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2015 PAAOHN Conference
March 11-13, 2015
Title:  Spring into Occupational Health: A Clinical and Wellness Update

Doubletree by Hilton in Monroeville, PA - near Pittsburgh and PA Turnpike

 

 

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Southwest PAOHN Seminar
September 20, 2014
Title: Clinical Updates: Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing - Are Your Employees Informed and Prepared?

Courtyard Marriott in Monroeville, PA

 

5.0 CNEs Pending with AAOHN

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2014 SVAPOHN Conference
October 1-3, 2014
Title: Occupational Health & Safety: Strategies for Successful Worksite Programs

 

The Woodlands Inn & Resort, Wilkes-Barre, PA

15.75 CNEs applied for AAOHN
15.75 Clock Hours approved CCMC

Visit www.svapohn.org for more details

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2014 NEAOHN Conference - Hosted by New York State
October 27-29, 2014
Title: Harvesting the Latest in Occupational Health

The Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY

 

12.25 CNEs applied for AAOHN and CCMC

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Register via Paypal
Program-At-A-Glance

Visit www.neaohn.org for more details

SAVE THE DATE
18th Annual Northeastern Rehabilitation Symposium
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
- 7:30AM - 4:00PM

Hotel & Conference Center at Mohegan Sun in Wilkes-Barre, PA

 

  
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President's Message - June 2014

Hello
SUMMER has finally arrived.  The board is hard at work planning your 2015 conference. Here are some highlights of the conference:
Location – Doubletree Hotel and Conference center
Dates – March 11 – 13, 2015
Title – Spring into Occupational Health: A Clinical and Wellness Update
Topics
o Veteran issues with returning to work
o Celebrating Nursing by Renee Thompson
o On Site Clinics – good/bad – all the ins and outs
o Chemical safety – short and long term effects of exposure
o Benefits of work based wellness programs
o Service animals and possible disease exposures
o Workplace bullying
- Something new and exciting
Pre conference – Per your request
 Business management within occupational health
Awards/Grants
o Please apply early for the following honors in 2015
 Betty Mouldar Clinical Practice Award
 Dorothy Saller Outstanding occupational health nurse
 Scholarship/certification grant
 Delaware Valley Educational grant
 DEADLINE 2/2/15
- Join the board
o We would love to have new members
o Two directorships are open
o All job descriptions listed
o Check out that website

Talk with you soon – as always if you have a question, need any information, would like to know more about the grants, awards, etc. please either email me at langyc@upmc.edu or call at 412-647-3407
Thank you

Yolanda C. Lang, Dr.PH, CRNP, COHN, FAAOHN
President, PAAOH
 
 
 

 

 

Member Achievements

Congratulations to the following members on their ABOHN Certifications!

Rebecca James, RN, BSN, COHN-S
Ronnie Moore, RN, COHN-S, CHC, BA, MDIV, AND
Lori Ream, BSN, RN, CCM
Joanne Ebert, COHN-S, CRRN
Mindy Guillory, RN, BSN, COHN-S
Helen Mae Reisner, BA, BSN, RN, COHN-S

For more information about certification, visit www.abohn.org

  
Get Involved at the Local Level

We need you!  Our local chapters are the grass roots of our state.  I realize that your time may be limited and you hesitate to commit to an elected position.  However, participation takes many forms including meeting attendance, committee work, or just volunteering for a one-time special task or project.

Please consider sharing your talents and skills to help us become more successful.  Reach out to your local chapter President.  Even working on a small task would be appreciated.
 
Berks County
Laurie Heagy - lheagy@dekabatteries.com
 
Central
Kimberly Smith - augiesmith2@aol.com
  
Philadelphia
Donna Moser – donna.2.moser@gsk.com
 
Southwest
Janet Reid – jreid@firstenergycorp.com  
 
Susquehanna Valley
Daurice Holly - dholly@chsonsite.com  

Berks

      

                    

Central
Philadelphia
Southwest
Susquehanna Valley
At Large

  
2014 PAAOHN Award/Grant Winners

Dorothy Saller Award

Nancy Ritz, RN, BS, COHN-S,CCM, from Central Chapter, is the recipient of PAAOHN’s Dorothy Saller Outstanding Nurse Award. This award recognizes a nurse leader who has demonstrated outstanding service within the profession and their local chapter through exceptional leadership and performance of professional responsibilities in all facets of the occupational health specialty.

L-R: Chad Little, Nancy Ritz, Yolanda Lang

Nancy Ritz BIO

Betty Mouldar Award

Paulette Nitkiewicz, RN, BSN, COHN-S, CMA, of Southwest Chapter, is this year's recipient of the Betty Mouldar Award.  This Award recognizes a nurse clinician who has demonstrated clinical excellence and innovation in occupational health nursing.

L-R: Chad Rittle, Paulette Nitkiewicz, Yolanda Lang

 

President's Award

Chad Rittle DNP, MPH, RN   is this year's recipient of the President’s Award. This award is chosen by the President and given to a Board member for their dedication and contribution to PAAOHN.

L-R: Chad Rittle, Yolanda Lang

 

Delaware Valley Grant Recipients

Mia Murphy, BSN, RN, CRRN Angela Schafer, RN, BSN

 PAAOHN Certification Grant

Helen Mae Reisner, BA, BSN, RN, COHN-S

 

 Business Recognition Award
Mid State Occupational Health Services, Inc.

 L-R: Chad Rittle, Kim Olszewski, Vice President Mid State OHS, Yolanda Lang

  
2013 Medique Award - Newark, DE

2013 Medique Leadership Award Recipient
Mary MacDonald, PAAOHN President-Elect

 

Pictured far left:
Mary MacDonald

  
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