Women Interested in Nursing (WIN) Hosts Panel Addressing Nursing's Role in Health Care Reform
Apr 16, 2013 12:00 AM
"Prepare, Prevent and Prevail – What Nursing’s Role in Health Care Reform Means for You."
On Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Women Interested in Nursing (WIN) members gathered for their Spring event where they heard from a panel of distinguished nursing professionals from our local health care community. Members were privileged to hear from Maureen R. Keefe, RN, PhD, FAAN, Dean and Professor, University of Utah College of Nursing;Beth Cole, PhD, APRN, FAAN, President of Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders and Retired Dean, Brigham Young University; Shella D. Stovall, MNA, RN, BC-NE, Associate Director, Patient Care Services, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System; and Kim Henrichsen, RN, MSN, Vice President, Clinical Operations, Chief Nursing Officer, Intermountain Healthcare. The panel was moderated by Teresa Garrett, RN, MS, Director & Chief Public Health Nursing Officer, Utah Department of Health.
Panelists drew on their experience and expertise in evaluating the current and future needs of the nursing profession as they discussed What Nursing's Role in Health Care Reform Means for You. The Institute of Medicine has come up with five initiatives to respond to the need to assess and transform the nursing profession. With more than 3 million members, the nursing profession is the largest segment of the nation’s health care workforce. Working on the front lines of patient care, nurses play a vital role in helping realize the objectives set forth in the 2010 Affordable Care Act, legislation that represents the broadest health care overhaul since the 1965 creation of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.