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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Lady Bulldogs SEI Tourney Results

first_imgThe BMS 7th Grade Volleyball team won their first game in the SEIC tournament.  They defeated Greendale 25-15, 25-22.  The girls played strong. Margaret Wilson led all servers with 9 points.  Laura Schwegman chipped in 7 points.  Kaylie Raver & Kaylin Hinners   had 5 points.  Annie Shane contributed 4 points. In the front row Elena Keisel had 3 kills.  Schwegman added 2 kills and Kaylin added 1 kill.  Renee Lecher, Sara Lamping, Taylor Blanton also contributed to the win.  The Bulldogs play again on Tuesday at home.The BMS 8th Grade Volleyball team play exceptionally well but still lost to Greendale in the first round of the SEIC tournament 21-25, 19-25.  Unfortunately the team missed some key serves.  Top servers were Laney Walsman added 6 points.  Kennedy Westrick chipped in 4 points.  Jadyn Harrington added 3 points.  Samantha Kessens & Caymen Werner earned 2 points each.  From the front row Werner, Kessens, and Kaitlyn Sarringhaus each had 2 kills.  Harrington & Walsman earned 1 kill each.  Isabelle Westerfeld, Tiffany Hawker, Ashlee Cornn, and Timbre Davies were all worked hard in the defeat. The team ends with a record of 7-5.Courtesy of Bulldogs Cpach Angie Ehrman.last_img read more

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Cornwall, Chase to benefit from spin camp

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – West Indies-A off-spinning all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall is one of several regional slow bowlers called up for an ongoing spin bowling camp here in Antigua.Cornwall, the region’s leading off-spinner with 256 wickets from 53 first class matches, has been joined by Test all-rounder Roston Chase – who also bowls off-breaks – along with left-arm spinner Khary Pierre who has played three Twenty20 Internationals.The camp, which began July 20 and will run for a week, is one of two being staged, with the second one scheduled to run from July 29 to August 3 in Trinidad.Legendary Pakistani leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed will preside over both camps, a move director of cricket Jimmy Adams believes will be a fillip for the players involved.“To have Mushtaq involved in our spin bowling programmes is invaluable,” Adams said.“His past record as a world class player and coach points to someone who can make a tangible contribution to the development of our spinners and the coaches who work with them.“We hope that this relationship with Mushtaq can be extended beyond the current term for the benefit of our regional players and coaches.”Mushtaq, who serves as a consultant to the West Indies senior side, said the focus during both camps would be on bowling during the critical middle overs in one-day cricket.“We are looking for spinners that can play a role in one day cricket bowling in the middle overs, while also making the slow bowling bench strength strong,” he noted.“So the whole point is not just to focus on national team spin bowling options, but also in domestic cricket where having improved quality spinners will also help the local batsmen.“The potential effect here will be when West Indies play in the sub-continent, their batsmen will play spin more confidently and bowlers will develop wicket-taking skills.”Nineteen-year-old left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop, a former Young West Indies player, is also a part of the ongoing camp along with Gudakesh Motie, Keron Cottoy, Larry Edwards, Akim Fraser and Chaim Holder.Only Trinidadian spinners will comprise the second camp with Imran Khan, Yannic Cariah, Yannick Ottley, Akeal Hosein and Kissoondath Magram all set to feature.last_img read more

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Sexton returns to Irish starting line-up

first_imgJohnny Sexton has been named at out half for Saturday’s clash with France, the Racing Metro number 10 hasn’t played since November following a head injury.Head coach Joe Schmidt has been asked how much of a risk he’s taking by choosing to start his playmaker: https://soundcloud.com/tippfmradio/joe-schmidt-on-his-decision-to-start-johnny-sextonJamie Heaslip and Sean O’Brien are in the back row meaning Cahir’s Tommy O’Donnell is out of the match day 23 and Jordi Murphy goes to the bench. Rory Best starts at Hooker having recovered from concussion.Jamie Heaslip and Johnny Sexton are the only two changes to the starting line-up named to start.Paul O’Connell captain’s the side and is partnered in the second row by Devin Toner. The front-row is made up of Jack McGrath, Mike Ross and Rory Best. Heaslip joins Peter O’Mahony in the back-row alongside Sean O’Brien. Conor Murray and Sexton are reunited at half-back while Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payne continue their midfield partnership. The back three sees Rob Kearney flanked by Tommy Bowe and Simon Zebo.Cian Healy and Jordi Murphy are added to the replacements alongside Sean Cronin, Martin Moore, Iain Henderson, Isaac Boss, Ian Madigan and Felix Jones.last_img read more

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