Massachusetts General Hospital nurses
inducted into American Academy of Nursing
BOSTON - July 25, 2007 - The American Academy of Nursing
announced recently that 54 nurse leaders will be inducted as Fellows
this fall. Among the group are two Massachusetts General Hospital
(MGH) nurses: Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, MS, senior vice president
for Patient Care Services and chief nurse; and Diane Carroll, RN,
PhD, a nurse researcher. The induction ceremony will take place
during the Academy's 34th Annual Meeting and Conference on Nov.
10 in Washington, DC.
Ives Erickson was named senior vice president for patient care
in 1996 and leads the institution's largest clinical division including
nursing and the other health professions. She is an instructor of
nursing at several Boston-area institutions, including Harvard Medical
School and the MGH Institute for Health Professions, and was recently
appointed by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael
O. Leavitt, to serve on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education
and Practice. Her international commitment to improving nursing
practice in countries such as Iraq and Indonesia also contributed
to her election to the Academy.
As a nurse researcher for The Yvonne
L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at MGH, Carroll is responsible
for developing and expanding cardiovascular nursing research. She
also mentors colleagues with research questions that arise from
their patient care practices.
"This is a big honor and a humbling experience for the two
of us and for MGH," says Ives Erickson. "We are both thrilled
at the opportunity to represent our institution."
"Induction into the American Academy of Nursing is universally
regarded as an acknowledgement of outstanding achievement in nursing,"
says Carroll. "I am honored and humbled to be recognized by
this respected organization."
The American Academy of Nursing is comprised of many of the nation's
top nursing executives, policy makers, scholars, researchers and
practitioners. Its mission is to serve the public and nursing profession
by advancing health policy and practice through the generation,
synthesis and sharing of nursing knowledge. Selection criteria for
new fellows include evidence of significant national and/or international
contributions to nursing and health care. Two current Academy Fellows
must sponsor each nominee.
Founded in 1811, the MGH is the third oldest general hospital in
the United States and the oldest and largest in New England. In
2003, MGH was named Masssachusetts' first Magnet hospital by the
American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American
Nurses Association. Magnet recognition represents the highest honor
awarded for nursing excellence.
The 900-bed medical center offers sophisticated diagnostic and
therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of
medicine and surgery. Each year the MGH admits more than 46,000
inpatients and handles nearly 1.5 million outpatient visits at its
main campus and health centers. Its Emergency Department records
nearly 80,000 visits annually. The surgical staff performs more
than 35,000 operations and the MGH Vincent Obstetrics Service delivers
more than 3,500 babies each year. The MGH conducts the largest hospital-based
research program in the country, with an annual research budget
of approximately $500 million. It is the oldest and largest teaching
hospital of Harvard Medical School, where nearly all MGH staff physicians
serve on the faculty. The MGH is consistently ranked among the nation's
top hospitals by US News and World Report.
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