Nurses at Jefferson Regional Medical Center have opportunities to take part in special programs that guide and recognize the contribution of nurses in the delivery of patient care.
Care Delivery Partnership Program
The Care Delivery Partnership Program (CDPP) is unique to Jefferson Regional Medical Center. The program's goal is to provide a forum for nursing staff to set forth goals of continuous improvement in the patient care delivery process.
At Jefferson Regional Medical Center, nurses have a voice in issues that affect care and the nursing process.
Cameos of Caring
Linda Beetlestone, a registered nurse on Jefferson Regional Medical Center’s Medical Progressive Care Unit, has been selected as this year’s Cameos of Caring Award(R) winner. Linda, of Forward Township, will represent Jefferson Regional at the 14th Annual Cameos Awards Gala on Nov. 3 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Pittsburgh.
“Linda is a true patient advocate,” said Jennifer Neff, RN, who nominated her for the award. “Whether it is setting limits, keeping her patients safe, or answering questions from the patients or families, Linda moves through her day without thinking of herself, while doing the right thing for her patients and co-workers.”
Linda said she chose nursing as her career because of her parents, who “are very loving and giving people. Becoming a nurse lets me continue with their same traits, which makes me feel great about helping others.” She has worked at Jefferson Regional for 34 years, 29 of them as a registered nurse. She and her husband, Ralph Nevin, have two children, Aimee and Justin.
Previous Cameos of Caring Winners:
2000 - Cindy Dunlevy, RN
2001 - Cindy Nelson, RN
2002 - Nancy Cardinale, RN
2003 - Carol Mayfield, RN
2004 - Gerry Saylor, RN
2005 - Toni Thalman, RN
2006 - Jamie Trunzo, RN
2007 - Ruth Zalonis, RN
2008 - Ann Page, RN
2009 - Denise Freund, RN
2011 - Michael Cook, RN
Clinical Practice Ladder
Jefferson Regional Medical Center Nursing Department is proud to have a Clinical Practice Ladder program for the professional nurse. The purpose of the Ladder is to reward and recognize our registered nurses by providing a framework for advancement of nurses that choose to remain a bedside clinician. It is designed to enhance quality patient care as well as promote recruitment and retention of exceptional nursing staff.
The framework revolves around professional development and contributions to the nursing practice at the unit level, the organizational level and to the nursing profession at large. Advancement is based on application of the nursing process, proficiency with clinical skills, educational development, leadership and community outreach. The Division of Nursing is focused on empowering nurses, enhancing their careers and promoting excellence in practice.