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The American Heart Association is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. Originally formed in New York City in 1915 as the Association for the Prevention and Relief of Heart Disease, it is currently headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency. They are known for publishing standards on basic life support and advanced cardiac life support , and in 2014 issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women. They are known also for operating a number of highly visible public service campaigns starting in the 1970s, and also operate a number of fundraising events. In 1994, the Chronicle of Philanthropy, an industry publication, released a study that showed the American Heart Association was ranked as the 5th "most popular charity/non-profit in America." Elliott Antman, M.D., is president of the American Heart Association for its 2014-15 fiscal year. Wikipedia.


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News Article | May 9, 2017
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HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stewart today announced the appointment of Roseann Rogers as sales manager of the Houston division of the company. In this role, she will oversee all aspects of sales operations in the Houston region, with responsibility for growth in the local market. “We are excited to have Roseann join the team and look forward to seeing the impact she will make in her new role,” said Mick Goodenough, sales director, Texas. “With her considerable industry experience and reputation in the Houston community, she will be a valuable asset to the company.” Roseann assumes this role with extensive experience in sales, marketing and media in the city of Houston. Most recently, she served as the executive director for K9s4COPs, where she oversaw daily operations of fundraising, marketing and branding. Prior to that, she was the director of PR and business development at John Daugherty, Realtors. While working there, she also earned her Texas Real Estate License and signed with the company as a referral agent. Earlier in her career, Roseann also served as vice president of strategic marketing and development for the Houston Chronicle, marketing director for Finger Furniture, sales manager for KTBU-TV and marketing director for KPRC-TV. “I am thrilled to join the team at Stewart and look forward to being part of a company that values honesty, integrity and innovation as much as I do,” said Rogers. “I am excited to continue serving the community in this role – leveraging my insight into the city of Houston and its residents.” Roseann enjoys giving back to the community and holds leadership roles in many local organizations. She is a founding board member of Dress for Success, Houston and a member of The Junior League of Houston, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, American Heart Association’s Heart Guild of Houston and The Houston Ballet Guild. She also served as co-vice president of Trees of Hope. Roseann is a graduate of Western Kentucky University. She will be working out of the Houston corporate headquarters located at 1980 Post Oak Boulevard and reporting to Mick Goodenough. She can be reached at roseann.rogers@stewart.com. Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE-STC) is a global real estate services company, offering products and services through our direct operations, network of Stewart Trusted Providers™ and family of companies. From residential and commercial title insurance and closing and settlement services to specialized offerings for the mortgage industry, we offer the comprehensive service, deep expertise and solutions our customers need for any real estate transaction. At Stewart, we believe in building strong relationships – and these partnerships are the cornerstone of every closing, every transaction and every deal. Stewart. Real partners. Real possibilities.™ More information is available at stewart.com, subscribe to the Stewart blog at blog.stewart.com, or follow Stewart on Twitter® @stewarttitleco. Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


