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NWone Newsletter 28 September 2017

Election Results

Congratulations to our newest NWone Board of Directors members!

President-elect 2018: Susan Stacey, RN, MBA, FACHE
Current Position and Title: Chief Nursing Officer, Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital

Secretary/Treasurer-elect: Jennifer Packer, MSN, RN, CENP, CEN
Current Position and Title: Division Director, Emergency Services, Oregon Health & Science University

Development Commission Chair, Oregon: Katie Beam, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CWS
Current Position and Title: Director, Patient Care Services, Med/Surg Specialties, Oregon Burn Center, HBOT/Wound Care, Trauma Acute Recovery Care

News You Can Use

From the Oregon Health Authority

WIC staffers often first to ID developmental, behavioral issues in kids
The study can be found at

Harmful Algae Blooms
OHA maintains an updated list of all health advisories on its website. To learn if an advisory has been issued or lifted for a specific water body, visit the Harmful Algae Blooms website at and select “algae bloom advisories,” or call the Oregon Public Health Division toll-free information line at 877-290-6767.

OHA concludes review of Youth Marijuana Use Prevention Pilot Campaign
The final evaluation is available on the Oregon Public Health Division website at under “Publications.”

From  Washington State Hospital Association

What happens to Obamacare now?
…Now that Congressional Republicans have shelved their plans to repeal the health reform law, the future of Obamacare is in the White House’s hands. And it’s pretty clear that the Trump administration has little desire to fix it.

NWone Resources

Questions about the latest Nurse Staffing Legislation in Oregon and Washington? Click on your state to download a powerpoint presentation with helpful information.

We also have webinars – free to members, worth 1 CEU. After logging in, click Store Items.

Partner offerings

The Council on Nursing Education in Washington State (CNEWS), Washington Center for Nursing (WCN), and Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA) are excited to invite you to attend an important workshop on implicit bias and multicultural education with nationally renowned facilitator Dr. Kenya Beard. This event, presented at the University of Washington Bothell and Washington State University Spokane, builds on the very well-received workshop we initially hosted in Yakima and Tacoma two years ago.

Oregon Center for Nursing (OCN) is having their 15th Anniversary Celebration. Eat, Drink, and Laugh with OCN as they present “Through a Nurse’s Eyes” November 2nd at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Portland. More info:

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