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Connecticut Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates

2018
CTSGNA Officers

President
Barbara Comstock, RN CGRN

Danbury Hospital
Danbury, CT
redeemedrn@yahoo.com

President-Elect
Joanne Struble, MSHA, BSN, RN, CGRN

Midstate Medical Center
Meriden, CT
Joanne.Struble@hhchealth.org

Treasurer
Janet Cordova, BSN, RN, CGRN, RN-BC, CMSRN

St. Vincent's Medical Center
Bridgeport, CT
janetcordova@sbcglobal.net

Secretary
Rose Leitner-Byrnes, BSN, RN

Danbury Hospital
Danbury, CT
rbyrnesrn@yahoo.com

Immediate Past-President
Chris Sarisley, MS, APRN, CGRN

Saint Francis Hospital
Hartford, CT
csarisle@stfranciscare.org

Board of Directors

Mary Jason, MBA, MSN, RN
Consultant
mary.jason@takeda.com

Meg Ramsay, RN, CGRN
Connecticut GI Endoscopy Center
Glastonbury, CT
mramsay@connecticutgi.org

Kathleen Saunders, BSN, RN, CGRN
Yale- New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT
camerakate77@gmail.com

Carol K. Stevens BSN, RN, CGRN, CFER
Consultant
ckraftstevens@att.net

CTSGNA News and Happenings:

CTSGNA September Meeting - Thursday September 20

ERCP Made Easy, Thiruvengadam Muniraj MD PhD MRCP(UK), Director, Yale Center for Pancreatitis, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Digestive diseases), Yale University School of Medicine. Date: September 20, 2018, Registration: 6pm, Location: Smilow Cancer Hospital NP- 4 101A [More Info.]

Beyond the Scope 2018!

Beyond the Scope 2018! Beyond the Scope 2018 will be held in Cromwell, CT on October 12th and 13th. We hope to see everyone there!!! [More Info.]

Call for CTSGNA Nurse of the Year Nominations

Please consider nominating a member of CTSGNA who has actively contributed to both your facility and to CTSGNA. CTSGNA will proudly recognize the 2018 CTSGNA Nurse of the Year at the Regional BTS Course, October 13th, 2018 at the Red Lion Hotel in Cromwell. [More Info.]

Chris Sarisley receives National SGNA Distinguished Service Award!

Chris Sarisley receives National SGNA Distinguished Service Award! Chris Sarisley, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CGRN - immediate past president of our state chapter - was the recipient of the National SGNA Distinguished Service Award! This annual award recognizes a current SGNA member who has made significant contributions to the regional and national activities of the Society in the previous year. Congratulations! [More Info.]

CTSGNA June Meeting - Thursday June 21

Focused on Pancreaticobiliary Disease Management. Hosted by: Kasey Schulz and Bree Frykas, April June 21, 6:30 PM. The Library Wine Bar and Bistro,60 N. Main St, Wallingford, CT 06492, RSVP by June 12 and space is limited. [More Info.]

Attention: We are looking to MENTOR NEW members!

We are looking to MENTOR NEW members for the following: Beyond the Scope Overall Chair for next year - would like to start mentoring this year. Beyond the Scope Raffle Chair- we need someone to take charge of this for THIS year.

CTSGNA Board of Directors Recognized

CTSGNA Board of Directors Recognized The Board of Directors of CTSGNA has been recognized as an outstanding "All Star Team." We have spearheaded many changes, worked closely together to make important decisions, and have made a major impact in strategic planning, so that we can continue to move forward in CT. This recognition is noted in the recent ENDOPRO issue. [More Info.]

Patti Pontolillo - GI Nurse of the Year!

Patti Pontolillo - GI Nurse of the Year! CTSGNA President:Chris Sarisley, MS, APRN, CGRN awarding Patti Pontolillo, BSN, RN, CGRN the GI Nurse of the Year Award. [More Info.]

CTSGNA Recognized Nationally as Outstanding Certified Region

CTSGNA Recognized Nationally as Outstanding Certified Region Connecticut received the SGNA National Award for 2017 Outstanding Certified Region from the ABCGN! [More Info.]

CTSGNA Fall Elections 2017

The following positions have been slated by the Nomination and Elections Committee: President Elect: Joanne Struble, Secretary: Rose Leitner Byrnes Directors: Mary Jason, Meg Ramsay. Elections will run from 10-20 to 11-2. Results will be reported at 11-16 dinner meeting. Click more info. for how to vote or to review applications. [More Info.]

Congratulations Kathy Vinci

Congratulations Kathy Vinci Congratulations Kathy Vinci who received the Regional Society Member of the Year award at our recent National Conference in Seattle Washington. [More Info.]

CTSGNA Nurses and Associates Week 2016

CTSGNA Nurses and Associates Week 2016 GI Nurses and Associates Week 2016 from St Francis Hospital. We had a table by the cafeteria and promoted Colon Cancer Awareness. Carmen Soto RN, Beth DiCamiilo RN, Amanda Ayers MD, Diane Caron RN and Lyn Kelley RN. [More Info.]




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