Latest Year of the Nurse & Midwife News

  • YOTN Sue Bezek Golisano Children's Hospital

    Monday, September 28, 2020 — Sue Bezek, Year of the Nurse and Midwife

  • Spotlight on: Tonya Reisman, RN, Registered Nurse Case Manager, Jones Memorial Hospital

    Wednesday, September 09, 2020 — Tonya Reisman had a nine-year career as a certified optician at a Walmart Vision Center before she even thought about becoming a nurse. Everything changed when her grandmother became ill. “My grandmother was my best friend,” she said. “I took ...

  • Spotlight on: Kari Zwiefka, RN, BSN, Director of Surgical Services, Jones Memorial Hospital

    Wednesday, September 09, 2020 — Kari Zwiefka once thought she wanted to be a physical therapist. But, with some encouragement from her aunt, who was a nurse, she started nursing school and fell in love with it. Zwiefka earned her nursing degree and began her career working in a ...

  • YOTN Donna Bliven Jones Memorial

    Wednesday, September 09, 2020 — Donna Bliven, Year of the Nurse and Midwife

  • Spotlight on: Jennifer Middaugh, CNM, Certified Nurse Midwife, Jones Memorial Hospital

    Friday, September 04, 2020 — “My first exposure to the health care system was pregnancy and delivery,” said Jennifer Middaugh, CNM, a certified nurse midwife at Jones Memorial Hospital. “And I loved my labor nurse at Jones, Sandra Moore, RN. She made a huge impression on me ...

  • Spotlight on: Kaitlyn Anderson, LPN, Intake Nurse, Jones Walk-In Clinic

    Friday, September 04, 2020 — Kaitlyn Anderson didn’t plan on being a nurse. But during high school she worked at the Jones Memorial Hospital registration office, and was intrigue by what she noticed going on around her. She was suddenly drawn to the idea of being part of ...

  • Spotlight on: Dena Helms, RN, Care Manager, Jones Memorial Hospital

    Thursday, September 03, 2020 — Her first job out of high school was as a nurse’s aide. Over the next 32 years, Dena Helms has served in a variety of roles, from hospital floor nurse, office nurse, CPR instructor, OR nurse, care manager, and Army nurse. And she’s not done yet. ...

  • Spotlight on: Cherie Gibson, RN, MN, BSN, Noyes Memorial Hospital

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 — Cherie Gibson, RN, MN, BSN, wears many hats at Noyes Memorial Hospital. Her official title is emergency department module coordinator (EMC). But she is also an ED staff nurse, an educator in the ED, a PICC line nurse, and she teaches classes in ...

  • Spotlight on: Jessica Porter, RN, BS, CNOR, Nurse Manager, Noyes Outpatient Surgery Center

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 — Jessica Porter’s nursing career has centered on surgery. ”My favorite part of nursing school was anatomy and physiology,” she said. “I began my career as a floor nurse on a surgical floor and I’ve worked in the OR, too. I love that surgery is ...

  • Spotlight on: Amy Amell, RN, Noyes Memorial Hospital

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 — Amy Amell, an RN at Noyes Memorial Hospital’s 8-bed ICU, knew she wanted a career where she could take care of people. The Hornell resident, who grew up in the small, rural town of Arkport, also knew she wanted to live and practice nursing in a ...

  • Spotlight on: Casey Renno, RN, BS, Med/Surg Charge Nurse, Noyes Memorial Hospital

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020 — When Casey Renno, RN, BSN, med/surg charge nurse at Noyes Memorial Hospital, was a child she spent a lot of time in hospitals because her brother was born with a rare disease. “I was always around nurses as a young girl,” she said. “They helped ...

  • YOTN-Noyes CNO Tamara West

    Monday, August 03, 2020 — Tamara West, Year of the Nurse and Midwife

  • Spotlight on: Yachica Johnson, LPN, UR Medicine Home Care

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020 — As a young girl Yachica Johnson, LPN, developed a passion for helping others as her family cared for her grandmother with health issues. For the past 23 years she has worked in area nursing homes and for home care agencies. Since 2016, she has ...

  • Kathy Rideout - Year of the Nurse

    Monday, June 22, 2020 — Kathy Rideout - Year of the Nurse and Midwife

  • Spotlight on: Kaydean Harris, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, nurse practitioner Thompson Health Urgent Care, SON faculty member

    Monday, June 22, 2020 — “My decision to become a nurse goes back to my years in college,” said Kaydean Harris. “I always knew I wanted to be in the health care field because I had a passion for caring for others. But I wasn’t sure where I fit in. I chose the University ...

  • Hazel Robertshaw CNO FF Thompson Hospital

    Monday, June 01, 2020 — Hazel Robertshaw, Year of the Nurse and Midwife

  • UR President Mangelsdorf and UR Medicine CNE Karen Davis Celebrating Nurses Week

    Thursday, May 28, 2020 — UR President Mangelsdorf and UR Medicine CNE Karen Davis Celebrating Nurses Week

  • Spotlight on: Samera Sorell, DNP, RN, CNM, Thompson Health Canandaigua Medical Group

    Thursday, May 21, 2020 — A nurse since 2005 and a midwife since 2016, Samera Sorell has delivered more than 200 babies. “The birth of a baby is such an intense, vulnerable moment for any family,” she said. “It is a privilege to be there and help them through that moment ...

