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Edward Hospital & Health Services, Naperville, Ill.
Trish Anen was recently appointed to the Hospital Advisory Council for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The council seeks out and incorporates the advice of leading health care executives and quality experts when developing the commission's accreditation standards. She is also chair of the College of DuPage Healthcare Leadership Council, a coalition of leaders from area health care and academic organizations who come together to identify ways to address the workforce shortage of nurses and allied health professionals.
Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora, Ill.
Roxie Eickhoff, Gina Larson, and Karen Scheid passed the oncology certification exam. Tara Amodea completed a two-day crisis prevention course through CPI which teaches non-violent intervention strategies. Ismaela Pilsudski achieved PCCN certification. Safety Heroes for Surgical Services are Terry Hilger, Shara Williams, and Susan Holcomb. Chuck Schwab was awarded an MBA.
Intermed Oncology Associates, Homewood/Palos Heights, Ill.
Rebecca VanTil passed the OCN exam.
SSM Hospice at St. Francis,
Blue Island, Ill.
Nancy Roesner renewed her certification as a hospice and palliative care nurse.
Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, Joliet, Ill.
The following individuals completed the advanced cardiac life support class: Deanna Moore, Michelle Schobert, Stephanie Banach, Kimberly LaBerry, Francisco Bernasol, Pamela Johnson, Peggy Gawenda, Pamela Allocco, Kathy Mason, Mary Lanier-Hosey, Lisa O'Neill, Joann Ban, Sherlyn Trammel, Christine Witkowski, Pamela Kruse, Shauna Koser, Jennifer Navarro, Kim Nigro, Willa Illustrisimo, Julie Mueller, Carrie Cataudella, Mary Jo Shepich, Lisa Chapman, Patricia Galounis, Christina Karkari-Adjepong, Deborah Goddard, Michelle Hiestand, Kathleen Giacomi, Ellen Sons, Donna Litman, Tina Kovel, Phyllis Christensen, Kelly Morris, Chris Daly, Anita Reiss, Deborah DeMint, Elizabeth Hucek, Stephanie Bolek, Deborah D'Atri, Sarah Devereaux, Noah Klima, Mary Kay Mikuska, Cathy Landaiche, Rita Gordan, Ceres Benliro, Hillary Rhodes, Susan McNeal, Claudia Miller-Rehanek, Kim Meirhofer, Larissa Lazzari, Jacqueline Stapinski, Sarah Mormann, Barb Shulk, Kathleen Sloan, Colleen Bergeson, Marlene Murphy, Heike Brown, Leslie Fatlan, Denise Heimer, and Armaida Infante. The following individuals completed the EKG course: Janet Ditello, Teresa Orszulak, Vivian Manalang, Megan Hoholik, Carolina Reyes, Dawn Mattson, and Linda Wenzel.
Delnor-Community Hospital, Geneva, Ill.
The following individuals received neuroscience certification: Lisa Pertl, Margie Schoolfield, and Susan Whildin. The following individuals received ortho certification: Stephanie Proietti, Becky Bolivar, Pam Augustine, and Christiane Greis-Fahey. Ruth Marston received oncology certification. The following individuals received advanced nursing administration certification: Deb Dyrek, Regina Fraiya, and Linda Deering. Mary Force hosted the second annual Nursing Research Symposium.
Advocate Trinity Hospital,
The following individuals completed an administrative nursing leadership certificate program: Teri Boland, Diana Dudick, Althea Dumas, Katy Minogue, and Pamela Peavy-Lewis.
Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Chicago
The following individuals received BSN degrees: Elizabeth Gilbert, Bernice Brown, Joanne Forkin, Hilda Garcia, Kathy Gesiakowski, Beryl Larson, Tammera Miller, Jo Reidy, Karen Robbins, and Alice Wells. The following individuals received MSN degrees: Jean Kirk, Amelda Boyd, LaShaunda Hill, Cindy Kolinski, and Debbie Jahn.
Resurrection Home Health Services, Skokie, Ill.
Cheryl Davis received a bachelor of science degree in health care leadership. Kathy Crow was recognized as "Someone You Should Know" for her outstanding achievement in the work role. Regina Mahmood completed a master of science degree as an adult nurse practitioner. Mary Hershey renewed her status as a certified diabetes educator.
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