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December 2008

In This Issue:

Spread the Word: "Safe Haven" Saves Babies

Since Safe Haven was enacted in 2003, 12 babies have been turned over to hospitals across the state. The good news is that all 12 babies have been adopted into loving families and are thriving. However, many of the girls that Safe Haven targets are unaware of the program. Nurses can play a key role in raising awarenss about the Safe Haven program and educating the girls who can benefit most. More>>

Spotlight On: Perinatal/Neonatal Nurses

Read about the special roles that these nurses play with our tiniest patients: Pam Harris-Haman, RN (NNP), Mary Jane McDevitt, RN, BS, CDE, Carol Messick, RN, BSN, Patty Washkalavitch, RNC, BSN, and Tina Voell, RNC. More>>

Womens and Children's Health Services Introduces Nurse-Family Partnership Program

Nurses participating in Crozer-Keystone's Nurse-Family Partnership program play a key role in helping first-time parents navigate the challenges of parenthood. More>>

'Centering Pregnancy' Program Gives Mothers Support

Offered through The Midwives of Delaware County, the Centering Pregnancy program provides groups of expectant moms with similar due dates a forum to exchange information and receive support. More>>

DCMH Introduces New Lactation Support Services

Coordinated by Linda Ivkar, RN, DCMH 's Nursing Mother's Room provides working moms who are nursing a relaxing environment to express milk during work hours. More>>

Congratulations to CKHS Units with 90 Percent Participation in Nursing Resource Audit

Read about the units at Crozer, DCMH and Taylor who acheived this milestone, as well as Taylor Hospital's 2 West Unit, managed by Christine Mendez, RN, for achieving 100 percent participation. More>>

Magnet™ FAQ

Fifth in a series, this article unveils the last two Forces of Magnetism. More>>

Executive Endings

Jerri LaRocco, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Assistant Vice President of Nursing, DCMH, discusses the purpose and progress of an interdisciplinary committee whose main goal is to reduce the number of central line infections among CKHS patients. More>>