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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Allen’s aggressive half-century keeps Scorpions afloat

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) — Fabian Allen lashed an aggressive half-century in his first match of the season and second in first class cricket, to help Jamaica Scorpions keep their noses in front on day two of their eighth round game against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force here Saturday.After eking out a small 27-run first innings lead, Scorpions found themselves stumbling badly on 66 for five in their second innings at Queen’s Park Oval before the 21-year-old arrived at the crease to pummel a top score of 60 of 68 balls, and help lift the visitors to 172 for seven at the close — an overall lead of 199 runs heading into Sunday’s third day.Allen blasted five fours and four sixes as he posted his maiden first class half-century but more importantly, put on 65 for the sixth wicket with wicketkeeper Devon Thomas who made 38.Antiguan Thomas faced 59 balls and counted six fours before falling lbw to pacer Marlon Richards who finished with two for 25.Allen added a further further 33 for the seventh wicket with Damion Jacobs (14 not out) before finally departing.Seamer Rayad Emrit, with three for 30, had done the damage earlier as Scorpions top order failed to find an answer to a purposeful Red Force attack.The hosts, though, produced yet another disappointing batting display to be bowled out for 173, after resuming the day on 79 for three.Captain and opener Kyle Hope, unbeaten on 33 overnight, top-scored with 67 while left-hander Yannic Cariah, starting the day on 19, made 45 — providing hope for Red Force in a positive 88-run, fourth wicket stand.Hope faced 214 balls and struck six fours while Cariah consumed 129 deliveries and also counted six boundaries.Once they were separated, however, Red Force slumped to 161 for seven at lunch and never recovered.Captain and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller claimed four for 39 while leg-spinner Damion Jacobs picked up three for 46.SCORPIONS 201RED FORCE 1st Innings(overnight 79 for three)*K Hope b Miller 67J Solozano c wkp Thomas b Mindley 3I Rajah lbw b Green 2N Alexis lbw b Jacobs 10Y Cariah lbw b Miller 45Imran Khan run out 0+S Katwaroo b Jacobs 10R Emrit not out 10M Richards lbw b Miller 1B Charles c Blackwood b Miller 4S Cottrell b Jacobs 1Extras (b7, lb9, w2, nb3) 21TOTAL (all out, 84.2 overs) 174Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-21, 3-49, 4-137, 5-137, 6-152, 7-156, 8-161, 9-173, 10-174.Bowling: Mindley 13-6-23-1 (nb3), Green 14-5-30-1 (w2), Blackwood 4-1-7-0, Jacobs 23.2-2-46-3, Miller 28-8-39-4, Campbell 2-0-13-0.SCORPIONS 2nd InningsT Griffith lbw b S Cottrell 21J Campbell lbw b Richards 5J Blackwood b Charles 16P Palmer b Emrit 5A McCarthy lbw b R Emrit 1+D Thomas lbw Richards 38F Allen c Hope b Emrit 60D Jacobs not out 14D Green not out 4Extras (lb3, w5) 8TOTAL (7 wkts, 45 overs) 172Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-38, 3-51, 4-53, 5-67, 6-131, 7-164.Bowling: Cottrell 8-1-32-1, Richards 8-1-25-2, Charles 12-7-35-1, Emrit 8-2-30-3, Imran Khan 9-0-47-0.Position: Scorpions lead by 199 runs.last_img read more

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Sars coach says Munster title will be difficult task

first_imgPaddy believes that the exertions of the Tipp championship make it a little more difficult to come out on top in the province…Tipp FM’s live coverage of the match at Semple Stadium on Sunday gets underway at 1.50pm and will be brought to you in association with Vale Oil, Thurles, Clonmel and Waterford.We’ll also have second-half commentary on the County Senior Football Championship Final between Loughmore-Castleiney and Moyle Rovers, which takes place on Sunday afternoon too.  Coverage is in association with O’Connell’s Centra, Templemore. Thurles Sarsfields’ coach Paddy McCormack says adding the Munster title to their Tipperary crown won’t be easy.They face Ballygunner of Waterford in the quarter-finals of the provincial competition this weekend.Sars have been beaten by Cratloe of Clare and Na Piarsiagh of Limerick in the semi-finals over the past two years.last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Monday, August 31, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, August 31, 2015:•8:30 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1600 block E. 16th, Wellington.•2:30 p.m. Officers took a report of harassment by telecom device by a known suspect in the 1000 block E. 9th, Wellington.•6:34 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1600 W. 8th, Wellington.•7:13 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery in the 700 block N. B, Wellington by known suspect.•7:45 p.m. Sandra K. Cook, 72, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with domestic battery.•11:30 p.m. Officers took a report of a mental subject in the 300 block W. Lincoln, Wellington.last_img read more

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