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CRMC HOLDS LUNCHEON RECEPTION FOR SUNY SULLIVAN NURSING STUDENTS – 06/23/2011

June 23, 2011 – Harris, N.Y. – Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC) recently held the annual SUNY Sullivan Nursing Program Luncheon at its main Harris campus. The luncheon commemorates the end of student clinical rotations at CRMC, one of several sites the college uses to train nursing students on patient care.

Approximately 40 students attended the reception, along with several instructors. The students learned about some of the exciting new projects at CRMC, including the Emergency Department expansion due to be completed this fall. Chief Nursing Officer Barbara Gentile spoke to the students about their career choice in health care, the importance of ongoing education even after certification and the history of Florence Nightingale.

“The SUNY Sullivan nursing program is an important local feeder program for CRMC,” said Gentile. “We go through a stringent employment selection process, and each year we choose some of SUNY Sullivan’s brightest nursing students to become nurses here at the hospital.”

Catskill Regional Medical Center is committed to providing its patients with nursing professionals who embrace the hospital’s quality standards and who are dedicated to the best in nursing care. During the hiring process, CRMC looks for nurses with the appropriate skills, knowledge and abilities to meet the hospital’s high standards of care. CRMC is an environment that prioritizes quality, safety and patient satisfaction. Learning is ongoing and enhanced through continuing education opportunities and training programs.