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Welcome to the great state of Texas with over 200,000 RNs. This Lounge provides a place for nursing news and info from around the state.

As a follower of the Texas Nurses Lounge please feel free to post news and events and/or ask and give an answer to questions.

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  • Hurricane Harvey: Health & Mental Health Volunteers Needed

    Posted Aug 29, 2017 by Kathryn Chambrovich
  • Discover Sign-On & Referral Bonuses Up to $10,000 at Houston Methodist

    Posted Aug 14, 2017 by Kathryn Chambrovich
  • Tomball, Texas Hospital Joins HCA Gulf Coast Division

    Posted Jul 5, 2017 by James Bone

    July 5, 2017 (Houston, Texas) - Hospital leadership and its board of directors announce the successful integration of Tomball Regional Medical Center into HCA Healthcare's Gulf Coast Division.

    Last year, the hospital's leadership and board of directors conducted an extensive search for a partner to ensure continued delivery of care here in Tomball. "HCA Healthcare is that...

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    July 5, 2017 (Houston, Texas) – Hospital leadership and its board of directors announce the successful integration of Tomball Regional Medical Center into HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division.

    Last year, the hospital’s leadership and board of directors conducted an extensive search for a partner to ensure continued delivery of care here in Tomball. “HCA Healthcare is that partner – a healthcare leader that understands and is committed to high-quality, community-based hospitals,” said Tomball Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees Chairman John Neubauer. “All across the country, HCA Healthcare empowers local caregivers and gives back to the communities they operate in. That is our commitment to our neighbors in the Tomball area and we are excited to have found a partner with the same culture.”

    The Gulf Coast Division of HCA Healthcare is based in Houston, Texas, and operates 14 hospitals in Houston, Corpus Christi and South Texas. “For more than 40 years, Tomball Regional Medical Center physicians and staff have been delivering high quality care to this community,” said HCA Gulf Coast Division President Troy Villarreal. “We are pleased to welcome them into the HCA Gulf Coast Division family and are committed to ensuring that they have the tools, resources and collaboration needed to ensure that continues for the next 40 years and beyond.”

    Tomball Regional Medical Center Interim CEO Brett Kinman has guided the hospital through the transition. “Our physicians and staff put this community first,” said Kinman. “We have found a partner that understands and invests in our hometown hospital. For our team and our community, I am deeply pleased to know that exceptional care will continue to be delivered here in Tomball.”

    Going forward, the health system will remain operation under the name Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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    About Tomball Regional Medical Center
    Tomball Regional Medical Center is a 350-bed hospital in Tomball, Texas that is accredited by the Joint Commission and offers a wide variety of services to the community including emergency care, labor and delivery, a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), general surgery, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, acute inpatient rehabilitation, sports medicine, physical therapy, orthopedics, outpatient testing, robotics, wound care and many others. The hospital’s 150-acre campus also features designated specialty centers: The Tomball Regional Orthopedic Center, The Women’s Center, Texas Sports Medicine Center, The Heart and Vascular Center and the Tomball Regional Medical Center Wound and Hyperbaric Center.


    About HCA Gulf Coast Division
    HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses. HCA Healthcare affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 14 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 7 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius. For more information, visit online at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.

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  • Invitation: Future of Nursing Practice Survey

    Posted Mar 29, 2017 by James Bone

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    "Nurses' Perceptions, Knowledge and Beliefs regarding The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health IOM1 Report"

    Email Invitation Inviting Participant Participation in Survey




    Dear Nurse Colleague,

    We invite you to participate in a study regarding "Nurses' Perceptions, Knowledge and Beliefs regardingThe Future of Nursing:...

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    “Nurses’ Perceptions, Knowledge and Beliefs regarding The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health IOM1 Report”

    Email Invitation Inviting Participant Participation in Survey




    Dear Nurse Colleague,

    We invite you to participate in a study regarding “Nurses’ Perceptions, Knowledge and Beliefs regardingThe Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health,” the Institute of Medicine report published in 2011. This work is being supported as an initiative of the Texas Team, one of 49 regional action coalitions in the United States, formed to lead sustainable efforts in response to the IOM’s eight recommendations described in the “Future of Nursing” report. The key focus areas of the report follow:

    1. Nurses should practice to the full extent of their education and training.
    2. Nurses should achieve higher levels of education and training through an improved education system that promotes seamless academic progression.
    3. Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States.
    4. Efficient workforce planning and policy making require better data collection and an improved information infrastructure.

    Part of the infrastructure was creation of a tool kit to contain materials in support of the initiative. The Tool Kit is now live and can be found at:
    Texas Team

    The Texas Team is working diligently to implement best practices, identify research strategies and gather support to help Texas achieve these recommendations. Additionally, the Texas Team has established eight regions to engage stakeholders in understanding the important role nurses play in leading the changes needed to advance health for Texans.

