identified as major contributors to poor quality and waste as patients move through various health care settings. Participants will discuss root causes of poor transitions of care; identify and contrast models of care transition that have been shown to be effective; utilize the Coleman Transition Model to identify significant elements in a case study; and discuss outcome measures, evaluation and lessons learned.

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Review of basis prioritization mnemonic; review of alternate form questions; sample NCLEX style questions for analysis; Discuss participants choices to increase confidence in prioritizing assignments and assessments.

Sylvia C. Edge Endowment Reception Hosted by the Sylvia C. Edge Endowment Board and the New Jersey League for Nursing

Friday, March 28, 2014

NOTE: SESSION A-1 & STU-2 is designed to appeal to both Nurses and Student Nurses

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.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)


Be In A Constant State of Readiness – Interviews, Resumes, & Portfolios Buffy Reilly, MSN, RN, APN, CNE, Asst. Professor, County College of Morris

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

KEYNOTE SESSION (Contact Hours) Topic: “Spite In White: Nurses and Relational Aggression ” (Contact Hour) Speaker: Cheryl Dellasega, PhD, RN, CRNP, Professor of Humanities, College of Medicine and Professor of Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University


A Choice One Makes: The Power of Forgiveness Barbara Chamberlain, PhD, APRN, MBA, President, BJC Consultants

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Visit Exhibits & Poster Session (Contact Hours)

Define the concept of forgiveness, what it is and what it is not, and the consequences. Increasing one’s knowledge base of the process of forgiveness and the choice to forgive includes uncovering your anger, deciding to forgive, working on forgiveness as well as discovery and release.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



POLST – Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment Carolyn Holl, RN, MA, CPN, CNE, Asst. Professor Nursing, Raritan Valley Community College Jeanne R. Kerwin, DMH, CT, Coordinator, Ethics & Palliative Care Program, Overlook Medical Center


Discussion on the most important element of POLST and differentiate between POLST and Advance Directives. Importance of nursing professionals understanding how POLST works, as well as its elements is focused on so nurses can and should assist appropriate individuals to complete a POLST, look for it on admission and how to honor it before giving care.


The Journey to Motivating & Engaging The Bedside RN in Research & Evidence-Base Practice Valera Hascup, PhD, MSN, RN, CTN, CCES, Asst. Professor, School of Nursing, Kean University & Nurse Researcher, Somerset Medical Center


Disseminate information about the development of the PhD RNs Nurse Researcher role in a community hospital setting, discuss the barriers and highlight staff successes in research and evidence-based practice endeavors. The discussion of the history and purpose of the PhD RN role in clinical settings will include the difference between Nurse Researcher and Research Nurse, a literature review and the impetus for the development in the community hospital will include the vision of the CNO, needs assessment, plus theories and models for change.


Palliative Care – It’s Not A Consolation Prize Christina Lackey, RN, CHPN , Palliative Care RN, Somerset Medical Center


To improve awareness of the use of technology that can be used to develop a professional portfolio showcasing skill sets and unique characteristics, this session will discuss the differences between a professional resume and an electronic portfolio;discuss interview techniques that enhance qualifications. Nurses need to stand out when looking for a nursing position.

Diabetes: Improving Outcomes – How Sweet It Is Dawn Gallagher, RN, CDE, and Jackie Plick, RN, BSN, ANP-C, CDE, Diabetes Nurse Educators, Somerset Diabetes Center at Somerset Medical Center Identify current diabetes management practices and medication therapies, as well as new medication therapies and medications on the horizon to the Diabetes marketplace. Insulin pump therapy will be discussed and new diabetes education techniques for hospitalized patients and their preparation for discharge. The role of the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) as a partner in improving patient outcomes and wellness will be discussed.


How Compassion Fatigue Effects Nurse Educators Patricia Price, EdD, RN, Asst. Professor, Rowan University

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.



Organ and Tissue Donation: The Gift of Life That Extends Beyond the Required Contact Hour for Nurses Barbara Turci, BSN, CPTC, Organ & Tissue Donation Education Manager, NJ Sharing Network

Define compassion fatigue as it relates to nurse educators. The various roles and responsibilities of the nurse educator will be explored. The mental, physical and psychosocial aspects of compassion fatigue will be identified, as well as its profound effects and insidious on-set to assist nurse educators in recognizing their occurrence. Positive coping strategies and interventions will be discussed so the effects of compassion fatigue can be limited.

