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Chairman of the Nurses Council of Jamaica (NCJ), Dr. Leila McWhinney-Dehaney has challenged scores of nurses in Central Jamaica to recognize the link between excellence and quality in executing their duties as advocates of patients. "Excellence is directly linked to quality and nurses must recognize the link. Unless we do what we have to do, quality is compromised and excellence is just a passing word," Dr. McWhinney-Dehaney said as she addressed the second Nursing Symposium staged by the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) Executive Nurses at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville on Tuesday, May 2.
Miami, May 3, 2017- Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Continuing Education and Professional Development was recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Hialeah Campus in support of MDC’s Health Literacy Project for a fifth year. The Florida Blue Foundation, in partnership with the Florida Literacy Coalition, awarded the grant to recognize the achievements of the project.
Chairman of the Nurses Council of Jamaica (NCJ), Dr. Leila McWhinney-Dehaney has challenged scores of nurses in Central Jamaica to recognize the link between excellence and quality in executing their duties as advocates of patients. "Excellence is directly linked to quality and nurses must recognize the link. Unless we do what we have to do, quality is compromised and excellence is just a passing word," Dr. McWhinney-Dehaney said as she addressed the second Nursing Symposium staged by the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) Executive Nurses at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville on Tuesday, May 2.
Miami, Fla. – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County recognizes May as Asthma Awareness Month along with May 2nd as World Asthma Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 24 million people, including over 6 million children, have asthma. Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways in the lungs and continues to be a serious public health problem. Asthma is a leading cause of preventable emergency department visits, hospitalizations, school absenteeism and work-related lung disease in Florida. Asthma is more severe among children, women, and those whose household incomes are less than $25,000.
The Percy Junor Hospital in Spalding, Clarendon has boosted its supplies of blood and blood products, this with the recent acquisition of a Compact Blood Bank Refrigerator. The hospital hosted a successful Blood Drive on Friday, April 28 on the hospital's compound which resulted in the collection of 52 units of blood. Senior Medical Officer at the Hospital, Dr. Carlos Wilson explained that 88 persons registered to donate; however only 52 were eligible to contribute. He added that the hospital is grateful for the support from residents and staff members noting that the new Blood Bank Refrigerator now allows the hospital to store upwards of 60 units of blood, as opposed to 15 previously.
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