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Center for Nursing Excellence eNewsletter February 2012

In This Issue:

Changes to HIV Testing Policy Aimed at Increased Awareness

A recent amendment to Pennsylvania's Confidentiality of HIV-Related Information Act has sanctioned that routine HIV screenings become a normal part of medical practice. Also under this act, the requirement for specific informed written consent from the patient has been altered in order to increase public awareness of HIV. More>

Crozer-Keystone Implements Social Media Policy

Crozer-Keystone Health System (CKHS) has made strident leaps in leveraging patient communication and public access to health information by using social media platforms. More>

Nurses Enjoy Evening of Networking, Education and Camaraderie at 2011 Leadership Forum

CKHS nurse leaders and shared-governance participants gathered together for the 2011 Nursing Leadership Forum/Magnet Mixer. The event provided attendees with the opportunity to network with one another, recognize colleagues and peers for their accomplishments and view a variety of educational presentations. More>

Center for Diabetes and American Diabetes Association Present Type 2 Diabetes Conference

Springfield Hospital's Center for Diabetes collaborated with the American Diabetes Association to present "What You Need to Know: Type 2 Diabetes Conference" at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, which featured a series of educational presentations delivered by Crozer professionals. More>

The Heart of Nursing Excellence

Crozer-Keystone Hospice nurse, Ida Eckhardt, helps meet a family's needs in a time of birth and death. More>

Technology Update

See how Crozer-Keystone Health System enhances safety and efficiency by using the latest technological advancements. More>

CKHS News

Important announcements about new Crozer-Keystone programs that all nurses should be aware of. More>

Executive Ending from Nancy Politarhos

A word from Nancy Politarhos, RN, MSN, Assistant Vice President, Patient Services, Taylor Hospital on "Risk Management." More>