Thursday, January 22, 2009

Loyola Nurse Educates Latin Women About Neonatal Intensive Care

MAYWOOD, Ill. - Jeanette Cronin, RNC, BSN, presented "The NICU Experience" at the March of Dimes' Celebrando la Mujer Latina - Un Dia Para Ti in Chicago, Ill. This event was held to educate Latin women about various topics related to health and wellness. Cronin, a neonatal intensive care nurse at Loyola University Health System, was one of a select group of community health care providers invited to present entirely in Spanish.

------------------------------ Radiology Nurse Publishes Article on the Changing Landscape of Health Care

Janelle Ramsborg, RN, BSN, MBA, published an article in US Radiology titled "The Changing Landscape - Leadership and Teamwork in Interventional Radiology." The article addressed leadership, administrative and clinical support factors that are necessary to create a positive experience for the patient in this evolving health care environment. Ramsborg is the nurse manager in the division of radiology at Loyola University Health System. ------------------------------ Loyola Intensive Care Nurses Earn Advanced Degrees and Certifications

Patricia Boylan, RN, received her master of science in nursing along with a post graduate certificate in nursing education from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Ill. Michelle Kudulis, RN, and Laura Parise, RN, earned cardiac surgery certifications. Boylan, Kudulis and Parise are nurses in Loyola University Hospital's cardiovascular and thoracic intensive care unit.

------------------------------ Loyola Lung Transplant Nurse Earns Advanced Degree

Karen Pelletiere earned her bachelor of science in nursing degree from Benedictine University in Lisle, Ill. Pelletiere currently serves as a coordinator in the lung transplant department at Loyola University Health System. ------------------------------ Loyola Intensive Care Nurse Becomes Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse

Laurie Conavay, RN, became a Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse. This certification recognizes Conavay for her expertise in neuroscience nursing. Conavay works in Loyola University Hospital's neurosciences intensive care unit. ------------------------------ Loyola GI Nurse Honored with Magis Galaxy Award

Nancy Forcier, RN, was honored with a Magis Galaxy Award. This honor recognizes Forcier for demonstrating care, concern, respect and cooperation for patients and colleagues in the gastroenterology lab at Loyola University Health System. ------------------------------ GI Lab Nurse Manager to Serve as Co-Chair of Annual Conference

Lynn Heicher, RN, manager, gastroenterology lab, Loyola University Health System, will co-chair the upcoming annual meeting for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America in Chicago, Ill.


About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.