2017 Annual Meeting: “Another great conference”

The OMNE/ANA Maine annual meeting was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Freeport on 9/28/17 & 9/29/17.

This is the 10th year OMNE has sponsored an annual meeting and the 3rd year in collaboration with ANA Maine.

Over 100 nurses and nursing students from all over the state were in attendance.
All the speakers were residents of Maine which really showcased the leadership talent we have in the state.

The conference kicked off with Dr. Dora Mills as the Keynote speaker presenting on Interprofessional Education and ended with Rhonda Selvin discussing the importance of Mindful Medicine.

Many of the other presentations over the course of the two days reinforced the theme of the conference- Nurses: Leading the Redesign of Care Delivery in Maine. See the 2017 Annual Meeting Presentations here.

The annual dinner was held on the evening of the 28th and provided the venue to distribute ANA Maine two nursing awards; The Agnes E. Flaherty Leadership award and the Sister Consuela White spirit of nursing award.

OMNE also gave out their Emerging Nurse Leader Award.

Comments regarding the conference included:

  • “ Best conference I have been to in a long time”
  • “Another great conference”
  • “Great to see students there”

2017 OMNE Nursing Emerging Leader Award Recipient Announced

Pictured from left: Stephen Baybutt and Heather Lomax of MaineHealth Care at Home, Karen Mueller, OMNE President

Heather Lomax was awarded the 2017 OMNE Nursing Emerging Leader Award at this year’s Annual Meeting, September 28 in Freeport.

Nominated by Stephen Baybutt, Heather was nominated for her supportive and empowering leadership in the challenging home health environment. In her 3 short years in home health, Heather has been an instrumental and driving influence in the development of programs and a nursing practice model that have increased the capacity and capability of the agency to provide high quality, patient-centered care to patients throughout southern and coastal Maine.

Heather’s vision for her job, speaks to her vision of future challenges of Nursing in Maine. Heather Lomas, BSN, RN, is an example of our finest and a role model for the future of nursing.

Congratulations Heather!


Registration is open for the 10th Annual OMNE Annual Meeting

2017 OMNE Annual Meeting
September 28 – 29

This year marks 10 years OMNE Nursing Leaders of Maine has sponsored the Annual Meeting bringing nurses across the state together for this 2 day conference. In addition, it’s the 3rd year we’ve partnered with ANA-Maine!

The complete schedule information and registration is now available.


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2016 OMNE Emerging Leader Award Presentation

I nominated Christa-Marie Magee, RN, BSN for the OMNE: Nursing Leaders of Maine Emerging Nurse Leader Award as she is the definition of our young, new emerging nurse leaders in healthcare. She is a Registered Nurse Clinical Manager at a busy MMP Internal Medicine practice in Falmouth, and at the same time is in school to become a nurse practitioner. Her leadership is exemplified by her role in the development of a pilot program that changes a care protocol and benefits older adults in Maine.Read More


Peggy McRae is recipient of the 2016 OMNE Nursing Leadership Award

Peggy leads a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals and is a positive role model with a strong trusted scope of influence. She is respected for her clinical expertise and routinely steps up to cover for other leaders. As a leader she guides with intent to assist others in growing and working together for optimal patient outcomes using evidence based practice.

Consistent with the mission of OMNE, Peggy is known for promoting sound health care policies within our organizations and at the state, local and national level. Her dedication to the health of our communities is evidenced by her active participation as a board member of New Beginnings, and the Red Cross, secretary for OMNE Maine, facilitation of heart attack and stroke awareness, instructor for BLS, ACLS, and dedication to primary & secondary cardiovascular prevention.

OMNE is proud to award the 2016 Nursing Leadership Award to Peggy McRae on June 23rd at the MHA Summer Forum in Rockport.


2016 Maine Nursing Summit Presentations

Materials for the 2016 Maine Nursing Summit are available here for download.

Keynotes

Matt Whiat – “START WITH WHY

Janet Silvestri – “THE POWER OF GRATITUDE IN THE AGE OF COMPASSION FATIGUE

Abstracts

Gertrude Kent, RN-BSN, Maine Medical Center – “SAME DAY DISCHARGE AFTER PERCUTANEOUS CORONARY INTERVENTION

Carol MacKenzie, RN, BSN, Lunder-Dineen; Taffy Davis, MSN, RN-BC, Franklin Memorial Hospital – “ADVANCING A TEAM-BASED, MULTIGENERATIONAL LEARNING CULTURE

Keri Holst, RN, BSN, St. Joseph’s Hospital – “SCREENING FOR SUCIDALITY IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM

Deborah Saber, PHD, RN, CCRN, Univ. of Maine – “CHANGES OVER TIME: SENIOR NURSING STUDENT EXPECTATIONS OF WORK & THE WORKPLACE


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