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Community Hospital hosts nurse leadership retreat

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Courtesy photos Attending an all-day nursing leadership retreat in McCook are Community Hospital nurses (from left) Jill Truska, Jennifer Walgran, Tamara Kolbet and Darcie Johnson.Below, "Nurse" Fanny, aka Martha Roe, brings hilarity to the nurse leadership training in McCook earlier this month.
McCOOK, Nebraska -- Community Hospital hosted an all-day leadership retreat with a fun "spa" theme for nurse leaders Jan. 11 at the Coppermill Restaurant. Marta Hudson RN, MS -Vice President of Patient Care Services and staff hosted the Nebraska Action Coalition- Future of Nursing as part of an educational presentation for the hospital's nurse leaders on an initiative to transform healthcare through nurse-led collaborative partnerships based on the 2010 Institute of Medicine's landmark report: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

The Nebraska Action Coalition (NAC), formed in March 2011, is one of 49 nursing action coalitions across the country under the Center to Champion Nursing in America (CCNA) a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP. The CCNA was born out of the need to identify a healthcare group that could help transform healthcare. The nursing profession was identified as that group, not only because it is the largest group (3.1 million members) but rated as the most trusted profession for over a decade according to Gallupô.

Presenters were Omaha nurses Victoria Vinton RN, MSN - Director of the NAC and Aubray Orduna RN, EdD - Dean of Nursing at Clarkson College. McCook's nurse leaders earned educational credit for "Nursing: Called to Transform Healthcare" which addressed national/state implications for addressing the report's historic initiative to improve healthcare access, quality and cost-effectiveness. Attendees of the retreat were: Molly Garcia, Monica Wacker, Jennifer Walgren, Pat Messinger, Misti Soderlund, Tamara Kolbet, Darcie Johnson, Joleen Bradley, Julie Wilhelmson, Sharon Conroy, Brandi Hinson, Joan Coleman, Jill Truksa and Marta Hudson.

The retreat planning committee brought in Community Hospital's very own comedienne, Martha Roe, aka Fanny, to emphasize the importance of laughter and cohesiveness to leadership team building.

To learn more about the NAC visit www.neactioncoalition.org or contact Ms. Vinton @ vvinton@neactioncoalition.org

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