Elms College to Host Distinguished Healthcare and Nursing Leaders in Panel Discussion

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Panel members will share their insights on the role of advanced education in their careers as nursing and healthcare leaders.

Elms College will host local healthcare and nursing leaders in a panel discussion at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Distinguished professionals will share their insights on the role of advanced education in their careers as nursing and healthcare leaders. The discussion’s theme is “Advancing Education, Advancing Opportunities.”

The panelists are Craig Melin, Ph.D., president and CEO of Cooley Dickenson Hospital; Sharon Adams, M.S.H.C.S., M.A., R.N., senior vice president for patient care services at Mercy Medical Center; Patricia Samra, M.S., R.N., director of clinical workforce planning & finance for Baystate Medical Center; and Jae Breines, M.H.P., executive director of Holyoke Health Center. The discussion will be moderated by Kim Kenny-Rockwal, S.P.H.R., M.B.A., director of human resources for Health New England.

The discussion will be held in Veritas Auditorium inside Berchmans Hall on the Elms College Campus. Nurses can receive 1.0 contact hours for attending. An information session on graduate offerings for nursing will be available 5-8 p.m. in the same building. Both events are free and open to the public, but registration for the panel discussion is required. Go to http://www.elms.edu/nursingleadership to register.

Elms College is a co-educational, Catholic college offering a liberal arts curriculum that gives students multiple perspectives on life. Founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, Elms College has a tradition of educating reflective, principled, and creative learners, who are rooted in faith, educated in mind, compassionate in heart, responsive to civic and social obligations, and capable of adjusting to change without compromising principle.

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