Luzerne County Community College

LCCC NURSING DEPARTMENT HOSTS EIGHTH ANNUAL EDUCATION SUMMIT-The Luzerne County Community College nursing department recently hosted the eighth annual Northeastern/North Central Pennsylvania Interprofessional Coalition Education Summit. The summit was conducted throughout the northeastern and north central Pennsylvania region to enhance students’ knowledge of interprofessional education in the health care field. Students and faculty facilitators met to discuss a patient case study in relation to their roles in caring for the patient. The objective of the summit was for attendees to understand the roles of the interprofessional team and how they can work together to improve patient care and communication across many disciplines. Shown at the summit are, front from left: Kady Luchetti, RN, staff nurse, Geisinger;Allison Maloney, Ph. D., RN, assistant professor, Misericordia University; Megan Baumann, MSPAS-PA-C, King’s College; Beverly Labosky, PTA, Penn State Hazleton; Susan McDonald, Ph. D., LSW, assistant professor, Misericordia University; and Dr. Deborah Vilegi Payne, Mountain Top, dean, nursing and health sciences, LCCC. Row two: Karen Noss, professor, nursing, LCCC; Dr. Joanne C. Chipego, professor emeritus, nursing, LCCC; Annette Weiss, Mountain Top, interim chair, undergraduate nursing and director, Expressway Accelerated RN to BSN Program, Misericordia; Peggy Sosnak, professor, nursing, LCCC; Mary Ellen McCormick; Brenda Rehrig, RN, assistant professor, nursing, LCCC; Ellen McLaughlin, associate professor, occupational therapy, Misericordia University; and Carmela Shiptoski, adjunct nursing faculty, LCCC. Back: Christina Simon, CRNP, MSN, associate professor, nursing, LCCC; Edward Foote, Shavertown, Pharm D, coordinator, Wilkes University; Mark Ercolani, director, EMS, LCCC; Scott Rehrig, RDh, registered pharmacist, Rite-Aid; and Sherry Daughtry, nursing.