Mar-09 - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

March 2009

In This Issue:

A Message from Nancy Bucher, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

My grandmother frequently spoke of the Great Depression and the personal struggles that so many people faced. Like most people, I thought a financial catastrophe of that magnitude could never repeat itself.  Well, the 2008 financial markets proved me wrong.  Hospitals, usually immune to market factors, are now facing the most difficult challenges of this century. More>>

Crozer and Springfield Earn Recognition for Commitment to Patient Safety

Crozer-Chester Medical Center and Springfield Hospital were recently recognized as two of only four finalists for the 2008 Delaware Valley Patient Safety Award by the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council (DVHC) of the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) at the DVHC’s annual meeting in late October 2008. More>>

Cummins Named to ENA National Education Committee

Jennifer Cummins, RN, MSN, assistant nurse manager of Delaware County Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department, has been named to the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Nursing Education Approver Unit Committee. Founded in 1970, ENA serves as the voice of more than 35,000 members and their patients through research, publication, professional development, injury prevention and patient education. More>>

Mentoring Matters: Mimi Arpa Meeders, RN

Mimi Arpa Meeder, RN, knows first hand that the encouragement and support of others can make all the difference in a nursing career. Early on, she was encouraged to become a nurse by a local urologist who employed her as an office assistant. “He saw my potential and pushed me,” she remembers. More>>

A Lifetime of Learning: Rose Schwartz, BSN, MSN, PhD

For Rose Schwartz, BSN, MSN, PhD, nursing is a lifetime learning experience. Over the last 23 years, she has earned multiple advanced degrees in nursing and is now an assistant professor of nursing at Widener University. But for Schwartz, furthering her nursing education wasn’t always part of the plan. More>>

Five Crozer Case Managers Team Up for Certification

Pride in their profession and a desire to become expert in hospital case management propelled five case managers at Crozer-Chester Medical Center to team up in pursuit of the accredited case manager (ACM) certification through the American Case Management Association (ACMA) last year. More>>

Magnet™ Moment

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has announced the next generation model for its esteemed Magnet Recognition Program ®. More>>