Weill Cornell Medical Center

Weill Cornell Medical Center

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NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (NYP-WC), formerly known as The New York Hospital prior to merging with The Presbyterian Hospital in 1998, can trace its roots back to colonial New York in 1769 when Dr. Samuel Bard made an appeal to the citizenry of the City of New York for a hospital to serve its expanding population.  Two years later, King George III of England granted a royal charter to the Society of the Hospital in the City of New York.  During the Revolutionary War, the hospital was utilized for the treatment of colonial soldiers wounded in our nation’s struggle for independence.  In 1791, the hospital opened its doors to serve all the people of New York.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, The New York Hospital facilitated affiliations with the Lying-in Hospital of the City of New York, the first to provide obstetrical care to the women of New York, and the Bloomingdale Asylum to care for those in the community afflicted with mental illness.  The commitment to the care of women and children evolved concurrently as The New York Hospital integrated the New York Asylum for Lying-In Women, the Nursery for the Children of Poor Women, and the New York Infant Asylum, as well as the House of Relief for emergency care.  In 1898, Cornell University Medical College was founded, followed by its affiliation with The New York Hospital in 1927, leading to the formation of the medical center.

In 1932, the Hospital constructed the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, which was designed to provide a peaceful and gracious environment for the storied members of American society.  In 1976, the world-renowned William Randolph Hearst Burn Center opened.  Affiliated with the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, the Burn Center is one of the largest in the country and its interdisciplinary team has treated thousands of New Yorkers over four decades, including those who survived the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

In 1998, The New York Hospital merged with The Presbyterian Hospital to form NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.  The combined institutions had 2,170 inpatient beds and employed over 12,400 people, making it the largest medical center in New York City.

NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital, a full-service, multidisciplinary “children’s hospital within a hospital” was established at NYP-WC through a generous grant from Phyllis and David Komansky in 2005.  The Komansky Children’s Hospital is among the nation’s leading centers for pediatric care, medical education, and scientific research. 

In August 2020, NewYork-Presbyterian Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns opened. The Cohen hospital is a new state-of-the-art facility that offers the full range of services for before, during, and after childbirth—including specialized prenatal and high-level care for newborns in need of extra support.

Nursing Evolution

In 1799, as a precursor of organized nursing prior to the innovations in the following century led by Florence Nightingale, The New York Hospital course of training for nurses was organized.  In 1877, The New York Hospital training School for Nurses was established on 15th Street in Manhattan, which evolved into The New York Hospital School of Nursing upon the affiliation of The New York Hospital with Cornell University. Notable graduates of the nursing school include Lilian Wald, the founder of VNS; Clara Weeks, the first author of a nursing textbook in the United States; and Julia Stimson, the chief nurse of the Red Cross in France during World War 1. 

During the financial downturn in the 1970s, New York State withdrew funding and the nursing school was forced to close.  In the subsequent decades, NewYork-Presbyterian has forged academic affiliations with dozens of notable nursing programs, and today, secondary to a robust financial support mechanism to support professional growth, the nursing workforce is moving towards a united baccalaureate prepared nursing staff with graduate preparation required for all leadership.  Certification programs are offered through NYP’s centralized Division of Nursing Education.

NYP/Weill Cornell Today

Today, NewYork-Presbyterian is nationally renowned for a number of specialty programs. These include its liver transplantation program, which offers adult living donor transplantation and expanded donor criteria. NYP is the first institution to offer fully laparoscopic living liver donation.  The hospital also has among the highest success rates and the shortest wait time for liver transplants in the country.  The Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program at NYP-WC, the oldest kidney transplant program in New York State and one of the highest volume programs in the country, is nationally recognized for developing innovative strategies that allow for successful transplants.

NYP-WC is a Level 1 Trauma Center for adults and pediatrics and its Burn Center serves as the regional Burn Center for New York City. The hospital’s emergency services include one of the largest hospital-based ambulance services in the northeast.  The hospital also has a hyperbaric program and major services for stroke care and percutaneous coronary intervention, providing pre-eminent emergency care for all New Yorkers. In 2020, the new Alexandra Cohen Hospital for Women and Newborns opened, providing top-notch care for mothers and neonates.

