Community Briefs: Einstein Award, AABGU Marks 50 Years

Lisa Rodzen. Courtesy of Einstein Healthcare Network..

Einstein Executive Wins Nightingale Award
Lisa Rodzen, who is director of the Nursing Quality and Operations Resource Center at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, received a Nightingale Award of Pennsylvania in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice category. The award recognizes Rodzen for health care improvement and contributions and for demonstrating leadership.

She initiated a new system of tracking, documenting and communicating the incidence of pressure injuries to enable real-time feedback to managers and staff on each unit. These initiatives decreased pressure injuries by more than 30% from fiscal 2018 to fiscal 2020, Einstein said in a news release.

Rodzen serves on multiple committees at Einstein, including chairperson of Einstein’s Pressure Injury Prevention Quality Committee. She also chairs the hospital’s Throughput Steering Committee.

She joined Einstein in 1999 as a staff nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Prior to her current position, she was clinical director of the Nursing, Critical Care and Heart Institute and was nurse manager for the Surgical Step Down, Neuroscience and Progressive Care Units.

Rodzen is a member of Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell and volunteers for its Women’s League.

AABGU Marks University’s 50th Year Virtually
American Associates, Ben Gurion University of the Negev celebrated the university’s 50th anniversary on Nov. 8 with a virtual tribute.

The event raised money for the Ben-Gurion Annual Fund and honored Gerald B. Schreiber, president and CEO of J&J Snack Foods, a major donor for more than 30 years.

The event also paid tribute to Ira Ingerman, the national treasurer of AABGU, who died in August.

University President Daniel Chamovitz served as keynote speaker, sharing his vision for the university’s next 50 years.


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