  • Spotlight on: Caitlin Bonanni, RN, Registered Nurse II, Thompson Health

    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 — “I became a nurse because I fell in love with taking care of people,” said Caitlin Bonanni, RN. It all began when her husband deployed to Afghanistan and she started working at Thompson as a tech on 3 West, a medical/surgical, stroke care, and ...

  • A tribute to all of our nurses

    Tuesday, May 05, 2020 — Crisis tends to bring out the best of people, and that’s never been more true than during the COVID-19 pandemic, says University of Rochester Medical Center Chief Nursing Executive Karen Davis. She said she’s extremely proud of how well nurses ...

  • ‘We’re all trying to do our part’

    Tuesday, May 05, 2020 — Anthony Condo has been a member of the Highly Infectious Disease Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital for more than a year. He considers it his civic duty to be on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. “If we don’t do it, who will?”

  • Caring for COVID-positive patients brings unexpected challenges

    Tuesday, May 05, 2020 — Danette Niles became a member of the front line team treating COVID-19 literally overnight. Providing patient care to patients with this virus has been a challenge, she said, but not for the reasons you might think.

  • UR School of Nursing’s Dean of Education Recognizes National Nurses’ Week

    Tuesday, May 05, 2020 — Lydia Rotondo, DNP, RN, CNS, FNAP, associate dean of education and student affairs, salutes the contributions nurses and midwives have made to the health and well-being of populations across the globe. Her essay is part of the Democrat and ...

  • Spotlight on: Colleen Bayer, BSN, OCN Nurse Manager, Wilmot Cancer Institute

    Monday, May 04, 2020 — Oncology nursing is a challenging field, but for Colleen Bayer, BSN, OCN, it became a natural choice. In high school she wasn’t sure if she wanted to be a nurse or a teacher but family experiences and meaningful opportunities led her to her ...

  • Spotlight on: Rhona Henry, RN, BSN, Nurse Manager, Wilmot Cancer Institute

    Monday, April 27, 2020 — Growing up in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Rhona Henry found the inspiration to be a nurse from her grandmother and great-grandmother. When she moved to New York and went to nursing school, she discovered her love of oncology nursing.

  • KC Clevenger, Chief Nursing Officer, Wilmot Cancer Institute

    Friday, April 24, 2020 — KC Clevenger - Year of the Nurse and Midwife

  • Highland Nurse Educator Named RBJ Health Care Hero

    Friday, March 27, 2020 — A nurse can have many roles during the course of a career. Emily Winters, MS, RN-BC, NEA-BC, has shined in a variety of roles during her 26-year career. Her dedication to her profession, to our community and to world health is what made her a ...

  • Spotlight on: Nicole Dobbertin, RN, BSN, Charge Nurse, Highland Hospital

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 — When Nicole Dobbertin, RN, BSN, was in elementary school, her mom, Jacquie, began studying to be a nurse. As a young girl, she was inspired by how excited her mother was about classes and clinical rotations. “I also loved helping others and ...

  • Taubman in Two: Year of the Nurse and Midwife

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 — Taubman in Two: Year of the Nurse and Midwife

  • Melissa Derleth, Chief Nursing Officer, Highland Hospital

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020 — Melissa Derleth, Year of the Nurse and Midwife

  • University of Rochester Medical Center Chief Nursing Executive Karen Davis

    Tuesday, March 03, 2020 — Karen Davis - Year of the Nurse and Midwife

  • Spotlight on: Jon Kuppinger, RN, EMT-P, Cardiac Care Unit, Strong Memorial Hospital

    Thursday, February 27, 2020 — Meet Jon Kuppinger. He is a US Navy veteran, a former California high tech professional, a paramedic, a rock star, and since 2017, has found his true calling as a level 3 bedside nurse on a cardiac care unit at Strong Memorial Hospital.

  • Jones Memorial Celebrates Year of the Nurse and Midwife

    Monday, February 24, 2020 — In conjunction with the 200th birthdays of Florence Nightingale and Susan B. Anthony and the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote, Jones Memorial Hospital and UR Medicine have joined the World Health ...

  • Thompson Health: Challenges and Rewards Facing Nurses

    Thursday, February 06, 2020 — There are far more roles for nurses today than ever before, according to Hazel Robertshaw, vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer for UR Medicine Thompson Health.

  • Mary Carey Named a ‘Health Care Hero’ by Rochester Business Journal

    Monday, February 03, 2020 — Mary G. Carey, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN, an associate professor at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and director of the Clinical Nursing Research Center at Strong Memorial Hospital, has been named a Health Care Hero by the Rochester ...

  • UR School of Nursing Joins in Worldwide Celebration of Year of the Nurse and Midwife

    Monday, January 13, 2020 — The World Health Organization (WHO) is designating 2020 as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and the University of Rochester School of Nursing is playing a leading role as the UR Medical Center and its affiliate hospital make plans to honor ...