ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, CHS seeks employee nominations for the prestigious Patrick J. Scollard Award for Leadership. The most recent winner is Barbara Rowe, RN, director of specialty care services for Catholic Home Care (CHC) and a pediatric palliative care nurse for Good Shepherd Hospice. Nominated by her colleagues and chosen from among her peers, she was recognized at the system's 13th annual leadership conference, held at the DeMatteis Center in Greenvale.
"Barbara's commitment to CHS's mission is apparent in word and deed," said President and Chief Executive Officer Alan D. Guerci, MD. "She is a manager dedicated to quality, leading by example through her activities inside and outside of the organization."
Rowe spearheaded the expansion of CHC's pediatric program, which provided care to 747 patients in 2015, an increase of 124% versus 2014 and more than 200% over the prior year. Recently, she implemented a postpartum pre-eclampsia program in which home visits are made by a maternal child health nurse, with daily telemonitoring of patients. The program served close to 300 patients during its first year.
Also, Rowe established an evidence-based pediatric asthma management program, incorporating the goals of population health in collaboration with the American Lung Association of the Northeast and Asthma Coalition of Long Island. In addition, she partnered with CHS and local hospitals in advancing the continuum of care in developing programs that support teaching from hospital to home.
A master's-prepared registered nurse, Rowe is currently completing her nurse practitioner's degree in family practice and her doctorate in nursing. She is in training for the faculty of the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State's pediatric palliative care program for clinicians.
One of the two leading finalists for the Patrick J. Scollard Award was Glenda Miranda, RN, who joined Good Samaritan three years ago as director of emergency nursing in the hospital's Emergency Department (ED). The ED has more than 95,000 patient visits per year, and Miranda oversees a staff of more than 200.
The other finalist for this honor is Geraldine Manginello, RN, BS, manager of specialty services for Good Shepherd. She oversees pediatrics and services for both acute and continuing care hospice patients, as well as training new staff.
Catholic Health Services (CHS) is an integrated system encompassing some of the region's finest health and human services agencies. With 17,500 employees, 6 acute care hospitals, 3 nursing homes, a home nursing service, hospice, a community-based agency for persons with special needs and a regional lab, CHS's high standards have resulted in a 23% market share.
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SOURCE Catholic Health Services of Long Island