Archive for June, 2012


Posted by CNF President on June 19, 2012  |   Comments Off on Welcome!


Welcome to the Connecticut Nurses’ Foundation!

We are committed to connecting the past, improving the present and anticipating the future of nursing in the state of Connecticut. Our mission starts and ends with you, the nurses and citizens of the state of Connecticut.


Safe Cell Phone Etiquette in Health Care Setting

Posted by CNF President on June 19, 2012  |   Comments Off on

Safe Cell Phone Etiquette in Health Care Setting

Pictured left to right are nurses Marlene Mohan and Kerisha David.
In 2000, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a landmark report stating that medical error was responsible for between 44,000 and 98,000 patient deaths annually. The report cited features within our complex health care system that set providers up to fail. Cell phones were not prevalent in the health care landscape back then as they are now. Most providers have their own personal cell phones, and increasingly, health care facilities are turning to cell phones as a primary means of professional communication with providers and between providers and patients. To our knowledge, there has been no research into the affect it has on the quality of health care provided. The Connecticut Nurses Foundation would like to take the lead with this issue to ensure the use of cell phones for promotion of patient safety while reducing their potential for distractions. We are asking you to do your part in this vital mission. We ask that you take a pledge to use discretion in the professional and personal use of your cell phone.

The GE 5k Road Race Benefiting the Petit Family Foundation

Posted by CNF President on June 19, 2012  |   No Comments »

The Connecticut Nurses’ Foundation proudly supports and participates in the annual Petit Family Foundation & GE 5k Road Race, Fitness Walk and Kids Fun Run.

The Petit Family Foundation honors the memories of Jennifer Hawke-Petit, RN, Hayley Elizabeth Petit and Michaela Rose Petit by continuing the kindness, idealism and activism that defined their lives.

“Jennifer loved caring for children from the oncology floor at Children’s Hopsital in Pittsburgh, Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, on the adolescent unit at Yale New Haven Hospital and finally to the health center at Chesire Academy. Please honor her memory by participating in this event and donating to the Connecticut Nurses’ Foundation Petit Family Scholarship.”   – William A. Petit, Jr. MD

The Foundation’s funds are given to help foster the education of young people, especially women in the sciences; to improve the lives of those affected by chronic illness; and to support efforts to protect and help those affected by violence.