"Nurses are at the center of delivering a quality, compassionate patient care experience. AMN Healthcare is honored to recognize the exceptional service of nurses throughout the world this week," said Susan Salka, AMN Healthcare President and CEO.  "We are also very proud that some of the finest nurses in the country have or are currently working with the AMN team providing outstanding care for our clients. Their commitment to their profession and their advocacy for patients and their families is inspiring to us all." Per diem and travel nurses have always been an essential part of any effective healthcare system and are becoming increasingly important as the healthcare industry faces a growing nurse shortage and increased need for workforce flexibility. Research confirms that per diem and travel nurses provide quality of care that is equivalent to their permanent counterparts. The following four outstanding AMN travel nurses were chosen by a committee of AMN clients, clinicians and recruiters. These nurses showed an unwavering commitment to excellence in the nursing profession that goes far beyond their job requirements. The nominations were a testament to the high quality of nurses that AMN Healthcare has on assignment. The Innovation Award went to Jennifer Ordonez, RN BSN, an ICU Nurse on assignment in Palm Springs, CA, for her ongoing pursuit of personal and professional excellence through innovation and the advancement of patient care. As her nomination stated, "Jennifer goes beyond the care and comfort of the patient to provide life-changing care. This is the definition of excellence." The Passion Award for exemplifying the highest standards of professional excellence through leadership and extraordinary commitment to service throughout their healthcare community went to Allison Griffin, RN, BLS, CHEMO, PALS, PMD, a Pediatric Nurse on assignment in Boston, MA. Allison was selected because she "is able to impact the lives of the children and their families with her care and compassion in a meaningful way each and every day!" The Customer Focus Award for demonstrating an unwavering dedication to the improvement of patient care across all specialties and embodying the core values of the nursing profession in actions and words went to Sandra Shrago, RN, ACLS, BSN, an ICU Nurse on assignment at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY. Sandra was nominated for this award because she "encompasses all that nursing should represent, going above and beyond what is standard, setting a bar for herself, for her care of others. Her amiable demeanor, warm smile and linguistic adeptness proves to be a pleasure and an asset." The Overall Commitment to Excellence Award for all of these qualities, and continually striving to improve patient care through education and innovation, displaying an unmatched passion for the profession was given to Sonia Washington, RN, ACLS, BLS, PALS, an ICU Nurse on assignment at Hilo Medical Center in Hilo, HI. "Sonia's respect of patients, families, physicians, and quick adaption to local culture make her shine," said Sonia's supervisors at Hilo Medical Center. "Sonia demonstrated the professional conduct and compassion our ICU Beacon Status department is known for and expects. Sonia has an outgoing personality, participates in our teamwork philosophy… and works above and beyond as a patient advocate." NewYork-Presbyterian NewYork-Presbyterian is one of the nation's most comprehensive, integrated academic healthcare delivery systems, whose organizations are dedicated to providing the highest quality, most compassionate care and service to patients in the New York metropolitan area, nationally, and throughout the globe. In collaboration with two renowned medical schools, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian is consistently recognized as a leader in medical education, groundbreaking research and innovative, patient-centered clinical care. For more information, visit www.nyp.org and on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Hilo Medical Center As the Big Island's leading provider of nationally recognized 4-star care, Hilo Medical Center (HMC) delivers a full range of services and programs. Our 20-acre campus consists of 276 beds located throughout the 137-bed acute hospital, 20-bed behavioral health unit and a 119-bed long-term care facility. We have over 1,000 employees and a medical staff comprised of 250 physicians, physician assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, representing 33 specialties. As a medical center, we have a network of nine outpatient clinics offering primary and specialty care. The hospital is a Level III Trauma Center which includes the second busiest emergency room in the state that provides 24-hour care to nearly 48,000 patients annually. In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ranked HMC 4 stars for Overall Hospital Quality, putting our hospital in the top 20% in the nation, among the top 5 hospitals in the state, and named HMC the only 4-star hospital on Hawaii Island. Also in 2016, our Intensive Care Unit was designated as a bronze level for Beacon Award of Excellence – only the second ICU in the state to receive this designation. HMC received the 2016 American Heart Association Gold Plus Award for heart failure. HMC has also been recognized for quality long term care by Providigm for Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement Accredited Facility and Embracing Quality Award for the Prevention of Hospital Readmissions. Our long term care met the requirements for the American Health Care Association's Three Tier Level Quality Initiative Recognition Program. HMC ranks in the top 2% of hospitals in country and best in the state of Hawaii for preventing Hospital Acquired Conditions, according to CMS in 2015. The hospital is also a recipient of the 2015 Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ and a past recipient of the Mountain Pacific Quality Health's Quality Achievement Award. HMC received the HIMSS Nicholas E. Davies Award for Excellence in 2015 for demonstrating EMR utilization to improve quality of care and financial management. We are part of the Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, a public entity established in 1996 by the State of Hawaii to fulfill the promise to provide quality, hometown healthcare. For more information, go to: www.hilomedicalcenter.org. About AMN Healthcare AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities across the nation. The Company provides unparalleled access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. With insights and expertise, AMN Healthcare helps providers optimize their workforce to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency, and improve patient outcomes. AMN delivers managed services programs, healthcare executive search solutions, vendor management systems, recruitment process outsourcing, predictive modeling, medical coding and consulting, and other services. Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health facilities, and many other healthcare settings. For more information about AMN Healthcare, visit www.amnhealthcare.com. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-nurses-week-amn-healthcare-commitment-to-excellence-awards-recognize-importance-of-nurses-in-patient-care-300456603.html