NYP-WC is also a leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) care.  In 2016, NYP was chosen as one of a select group of healthcare organizations to be named a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the largest LGBT civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization in the United States.

Nursing’s unique contribution to NewYork-Presbyterian continues to evolve.  The stated mission of our institution is to provide the community with high quality care that is safe and has as its keystone a commitment to compassion supported and defined by the professional nursing staff.

2021 Measures of Distinction

39%

National Board Certification Rate

97%

Percent of RNs with BSN and Higher Degrees

66

Newly Obtained National Board Certification

60

Formal Degrees Conferred

2

Nursing Research Studies in Completed

7

Nursing Research Studies in Progress

31

Professional Publication

15

Podium Presentations

6

Poster Presentations

Contributions of Nurses

In the first quarter of 2019, pediatric nurses recommended the use of pediatric snap gowns to facilitate gown change without disrupting the intravenous (IV) or central line. This is a known best practice in preventing Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI).  At the Pediatric Quality and Safety Committee, clinical nurses asked if the pediatric units can transition to using snap gowns. Director of Nursing Rae Jean Hemway, MPA, BSN, RNC-NIC and Patient Care Directors Felicia Alleyne, MSN, RN, CNML, CPHQ and Erin Tippett, BSN, RN, CCRN agreed with this proposal.

Ms. Hemway partnered with the NYP Strategic Sourcing and Linen Operations departments to facilitate transition to the new pediatric snap gowns. Working with Strategic Sourcing and Linen operations, Ms. Hemway reviewed samples and coordinated the standardization of the product across all NYP sites. The Linen Operations team has oversight of the laundry, restocking and delivery of hospital gowns. They provided feedback on the reliability of the product, particularly the snaps, through multiple wash loads. Ms. Hemway also engaged clinical nurses and PCDs in evaluating the option of 100% plastic snap IV gowns vs. mix of metal snap IV gowns and plastic snap regular gowns. The team also had to ensure that the new pediatric IV snap gowns were MRI safe.

In December 2019, the new product request for MRI safe, pediatric IV snap gowns was approved. Ms. Hemway continued to work with Strategic Sourcing, Linen Operations, and Nursing Professional Development to create a conversion timeline. This involved logistical coordination of changing to the new product and education of the healthcare team. Through interprofessional collaboration and strong nurse leader advocacy, the pediatric team was able to successfully switch to the new MRI safe, pediatric IV snap gowns across all NYP sites.

Ronald McDonald House Food Drive

The R4 Committee partnered with the Ronald McDonald House, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to “create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families.” NYP-WC nurses spearheaded a food drive throughout the campus during the month of September. With 29 participating hospital areas, the food drive was a huge success collecting over 1000 items, reportedly the largest donation that Ronald McDonald has received from an organization. The contributions of NYP-WC nurses and organizational support for nurses to be involved in this community outreach initiative will go a long way in assisting children and their families, many of whom are our patients. 

Night R4 Committee Toy Drive

During the holiday season, many children receive care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (NYP-WC) in both the inpatient and ambulatory care settings. Some of their families cannot afford buying toys and gifts. Every year, the NYP-WC Child Life Department sponsors “Winter Wonderland” when Child Life Specialists partner with parents to pick gifts that their child, and siblings, will enjoy.  The Night R4 Committee spearheaded a toy collection drive in nursing units and contributed to this year’s Winter Wonderland initiative. The committee requested developmental toys for the targeted age groups. Hundreds of toys were collected from twenty different units. 4 Central, 2 West, 10 South, and the Patient Placement and Operations Center (PPOC) were recognized to have made the most number of toys collected. NYP-WC nurses have made a meaningful difference to our pediatric patients and their families.

Children with asthma have an increased risk for severe complications from flu compared to children without asthma. Flu vaccine compliance for children in the United States has been historically lower than the Healthy People 2020 target. The flu vaccine can protect against asthma attacks, as well the number of emergency room and urgent care visits in children.

