Nurses In the News
- UCAN Nurses Soar
- UCAN Nurses Soar (video)
- The University of Chicago Medical Center Ranked One of the Top Chicago-Area Hospitals
- STREET TALK: What Outdoor Activities Do You Look Forward to Doing in the Spring?
- A Job Worth Every Tear
- Institution & Community: Caregiver Workshops Offered at the University of Chicago’s Memory Center
- Street Talk: What Unhealthy Habits Do You Avoid?
- Stem Cell Transplant Nurse’s Expert Care Extends 'Beyond the Disease'
- Black History Month: Honoring Our Past and Celebrating Our Future
- Nursing Address Highlights Shared Governance, Nurse Involvement
- Welcome, Sharon O’Keefe: Medical Center Meets Its New President
- Bed Frame Upgrade Provides More Than Comfort
- More than 3,500 Employees Attended "This is You" Advertising Campaign Launch Parties
- The Medical Center Staff Weathers One of Chicago’s Worst Storms Ever with Patience and Creativity
- A Dose of Inspiration
- Blizzard 2011: Staff and Faculty Rise to The Challenge
- Nursing Acuity Committee Leads Selection Process for Patient-Centered Staffing Tool
- Climbing the Ladder of Success
- Hospital Staff Feted for Jumps in Patient Satisfaction Scores
- A Nurse's New Year's Resolution
- Pediatric ER Nurses Are Ready at a Moment’s Notice
- Nurses Step Up Their Skin Care Knowledge to Prevent Pressure Ulcers
- Long-Term Loyalty: Medical Center Celebrates Employee Anniversaries
- Outpatient Nurses Maximize Every Minute
- Projects Take Flight at Quality Fair
- Nurses Selected for Managerial Positions
- Councils Give Nurses a Forum to Discuss Patient Care
- Final Beam Tops Out New Hospital Pavilion
- Oncology Nurse Has a Focus on Patient Education
- Teamwork Lessens Family Leukemia Load
- In for Treatment, Out with a Smile
- Nursing Certification
- Nurse Values Her Role in the Healing Process
- Scoliosis Clinic Sets Children Straight
- Nurse Takes Clinical Experience to Capitol Hill
- Immunizations Still Help Fight Off Serious Illnesses
- Bringing Love and Music to a Cardiac Patient
- Celebrating More Than 20 Years of Service
- State Congress Stands Up for Nursing Scientist
- Employees Show AHA the Money
- Outpatient Cancer Unit Improves Patient Experience
- Truly Making a Home for a Young GI/Liver Patient
- Nursing Staff Honored With March Service Hero Award
- Care Beyond Care
- A Special Visit to the DCAM Vaccination Clinic
- Code Pink Helps Saves Lives
- Winners of the 2009 Quality Fair
- Announcing the Winners of the 2009 Fifth Annual Quality Fair
- Super Users Chart Path to Automation
- Nurses Bring Hope to Parents of Preemie Twins
- Celebrating 20+ Years of Service
- Employees Join Forces With Community Groups to Serve the South Side
The Office of Community Affairs has hosted the annual Volunteer Appreciation since 1940--the year after Catherine Washington graduated from nursing school. She became the first African American nurse in the County Hospital operating room and has been a UCMC volunteer since 1993. ABC Channel 7 profiled her as someone you should know.
Pediatric Neurology nurse Jackie Miller's six-year-old son Zenin has written a book about their former neighbor Barak Obama that mentions how "sick children are taken care of" at Comer Children's Hospital. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the hot-selling "It's me, Zenin! President Barack Obama's Kid Neighbor" go to a charity for homeless children. See Zenin's interview on Channel 7.
Out of Africa: OR Nurse Answers a Higher Calling
Jacalyn Griffin, BSN, surgical nurse, is profiled for her extensive charity work in Tanzania and other African countries.
Male Nurses? They're Simply Nurses
Katherine Pakieser-Reed, RN, PhD, director of the Center for Nursing Professional Practice and Research, Marlito Arquillano, RN, and Johnny Tazbir, RN, are quoted in an article about the increase in men who pursue careers in nursing.