Discuss the clinical aspects of organ donation and the recovery process as well as the specific role of the RN in complying with federal and state requirements to assure every opportunity to save and enhance lives through donation. The scope of the need for organs and tissue transplantation, the role of the Organ Procurement Organization (OPO), and common myths and misconceptions will be discussed. This program will provide information to increase knowledge, skill, comfort level and practice in respect to organ and tissue donation; it will also assist NJ nurses to meet state requirements for organ donation education essential to re-licensure.

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Explore the philosophy and principles of hospice and palliative care and how these care models can be integrated across patient care settings, as well as the life span. The role of the nurse in providing quality palliative care will be discussed as a form of interdisciplinary care that can be delivered with curative therapies to promote the quality of life at any stage of illness. Changes in population demographics influencing the necessity of improved preparation in palliative care delivery will be offered.

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Collaboration in International Service Learning Experiences in the Dominican Republic Eileen Speechio, PhD, RN, Professor of Nursing, Lynne McEnroe, MSN,RN, Instructor of Nursing; P Josephine Sanchez, RN, MSN, Instructor of Nursing; Thomas Barrett, PhD, Assoc. Professor & Course of Study Coordinator Graduate Programs in Psychology, College of Saint Elizabeth


The service learning experience offered by the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) in the Dominican Republic will be addressed in terms of its components and the core elements of several levels of collaboration that contribute to the program’s success. Presenters will give examples of the collaboration in each of the following relationships: Students of RN – BSN program and accelerated BSN program, counseling psychology graduate students with RN students and academic programs with T Foundation for Peace NGO. Lesson learned from these experiences and their common factors will be summarized.

Speaker: Saundra Austin-Benn, MSN, APN, P 12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

NEW JERSEY LEAGUE FOR NURSING CONVENTION LUNCHEON (Contact Hours) CONTINUING EDUCATION SESSIONS ( Topic: “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Civilians” V Speaker: Saundra Austin-Benn, MSN, APN, Private Practice in Psychotherapy D

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m


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Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements: Tools of Empowerment Dr. Wendy Skiba-King Evidence based use of complementary and alternative therapies will be discussed.

Recognizing that consumer demand influences health care practices and delivery, nurses need to increase their knowledge of


complementary medicine CQI Is Not Myalternative Business…Or Isand It? therapies and their integration into traditional medicine. Nurses can develop their leadership role in this area and contribute to quality care when they pay attention to diverse health care belief systems and M health care practices, natural healing practices, plus the current science and the growing body of research on natural supplements and therapies. Evidence based use of complementary and alternative therapies will be discussed. Participants will have opportunity to get a hands-on


CQI Is NotinMy Is It? out at UCHC and take all or part of this training to their personal work experience howBusiness…Or CQI training is carried sMagie Conrad, DNP, MPA, RN,CTN-A, Chief Nursing Administrator, Rutgers/University Behavioral HealthCare Designed to share the history and experiences of University Correctional health Care’s (UCHC) programming and strategies to

increase staff involvement in the–continuous quality improvement (CQI) process and thus involve all staff to take action and make Professional Engagement A Lifetime Relationship Jchanges within their work settings. Participants will have opportunity to get a hands-on


experience in how CQI training is carried out at UCHC and take all or part of this training to their personal work settings for implementation.


Professional Engagement – A Lifetime Relationship Joan Braun, MA, RN-BC, Professional Development Dept. Director, Raritan Bay Medical Center Nurses’ engagement in professional development activities is paramount to creating a dynamic, healthy and meaningful work place for the nurse to thrive, grow and provide quality patient outcomes. The value of professional engagement will be identified in terms of motivational theory, global and individual benefits. Strategies and influencing factors that promote a nurse’s professional commitment will be explored. A professional development video will be shown.

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. The planners and speakers have declared that they have nothing to disclose. There is no commercial support for this activity.