The Ambulatory Care Network (A.C.N) HT5 Pediatrics nurses developed a plan to test whether a flu shot reminder call and asthma control screener would increase the percentage of pediatric asthmatic patients who get the vaccine.

The ACN HT5 Pediatrics nurses obtained a list of pediatric asthmatic patients who receive care at HT5 Pediatrics, divided the list into eight groups and assigned a nurse to each list. Next, they called the patients and administered the flu reminder and asthma control screener via telephone call during office hours. From October 2, 2018 to February 25, 2019, nurses administered the flu reminder/asthma control screener via telephone call during office hours.

Using the CDC age group stratification to compare compliance from 2017-2018 and 2018-2019, the flu vaccine compliance showed significant improvement. The total number of vaccinated increased for all age groups: 6 months to 17 year old, 6 months to 4 year old, 6 to 50, 5-12 year old, 13-17 year old, and ≥18 year-old. The A.C.N. HT5 Pediatric team was able to reach 801 patients in 2018-2019, a significantly higher number compared to 160 in 2017-2018.  This initiative has shown that a flu shot reminder call and asthma control screener can increase the percentage of asthmatic patients who get the flu vaccine during flu season at NYP-WCHT5 Pediatrics

Adequate pupillary dilation is an essential first step of nearly every ophthalmic surgery. It is achieved through the administration of six eye drop vials: three dilation drops, an antibiotic, an anesthetic drop and a topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The administration process was a significant cause for patient dissatisfaction due to staggered instillation times. In February 2019, the NYP-WC David H. Koch Center Ambulatory Surgery team identified this as an opportunity and developed a plan for improvement.

An interprofessional task force was formed to create an optimal process for pre-operative ophthalmic preparation. The task force, composed of nurses, surgical technicians, physicians, and pharmacists, recommended to explore the feasibility of formulating a compounded eye drop through an external pharmacy. The team moved forward with this plan and contacted an external pharmacy to create and deliver the compounded eye drop. Multiple trials were conducted to test the efficacy of a polypharmacy compounded eye drop in ophthalmology clinics prior to use at NYP-WC. Ophthalmology surgeons and physician assistants unanimously provided positive feedback on the new compounded eye drops. In May 2019, the new compounded eye drops was approved for use at NYP-WC, combining six vials into one. The interprofessional task force identified a new protocol to integrate the new compounded eye drops into the surgery workflow.

As a result of this new product and work flow, savings of over twenty minutes in the pre-operative phase and a major cost reduction of $96.00 per case were achieved. From May to December 2019, medication cost savings was an estimated $108,000.00. The 20-minute reduction in procedure time is equivalent to almost 600 hours, increasing patient capacity in the Ambulatory Surgery suite. Patient satisfaction improved from the 80th to the 90th percentile as measured by an internal patient satisfaction survey and the OASCAHPS metrics for pre-operative care.