News Article | May 12, 2017
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For the third year, Antlers at Vail hotel in Vail, Colorado, will host a special free mountain getaway weekend for Colorado nonprofit organizations – and the list of invitees continues to grow. “We keep adding to our list,” says former Antlers at Vail GM Rob LeVine, who conceived the idea of a May “Pay It Backward” event – a play on the more familiar “Pay It Forward” concept – to thank those who work so hard to help others. The recently retired LeVine continues to be involved with Pay It Backward, this year inviting almost 50 Colorado Front Range organizations to participate in the May 12-14, 2017, weekend escape. Nonprofits are invited to designate the person of their choice – some choose staff, volunteers, or even clients – for two complimentary nights’ lodging and a Saturday night reception with wine and appetizers prepared by Vail catering chef Barry Robinson (a Fireside Productions video of the inaugural 2015 event captures some of the fun). Guests are welcome to bring spouses, family or friends and spend the weekend enjoying the Vail Valley, from the many active outdoor pursuits to just enjoying some well-earned relaxation at the Antlers. And as the invitation list expands so does the number of attendees, with almost all of the organizations expected to send representatives this year. “Many of our RSVPs are past attendees,” says LeVine, “but there will be some newbies too.” The Front Range nonprofit organizations planning to participate in the 2017 Pay It Backward weekend at Antlers at Vail so far are, in alphabetical order: Advocates for Children – CASA; Alliance for Sustainable Colorado; American Heart Association; American Red Cross; Arvada Center for the Arts; Audubon Rockies; Bicycle Colorado; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado; Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver; Canine Companions for Independence; Catholic Charities Diocese of Pueblo; Clyfford Still Museum; Colorado Coalition against Domestic Violence; Colorado Fourteener Initiative; Colorado Horse Rescue; Colorado Water Trust; Conservation Colorado; Denver Children's Advocacy Center; Denver Rescue Mission; Engineers Without Borders; Firefly Autism; Food Bank of the Rockies; Friends of CAIC (Colorado Avalanche Info Center); Habitat for Humanity of Colorado; Hearts and Horses; Hope House of Colorado; IDEglobal; Joshua Station; Mesa County Partners; Ronald McDonald House; The Home Front Cares; West Mountain Regional Health Alliance; and Women's Foundation of Colorado. The Antlers at Vail is known for its local community-minded focus, which last year won the hotel Vail Valley Partnership’s Community Impact Award. The Pay It Backward weekend provides a chance to broaden that reach. “It has already become a much-anticipated spring tradition,” says General Manager Magda King. “It’s fun to give back with what we do best – providing comfortable lodgings and top-notch personalized service, offering guests the chance to simply kick back and relax.” About the Antlers at Vail: The Antlers at Vail offers a relaxed Vail lodging experience in a fabulous mountain setting. In addition to being awarded Vail’s highest-level Platinum lodging rating, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and GreenLeader status, Antlers was named a “Best Ski Hotel for Families” by Curbed Ski. With condominiums ranging from studio suites to four-bedroom penthouses, every Antlers unit enjoys a fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, balcony, daily maid service and complimentary Wi-Fi and parking. For more information visit http://www.antlersvail.com.


New York, NY, May 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jane Carmody, DNP, MBA, BSW, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, has joined The John A. Hartford Foundation as a new Program Officer, the Foundation announced today. Dr. Carmody has enjoyed a long and successful career in health care with a focus on the care of older adults. She has practiced in community social work, psychiatric inpatient nursing, intensive care, and community health care. She has held significant executive leadership positions over the years, including as Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Health, formerly Alegent Creighton Health. Dr. Carmody has focused on safety, quality, and the patient-family care experience during her career, and most of her leadership and care practices have been to design and improve care models and health promotion systems for older adults. She has initiated and supported innovative solutions to improving outcomes such as a parish nursing network and a nursing home network. She has overseen system excellence designation programs such as Pathway to Excellence, Magnet, and NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders). In the fall of 2016, Dr. Carmody and her husband relocated to New York to be closer to their family. “We are thrilled to welcome Jane Carmody with her extensive experience as a nurse, social worker, and as a health system leader,” said Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation. “Dr. Carmody adds to our exceptional team a first-hand knowledge of how to make health systems more age-friendly and a deep commitment to improving the care of older adults.” Dr. Carmody is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), National Gerontological Nursing Association, American Geriatrics Society, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She is certified as a nurse executive in practice (CENP) by the AONE, and as a nurse executive advanced (NEA-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Carmody has served on many boards over the years including the College of St. Mary, Hospice House, New Cassel, and the American Heart Association. Dr. Carmody graduated from Mercy College in Des Moines with a diploma in nursing and from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a social work degree. She also holds an MBA from Creighton University and a DNP from Rush University. Founded in 1929 by John and George Hartford of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P groceries), The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. Every eight seconds, someone in America turns 65. The largest-ever generation of older adults is living and working longer, redefining later life, and enriching our communities and society. Comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous care that keeps older adults as healthy as possible is essential to sustaining these valuable contributions. The John A. Hartford Foundation believes that its investments in aging experts and innovations can transform how care is delivered, lowering costs and dramatically improving the health of older adults. Additional information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.johnahartford.org. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7aa8b753-4015-4323-986a-89049be30307 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/996b2c7e-c212-4486-b5db-c522e0d16c29


FAIRFAX, Va., May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sheehy Auto Stores, Inc. has announced plans for the 20th Annual Sheehy 8000 Sales Event, a community-wide effort running May 12 – July 5, to sell cars while raising awareness and funds to benefit the American Heart Association.  "This year i...


