Shore Memorial Nursing Administrative Directors Named to National Committees

December 04, 2009

Two of Shore Memorial Hospital’s Nursing Administrative Directors have been named to national committees run by the Association of Nurse Executives (AONE).

Lynn Gallagher Ford, a Medford Lakes native and Administrative Director for Maternal Child Health, Professional Practice, and Research at Shore Memorial, will be part of the Professional Practice Policy Committee. She and other members of the committee will monitor professional practice issues and documents, and make recommendations to the AONE Board of Directors.

Marlene Goodwin-Esola, a Marmora native and Administrative Director of Nursing and Clinical Education at Shore Memorial, has been appointed to the New Graduate Task Force. The committee is charged with developing a set of guiding principles for establishing new graduate nurse work environments and transitions into practice by April, 2010. The committee will also develop a plan to engage and employ new graduates, based on those guiding principles, by July of 2010.

“These appointments not only recognize the knowledge and expertise of these two nursing leaders, but they also give us and New Jersey a voice in the future policy developments and initiatives of the national organization,” says Joan Gavin, vice president of nursing at Shore Memorial Hospital.

AONE is a national organization of more than 6,500 nurses who design, facilitate and manage care. Since 1967 the organization has provided leadership, professional development advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care.

Pictured above: (L-R) Lynn Gallagher Ford, Shore Memorial’s administrative director for maternal child health, professional practice and research, and Marlene Goodwin-Esola, Shore Memorial’s administrative director of nursing and clinical education, have both been named to national committees run by the Association of Nurse Executives.