The nurses at the continuing education seminar held by SJEH presented Lynore Dupiton, Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at St. John's, with a plaque to commemorate her as the Hospital's Humanitarian Award recipient and the first nurse to be honored by the Development Board at its annual Chrysanthemum Ball. Presenting Dupiton with the plaque were (from left to right): John Gupta, Chief Executive Officer of St. John's; Patricia Tischler, RN, Assistant Vice President of Patient Care Services; awardee Dupiton; Howard Siskind, Vice President for Special Events of St. John's Development Board; Debbie Friedland, RN, Nursing Committee member: Sharon Behar, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs; and Raymond Pastore, MD, Chief Medical Officer. St. John's Episcopal Hospital held a day for the Nurse Lecture Series on Wednesday, October 28, at the Lawrence Village Country Club. The theme of the day's proceedings was "Nursing at the Crossroads." Hundreds of nurses gathered to hear speakers from the 1199 RN Division who presented talks on changes in nursing practice, recent models for performance improvement and changing care at the patient bedside, team building, implementing change and patient satisfaction. St. John's Episcopal Hospital Nursing Department used the event to extend its focus on the continuing improvement of quality and service.
St. John's Episcopal Hospital nurses formed a committee to coordinate the nurses' continuing education day that was held on Wednesday, October 28, at the Lawrence Village Country Club. The nurses committee, which gathered with one of the day's presenters, included (from left to right): Shirley Erland, RN, Nurse Educator; Lynore Dupiton, Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at St. John's; Colette Forde, RN, 1199 RN Division Director of RN Education and RN Labor/Management Initiative; Debbie Friedland, RN and member of the nursing committee; Patricia Tischler, RN, Assistant Vice President of Patient Care Services; and Myrna, Lyons, RN, Nurse Educator. Lynore Dupiton, Vice President for Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at St. John's, said, "The day helps nurses put our advances and position in perspective, addresses the pressures and changes facing the Hospital and the impact that registered nurses can have in helping the organization to face these challenges." She added, "We discuss strategies for improving Hospital performance and learn basic problem-solving skills to help nurses as they face these challenges and work to improve service and quality of care."
SJEH 2009 Nurses of Dis t - inc tion were honored and presented with bouquets of flowers. The Nurses of Dist- inction honored were (from left to right): Fay Joshua, BSN, Pulmonary Care Unit, Nurse Preceptor of Dist inc - tion; Hermelina Zabala, MA, FNP-APRN, Nurse Ma n ager of Pulmon ary Care, and Management Nurse of Dist - inction; Kim Lonnborg, RN, Surgical Care, and Nurse of Distinc tion; and Latoya Maragh, RN, Surgical Care Unit, Novice Nurse of Distinction. The annual educational program is supported by St. John's Development Board.