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Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Long-Term, Skilled Nursing Care Alzheimer’s Care Hospice & Palliative Care Respite Stays The Charles Bierman Home Senior Housing with Assistance • The Sarah & Aaron Franzblau Institute for Continuing Education Our team of skilled and dedicated professional staff deliver the highest quality of care for our 300+ residents. Services provided include: round-the-clock professional nursing care; 24hour medical coverage by board-certified geriatricians; on-site synagogue with full-time rabbinical services; a full range of stimulating and innovative recreational activities; on-site beauty salon, barber shop, work activity center, gift shop and coffee shop; spacious dining rooms, auditoriums, lounges and outdoor patio areas. Our sub-acute rehabilitation facility, which functions as a separate unit within the Home, features a spacious gym with state-of-the-art equipment and comfortable recovery suites with luxury amenities. Semi-private and private rooms are available at Daughters of Israel. The facility is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurances and private payment. Daughters of Israel is a beneficiary agency of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest, N.J. 1155 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052 Contact: Adena Twersky, Director of Admissions Tel: 973-400-3307 Fax: 973-731-8364

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HoSpitalS BeRgen Regional MeDiCal CenteR Located in Paramus, Bergen Regional Medical Center is the largest hospital in New Jersey and is dedicated to providing quality medical, mental health and long term care to Bergen County and surrounding communities. With 1070 beds, the hospital has three divisions of care. The Behavioral Health Division, includes child and adolescent programs, adult and geriatric psychiatric treatment and inpatient and outpatient mental health services. The Long Term Care Division far exceeds the scope of services offered in a standard nursing home. As a full service, Joint Commission accredited Medical Center; BRMC provides wound care, surgical care, cardiac care, rehabilitation services, respiratory care including ventilator care, Korean care services, Alzheimer's and dementia care. As an acute care Hospital, 24/7 medical care for long term care residents is always only an elevator ride away. The hospital is also known for the treatment of substance abuse and offers medical detoxification, in-patient and out-patient services, and treatment for the mentally ill and chemically addicted. The BRMC Acute and Ambulatory Services Division offers same day surgery, more than 20 medical and specialty clinics, critical care, surgical services and imaging services. The Medical Center's recently renovated and expanded Emergency Department is available 24/7 to provide emergency medical and psychiatric care. Tel. 201.967.4000

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Free cardiac and concussion screenings for young athletes offered at Community Medical Center The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes will provide free cardiac and concussion screenings to young athletes on Saturday, April 5 from 8 am – noon at Community Medical Center in Toms River. The free screenings are for young athletes and pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register for the screenings, parents/guardians are asked to call 1.888.724.7123. When preliminary testing to identify serious cardiac problems is provided to young athletes, sudden cardiac arrest and tragic deaths may be avoided. Ninety percent of sudden cardiac deaths in young athletes occur during or after athletic activities and hidden heart conditions are often the cause. This cardiac screening will help to identify players, age six to 18 years of age, who may require further testing or intervention.

The concussion baseline screening is for young athletes, ages 12 to 18 years old. Having a concussion baseline study (ImPACT) for young athletes can help identify issues in the future. If an athlete is believed to have suffered a head injury, this screening test may be used to evaluate the severity of the head injury and determine when it is safe to return to play. The screenings are being offered at Community Medical Center in collaboration with the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, both part of Barnabas Health. The Morahan Center provides education, evaluation and assessment of sports injury and sportsrelated cardiac and concussion screenings. Screenings are free of charge and a parent or guardian is asked to be present. For more info about the Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, visit or call 973.322.7913.

HMC offers program to help manage your weight The Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management, a department of Hunterdon Medical Center, is offering a new 8-week program to address issues and frustrations related to weight management. Classes will be held on Mondays beginning March 31st from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management located in the Wescott Medical Arts Center, 9100 Wescott Drive, Ste.102 in Flemington. In addition, a special 8-week program during the day will be held on Tuesdays beginning April 1st from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management.

A registered dietitian will direct the program covering a variety of topics related to weight management and healthy eating including: meal planning, label reading, exercise recommendations, metabolism and intuitive eating. This program will challenge your beliefs about why you can’t lose weight. It is safe for individuals with diabetes and other nutrition related conditions. The cost of the program is $125. Senior discount for 65 and older is $100. Pre-registration is required. To register call the Center for Nutrition and Diabetes Management at 908-237-6920 for more information.

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