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Danbury Hospital Announces Next Global Health Evening

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - Danbury, CT

The next Global Health Evening at Danbury Hospital takes place on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 5:30-7 p.m. The program will be held in the Gerard D. Robilotti Conference Center located on the 5th floor of the Tower Building. Attendees are asked to park in the Red Garage (Locust Avenue entrance). Refreshments will be provided.

Topic of Discussion

"Developing a Sustainable Global Health Program: Experiences from the School of Nursing at Sacred Heart University"

Speakers

  • Michelle Cole, DNP, MSN, RN; Assistant Professor/Guatemala Missions Coordinator
  • Shery Watson, PhD(c), MSN, RN; Clinical Assistant Professor/Jamaica Missions Coordinator
  • Eileen Yost, PhD(c), MSN, RN-C; Clinical Assistant Professor/Guatemala Missions Coordinator

About the Speakers

Michelle Cole earned her doctorate in nursing practice specializing in public health nurse leadership from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is an assistant professor with the School of Nursing at Sacred Heart University teaching Pediatric Nursing and Public Health Nursing. She has numerous publications and presentations including, "Reducing the Risk; Health Promotion for the Guatemalan Population" and "Environmental Health: Our Children, Ourselves, Our Community". Dr. Cole has co-led clinical service learning missions to Guatemala since March 2011.

Shery Watson is a PhD candidate at Capella University, Minneapolis, MN specializing in nursing education. She is a clinical assistant professor with the School of Nursing at Sacred Heart University teaching Adult Nursing, Senior Synthesis, and Nursing Leadership at the Dingle, Ireland campus. Professor Watson has vast experience with international nursing having served, managed and led healthcare missions globally. In 2000, Professor Watson co-founded PRN Relief International - an organization that responds to disasters around the world assisting with healthcare needs of the affected populations. She leads the Jamaica clinical service learning mission for Sacred Heart in partnership with PRN and teaches nursing courses in Ireland.

Eileen Yost is a PhD candidate at Capella University, Minneapolis, MN specializing in nursing education and is nationally certified in high risk intensive care nursing. Professor Yost is a clinical assistant professor with the School of Nursing at Sacred Heart University teaching Health Assessment, Care of the Childbearing Family, and Nursing Leadership. She traveled to Guatemala in December 2009 as part of the piloting team for the clinical service learning missions. She has been co-leading teams the first clinical mission was established in March 2010.

For more information about Western Connecticut Health Network's Global Health Evening programs, please call Gina Lacey, Coordinator, Danbury Hospital Office of Medical Education and Research at (203) 739-4964.

About the "New" Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. With this recent affiliation, the organization is now anchored by three nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the three hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes numerous medical practices and sub-specialties across the region, home health care services, a nationally renowned biomedical research institute, the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, the Norwalk Hospital Foundation and other affiliates. For more information, visit TheNewWCHN.org. Share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital; Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital and/or Facebook.com/NorwalkHospital.




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