Nurse Leaders Discuss Future of Patient Care at Texas Organization of Nurse Executives Annual Conference

DALLAS — The Texas Organization of Nurse Executives recently held its 2011 Annual Conference at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. The conference, entitled “Charting the Future,” focused on healthcare trends in technology and nursing research, cutting edge issues and best practices.

Texas Organization of Nurse Executives
The daylong conference was held at Texas Health Dallas on March 4.
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More than 200 attendees joined keynote speakers, Rich Bluni, R.N., Studer Group expert coach and author of Inspired Nurse, and Beth Ulrich, Ed.D., R.N., F.A.C.H.E., F.A.A.N., a nationally recognized thought leader who has helped advance nursing through research. Other featured speakers were:

  • Terry Jones, R.N., Ph.D. - University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
  • Susan McBride, Ph.D., R.N. - Texas Tech Health Sciences Center
  • Marybeth Mitchell, M.S.N., R.N.-B.C. - Texas Health Resources
  • Mari Tietze, Ph.D., R.N.-B.C. - Texas Woman's University College of Nursing

“Texas Health Dallas was proud to host nurse leaders from across North Texas to engage in important discussions about the current state of healthcare in Texas, emerging best practices and how we as nurse leaders will help shape the future of healthcare,” said Cole Edmonson, M.S. R.N., F.A.C.H.E., N.E.A.-B.C., chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services at Texas Health Dallas. “As healthcare continues to evolve and as the Baby Boomers age, the role of nurse leaders will be integral in ensuring that the best quality care is delivered to each patient.”

The daylong conference, which included a continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch, was held in the Fogelson Auditorium located in the Fogelson Forum at Texas Health Dallas on March 4.

“We would like to thank Texas Health Dallas for hosting our 2011 Annual Conference,” said Pamela Bradshaw, RN., M.S.N., C.C.R.N., N.E.-B.C., president of Texas Organization of Nurse Executives. “A special thanks to Cole and his support team who made the event a great success. Executive and nurse leaders from across Texas attended in record numbers and were able to engage in learning and networking activities.”

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 866-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Texas Health Dallas among the nation’s best hospitals in digestive disorders, orthopedics, and neurology and neurosurgery. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 4,000 employees and an active medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit