Barbara Zittel, RN, Ph.D. Appointed as the first nurse trustee at Ellis Medicine, Schenectady, NY
The New York Action Coalition announces the appointment of Barbara Zittel, RN, Ph.D. to the Ellis Medicine Board of Trustees on April 2, 2013. Ellis Medicine is a 438-bed community and teaching healthcare system serving New York’s Capital Region. With four campuses – Ellis Hospital, Ellis Health Center, Bellevue Woman’s Center and Medical Center of Clifton Park – five additional service locations, more than 3,300 employees and more than 700 members of the health care staff, Ellis Medicine is proud to provide a lifetime of care for patients. Dr. Zittel’s appointment is believed to be the first instance in the 125 year history of Ellis Medicine in which an RN was appointed to the Board of Trustees. Zittel is an international nurse consultant and the immediate past executive secretary of the New York State Board for Nursing. She serves on the NY Action Coalition’s steering committee, as the co-chair of 80-20 subcommittee and as co-lead of the Academic Progression in Nursing (APIN) grant to increase the number of BS prepared nurses in NYS. Her appointment is consistent with the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 Future of Nursing key message that nurses should be full partners with physicians and other health care professional in redesigning health care in the United States.
|by Debra Wolff | April 3, 2013|