    We ask your assistance in completing a brief survey. The survey is completely voluntary. Your completion of the survey serves as your consent to participate in the study. Should you elect not to complete the survey, your information will not be recorded. The survey is confidential and has no identifying factors that link you to the responses you provide.

    The survey questions are specific to your role in nursing. If you agree to respond to the survey, you will be directed to the survey via the link below. Please answer the question on the first page related to the role that best applies to your current employment. Your answer will then connect you to the appropriate survey. Please complete the survey items as instructed.
    https://tcu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?S...

    If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact June Marshall, DNP, RN, NEA-BC by email at j.g.marshall@tcu.edu or phone at 214.645.4645 or Mari Tietze, PhD, RN-BC, FHIMSS by email at mtietze@mail.twu.edu or phone at 214.689.6792. For any additional concerns regarding the study or your participation, you may also contact Dennis Cheek, PhD, RN, the Chair of the Institutional Review Board at Texas Christian University by email at d.cheek@tcu.edu or by phone at 817.257.6741.

    Several links to resources are included below, if you would like more information about the IOM
    “Future of Nursing” report.
    _______________________________
    1 IOM = Institute of Medicine
    You may access the actual report and other related information at:
    http://thefutureofnursing.org/
    http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2010/The...
    Health.aspx
    If you would like information about the “Future of Nursing Campaign for Action,” please visit:
    http://campaignforaction.org/
    If you would like more information about the Texas Team, please access the following websites:
    http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/chs/cnw...

    We appreciate your taking time to review this invitation and hope you will take time to complete the survey. Your responses are very important to the Texas Team, as we work together to support the “Future of Nursing” in “leading change” and “advancing health” for Texans.

    Best regards,
    June Marshall, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
    Principal Investigator

    Co-Investigators:
    James Allard, MSN, RN, CCRN
    Mari Tietze, PhD, RN-C, FHIMSS
    Helen Reid, EdD, RN, CNE













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  • Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Select Medical in Dallas, Texas

    Posted Mar 23, 2017 by Kathryn Chambrovich
  • Challenges Ahead for Nurse Educators in Texas

    Posted Dec 29, 2016 by James Bone

    Challenges Ahead for Nurse Educators in Texas

    Texas Team Members,

    On behalf of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing and Texas Team, I am pleased to invite you and your team to Challenges Ahead for Nurse Educators in Texas, a one day conference scheduled onFebruary 17, 2017 from 8:30-4:00. The conference will be held in Dallas at Texas Health...

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    Challenges Ahead for Nurse Educators in Texas

    Texas Team Members,

    On behalf of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing and Texas Team, I am pleased to invite you and your team to Challenges Ahead for Nurse Educators in Texas, a one day conference scheduled onFebruary 17, 2017 from 8:30-4:00. The conference will be held in Dallas at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, Haggar Hall. This event is directed at nursing educators as well as nursing practice leaders and addresses the faculty shortage in higher education.

    You can find additional information at the conference website:http://www.texasnursesconference.co... Also, if you have any questions about the event, please contact Cheryl Wright by email at cheryl.wright@ttuhsc.edu or by phone at 806-743-4282.

    Your presence at this conference is important to us and we hope to see you there.

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  • Welcome CVS Health to the Nurses Lounge!

    Posted Oct 21, 2016 by Kathryn Chambrovich
  • Texas A&M College of Nursing - Graduate Certificate in Forensic Health Care

    Posted Sep 2, 2016 by Diane Oswald
  • NADONA/LTC National Conference

    Posted Apr 13, 2016 by Garret Armes

    Be a part of the largest annual meeting of Nurse Executives in long-term care at the
    NADONA/LTC National Conference!

    June 24-29
    JW Marriott Austin, TX

  • CKDinform Professional Symposium in Dallas, April 2

    Posted Mar 24, 2016 by Lisa Watson

    This 3-hour CE symposium focuses on the unique role that primary care practitioners (PCPs) play in managing CKD patients. The burden of CKD to the population, modifiable CKD risk factors, screening methods, and interpretation of test results will be discussed. The use of GFR and albuminuria in CKD detection will also be covered. Evidence-based treatment recommendations and...

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    This 3-hour CE symposium focuses on the unique role that primary care practitioners (PCPs) play in managing CKD patients. The burden of CKD to the population, modifiable CKD risk factors, screening methods, and interpretation of test results will be discussed. The use of GFR and albuminuria in CKD detection will also be covered. Evidence-based treatment recommendations and management plans for CKD will be presented. This program will also address the need for timely referral to nephrologists, in addition to the importance of patient education and counseling. Case-based questions are also included. Lunch provided.

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