Publications

  • Axalan, M. (2020). Tipton Health Communications Nurse Hero Stories. Magnet Newsletter, November 2020.
  • Brickman, D., Greenway, A., Sobocinski, K., Thai, H., Turick, A., Xuereb, K., Zambardino, D., Liu, S. (2020). Rapid critical care training for nurses in the surge response to the coronavirus pandemic, American Journal of Critical Care, 29(5), e104-107.
  • Carrougher, G. J., Bernardy, S., Dao S., Gibbons L., Giles, S. A., Hollowed, K. A., Leonard, L., MacLachlan, M., O’Connor, A., Wiggins, J. B., Burton-Williams, K., Liberio, J. N. (2020). Burn nursing: Scope and standards of practice. American Burn Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Gupta, R., Gupta, A., Ghosh, A., Stein, J., Lindsay, L., Beckley, A., Labella, A., Tassy, R., Rivera, L., Rodriguez, G. (2020). A paradigm for the pandemic: A COVID-19 Recovery Unit. NEJM Catalyst, May 2020.
  • Phipps, E., Elgun, B. (2020). Nurses improving HIV prevention services through partnership with the community. American Nurses Association (ANA) New York Newsletter, 5(1), 13.
  • Raso, R. (2020). The Year of the Nurse. Nursing Management, 51(1), 5.
  • Raso, R. (2020). Leading with our values. Nursing Management, 51(2), 5.
  • Raso, R. (2020). Becoming #nurseinfluencers. Nursing Management, 51(3), 5.
  • Raso, R. (2020). Is resilience enough? Nursing Management, 51(4), 5.
  • Raso, R. (2020). The power of one. Nursing Management, 51(5), 5.
  • Raso, R. (2020). Leadership in a pandemic: Pressing the reset button. Nursing Management, 51(7), 5
  • Raso, R. (2020). It’s now or never. Nursing Management, 51(8), 5.
  • Raso, R. (2020). The other public health crisis. Nursing Management, 51(9), 5.
  • Raso, R. (2020). Hope: Closing the book on 2020. Nursing Management, 51(12), 5.
  • Raso, R., Fitzpatrick, J., Masick, K. (2020). Clinical nurses’ perceptions of authentic nurse leadership and healthy work environment. Journal of Nursing Administration, 50(9), 489-494.
  • Redulla, R. (2020). Anti-amoebic drugs for treating amoebic colitis: A Cochrane Summary. International Journal of Nursing Practice, e12860.
  • Redulla, R. (2020). Reminiscence therapy for dementia: A Cochrane Summary. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 41(3):265-266.
  • Redulla, R. (2020). The evolution of advanced practice nursing. The Inside Tract: SGNA, September 2020.
  • Redulla, R. (2020). Book Review: From silence to voice, what nurses know and must communicate to the public. The Inside Tract, SGNA, November 2020.
  • Santangelo, D., Taing-Vo, C., Redulla, R., Mckauley, K. (2020). Nursing management of hepatic encephalopathy. Gastroenterology Nursing Journal, 43(2), E35-E47.
  • Schneider, B., Schneider, S. (2020). ICU buddy staffing to combat COVID-19. Nursing Management, 51(10), 36-42. Shah, M., Emlen, M. F., Mayer, S., Goldstein, P., Scrimenti, L., Hidalgo, M. (2020). Adapting hematology and medical oncology clinical care in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. NEJM Catalyst, June 2020.
  • Shah, M., Emlen, M. F., Shore, T., Mayer, S., Leonard, J., Rossi, A., Martin, P., Ritchie, E., Pastore, R., Cigler, T., De Sancho, M., Scheff, R., Van Besien, K., Roboz, G., Nanus, D., Goldstein, P., Scrimenti, L., Hidalgo, M. (2020). Hematology and oncology clinical care during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 70(5), 349-354.
  • Tiase, V. L., Tang, K., Vawdrey, D. K., Raso, R., Adelman, J. S., Yu, S. P., Applebaum, J. R., Lalwani, A. K. (2020). Impact of hearing loss on patient falls in the inpatient setting. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 58(6), 839-844.

Books

  • Redulla, R. (2020). Fast Facts: Making the Most of Your Career in Nursing, Springer Publishing, New York, NY.

Book Chapters

  • Enriquez, U. (2020). Embracing a New Culture. In Redulla, R (Ed). Fast Facts: Making the Most of Your Career in Nursing, Springer Publishing, New York, NY.
  • Redulla, R. (2020). Embracing Opportunity. In Redulla, R (Ed). Fast Facts: Making the Most of Your Career in Nursing, Springer Publishing, New York, NY.
  • Redulla, R. (2020). Aspire and Achieve: Creating Your Professional Road Map. In Redulla, R (Ed). Fast Facts: Making the Most of Your Career in Nursing, Springer Publishing, New York, NY.
  • Redulla, R. (2020). Being Involved. What’s in It for Me? In Redulla, R (Ed). Fast Facts: Making the Most of Your Career in Nursing, Springer Publishing, New York, NY.
  • Redulla, R. (2020). Making a Difference in Research, EBP, and Quality Improvement. In Redulla, R (Ed). Fast Facts: Making the Most of Your Career in Nursing, Springer Publishing, New York, NY.
  • Redulla, R. (2020). Becoming an Expert. In Redulla, R (Ed). Fast Facts: Making the Most of Your Career in Nursing, Springer Publishing, New York, NY.
  • Redulla, R., Giannopolous, G. (2020). Self-Care for Nurses. In Redulla, R (Ed). Fast Facts: Making the Most of Your Career in Nursing, Springer Publishing, New York, NY.
  • Redulla, R., Sun, C. (2020). Finding Your Why. In Redulla, R (Ed). Fast Facts: Making the Most of Your Career in Nursing, Springer Publishing, New York, NY.
  • Stoffan, P. (2020). Nursing as a Second Career. In Redulla, R (Ed). Fast Facts: Making the Most of Your Career in Nursing, Springer Publishing, New York, NY.

