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Cambridge Health nursing officer receives award

Posted by Marjorie Nesin  June 22, 2011 10:00 AM

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Elizabeth Cadigan - CHA CNO.jpgThe following was submitted by Cambridge Health Alliance:

Elizabeth Cadigan, RN, MSN, Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), received the Mary B. Conceison Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership during the Massachusetts Organization of Nurse Executives (MONE) Annual Meeting on June 6.

The award, given annually by MONE, is regarded as the most prestigious nursing leadership award in Massachusetts. It recognizes a nurse executive for her commitment to and the advancement of professional nursing, in both the delivery of quality patient care and in influencing health policy development.

Ms. Cadigan was honored both for her leadership in health policy as a member and co-chair of the MONE Government Affairs committee and her firm commitment to ongoing professional development, as proven by her work developing the MONE Leadership Academy Task Force. Among Ms. Cadigan's achievements since joining CHA in May 2010 is the implementation of a staff nurse council that empowers CHA’s nurses and gives them a voice in practice, policy, quality, and safety. She is also deeply committed to patient satisfaction, playing a key role in launching Patient Experience of Care initiatives.

Prior to her arrival at CHA, Ms. Cadigan served for nine years at Quincy Medical Center as the Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer. She led and achieved the first national accreditation of the hospital's Cancer Care program, and designed and implemented a palliative care program that won the 2009 Excellence in End-of-Life Care Award presented by Beacon Hospice. Ms. Cadigan received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Salve Regina University and her master’s degree from Boston University.

The Mary B. Conceison Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership was established in 1982 to honor Ms. Conceison’s instrumental role in the creation of MONE and her contributions to the profession of nursing. Ms. Conceison was a former Director of the Somerville Hospital School of Nursing.

Cambridge Health Alliance is an integrated, award-winning health system that provides high quality care in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities. It includes three hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices, the Cambridge Public Health Dept., and the Network Health plan. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Tufts University School of Medicine. For more information, visit www.challiance.org.

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