Two clinical nurse managers at The Mount Sinai Hospital recently received the Association of the Attending Staff (AAS) 2015 Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership. The recipients—Rita Jakubowski, MSN, RN, Clinical Program Manager, Bone Marrow Transplant; and Rosario Marasigan, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory—were honored as role models who enhance the quality of the practice environment. They were recognized for their compassion, motivation, clinical expertise, and leadership, all in an effort to provide exemplary patient care. The awards were presented by AAS President Eric Neibart, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
A Press of Atlantic City article noted: “ When open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplaces closed earlier this year, more than 7.1 million Americans had signed up for health insurance coverage. As millions of new patients continue to gain access to insurance under the Affordable Care Act, industry leaders are facing the challenge of providing quality care while meeting the needs of an aging population and patients with more chronic health issues. One emerging solution is the concept of ‘care teams’ that more closely engage health care professionals from all disciplines.” Read more
Four physicians at The Mount Sinai Hospital were recognized by Nursing leadership and nurse colleagues with the 27th Annual Physician of the Year Award during a ceremony held Wednesday, October 29, at Hatch Auditorium. Before a celebratory audience of staff, family, and friends, each was saluted for demonstrating a caring attitude, kindness, the highest level of practice, and respect.
With pom-poms and posters, Nursing leadership, nurses, and staff celebrated the announcement that The Mount Sinai Hospital was redesignated for a third consecutive time, and its Queens campus, Mount Sinai Queens, received a first-time designation, for excellence in nursing from the Magnet Recognition Program®.
The Mount Sinai Hospital has received national recognition for excellence in nursing for the third consecutive time from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. At the same time, Mount Sinai Queens, the Queens campus of The Mount Sinai Hospital, received a first-time Magnet® designation, widely considered the highest recognition for nursing excellence.
An article in Modern Healthcare explained the change.
“The Nurse Practitioners Modernization Act was introduced last year and was included in the state budget … The law will allow NPs with more than 3,600 hours of experience to practice without a written practice agreement with a supervising physician. It does not expand NPs’ scope of practice or allow them to provide additional services, according to the 3,500-member Nurse Practitioner Association New York State.”
It’s always interesting and illuminating what we learn from physicians who report on their experiences as hosptalized patients.
The New York Times article reported about the hospitalization experience of a legendary physician.
“Last June, the month he turned 90, Dr. Arnold S. Relman, the eminent former medical educator and editor, fell down a flight of stairs at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He cracked his skull and broke three vertebrae in his neck and more bones in his face.”
When colleagues nominated Joshua Lasseigne, BSN, RN, CHPN, a hospice and palliative care nurse at The Mount Sinai Hospital for a clinical excellence award, they summarized his exceptional skills in a nomination letter. “He truly helps patients and families through the darkest hours of their lives with a soft voice of hope and strong loving hugs,” they wrote. “He has a passion for nursing, a sense of optimism, and is an excellent role model and mentor.”