2020 Awards and Recognition

Appointments
  • Sylvia Dao, MS, MPA, RN, NE-BC, Member, Professional Certification Committee American Burn Association
  • Mary Anne Gallagher, DNP, RN-BC, Secretary, Nurses House Vice President, Alumni Association NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing; Member, Public Policy Committee New York Organization of Nurse Executives and Leaders (NYONEL) Adjunct Faculty, Adelphi University
  • Linda Gibbons, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Chair, Ad Hoc Nursing Committee Member, Professional Certification Committee American Burn Association
  • Jamie Heffernan, MSN, RN, NE-BC, CCRN-K, Member, Global Health Committee American Burn Association
  • Veronica Pasha, EMPA, RNC-OB, SAFE, Member, Public Policy Committee Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
  • Rosanne Raso, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FAONL, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Case Western Reserve University; Adjunct Assistant Professor, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing (reappointment); Member, CNO Advisory Board Medtronic; Member, Board of Directors The Rogosin Institute; Member, Board of Directors Chair, Audit and Compliance Committee LiveOnNY; Editor-in-Chief and Member, Editorial Board Nursing Management; Director, Board of Directors Chair, Nominating Committee Nurses Educational Funds, Inc.; Faculty, Clinical Quality Fellows Program, Greater New York Hospital Association/United Hospital Fund; Member, Planning Panel Nursing Management Congress
  • Rhoda Redulla, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, Chair, Education Committee (reappointment) and Member, Editorial Committee Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates; Member, Executive Board Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey (Bergen-Passaic Subchapter); Member, Editorial Board Gastroenterology Nursing Journal
Special Recognition
  • Diana Brickman, BSN, RN, CCRN-K Fellow, 2021 Cohort, Young Professional Voices American Organization for Nursing Leadership
  • Sam Martinez, BSN, RN, CNN Artwork selected for the cover of the 2021 Greater New York Hospital Association calendar
  • Katherine Moon, BSN, RN Artwork selected for a page in the 2021 Greater New York Hospital Association calendar
  • Rhoda Redulla, DNP, RN, NPD-BC Recipient, Nurse of the Year: Innovation Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey
Clinical Excellence Recognition
  • Clinical Nurse Excellenc Award: Pamela Melnick, MS, RN-BC, Nurse Clinician, 8 Central
  • Nurse in Advanced Practice Role:  Emmet Phipps, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, AAHIVS, Nurse Practitioner, Center for Special Studies
  • Nurse Leader Award:  Paul Andrew, MS, RN-BC, AGPCNP-BC, Patient Care Director, 11 South B
  • Nurse Preceptor Award:  Andrew Greenway, MSN, RN, CCRN, AGCNS-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Burn/Surgery
  • Rising Star Award: Colleen Sanders, BSN, RN, 6 South
  • Nursing Support Partner Award:  Jacqueline Bynoe, Nurse Aide, 5 North
DAISY Awards

Q1 2020
Tamara Crawford, MSN, RN-BC, 2 West
Jillian Firth, BSN, RN, 2 West
Elena Cardillo, BSN, RN, 4 Central