Taking on Breast Cancer
Janice Phillips, RN, PhD, is profiled for her influence and drive toward breast cancer research and the passing of the Reducing Breast Cancer Disparities Act. There is also a link to an audio taped interview with Phillips.
Advance for Nurses
UCMC Team Relieves Doctors in Devastated Haiti
Eighteen physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, a pharmacist, and an administrative worker will replace groups in Port-au-Prince and the small town of Fond Parisien, near the Dominican border.
Chicago Doctors Cut Through Red Tape for Haiti Victims
A team of doctors, nurses and pharmacists from the Medical Center are in Haiti to provide medical care for earthquake survivors.
Chicago Medical Teams to Head to Haiti
Today, a team from the Medical Center, including two Haitian nurses, is leaving for a town on the Haiti-Dominican Republic border that has been overwhelmed by victims of the earthquake. Look for additional coverage on Channel 9 and Channel 32.
ABC 7 Chicago
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Please Wash Your Hands
Watch a video about the popular Comer Children's Hospital Hand Hygiene exhibit. Nurses involved were Cynthia Lafond , RN, clinical nurse educator, Katherine Pakieser-Reed, RN, PhD, director of the Center for Nursing Professional Practice and Research, and Rhonda Blender, RN.
Advance for Nurses
Janice Phillips, RN, assistant professor at the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics and Global Health, helped pass the Reducing Breast Cancer Disparities Act. Now thousands of minority women will benefit from her determination.
UIC Alumni Magazine
Give Her a (Clean) Hand
The Comer Children's Hospital Hand Hygiene exhibit is featured in this article with an accompanying slideshow. The popular exhibit and the video that followed were developed by Cynthia Lafond, RN, clinical nurse educator, Katherine Pakieser-Reed, PhD, RN, director of the Center for Nursing Professional Practice and Research, and Rhonda Blender, MSN, RN.
Advance for Nurses
Chicago breast-cancer groups reach out to African-American women
Janice Phillips, RN, PhD, FAAN, nurse researcher, is quoted in an article that examines health care disparities in breast cancer outcomes.
An HIV Adoption Story
Special Segment: And Baby Makes Eleven
ABC 7 Chicago
The Nurse's Role as Patient Advocate
University of Chicago Medical Center Salutes Caregivers
Greater Chicago Notable Nurses
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- Bria Carter Bounces Back
- 90 is Just a Number for Whipple Surgery
- LVAD Surgery Restores the Life of a Heart Failure Patient
- A Complicated Case: Expertise and Emotional Support Combine for an Excellent Outcome
- A Young Boy Bravely Embarks on a Long Odyssey with Leukemia
- A Special Thanks from a Patient
- Retired Teacher Still Winning Medals at Transplant Games
- Older Adults Receive Care on Many Levels at South Shore Clinic
- Doing Battle With Cancer … in Preschool
- Young Patient Uses Humor to Relieve Pain
- Cancer Patient Receives Successful Stem Cell Transplant Just in Time to Graduate
- Urinary Incontinence: Not Just a Normal Part of Women's Aging
- Esophageal Patient Is Given a New Hunger for Life
- Three Generations, One Gene Mutation, No Cancer
- Minimally Invasive Technique Leads to a Dramatic Result for Pancreatic Patient
- PRISM Clinic Helps Female Cancer Patients Thrive
- A Novel Match for Stem Cell Transplants
- Walking with Heart: Small Steps for a Big Impact
- Larry Bybee Gives Back to Those That Saved his Life
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- Chicago Nurses Volunteer in Haiti
- Celebration for Haiti Volunteers
- Comer Nurse Responded to Church's Call to Help Haiti
- Medical Center Volunteers Continue to Aid Haiti
- Ground Report from Haiti
- Helping Haitians Recover From Catastrophe
- Haiti Special Edition Forefront
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