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Bridgeport Hospital nursing school to move to UB

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The University of Bridgeport and Bridgeport Hospital announced today that they are developing plans to integrate the nursing program at the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing  into UB. The idea is that, eventually, the university will assume full responsibility for the nursing program. The integration isn’t yet completes, as various permissions are needed to offer […] [Read More]
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‘Call of Nursing’ author to speak at Fairfield U.

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William B. Patrick, author of “The Call of Nursing: Voices from the Front Lines of Health Care” and a faculty member in Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, will read from two of his works at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, at Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield. The event, part of the […] [Read More]
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Full coverage for more women’s prevention service to go into effect

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The controversial part of the Affordable Care Act that will give 47 million women greater access to a variety of health services — including contraception — will go into effect today for many women. The new rules in the health care law requiring coverage of eight new prevention services take effect at the next renewal […] [Read More]

Himes announces grant for nursing education at Fairfield U.

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Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) announced a $12,516 grant today that will help fund Fairfield University’s Primary-care Outcome Valued Initiative for Delivery of Education (PROVIDE).  The funding will be used to support students at Fairfield University’s School of Nursing in their nurse practitioner educational programs in order to increase the workforce of future primary care nurse […] [Read More]

NLRB issues another complaint against HealthBridge for union flap

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Wednesday afternoon, the following press release was issued by New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, which has been embroiled in a dispute with New Jersey-based HealthBridge Management over contracts for workers at six of its facilities for many months: “On April 30, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a Complaint against […] [Read More]

News guidelines help ensure preventive care for women

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Historic new guidelines that will ensure women receive preventive health services at no additional cost were announced today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Developed by the independent Institute of Medicine, the new guidelines require new health insurance plans to cover women’s preventive services, such as well-woman visits, breastfeeding support, domestic violence […] [Read More]

Grant will further study on preventing blindness during surgery

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Nurse anesthetist Bonnie Molloy has dedicated much of the last five years researching how a patient’s position during a surgery can lead to blindness. Her passion for the issue arose after she witnessed a patient wake up blind following a procedure. After that incident, she learned that more than 2,000 patients worldwide have lost their […] [Read More]