New York, NY, May 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jane Carmody, DNP, MBA, BSW, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, has joined The John A. Hartford Foundation as a new Program Officer, the Foundation announced today. Dr. Carmody has enjoyed a long and successful career in health care with a focus on the care of older adults. She has practiced in community social work, psychiatric inpatient nursing, intensive care, and community health care. She has held significant executive leadership positions over the years, including as Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Health, formerly Alegent Creighton Health. Dr. Carmody has focused on safety, quality, and the patient-family care experience during her career, and most of her leadership and care practices have been to design and improve care models and health promotion systems for older adults. She has initiated and supported innovative solutions to improving outcomes such as a parish nursing network and a nursing home network. She has overseen system excellence designation programs such as Pathway to Excellence, Magnet, and NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders). In the fall of 2016, Dr. Carmody and her husband relocated to New York to be closer to their family. “We are thrilled to welcome Jane Carmody with her extensive experience as a nurse, social worker, and as a health system leader,” said Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation. “Dr. Carmody adds to our exceptional team a first-hand knowledge of how to make health systems more age-friendly and a deep commitment to improving the care of older adults.” Dr. Carmody is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), National Gerontological Nursing Association, American Geriatrics Society, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She is certified as a nurse executive in practice (CENP) by the AONE, and as a nurse executive advanced (NEA-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Carmody has served on many boards over the years including the College of St. Mary, Hospice House, New Cassel, and the American Heart Association. Dr. Carmody graduated from Mercy College in Des Moines with a diploma in nursing and from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a social work degree. She also holds an MBA from Creighton University and a DNP from Rush University. Founded in 1929 by John and George Hartford of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P groceries), The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. Every eight seconds, someone in America turns 65. The largest-ever generation of older adults is living and working longer, redefining later life, and enriching our communities and society. Comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous care that keeps older adults as healthy as possible is essential to sustaining these valuable contributions. The John A. Hartford Foundation believes that its investments in aging experts and innovations can transform how care is delivered, lowering costs and dramatically improving the health of older adults. Additional information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.johnahartford.org. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7aa8b753-4015-4323-986a-89049be30307 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/996b2c7e-c212-4486-b5db-c522e0d16c29


New York, NY, May 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jane Carmody, DNP, MBA, BSW, RN, CENP, NEA-BC, has joined The John A. Hartford Foundation as a new Program Officer, the Foundation announced today. Dr. Carmody has enjoyed a long and successful career in health care with a focus on the care of older adults. She has practiced in community social work, psychiatric inpatient nursing, intensive care, and community health care. She has held significant executive leadership positions over the years, including as Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Health, formerly Alegent Creighton Health. Dr. Carmody has focused on safety, quality, and the patient-family care experience during her career, and most of her leadership and care practices have been to design and improve care models and health promotion systems for older adults. She has initiated and supported innovative solutions to improving outcomes such as a parish nursing network and a nursing home network. She has overseen system excellence designation programs such as Pathway to Excellence, Magnet, and NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders). In the fall of 2016, Dr. Carmody and her husband relocated to New York to be closer to their family. “We are thrilled to welcome Jane Carmody with her extensive experience as a nurse, social worker, and as a health system leader,” said Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation. “Dr. Carmody adds to our exceptional team a first-hand knowledge of how to make health systems more age-friendly and a deep commitment to improving the care of older adults.” Dr. Carmody is a member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), National Gerontological Nursing Association, American Geriatrics Society, Sigma Theta Tau International, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. She is certified as a nurse executive in practice (CENP) by the AONE, and as a nurse executive advanced (NEA-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Dr. Carmody has served on many boards over the years including the College of St. Mary, Hospice House, New Cassel, and the American Heart Association. Dr. Carmody graduated from Mercy College in Des Moines with a diploma in nursing and from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a social work degree. She also holds an MBA from Creighton University and a DNP from Rush University. Founded in 1929 by John and George Hartford of the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P groceries), The John A. Hartford Foundation, based in New York City, is a private, nonpartisan philanthropy dedicated to improving the care of older adults. Every eight seconds, someone in America turns 65. The largest-ever generation of older adults is living and working longer, redefining later life, and enriching our communities and society. Comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous care that keeps older adults as healthy as possible is essential to sustaining these valuable contributions. The John A. Hartford Foundation believes that its investments in aging experts and innovations can transform how care is delivered, lowering costs and dramatically improving the health of older adults. Additional information about the Foundation and its programs is available at www.johnahartford.org. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/7aa8b753-4015-4323-986a-89049be30307 A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/996b2c7e-c212-4486-b5db-c522e0d16c29

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