Fletcher Allen reaches milestone in nursing recruitment

first_imgFletcher Allen Health Care Reaches First Milestone in NursingRecruitment and Retention Campaign;28 Registered Nurses Signed to DateBURLINGTON – Fletcher Allen Health Care announced today that it hasreached the first milestone in its nursing recruitment and retentioncampaign. Twenty-eight nurses have signed up through the program todate.The comprehensive recruitment and retention plan – which aims to hire100 nurses in 100 days – is designed to attract nurses to the academichealth center and to retain the nurses who work there. The campaign runsfrom August 2 to November 9.In the first three weeks of the campaign, Fletcher Allen received 63contacts and conducted 37 interviews, which have resulted in 28 nurseswho have increased their hours or joined Fletcher Allen.Of the 28 nurses, five are Fletcher Allen nurses who increased theirhours; 16 are new to the organization; six are former Fletcher Allennurses who were re-hired; and one is a traveler, or temporary nurse, whoconverted to permanent status.”The success we’ve had to date is very encouraging, ” said Chief NursingOfficer Mary Botter, Ph.D., R.N. “This campaign represents a strongcommitment by Fletcher Allen to address our nursing shortage and enhanceour ability to deliver high-quality care.”Fletcher Allen and the Vermont Federation of Nurses and HealthProfessionals announced the 100 Nurses/100 Days campaign on July 30th.The campaign includes a direct mail and advertising campaign and avariety of financial incentives for:* Current Fletcher Allen employees who refer nurses to FletcherAllen* Current “per diem” nurses who increase their commitment toeither part-time or full-time* Part-time nurses who increase to full-time* Nurses who join the organization on a part-time or full-timebasis.All sign-on bonuses are offered in two payments – half at 90 days andthe remaining half after one year, with a required employment commitmentof two years.In the area of nurse retention, there are several ongoing effortsalready underway to help foster a work environment that ensures nurseretention. In addition, following a series of discussions with theFederation of Nursing and Health Professionals, Fletcher Allen hasagreed to take several actions to support retention, including reopeningdiscussions with the union about wages for current nurses.For detailed information on the campaign, and a complete list offinancial incentives, visit www.FletcherAllen.org(link is external) and click on the 100 Nurses in 100 Dayssymbol.last_img read more

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Holtsville Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 53-year-old man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle into the back of a tractor-trailer in his hometown of Holtsville on Tuesday night.Suffolk County police said Leonard Mastro was riding a 1976 BMW motorcycle westbound on Long Island Avenue when he hit the back of a tractor-trailer that was turning right into Bissett Nursery shortly after 8 p.m.Mastro was ejected from his bike, which was dragged under the truck and caught on fire, police said.The victim was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he died Wednesday morning.The driver of the tractor-trailer, Rhondle Carlton Day Jr., of North Carolina, was not injured.Sixth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on the crash to call them at 631-854-8652.last_img read more

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Chinese Embassy vows cooperation with Boracay laws

first_imgChinese liaison officer Peter Tay saidConsul General Lou Gang with the Chinese Embassy officials for culture andtourism, met acting Malay mayor Floribar Bautista and other governmentofficials of the island to cooperate with the local government. Leonard Tirol, officer of the BoracayFire, Rescue and Volunteers Incorporated (BFRAV), said the ATVs will bestationed at the front beach. Others will be given to the Philippine NationalPolice for patrolling purposes. Chinese Embassy Consul General Lou Gang gives instructions to Chinese liaison officer Peter Tay during their visit in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. JUN AGUIRRE/PN Korean tourists came in second with334,201 tourist arrivals. Last March, Gang met with theofficials of the Department of Tourism to promote Boracay to the Chinesetourists. The Malay Municipal Tourism Officerecorded a total of 389,885 Chinese tourist arrivals from Jan. to Oct. thisyear. MALAY, Aklan – The Chinese Embassy inManila vowed cooperation in abiding with the local policies being implementedin Boracay Island. China together with Korea remained asthe top two sources of market, recording an 81 percent total of internationaltourist arrivals from Jan. to Oct. Aside from the courtesy visit, theChinese Embassy also donated six All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) worth around P1.4million to be used for Boracay’s local baywatch program.  “Mayor Bautista told the Consul aboutthe petty issues involving some Chinese nationals penalized for theirinvolvement in littering and smoking violations at the front beach. Hearingthis, Gang seeks a full copy of the existing local ordinance. This will be thentranslated into Chinese and the embassy will distribute it to the visitingChinese tourists to Boracay for their information,” Tay added.    They were followed by Taiwanese touristswith 28,455 arrivals./PNlast_img read more

