June 12, 2012 2:32PM
Kathy Hogan, RN MA is a finalist for a Nursing Excellence Award from Nurses.com.
Updated: July 14, 2012 6:03AM
Elgin: Nurse a finalist for excellence award
Provena Saint Joseph Hospital in Elgin has announced that Kathy Hogan, RN, was among the five finalists for a Nursing Excellence Award from Nurses.com. She was nominated by Julie Lichtenberg, director of professional practice & service excellence, in the category of “Clinical Nursing Inpatient.” The national Nursing Excellence Awards (formerly the Spectrum Awards) were created by Nurse.com to recognize extraordinary contributions that nurses make to their patients, each other and the profession. Hogan is a specialist in both wound and ostomy care, and infection control. After studying epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control, Hogan became certified in infection control in 1991. She is a member of the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse Association and the Association for Practitioners in Infection Control.
Area: Summer food program to fill gap
Northern Illinois Food Bank has announced its participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The Summer Food Service Program is designed to fill the gap that occurs when school lets out for summer vacation and children who received free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch during the school year — through the school breakfast and national school lunch programs — do not have access to those meal programs. Free meals, which meet SFSP federal guidelines, will be made available to children 18 years of age and under, and to persons over age 18 who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled at participating sites across Northern Illinois. Individual program site days and hours vary. Further information is available from Tracy Anderson of the Northern Illinois Food Bank at 630-443-6910.
Hanover Twp: Grants go to health agencies
The Hanover Township Mental Health Board has awarded capital grants totaling more than $21,800 to three local nonprofit agencies. St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates was awarded a $5,000 grant for its new Women and Children’s Hospital under construction; the funds are designated to help build the new Center for Pediatric Brain. Renz Addiction Counseling Center in Elgin received a $15,000 grant to be used for renovations for its clinical services building in Elgin. Funds will be used for reconfiguring office space to allow for better security and increased confidentiality with clients. Maryville Academy received $1,800 in funds to go toward new sensory image therapy rooms for its campus in Bartlett. For questions about the Mental Health Board or to learn more about funded agencies, call 630-837-0301 or visit www.hanover-township.org.