AACN News—July 1999—People

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Vol. 16, No. 1, JULY 1999

Members on the Move

Michael Nozdrovicky, RN, BSN, CCRN, a staff nurse in the ICU at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, N.Y., was named Regional Nurse of the Year by Nursing Spectrum. He is treasurer of the New York City Chapter of AACN.

Vicki J. Coombs, RN, MS, has been elected president of the Baltimore Division of the American Heart Association. Coombs is the nurse case manager in the Center for Health Promotion at Johns Hopkins University, where she is a doctoral student in nursing. Coombs is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of AACN.

Debbie Queen, RN, CCRN, received the 1999 Nurse of the Year award at Northwest Medical Center, Springdale, Ark.

Jane L. Hartman, RN, BSN, CCRN, has been elected into membership of the Eta Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Patricia A. McGurl, RN, BSN, CCRN, has joined the Heart
Center at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pa., as cardiac nurse clinician/educator. In addition to overseeing clinical nursing practice, McGurl is
reponsible for staff and patient education for the center’s
Cardiac Service Line.

Cathy E. Boni, RN, MSN, CCRN, CPHQ, has been appointed director of clinical affairs for the Hospital Association of Rhode Island in Providence. Her responsibilities include serving as a liaison to the Rhode Island Department of Health Quality Steering Committee, interacting with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and addressing clinical and patient care issues, professional licensing and standards and quality improvement.

Geri Wentz, RN, MN, CCRN, of Tempe, Ariz., has started her own education and consulting company, with a focus in critical care and emergency services.

Teresa Mason, RN, MS, CCRN, CS, has accepted a position as cardiovascular clinical case manager at the Medical Center of Aurora in Colorado. She is responsible for coordinating care, discharge planning, patient and family education, and in-patient rehabilitation activities for the cardiovascular population at the hospital.

Michael F. Beshel, RN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, has accepted a position as nurse manager in a 38-bed telemetry unit at Frankford Hospital-Torres Dale Campus, Philadelphia, Pa.

Victoria C. Buechel, RN, MSN,, CCRN, CCNS, received a master of science in nursing degree in the clinical nurse specialist program at Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas.

U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Theresa S. Gee, RN, MSN, has completed the clinical nurse specialist track in emergency nursing at the University of Texas at Houston and received a master of science in nursing degree. She has been assigned to the Defense Military Readiness Training Institute at Ft. Sam Houston,
San Antonio, Texas, where she will serve as academic program director.

Joe A. Flores, RN, MSN, CCRN, FNP, has been accepted into the South Texas College of Law, which is affiliated with Texas A&M University. He plans to specialize in legal medicine and hospital law and use the degree to lobby on issues that affect critical care and nursing as a whole.

Melissa J. Ingram, RN, BSN, of New Bern, N.C., has completed a master of science in business administration through Boston University, Boston, Mass.

Julia M. Roman, RN, CCRN, received her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Florida International University, North Miami.

Suzanne Prevost, RN, PhD, CNAA, has been appointed consulting editor for Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. In addition, she has assumed the position of professor and national healthcare chair of Excellence in Nursing at Tennessee State University, Memphis.

Are You a Member on the Move?

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