Q3 2020
Theresa Raczko, BSN, RN, 11 South B

Q4 2020
Vanessa Schroll, BSN, RN, Float Pool

Podium Presentations

  • Amanda Alfano, MPA, BSN, RN, CCRN. NYU Wagner 2020 Commencement Address (Student Speaker). May 2020: New York, NY.
  • Michaela Berroya, MSN, RNC-NIC; Natalie Feil, BSN, RN; Christina Litavec, BSN, RN, CCRN; Pamela Melnick, MS Ed, RN-BC; Rhoda Redulla, DNP, RN, NPD-BC; Rosanne Raso, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FAONL; Ekta Vohra, BSN, RN, CWON. An International Webinar: Preparing for a Magnet Site Visit. Nottingham University Hospital, Nottingham, England. July 2020.
  • Diana Brickman, BSN, RN, CCRN; Andrew Greenway, MSN, RN, CCRN, AGCNS-BC. Nursing Excellence in the COVID-19 Pandemic. May 2020: Greater New York Hospital Association Webinar, New York, NY.
  • Mary Anne Gallagher, DNP, RN-BC. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner/ Doctor of Nursing Practice Careers. November 2020: Pediatric Nursing Student Organization, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.
  • Mary Anne Gallagher, DNP, RN-BC. Nurse Leadership, Professional Nursing. October 2020: NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, October 2020.
  • Paul Jones, MS, AGPCNP-BC, RN-BC. Fostering an LGBTQ Inclusive Workplace. July 2020: Sigma Theta Tau International Virtual Conference.
  • Tammy McNinney, BSN, RN, OCN; Nigina Mirazimova, MSN, RN. Multidisciplinary Approach to Stop Clostridium difficile in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Unit. February 2020: American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Conference, Orlando, FL.
  • Patricia Prufeta, DNP, RN, NEA-BC; David Crawford. Nursing Workforce Engagement: Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Recruitment & Retention. February 2020: Vizient Webinar, Irving, TX.
  • Rosanne Raso, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FAONL. CNOs of New York: COVID Debrief. November 2020: VoiceAmerica. com Radio Talk Show “Exploring the World of Nursing.”
  • Rosanne Raso, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FAONL. COVID-19 in the Year of the Nurse: Turning Novel Challenges into Best Practices. November 2020: Nursing Consortium of South Florida.
  • Rosanne Raso, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FAONL. Clinical Nurses’ Perceptions of Authentic Nurse Leadership and Healthy Work Environment. November 2020: Association for Leadership Science in Nursing International Conference.
  • Rosanne Raso, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, FAONL. Leadership in a Pandemic. September 2020: Nursing Management Congress.
  • Brittany Richards, DNP, FNP, RN. Health Disparities that African-American Women Experience. February 2020: Jonas Scholar Webinar.
  • Rhoda Redulla, DNP, RN, NPD-BC. Global Nursing Perspective: Enjoying and Thriving in Your Nursing Role. February 2020: Nursing Times Careers Live, Birmingham, England.
  • Rhoda Redulla, DNP, RN, NPD-BC. Pursuing Excellence, Moving Forward with Resilience. May 2020: Filipino Nursing Diaspora (FiND) Network, Sydney, Australia.
  • Rhoda Redulla, DNP, RN, NPD-BC. Pursuing Greatness, Aspiring for Excellence in Nursing. October 2020: Philippine Nurses Association (PNA)-NY, New York, NY.
  • Rhoda Redulla, DNP, RN, NPD-BC. Creating a Professional Roadmap, Achieving Excellence in Nursing. October 2020: Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) Region 1 Sixth Annual Convention, La Union, Philippines.
  • Rhoda Redulla, DNP, RN, NPD-BC. Pursuing Excellence in Nursing, Becoming an Expert. December 2020: (FiND) Network, Doha, Qatar.
  • Rhoda Redulla, DNP, RN, NPD-BC. Adapting to the New Normal and Making the Most of Your Career. December 2020: Nursing Times Careers Live, London, England.
  • Jennifer Shaw, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, RN-BC. The CV Team and COVID-19: Lessons from the Frontlines. June 2020: American College of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Team Section Webinar, Washington, DC.
  • Peter Stoffan, MPA, BSN, CCRN, NEA-BC. How Can YOU Bring Healthy Into the Workplace? May 2020: Society of Gastroenterology Nurses Webinar, Chicago, IL.
  • Andrea Wagner, MSN, RN. Implementing a Pre-admission Phone Screening for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant. February 2020: American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Conference, Orlando, FL.

