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Lee Ann Blue, executive vice president of Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer at Wishard Health Services in Indianapolis, has been named treasurer of the Indiana Center for Nursing (ICN). ICN was formed in July 2011 to incorporate three Indiana nursing organizations—Nursing 2000, Nursing 2000 North and the Indiana Nursing Workforce Development Coalition—into one, to combine the best practices and functions of all three. Membership of the ICN consists of more than 40 health care organizations that both employ and educate registered nurses in Indiana, as well as other state-wide nursing membership organizations such as the Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives, Indiana Hospital Association, the Indiana State Nurses Association, the Indiana State Board of Nursing, the Council of Indiana Deans and Directors in Nursing Education and VHA Central.
 
Linda Burnes Bolton, vice president for nursing, chief nursing officer and director of nursing research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, USA, has been elected to the board of trustees of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). She joins a diverse group of 13 other board members in leading the nation’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans. A past president of the American Academy of Nursing and the National Black Nurses Association, a trustee at Case Western Reserve University since 2006 and one of the principal investigators at The Burns and Allen Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai, Burnes Bolton has long been recognized for her work to advance the nursing profession. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Organization of Nurse Executives and the Distinguished Alumnae Award from Arizona State University. In 2009, she was appointed vice chair of the Institute of Medicine Commission on the Future of Nursing. She also holds positions as an associate clinical professor of nursing at the University of California, San Francisco, and the University of California, Los Angeles.
 
Marie Boltz, assistant professor at New York University College of Nursing, is co-editor of the fourth edition of Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice. Published by Springer and thoroughly updated to provide the most current, evidence-based protocols for care of common clinical conditions and issues in older adult patients, the book’s four editors are endorsed by NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing.
 
Eileen Breslin, dean of the School of Nursing at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is president-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and will serve as president from 2014-16. Prior to her current academic appointment, Breslin was dean of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst School of Nursing (1998-2008) and professor and chair of the Department of Nursing at Northern Arizona University, where she held several faculty appointments from 1983-98. Her longtime service on the AACN board includes treasurer (2005-09), member-at-large (2001-05), and member of the Government Affairs Committee (1994-98; 2011-12).
 
Linda Broome, adjunct instructor at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, Florida, USA, and a student in the MSN program at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, is the winner of a scholarship award from ExceptionalNurse.com. Broome works with nursing students one-on-one in the nursing skills laboratory at Palm Beach State College and tutors students in nursing medication mathematics.
  
Margaret Faut Callahan, dean of Marquette University College of Nursing, was elected to the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) as treasurer, filling the unexpired term of retiring board member Janet Allan of the University of Maryland. Callahan begins her service on 1 July. The term ends in 2014.
 
An administrator and nurse practitioner at Preventive Cardiology of Victoria, Texas, USA, for the past 21 years, Lisa Campbell, who recently earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, founded Population Health Consultants in January 2012. Recognizing the gap that exists between the needs of diverse and dynamic populations and the number of public health professionals available to meet those needs, she founded the organization in the belief that, to sustain public health programs that promote and improve health, nurse leaders must partner with other professionals—nursing and non-nursing—and stakeholders to build capacity or human capital. Campbell also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, and at The University of Texas at Tyler. 
 
Elizabeth Capezuti, professor, Dr. John W. Rowe Professor in Successful Aging and co-director of the John A. Hartford Foundation Institute for Geriatric Nursing, is co-editor of the fourth edition of Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice. Published by Springer and thoroughly updated to provide the most current, evidence-based protocols for care of common clinical conditions and issues in older adult patients, the book’s four editors are endorsed by NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing.
 
Ann H. Cary, director of the School of Nursing at Loyola University New Orleans, was elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) as a member at large. A member of AACN’s Finance Committee, she has also served the organization as chair and vice chair of the Organizational Leadership Network, as State Grassroots Liaison and as Like-Schools Discussion Group Facilitator.
 
Elizabeth Corwin, who previously served as professor of nursing at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, has been appointed associate dean for research at the school. She began her duties there on 1 March. An experienced nurse researcher who focuses on the biological basis of postpartum depression and fatigue—she’s currently leading a multisite, longitudinal study with funding from the National Institutes of Health—Corwin will lead the development of a strategic research plan; create a high-quality research infrastructure and support system; lead robust and high-impact, interdisciplinary research; and promote the scholarship of faculty and students both nationally and internationally. Prior to her appointment at Emory, Corwin served on faculties of the University of Colorado, Pennsylvania State University and Ohio State University.
 