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Report: Strasbourg 2 PSG 4

first_imgStrasbourg 2 Paris Saint-Germain 4: Revenge is sweet for Emery’s men Stephen Creek 06:07 12/14/17 angeldimaria-cropped Getty Images Paris Saint-Germain booked their place in the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-finals with a 4-2 win over Strasbourg. Angel Di Maria scored for the second game running as Paris Saint-Germain won 4-2 at Strasbourg in Coupe de la Ligue and claimed revenge for a defeat at the same ground earlier this month.Unai Emery’s side slipped to their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season when Strasbourg beat them 2-1 at Stade de la Meinau on December 2, but there was to be no repeat.The visitors forced the opener through a calamitous error from Yoann Salmier, who turned the ball into his own net after 12 minutes, and Di Maria pounced on a goalkeeping mistake to double the lead midway through the first half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Strasbourg went into the game in fine form, having lost only one of their previous 11 games, and they got under the skin of the league leaders towards the end of the first half, pulling a goal back through Jeremy Grimm.But PSG ultimately booked their place in the quarter-finals after Dani Alves and Julian Draxler both netted, with substitute Jeremy Blayac grabbing a late consolation for the hosts.#RCSAPSG pic.twitter.com/OpcJZRdd9k— PSG English (@PSG_English) December 13, 2017The Parisians played with real poise and purpose from the outset, with Javier Pastore heading wide in the first minute and Edinson Cavani having a low drive saved by Alexandre Oukidja.Just as Strasbourg seemed to be getting a foothold in the game in the 12th minute, Giovani Lo Celso’s deft flick allowed Draxler to set Di Maria free down the left flank and Salmier hooked his bouncing cross into the far corner of the net.Before the home side could steady themselves, another error doubled their disadvantage when Oukidja went to ground to collect Javier Pastore’s throughball into the penalty area but spilled the ball at the feet of Di Maria, who simply rolled it into an empty net.Pastore played Cavani through on goal three minutes later but he blasted wide from 12 yards out and was made to rue the miss after 36 minutes when Grimm stooped to control Anthony Goncalves’ cross and fire a low shot past Kevin Trapp.Salmier came close to atoning for his earlier error when he connected with Vincent Nogueira’s far-post cross early in the second half but he could not apply the finish.The game was put all but beyond Strasbourg when the ever-industrious Marco Verratti started a neat passing move that ended with Alves sliding in to divert Thomas Meunier’s cross into the net with Oukidja well beaten.#RCSAPSG pic.twitter.com/V6vN2iOMU6— PSG English (@PSG_English) December 13, 2017The onslaught on Strasbourg’s goal continued after Oukidja, who appeared to be struggling with a muscle strain, was replaced by Landry Bonnefoi and Cavani teed up Pastore for a fierce shot from inside the box that the substitute saved before it hit the top corner of the net.There was a sense of inevitability about PSG’s fourth goal, which came from a break down the right and a pull-back by Meunier that allowed Draxler to wrap up a deserved win with a low finish into the bottom-left corner of the net.Emery sent on Kylian Mbappe for the final 11 minutes of the game but his players took their eye of the ball at the back to allow Blayac a clear run through on goal before scoring through Trapp’s legs two minutes from time, drawing unwanted attention to PSG’s failure to keep a clean sheet in their last four games.FULL TIME: PSG start off their @CoupedelaLigue title defense with a 4-2 win over Strasbourg ! #RCSAPSG pic.twitter.com/nd4M6J2gKO— PSG English (@PSG_English) December 13, 2017 read morelast_img read more

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