Poster Presentations

  • Diana Brickman, BSN, RN, CCRN-K; Diana Chacko, RRT; Niamh Daly, BSN, RN; Mallory Milligan, BSN, RN; Andrea Murphy, RRT; Lisa Torreri, MSN, RN, FNP, CWON. Beyond ABCs: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Preventing Tracheostomy Related Pressure Injuries. September 2020: Weill Cornell Medicine Annual Quality Improvement Poster Symposium.
  • Jaclynn Chen, MPH, BS, RNC-OB, C-EFM. Obstetrics Nursing Peer Review Committee: A Quality Improvement Project. September 2020: Weill Cornell Medicine Annual Quality Improvement Poster Symposium.
  • Hemway, R. J.; Alleyne, F.; Deosaran, Thalmann, R.; Enriquez, U. G.; Alvarez, M.; Brachfeld, A.; Brettholz, A.; Cabrera, M.; Dittrich, D.; Dudas, M.; Fahey, K.; Fedele, K.; Hess, B.; Johnsons, K.; Lerner, J.; Marsh, C.; McNulty, K.; Mendez, K.; Merritt, D.; Pizzuto, D.; Russo, A.; Silakowski, K.; Singh, V.; Zupnick, C.; Srivatana, V. A Collaborative Approach to Caring for Patients with COVID-19 on Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) for Acute Kidney Injury. September 2020: Weill Cornell Medicine Annual Quality Improvement Poster Symposium.
  • Kaitlyn Libraro, MS, MPA, RN. Development and Utilization of a Burn Sepsis Screening Tool (BSST). September 2020: Weill Cornell Medicine Annual Quality Improvement Poster Symposium.
  • Timothy McGarvey, MSN, LMSW, RN, NEA-BC; Tanya Mighty, MSN, RN; Sarah Flood, MPA, BSN, RN, RN-BC; Jean Allyson Jacobs, BSN, RN; Ryan Ruble Hastu, BSN, RN; Liza Goldberg, LCSW; Aurelia Pemberton, BSN, RN; Monica Rosa, Amanda Rasmusen, LMSW; Daniel Sanzo; Jennifer I Lee, MD; Justin Kingery, MD; Deanna Jannat-Khah, DrPH, MPH; Victoria Cooley, MS. Personal Emergency Reponses (PERS) Utilization in CHF Medicine Patients at Home. September 2020: Weill Cornell Medicine Annual Quality Improvement Poster Symposium.
  • Santini Ong, BSN, RN; Maureen Haynes, MS, RN-BC. Modified Brøset Violence Checklist Implementation: An Initiative Against Work Place Violence. September 2020: Weill Cornell Medicine Annual Quality Improvement Poster Symposium.
  • Nicole Perez, PA-C; Nicole DellaPorta, PA-C; Edward Lai, MD; Sarah Van Tassel, MD; Binh Diep, PharmD, BCOP; Peter Stoffan, MPA, BSN, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC. “Four Eyes!” – How Compounded Eye Drops Saves Money and Time! September 2020: Weill Cornell Medicine Annual Quality Improvement Poster Symposium.
  • Matthew Tirelli, MSN, PMHNP-C. Implementing an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Checklist to Standardize Practice in a Primary Pediatrics Office. September 2020: Weill Cornell Medicine Annual Quality Improvement Poster Symposium.
  • Ekta Vohra, BSN, RN, CWON; Jennifer Shaw, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, AGPCNP-BC. On the Road to Zero: HAPI Prevention – A Multi-Prong Approach to Reducing HAPI Incidence. September 2020: Weill Cornell Medicine Annual Quality Improvement Poster Symposium.