Marcia Wraith Crim, chief nursing officer at USMD Hospital in Arlington, Texas, USA and vice president of development for USMD Hospital Division, has been appointed chief executive officer for the hospital. She succeeds Karen Fiducia, who has served as interim CEO since 2008 and who will continue in her role as president of USMD Hospital Division. Crim has been with USMD since 2006, when she joined the organization as vice president of implementation and was charged with getting USMD Hospital at Fort Worth off the ground and running. Crim’s experience in healthcare management includes the development of multiple health care facilities that range from free-standing clinics to licensed acute care hospitals. She was vice president of clinical development and operations for TpHR of Addison, Texas and CEO of Harris Methodist Southlake in Southlake, Texas. She also spent more 14 years with All Saints Health System in Fort Worth, Texas in various management positions.
 
Gail Dolan, formerly chief operations officer at NCH Healthcare System in Naples, Florida, USA, has been named Florida Regional Dean of Rasmussen College School of Nursing, overseeing Rasmussen nursing operations at its New Port Richey, Tampa/Brandon, Ocala and Fort Myers campuses. Dolan has also served as an adjunct professor at NOVA Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale and Barry University in Miami Shores, both in Florida.
 
Elizabeth Downes, clinical assistant professor at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, will be inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) on 22 June at the organization’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, USA. Downes has more than 25 years of international nursing experience, having worked in more than a dozen countries, including Ethiopia, Mozambique, Fiji, Liberia and Zimbabwe. Downes also is known for her efforts to provide health care to Atlanta’s refugee population and migrant farm workers in rural Georgia.
 
Linda Q. Everett, executive vice president and chief nurse executive at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and past president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), has been named president of the Indiana Center for Nursing (ICN). ICN was formed in July 2011 to incorporate three Indiana nursing organizations—Nursing 2000, Nursing 2000 North and the Indiana Nursing Workforce Development Coalition—into one, to combine the best practices and functions of all three. Membership of the ICN consists of more than 40 health care organizations that both employ and educate registered nurses in Indiana, as well as other state-wide nursing membership organizations such as the Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives, Indiana Hospital Association, the Indiana State Nurses Association, the Indiana State Board of Nursing, the Council of Indiana Deans and Directors in Nursing Education and VHA Central.
 
Terry T. Fulmer, dean of Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University, is co-editor of the fourth edition of Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice. Published by Springer and thoroughly updated to provide the most current, evidence-based protocols for care of common clinical conditions and issues in older adult patients, the book’s four editors are endorsed by NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) and the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing. Former dean of New York University College of Nursing, Fulmer became dean of Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences on 1 October 2011.
 
Laurie Gehrt, formerly chief nursing officer for Cerner’s U.S. Consulting Division, has been named by B.E. Smith as senior vice president to lead the firm’s Interim Leadership and Consulting Solutions divisions. Gehrt’s responsibilities include new service development and expansion into new markets, as well as service quality and client/employee satisfaction. She is a member of the American Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. 
 
Norma Gomez, director of NJG Consultants, Inc. in Russellville, Tennessee, USA, is national president-elect of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA). Gomez’s responsibilities will include serving on the National Board of Directors (BOD) and as liaison to assigned committees.
 
 
Cherona Hajewski, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, USA, has been named vice president of the Indiana Center for Nursing (ICN). ICN was formed in July 2011 to incorporate three Indiana nursing organizations—Nursing 2000, Nursing 2000 North and the Indiana Nursing Workforce Development Coalition—into one, to combine the best practices and functions of all three. Membership of the ICN consists of more than 40 health care organizations that both employ and educate registered nurses in Indiana, as well as other state-wide nursing membership organizations such as the Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives, Indiana Hospital Association, the Indiana State Nurses Association, the Indiana State Board of Nursing, the Council of Indiana Deans and Directors in Nursing Education and VHA Central.
 
Nancee R. Hofmeister, formerly of Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, is now chief nursing officer at Evergreen Healthcare in Kirkland, Washington, USA, where she is responsible for the planning, coordination and direction of nursing care and practice.
 
 
Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho became the U.S. Army’s 43rd surgeon general on 7 December 2011, the first nurse and first woman appointed to that position. Nominated by President Barack Obama and approved by the U.S. Senate, Horoho has commanded the Army Nurse Corps since 2008, when she received a rare two-grade promotion from colonel to major general. As Army surgeon general, she will direct the third-largest health care system in the United States, behind the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Hospital Corporation of America. With an annual budget of $13.5 billion, the surgeon general manages more than 480 facilities and 29 executive agencies, many of which lead groundbreaking research efforts. She also oversees 140,000 military and civilian employees, and more than 3.5 million beneficiaries, globally.
 
Eleanor Howell, dean of Creighton University School of Nursing, was reelected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). Former chair of the Nebraska Assembly of Nursing Deans and Directors, Howell has served as dean at Creighton University for the last nine years.
 
Anne Hysong, a critical-care clinical nurse specialist at Gwinnett Medical Center, Duluth, Georgia, USA, has been elected to a two-year term on the board of directors of the National Association of Clinical Nurse SpecialistsRNL
 
 
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