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Nurses Attend ‘Magnet Mixer’



magnet mixer

Left to right: Christine Mendez, BSN, R.N., administrative
director of Nursing at Taylor; Robyn Baker, R.N., BAN, Taylor
staff nurse, 2-East, and chair of Taylor's Education Council;
Christine Maiorano, R.N., staff nurse in Taylor's Telemetry Unit
and Unit Council chair; and Joanne Schulz, BSN, R.N., CMSRN,
co-chair of the Education Council for Taylor Hospital.



















Crozer-Keystone’s Center for Nursing Excellence hosted a “Magnet Mixer” on Nov. 10 at the Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center in Drexel Hill. More than 100 nursing leaders from throughout the health system gathered to view research poster presentations as well as discuss a range of topics, including:

  • Outstanding nursing council achievements
  • Moving CKHS Nursing Excellence forward
  • Clinical advancement program
  • Patient and family education
  • Nursing sensitive indicators.  

Crozer-Keystone submitted its first Magnet application to the American Nurses Credentialing Center in February of 2011. The reviewers did not grant a site visit, but the health system’s nurses are working to resubmit for Magnet status in October 2012.


magnet mixer

Left to right: Terri Venello, R.N., director of
Outpatient Psychiatric Services, Community Hospital;
Bill Shaner, B.A., B.S.N., R.N., nursing supervisor at
Crozer; Lil Zackny, R.N., staff Nurse, DCMH Infusion
Therapy and Quality Council member and Unit
Council chair; Dave Ingram, M.S., R.N., CEN, EMT-P,
staff nurse, DCMH Infusion Therapy and magnet

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